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If you struggle with headaches, your solution may be found in one of our innovative therapies.


Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA


Every day, 69-88% of American adults have a tension headache, while nearly 17% suffer from severe headaches and migraines. If you struggle with headaches, your solution may be found in one of the innovative therapies available at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California.

They offer effective options such as neurofeedback, infrared light therapy, and other advanced technologies that target different types of headaches. To schedule an appointment, call the office today.

The clinic is now offering Telehealth to clients in California, Texas, and Florida!



There are more than 150 types of headaches, but they’re all placed in one of two categories:

Primary headaches

Primary headaches are associated with problems in your head or neck, often due to muscle tension or changes in nerves and blood vessels. Migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches are all primary headaches.

Secondary headaches

Secondary headaches develop due to an underlying health condition. For example, a concussion, sinus infection, and a jaw disorder can all cause a secondary headache.

While every headache causes pain, the nature and severity of the pain differs from one headache to the next. These examples represent the differences between headaches:

Tension headaches

This type of headache typically causes mild to moderate pain or pressure that feels like your head is being squeezed.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches often wake you in the night with sudden, excruciating pain around one eye or on one side of your head. You’ll have frequent cluster headaches for weeks or months before going into remission.


Migraines cause an intense throbbing pain that’s often focused around one temple but may affect both sides of your face. Migraines develop in response to certain triggers, and then the headache lasts 4-72 hours. In addition to severe pain, you’ll also have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells. While there are four migraine stages, not everyone experiences symptoms before and after their headache.

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic offers therapies that relieve your symptoms by getting to the source of your headache. Some of the advanced therapies they offer include:


Biofeedback improves your pain when your headache has a stress or musculoskeletal component. If you experience chronic stress, you may have dysregulated breathing patterns that contribute to muscle tension and, subsequently, to tension headaches. Biofeedback helps you learn to regulate your stress and relax your muscles.


Neurofeedback directly regulates activity in your brain, potentially targeting the source of some headaches.

Light therapy

Light therapy may relieve your symptoms when your headaches are caused by proinflammatory conditions such as Lyme disease or fibromyalgia. Infrared light stimulates cellular energy and reduces inflammation.

Talk Therapy

Headaches often arise when you have ongoing stress, anxiety, and depression. With talk therapy, your provider at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic can help you learn coping mechanisms that reduce your challenges and your headaches. If your headaches are related to trauma, emotionally focused therapy eliminates your headaches as it helps heal the underlying problem.

To get relief from your headaches, call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic to schedule an appointment.

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What Our Clients Say

Dr. Abbey Designed a neuro feedback, visual training for my son who has overall delays. Devin made exceptional progress as a 27 year old young adult. In comparison to therapy he had has for years there was significant changes in social skils, verbal skills, attention and coordination. It was like taking steps in cognitive skills...

Pamela J.

Submitted 09/22/20

I am a private psychologist who has referred many clients to Dr. Abbey's clinic for both assessment and treatment. Dr. Abbey and his staff members have all been extremely helpful and both my clients and their families have reported effective treatment and positive experiences. The assessments and treatment...

Psycologist A.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...

Eric P.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey saved our family. This might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. At 5 years, my son was almost non-verbal, and diagnosed by Stanford as being on the Autistic spectrum, and rated 9/10 on the ADHD scale. No private school would take him. A Doctor at the CHADD conference recommend Dr. Abbey to us, and when he did a brain map...

Tina Y.

Submitted 08/26/20

I am not easy to impress when it comes to practitioners. I have been through 20 years of Lyme and mold illness and seen hundreds (literally) of practitioners. Rachael Little at Abbey has been my practitioner for LENS neurofeedback, and I love working with her. She's compassionate, bright, and has a variety of tools that she is well-versed...

Scott F.

Submitted 08/26/20

The clinic itself is fine. The building is in a convenient location on Cal Ave and there's usually parking. Wish they'd leave the bathroom door unlocked, tho. What I'm more interested in is recommending therapist Rachael Little to anyone hoping to feel better or at least know that someone out there cares. I ended up with Rachael mostly by luck...

Matt C.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...

Jamien S.

Submitted 08/05/20

Neurofeedback at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has been life changing for my family. I have been shocked and delighted by the amazing progress my 6 year old son has made. My son had a mix of autistic, obsessive compulsive, defiant, hyperactive and inattentive symptoms that have melted away after neurofeedback...

Allison S.

Submitted 08/04/20
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