Depression comes in many forms. At one extreme is severe clinical depression characterized by profound despair, hopelessness, and the inability to take pleasure in anything (anhedonia). At the other end of the spectrum are those who are “mildly” depressed, or “dysthymic”. Outwardly they may do well in life but still feel uninspired and lack fulfillment. They feel like they are not living up to their potential and are missing out in life. Like severely depressed patients, those with dysthymia typically have persistent negative thinking and ongoing recrimination. Antidepressants are reported to be only partially effective for 30-60% of clients. While clients may develop insight with talk therapy, even “insight” doesn’t prevent negative or anxious thinking.
Symptoms That Benefit From
CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™
Frequently Asked Questions
CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™
The skin on the forehead is prepared so that there will be a good connection. Then a few sensors are placed the scalp. The client sits still for about 30 seconds at a time while her brainwaves are recorded and a very weak signal is sent back to the brain. Other than that there is nothing the client has to do. In a few minutes the client generally feels calm and relaxed. The session is over in less than half an hour.
The strength of this signal is far less than a cell phone and cannot be felt. This signal is 1000 times weaker than simply holding a AA battery against your forehead.
Only frozen and stuck patterns are affected by CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™. Healthy brainwave patterns are flexible and resilient. When there is a tiny fluctuation in their pattern they automatically spring back to that healthy state.
CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ is extremely safe. In over 100,000 clients treated with CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ there has not been a single reported case of someone being worse off. CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ has been used by practitioners for over 20 years. CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ is not experimental, only relatively unknown.
Medication does not diminish the effectiveness of CLARITY Direct Neurofeeback™. There is no need to stop or reduce your medication, which should only be done in conjunction with your healthcare provider.
Most people notice an initial change within 3 sessions, occasionally a little longer. The average number of sessions for most problems is 15 to 20. Once treatment has been completed, additional sessions are usually not necessary. Occasionally someone needs a “booster”.
CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ is often reimbursed as a form of “biofeedback” using CPT code 90901. You should check with your carrier. We will provide you with a “super bill” which you can submit.
Yes. A large part of our providers practices are devoted to children, adolescents, and teens.
Clients sometimes come from out of town and stay for 1-2 weeks. They receive daily treatments and generally experience very rapid changes.