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Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Neurofeedback could be a valuable and effective treatment for you if you have difficulties with cognitive processing or emotional problems. Think of it this way, if it occurs in your brain, neurofeedback will probably help. Therefore, neurofeedback can be used to treat a variety of presentations. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, uses neurofeedback to treat patients who have disorders such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), anxiety, depression, ASD (autism spectrum disorder), and brain injuries. Call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today to find out more. The clinic is now offering telehealth to patients in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Menlo Park, Atherton, Napa, Orinda, Hillsborough, Belvedere Tiburon, Blackhawk, Noe Valley, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and La Jolla

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What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback, which is also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, harnesses your brain’s capacity to change in order to reshape weaknesses in brain function. Using neurofeedback techniques, the team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic can train your brain to function in healthier ways for optimal performance.

At Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, the team takes a collaborative approach to neurofeedback treatment and asks you what you consider a successful outcome. Then, they refer to these goals throughout training, to ensure you’re making progress. The team works with you to understand your unique challenges and tells you if they can or cannot help. 

How does neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback uses EEG technology to influence the activity of neurons in your brain. Everything you do, process, and experience is the result of the electrical firing of neurons. Using a 19-channel EEG, also known as Z-score neurofeedback, the team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic can see whether there is too much or too little activity in specific cortical regions of your brain.

During a series of 20 sessions, your brain experiences over 70,000 different opportunities to learn. The latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows that repetition leads to changes in your brain’s behavior or neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity allows you to reshape your brain and overcome the challenges you face. 

Does neurofeedback present any side effects?

Neurofeedback is entirely noninvasive and pain-free. However, you may experience short-term side effects such as irritability, restlessness, headaches, or tiredness. Though annoying, these symptoms should subside within 24 hours of treatment. 

It’s important to remember that neurofeedback is a type of practice. Every time your brain moves toward healthier functioning, you’re rewarded.

How can I make neurofeedback training more effective?

If you want to enhance the effects of neurofeedback, it’s important to practice good neurological health. The team recommends eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, sleeping for eight hours every night, and engaging in regular exercise. If possible, you should also try and reduce screen time on your tablet, smartphone, and computer. 

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic uses a holistic, multimodal approach, combining brain training with other skill-based interventions such as psychotherapy, mindfulness exercises, and neurovisual training.

Do the benefits of neurofeedback last?

Clinical research suggests the cognitive changes you experience during neurofeedback last for 3-6 months and in some cases, longer. However, everyone is different. Some people experience benefits that last for years, while others need regular booster appointments. The team will work with you to ensure your goals are met.

Why haven’t I heard of neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a relatively new science that’s just now entering the mainstream. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic stays abreast of  all the new research and developments in therapeutic treatments, to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Am I a suitable candidate for neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a safe and effective therapy for most patients. It’s particularly valuable as a treatment for:

  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • ASD (autism spectrum disorder)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion 
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) 

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic wants you to feel comfortable and informed when deciding on whether neurofeedback is right for you. They are always happy to provide further information about neurofeedback on request.

Find out how neurofeedback could help you by calling Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today.


Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
366 S. California Avenue, Suite 14
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-204-4779
Fax: 650-204-6502
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