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At Serenity Counseling & Neurofeedback, we use state of the art neurotherapy equipment and assessment procedures to tailor a treatment protocol based on your unique brain state. Neurofeedback Training is often the missing piece that can help provide lifelong relief from therapeutic issues. Over time, we assist clients in achieving their goals including but not limited to increasing the ability to pay attention and focus, improving motivation and energy, and developing more positive and healthy relationships. Our assessments are performed and analyzed using cutting edge neurofeedback technology to produce a comprehensive brain map and implicate brain structures involved.
During Neurofeedback Training, we can utilize up to six (6) training locations and/or four (4) Live Z-Score training methods. By picking up the electrical activity coming from the brain, we are able provide the brain with real-time feedback using sounds, videos, and games. Training is simple, gentle, and easy. A few electrode sensors are placed on the scalp. The brain’s own signals are “sensed” by the electrode sensors and fed back to the individual using auditory and/or visual feedback. The client trains by watching a screen playing a movie or game of their choice! Adults and children of all ages are able to participate in Neurofeedback Training. Often times, family members will chose to receive training together to more quickly improve the family environment. Often clients will chose to participate in counseling or other therapeutic services while also participating in Neurofeedback Training. The best psychological results are seen in individuals who are currently seeking mental health counseling services or who have been treated in counseling prior to Neurofeedback Training.
Growth & Change:
Because we are able to treat the brainwave directly with Neurofeedback Training, individuals tend to respond much more quickly than with other treatments alone. Most of our clients respond within 10 sessions and as little as 2 weeks, which can mean feeling better more quickly to get back to enjoying your work and family life faster. Over time, clients develop the ability to self regulate their behavior and emotions, so the changes made with Neurofeedback Training can become permanent provided that the basics of brain health are followed.
A Better Life:
Changes achieved with Neurofeedback Training can become permanent, often without the use of medications, provided that the individual leads a healthy lifestyle including but not limited to getting enough sleep, adequate nutrition, and managing stress levels. Neurofeedback has been a gentle, safe, and effective treatment for many for common mental health issues consistent with issues like ADHD to depression and anxiety issues. Although we do not work with physical ailments, some clients have reported being able to better control chronic pain as Neurofeedback Training progresses. Others have been able to decrease some medications with their prescribing physician’s help combined with Neurofeedback Training.
Our clinician, Kelly Waggoner, MA, LMHC, has been working with QEEG since 2007 and Neurofeedback Training since 2012. Kelly has worked on research studies with other brilliant minds performing psychophysiological and Neurofeedback research and continues to partner with some of the best and most experienced clinicians in the field to ensure that all her clients receive the best treatment available. Training protocols are always tailored to an individual’s unique needs and based on their EEG and QEEG recordings. Kelly has made numerous presentations discussing the unique vocational concerns of psychological and developmental issues common in American society as well as brain health and nutrition. She was featured as a presenter for the New Mexico Counseling Association’s 2016 Conference focusing on Neurofeedback: The Future of Therapeutic Practice and has also presented at the Colorado Counseling Association’s Conference on Brain Health and Nutrition.
New Mexico LMHC License # 0166061
National Provider Identification (NPI) # 1730501511
State Vendor # 0000127458