Counselor Las Vegas
Debbie Scofield MS
9418 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Can Neurofeedback Be Used
While On Medication?
Many Clients start neurofeedback while on one or more medications. After a number of sessions, it is not unusual for clients to have a reduction in medications as the brain takes over more of the role of regulating itself. This regulation occurs through
neurofeedback when certain brain waves are lowered and others increased which result in overall improvement in brain functioning. It is important for clients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding neurofeedback and medications.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
The therapist uses a computer while the client views a separate monitor during the session. Sensors are placed on the scalp over specific areas of the brain that are suspected to be causing problems. Specifically designed software provides video-type "games" or animated scenery that the client effectively plays with his brain. Through game rewards such as a spaceship increasing in speed, music increasing or decreasing in sound, and color changes, eventually the brainwave activity is "shaped" toward a more desirable and regulated performance.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
The number of sessions needed to change and sustain change in the brain varies from client to client. On average it takes from between 20-40 sessions. Most clients are seen twice a week.
Debbie Scofield, MS, LMFT
Counseling and Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples & Families
Does Neurofeedback Cause
In General, it is reported that in many conditions, results are permanent. Once the neuropathways are built and functioning optimally, they continue. However, in some cases, follow-up sessions may be necessary. The client's outcome will depend upon the severity of the condition being treated and the client's life circumstances.