Frequently Asked Questions:
How do we get started?
Call or email to schedule your no cost consultation. Here we will answer any questions you may have and explain further how Neurofeedback Therapy can help you or your loved one.
What is the first step once we decide to begin?
The first step is to schedule your Quantitative EEG. This is a 12 minute recording of total brain wave activity that helps us create what we call a “Brain Map.” Your Brain Map shows us what part of your brain is over or under active and gives us prescriptions for how to treat with Neurofeedback. Your Brain Map will take place here in our office unless otherwise arranged. Dr. Richard Soutar who is a pioneer in the field of Neurofeedback is closely involved with our Brain Map formulations and protocol designs. Your customized Neurofeedback protocols will focus specifically to normalize abnormal brain wave patterns found in your QEEG. The cost of the Brain Map is $595.00 in our office and includes consultation, QEEG, Protocol design and prescription, and access to our in depth progress tracking system.
After you schedule your QEEG, you will also need to schedule your Bio- Sensor analysis with Dr. Barry Gardner. The Bio Sensor helps us to eliminate metabolic issues that could slow Neurofeedback progress. We need to make sure that there are not any factors impeding neurological functioning on a metabolic level. Such factors can include yeast issues (Candida), toxicities and/or food allergies, which we have found to have profound effect on progress. This test is non-invasive and only takes about 15-30 minutes in Dr. Gardner’s office. The cost is only $75.00. You can find him on the web at www.drgardnerwellness.com. We would be happy to assist you in setting up your appointment.
What happens after we have our QEEG (Brainmap) completed?
When we complete the QEEG, in our office, we send the results to our Neuro-Map database and are able to receive immediate analysis results. As soon as the analysis is received, we will schedule your first Neurofeedback appointment.
How long are the treatment sessions?
Each session is approximately 30-40 minutes. We generally schedule an hour for each appointment.
How often are treatments?
Treatments are recommended at least twice a week. Two treatments can be completed in one day if we schedule three hours in-between. This is especially helpful for our out-of-town clients. We offer treatments in 20 session blocks, as Neurofeedback Therapy requires reinforcement training. Positive changes occur over time.
Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?
Because Neurofeedback therapy has been developed more recently, many insurance companies are just now beginning to recognize it. We do not offer direct billing, but some of our clients have been able to get partial reimbursements or deductible credits from their insurance companies. To find out if your insurance company will reimburse any of your expenses, contact your insurance company about Neurofeedback Services. Give them the billing code 90901 (EEG Biofeedback) to find out what is covered for your diagnosis. We are approved for Sooner Care for those 18 years old and under. Unfortunately, Medicare does not currently cover our services. We urge clients not to allow this to hinder getting started with Neurofeedback, as it truly pays for itself.
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Do you offer flexible payment options?
Yes, we do offer payment plans. Please speak with our office staff regarding options available. We offer a 15% discount when payment is made in full, for 20 sessions blocks. We also partner with Care Credit. Care Credit provides 0% interest for 18 months. Call 1(800) 365-8295 to qualify. The non-discounted rate applies when Care Credit is utilized.
Does Neurofeedback change personality?
No. Neurofeedback does not change personality. Personality is the expression of many genetic factors along with the environment that shapes it. Many clients are concerned about this because the drugs that are prescribed to children and adults sometimes seem to “change their personality.” This would actually fall under the category of a drug side effect which is not permanent but is bothersome. This is not the case with Neurofeedback. In fact, we believe that Neurofeedback helps children and adults to be more of who they really are without the interference of troublesome symptoms of brain dis-regulation and drug related side effects.