Neurofeedback Therapy + Brain Mapping in Nashville

For many people who struggle with mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and anxiety, finding relief from their symptoms can be a long and difficult process. Up to 15 percent of people find that traditional medications do not help their symptoms, with up to half of people only finding partial relief. For people who fall into these two categories, a complementary mental health treatment may be the answer.

One such complementary therapy is neurofeedback therapy, an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to help people with mental illness find relief from their symptoms. At Arbor Wellness, our Nashville Neurofeedback Therapy can help find relief and create sustainable change in their lives. 

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How Does Neurofeedback Therapy Work?

Neurofeedback therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that works to retrain and repair changes that mental illness has made within your brain. Certain conditions such as depression and anxiety affect the activity within your brain, making some areas of your brain less effective at communicating with each other. For example, people who suffer from depression usually have an imbalance between their right and left frontal lobes, whereas those with anxiety have an imbalance between their amygdala and their prefrontal cortex. 

Neurofeedback Therapy helps to restore these balances, thus relieving some or all of your symptoms. This is achieved by sending targeted electrical impulses to your brain using a specialized computer program, which teaches your brain how to regulate activity properly once again.

What is Brain Mapping?

The first step in starting Nashville neurofeedback therapy is brain mapping. This is a non-invasive process by which your provider maps the activity between neurons in your brain, which is what creates brainwaves. By being able to pinpoint exactly what areas of your brain aren’t communicating effectively, your provider can then more precisely target your neurofeedback therapy, which helps to maximize the benefits. 

Is Neurofeedback Effective?

Neurofeedback therapy is a relatively new option for treating chronic mental health conditions, so there aren’t as many studies available as there are for more established options. What studies we do have, however, show that it is a safe and effective treatment option for those who don’t find relief from more traditional treatments. This has held true for a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD.

Benefits Of Neurofeedback Therapy

As with any treatment method, you will want to be sure that Nashville neurofeedback therapy is going to benefit you. There are many benefits to this treatment, some of which may not expand outside of your normal mental health symptoms. The most commonly experienced benefits include:

  • Better short and long-term memory
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced depression symptoms
  • Reduced ADHD/OCD symptoms
  • Increased ability to focus

Side Effects Of Neurofeedback Therapy

Nashville neurofeedback therapy does carry some risk of mild side effects due to the fact that it is working to alter your brain activity. People who do experience side effects find that they are usually more noticeable during treatment, especially the first few visits, but become less intense over time. The most commonly reported side effects include:

  • Depersonalization
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of panic
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Headaches 
  • Low energy
  • Muscle tension

If you do experience any side effects during your neurofeedback therapy sessions, be sure to let your provider know. They may be able to make adjustments to alleviate issues in order to make your experience calmer and more comfortable.

Nashville Neurofeedback Therapy in Nashville at Arbor Wellness

Finding an effective treatment for your mental health condition doesn’t have to only include one or two medication-based options. With neurofeedback therapy, you can find relief without having to rely on treatments that aren’t getting you the relief that you need. If you are interested in Nashville neurofeedback therapy, contact Arbor Wellness today. Our team of mental health professionals is here to help you learn more about our admissions process and restore your mental health with a range of effective treatment options. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. In the case of a medical emergency please contact 911 or visit your local emergency department.

We Work With Most Major Insurance

Did you know most major health insurance plans with out-of-network benefits can help cover most of the costs associated with our program? Click below to find out your coverage and treatment options right now.

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