Neurofeedback

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Neurofeedback

   

A valuable and effective treatment for those who have difficulties with cognitive processing or emotional problems.

Neurofeedback

A valuable and effective treatment for those who have difficulties with cognitive processing or emotional problems.

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Neurofeedback

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 clients 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 clients in Washington State, California, Texas, and Vermont!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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CONDITIONS

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ADHD/ADD

Do you or your child struggle to concentrate or pay attention? If you wait until the last minute to begin tasks, make careless mistakes, or have trouble remembering or following instructions, you may suffer from attention.......
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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities can cause children to fall behind at school, no matter how hard they try because they struggle when faced with the methods most children respond to......
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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism affects about one in 59 children, yet it’s diagnosed four times more frequently in boys.The exceptional team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California......
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Concussion & TBI

Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are the top causes of concussions, but you’re 3-6 times more likely to sustain a second traumatic brain injury if your concussion happens while playing sports. Our team.........
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Anxiety & Nervousness

Do you or does your child worry excessively about everyday activities? If feelings of worry, nervousness, or fear interfere with your concentration, your sleep, or your ability to socialize......
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Depression

Antidepressant medications fail to help about 30% of clients diagnosed with depression. Whether or not you’ve tried medication, you can recover from depression with innovative therapies provide........
OCD

OCD

It’s estimated that 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States have OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), a debilitating mental health condition that can severely impact your everyday life......
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Headache & Migraine

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......
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Sensory/Auditory Processing Disorder

Having sensory processing disorder means your brain has problems interpreting the information it receives from your senses, particularly sound and vision.......
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General Wellness

If you’d like to improve your overall health, train your body with a short but intensive workout, optimize brain functioning, and restore your mental well-being, there’s no better place than Abbey Neuropsychology.......
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Cognitive Decline

Age-related cognitive decline takes many forms, from short-term memory loss and finding it hard to communicate ideas, to feeling more clumsy and falling more often. When you or a loved one notices......
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Memory

Memory loss can be a distressing and bewildering experience, whether it’s partial, temporary, or degenerative. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, offers support for people......
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TREATMENT

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Neurofeedback

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......
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Visual-Sensory Training

Vision training can make a significant difference to your quality of life if you have visual processing disorders or problems interpreting the information your eyes are.....
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Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a noninvasive, safe, and effective therapy that improves your mental and emotional health by teaching you how to relax and regulate your body’s physiological......
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Psychotherapy

When you have an emotional, developmental, or psychiatric problem, psychotherapy is the bedrock on which you build the foundations of recovery. The team at Abbey......
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Parent Therapy

Being a parent is often a challenge, but you can help yourself and your child by improving your parenting skills using expert parent therapy. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology......
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Executive Function Therapy

Children aren’t born with executive function skills, but they’re born with the ability to develop them, and many challenges throughout life can affect their abilities.....
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Attention & Focus Training

If you have a hard time concentrating, you struggle to follow multi-step directions, or you just can’t get organized, you may have poor working memory......
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Reading Interventions

Our reading program is a multi-sensory approach to reading and language. The program focuses on developing foundational skills in reading ............
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Move & Learn

Sometimes learning isn’t meant to be done in a chair all day. We know there are many online programs, but very few involve movement and live one-on-one training .......
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Safe & Sound

The Safe and Sound Protocol, known as SSP, is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience ........
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ASSESSMENT

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Neuropsychological Assessments

Neuropsychological assessments are an invaluable diagnostic tool for psychiatric, developmental, and neurocognitive conditions like ADHD, depression, autism, and dementia. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California.....

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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