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Neurofeedback FAQ

Here are answers to the most common neurofeedback questions.

I don’t live in your area, can I still work with you?

Yes! We can do in-person or remote, virtual neurofeedback and coaching with people all over the world. 

Why should I work with Dr. Roseann and not a local provider?

Listen, Dr. Roseann is simply the best. She has a proven track record of helping thousands of people with even the most difficult diagnoses with her trademarked BrainBehaviorReset™ Program. Our program is so much more than neurofeedback alone because you are getting an entire team to guide you through how to reset the brain and behavior.

We take a multi-pronged approach in our program and use innovative, science-backed methods that you won't find anywhere else and all under the direct guidance of Dr. Roseann, the top children's mental health expert with more than 30 years of success in treating ADHD, executive functioning and other clinical conditions.

With 30 years of experience, you get science-backed and effective care versus a local provider who just doesn't have the experience to improve those symptoms and behaviors. Within our trademarked program, every client and family experiences compassionate, wrap-around care that guides you to lasting change. You also get all of Dr. Roseann's experience and know how, and our amazing team behind your personally crafted crafted success plan to guide you from struggles to a calm brain, happy family™.

Is all Neurofeedback the same?

Absolutely NOT!  The number one determining factor in the success of neurofeedback treatment is the skill of the person setting up the protocols and monitoring the neurofeedback. That is why people come from near and far tp work with Dr. Roseann because they want the BEST, most caring treatment for their child or themselves.

We pride ourselves on being the last place that families have to go to because of our trademarked program that has all the guidance and care you need.

Is remote, virtual neurofeedback just as good as in-person?

It is! Our staff is highly trained and the equipment we use is excellent. And remember Dr. Ro designs every protocol and wellness plan herself, so you are getting the best care from one of the top mental health professionals in the world!

Is neurofeedback just for kids and teens?

No. We work with individuals of all ages from 2 to 85. It really is about what symptoms are treated with neurofeedback.

What issues do you treat?

We specialize in anxiety, OCD, ADHD and executive functioning, PANS/PANDAS and Lyme, and depression but also treat a variety of clinical conditions and stress, as well as work with those who just want their brain to work more optimally.

Do you need a formal diagnosis to do Neurofeedback?

No, you don't need a formal diagnosis to work with Dr. Roseann and do neurofeedback in our premier one-to- one BrainBehaviorReset™ Program. Symptoms such as difficulty focusing, worry, irritability or anger, brain fog and slow processing are all signs of  a dysregulated brain and what neurofeedback does is regulate the brain safely and effectively. 

How do I know Neurofeedback will help my child or me?

Neurofeedback works and the research supports its efficacy in improving a variety of issues. Dr. Roseann has helped thousands of kids, teens, and adults with neurofeedback, biofeedback and psychotherapy. Consistent with research, she has an efficacy rate of over 91% in symptom reduction.

Is neurofeedback safe?

With over 50 years of research on neurofeedback, there are no known lasting side effects or safety concerns with this treatment. 

With complex issues such as PANS/PANDAS, OCD, Lyme and/or multiple diagnosis, is Neurofeedback for me or my child?

Yes! Dr. Roseann is considered the authority in using neurofeedback with PANS/PANDAS and other complex issues by the International Board (BCIA). With her multi-pronged, intensive approach, Dr. Roseann specializes in reducing and reversing symptoms associated with the most complex issues, such as multiple diagnoses, a history of treatment failure, medication reactions, your child or teen is in crisis, or you just want solutions that actually work for your kid. Unlike other mental health providers, we don't shy from complex issues in our when parents partner with us and are ready to do the work to dismantle unhealthy behaviors and add in lifestyle changes in our BrainBehaviorReset™ Program that calm the brain and body. 

What are reasons my child wouldn’t be a good candidate?

The main reason why someone isn’t a good candidate is that they are afraid of getting better. Say what? you say!? Well, sometimes we get in the way of our own healing by getting stuck. The good news is we are here to help address what is holding you back in our one of kind BrainBehaviorReset™ Program.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

A common question that we get here at ROSEANN CAPANNA-HODGE™ is, “How does neurofeedback work?” Neurofeedback involves helping a person learn how to modify their own brainwave activity so the brain can get into a healthy, regulated state. Through the use of computers, we monitor brain functioning and show that live feedback to the client. We train them to promote or reduce different brainwave frequencies, then we reward the brain for changing its own activity to produce more appropriate patterns. Through this reinforcement, new electrical activity is actually produced in the brain, and the brainwave activity is “shaped” toward a more desirable, more regulated performance. These changes result in symptom reduction, as the brain learns to self-regulate.*

What does the Process of Neurofeedback Involve?

The first step involves conducting a QEEG brain map or brain check, which is a procedure where EEG activity is recorded and statistically analyzed. You then meet with Dr. Roseann to review your brain map or brain check and make a treatment plan. After a protocol has been designed, you can immediately begin your Neurofeedback sessions.  The number of sessions required vary based on each individual, but most people complete 40-50 sessions.  Most individuals complete two to three sessions per week. A session involves placement of sensors on the scalp and ears while getting brainwave reinforcement as you watch a movie.

How Do You Monitor Progress?

We monitor progress in three ways :

  • Through QEEGs and brain checks at regular intervals to objectively look at brain functioning
  • Through data collection at every neurofeedback session
  • Through regular customized symptom checklist progress monitoring

My doctor says neurofeedback is pseudoscience, how do I convince him or her?

Well, my answer to that is, “Show him the research”. We only use evidence-based therapies. Click here to learn more about how effective Neurofeedback is and to see all the research that demonstrates its efficacy.

Does Neurofeedback Really Work?

YES!!! It is a powerful research-based tool. Consistent with the research, people make significant gains with Neurofeedback, and most clients in our practice (90 % or more) report significant change and symptom reduction. Clients often report greater success than what they initially expected (especially after trying other treatments unsuccessfully). If success isn't seen, there is typically a medical, nutritional or environmental reason, which needs to be addressed.*

What Does the Research Say?

Neurofeedback is a safe, drug-free treatment alternative for many conditions affecting children and adults. There have been thousands of research studies supporting its efficacy 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 effectiveness as medication.*

Check out our research page to learn more about the efficacy of neurofeedback. 

How long do I have to wait for an appointment with Dr. Roseann?

With our premier one-to-one BrainBehaviorReset™ Program, where you get to personally work with Dr. Roseann and her team, we only take on a small number of clients so we can give you that time and attention you and your family needs to achieve your goals, which means there is often a waitlist. If you are serious about moving past those issues that is holding your you or your child back from school and life success, we encourage you to contact the office  today.

How Do I Get Started with Neurofeedback?

You simply contact the office to schedule your QEEG Brain Map or brain check. 

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

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