Cortland County, NY Neurofeedback & Biofeedback Treatment

Patient with Tablet - Neurofeedback - Biofeedback Treatment

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a provider of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback therapies to individuals and families throughout Greater Cortland County, NY. Biofeedback and Neurofeedback are alternative, non-medication therapies that work with children, adolescents, teens, adults and families*

The different therapies offered are used to treat a number of different conditions including: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Lyme, PANS/PANDAS/ Migraines and many others.*

When our Cortland County patients visit our office they can expect only the best professional care and treatment. All QEEG data is interpreted by Dr. Roseann herself, and our office is run by professionally trained practitioners. We care about the health of individuals of Cortland County and proudly work to help them.

What is Neurofeedback?

The brain naturally self-regulates in order to calm the nervous system. Without this self-regulation, central nervous problems occur – anxiety, depression, sometimes even physical symptoms are manifested. Biofeedback is not the same as Neurofeedback it focuses on automatic functions. Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive form of treatment, done by studying the information (feedback) of brainwaves (neuro) and reinforcing the change.*

What is Biofeedback?

Unlike neurofeedback, Biofeedback is the process of learning to control the bodily functions that we do automatically without needing to think about, such as breath, heart rate, or skin temperature. We can collect and record information to learn to control subtle changes like relaxing muscles or reducing stress. To do this we connect patients to electrical sensors that measure and give information (feedback) about the body (bio). Power over one’s body can lead to an improvement of health.*

What is QEEG?

A QEEG, quantitative electroencephalogram, brain map is the measurement of electrical patterns on the very surface of the scalp that reflect cortical activity. A quantitative EEG is a computer analysis of the EEG data. Patterns in the EEG data can show  signs of depression, anxiety and many others. This EEG data is compared to a reference database of a standard set by other people’s EEG. The QEEG is used both for treatment planning and progress.*

Why Dr. Roseann for Neuro & Biofeedback?

At the office of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ed.D., LPC, BCN, we work with people of all ages including children, adolescents, teens, adults and families, concerning a wide array of issues with non-medication therapies. You will always be treated kindly, by our non-judgemental staff, who work to create a stress-free environment that emphasis wellness.

Dr. Roseann is a highly qualified practitioner and you can rest assured knowing that she interprets all the QEEG data herself, as opposed to just outsourcing. Using your information and her own expertise, she designs a custom-fitted Neurofeedback, Advanced Bio-Regulation, and other treatments based on the data to better help you.*

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How Does Neurofeedback Work?

You might still be wondering what exactly is Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback involves helping a person learn how to modify their own brainwave activity. How does the process work? We Start by collecting information using computers.  We are able to monitor brain functioning and show that live feedback to the client. We train the client to promote or reduce different brainwave frequencies, when the brain learns to produce more appropriate patterns, by changing its own activity, we reward it. This new teaching for the brain creates produces new electrical activity in the brain, and the brainwave activity is “shaped” toward a more regulated performance, which is better. These changes result in symptom reduction, as the brain learns to self-regulate.*

What Does the Neurofeedback Process Involve?

To begin you’ll create record the EEG activity of your brain. It will then be statistically analyzed to create a QEEG brain map. Following this Dr. Roseann will review your brain map with you, and put together a treatment plan. You can start your Neurofeedback sessions right away, once your protocol has been created.  Typically the number of sessions is 20-100 or more, however, the number of sessions required is unique based on the specific needs of each individual.* During a typical session you will watch a movie, while receiving brainwave reinforcement from sensors placed on the scalp and ears. Cortland County patients usually come in two times per week.

How Do I Get Started with Neuro/BioFeedback?

For Cortland County Residents, all you have to do to schedule appointment for your QEEG Brain Map, is call our office. We also regularly offer free Neurofeedback information sessions – Click Here – for more information.

How Do You Know Which Therapy I Need?

Dr. Roseann will sit down and review your results with you, following your QEEG. She can determine what therapy or therapies will be best, using the results or your QEEG and clinical intake. She’ll make treatment recommendations, specifically for you. We are proud to provide these alternative therapies to our Cortland County residents.

How Do You Monitor Progress?

We monitor progress in three ways: 

  • Through QEEGs at regular intervals to objectively observe your brain functioning.
  • Through collecting data at every Neurofeedback session.
  • Through regular monitoring customized symptom checklist progress.

Is the Therapy Supported by Research?

As a treatment alternative, Neurofeedback is a safe and drug-free option for many conditions impacting children and adults in Cortland. There have been thousands of research studies supporting its effectiveness during the past 40 plus years. In 2013, The American Academy of Pediatrics gave it a Level 1 effectiveness rating in the treatment of ADHD, which is the same as medication.*

Cortland County’s Trusted Experts for Biofeedback & Neurofeedback

We provide our Cortland County patients with brain-based treatments such as Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, Advanced Bio-Regulation Therapy, along with other therapies such as: hypnosis, EFT/Tapping, and more. Dr. Roseann makes neuro & bio feedback services available to individuals throughout Greater Danbury. We are your partners in health.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.