Providing Neurofeedback and Counseling Services to the entire Delaware Valley, including West Chester, Downingtown, Exton, Media and northern Delaware.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
One type of neurofeedback, EEG Biofeedback, uses non-invasive sensors placed on the client’s scalp and ears, which record their brainwaves, and send this information to a computer. Another type of neurofeedback, Hemoencephalography (HEG) Biofeedback uses an infrared sensor which records brain metabolism and blood flow. In both cases, the client watches a video on a screen in front of them, and when their brainwave pattern (or brain metabolism) moves in a positive direction, the screen becomes brighter, which rewards them. The client learns how to achieve a state of focused relaxation over time by being rewarded for a positive brainwave pattern. Prior to EEG brainwave training, clients are evaluated using a quantitative EEG analysis which generates a map of brainwaves. This shows what brainwaves need to be trained and in which parts of the brain.
WHO CAN IT HELP?
Neurofeedback has been successfully used to treat such conditions as: Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Addictions, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Pain/Headaches, Sleep/Fatigue, and more.
Neurofeedback has an 85 – 90% success rate in reducing symptoms of ADHD, and has been deemed a “Level 1, Best Support Treatment” by the American Academy of Pediatrics for ADHD, which is the highest level of support. Research using neurofeedback with Autism shows promising results, such as some students improving sufficiently to be mainstreamed into regular classes. In cases such as behavioral problems in children (e.g., temper tantrums, aggression), neurofeedback can help children learn to control impulsive behaviors. For depression, a gradual lifting of mood and energy can occur. In cases of anxiety, people can experience decreased frequency and intensity of anxiety. For migraines, there’s a reduction of intensity, duration and frequency, even for people resistant to medication.
See the below links for current research studies:
- EEG Neurofeedback Research
- HEG Neurofeedback Research
Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Holly A. Grimm MSW, LCSW, BCN
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Certified in Neurofeedback
Experience has included conducting individual, couples and family psychotherapy. She specializes in working with clients with trauma and abuse backgrounds, and works extensively with anxiety disorders and life transitions, including with the LGBT community. Holly Grimm is a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician, and has worked within the medical field using mindfulness strategies for pain management. She has presented at both the Eastern Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association regarding attachment patterns and family relationships. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
Todd L. Grimm MS, LPC, CAADC, BCN
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Certified in Neurofeedback
Experience has included working at both public and private mental health agencies conducting individual, couples and group psychotherapy. He has supervised and developed clinical programs for a number of facilities. His extensive experience includes working with a wide variety of issues including trauma, addictions, and stress management. Todd Grimm is a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician and the recipient of multiple Chester County Annual Awards in Outstanding Service, Leadership, and Advocacy. He belongs to the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.