Below is an interesting video of interviews of two psychotherapists talking about how they use neurofeedback to increase the effectiveness of therapy and decrease the amount of treatment time required.
I was a psychotherapist for over 20 years when I added neurofeedback to my practice. I had personally seen the benefits and realized how helpful it could be for my clients. Read that story on the Client Comments page of New York Neurofeedback’s website.
I agree with the two therapists on the video. There are many benefits. NeurOptimal® and counseling are wonderfully complementary.
Many therapy clients have done a lot of very good work but find there are still elements of “wiring,” either inherited or developed in response to trauma or neglect, that neurofeedback can make the difference with.
What happens in therapy when a person is also doing neurofeedback? Therapists who have referred their clients to me for neurofeedback report things like, “The therapy has really taken off!” and “Now he can implement in his life what we talk about in sessions.”
Another aspect of using neurofeedback that I especially like is that it can greatly decrease the negative feelings associated with past traumas. Clients often feel freed up in a very natural, organic way. That’s wonderful for people who experienced severe abuse as a child, for whom the working through process can be difficult.
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Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback