top of page

Neurofeedback Therapy

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.



Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.


What Conditions can be Helped with Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is an effective form of treatment for many organic conditions, including, Seizures and sub-clinical seizure activity, severely disruptive behavior disorders such as Conduct Disorder and Bipolar Disorder, Autistic Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Acquired brain injury, and Birth trauma.

Many children have sleep problems that can be helped such as Bed wetting, Sleep walking, Sleep talking, Teeth grinding, Nightmares, Night terrors.

We can also be helpful with many of the problems of adolescence including Drug abuse, Suicidal behavior, Anxiety, and Depression.

We can also help to maintain good brain function as people get older. The good news is that almost any brain, regardless of its level of function, can be trained to function better.


How Long is Treatment Needed?

This can be a difficult question to answer as treatment is provided on an individual basis and may change from one client to another. Typically, a commitment of 20 sessions is highly recommended as research has shown that after 20 sessions whatever progress has been made will be maintained over time. It is important to note, however, that 20 sessions may not be enough sessions to get you from your base line to desired level of functioning. Keep in mind that change takes time, but may drastically improve the quality of your life!


Will the Treatment Effects Last?

If the problem being addressed is one of brain disregulation, then the answer is yes, and that covers a lot of ground. Neurofeedback involves learning by the brain and if that brings order out of disorder, the brain will continue to use its new capabilities, and thus reinforce them.

Matters are different when we are dealing with degenerative conditions like Parkinson's or the dementias, or when we are working against continuing insults to the system, as may be the case in the autism spectrum. In such cases the training needs to be continued at some level over time.


What about Medications?

With successful neurofeedback training, the medications targeting brain function may very well no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower dosages, as the brain takes over more of the role of regulating itself. It is important for clients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding neurofeedback and medications.


If you believe you or a loved one may be struggling with symptoms causing significant impairment in everyday functioning, and wish to discuss whether or not neurofeedback can help, please call LSH Psychological Services today. Dr. Hennessy is here to help you. With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, she knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 954-317-0551 or email her at

Call Us: 954-317-0551
bottom of page