Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Gretna LA

There’s mounting evidence that biofeedback is both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking.

Ms. Maureen Dombourian
Maureen Dombourian, LCSW, ACSW
(504) 443-9779
1581 Carol Sue Ave. Suite 212
Gretna, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Louisiana
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Marsha Loats
Marsha P. Loats, LCSW
(504) 908-8160
2820 Athania Pkwy. #2
Metairie, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Wom
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Kathleen McGraw
Kathleen McGraw, LCSW & Associates, LLC
(985) 785-9300
50 Wade Street Suite 5
Luling, LA
Credentials
Credentials: MPH, LCSW, SAP
Licensed in Louisiana
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Kevin Bourgeois
(504) 315-1189
744 Dante Street
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Gay Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Richard M Doskey, MD
(504) 738-1604
9605 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA
Business
Physicians of River Ridge
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Marvin Clifford
Ochsner Clinic
(504) 842-3842
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Mar
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Gina Orihuela
GLO Therapeutics, LLC
(504) 466-2266
3213 Florida Ave Suite D
Kenner, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-BACS, ND, CTN
Licensed in Louisiana
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Barry D. Schwartz
(504) 521-6897
Barry Schwartz Ph.D., P.C.1303 Amelia Street
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
ADHD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Tulane Doctorate
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Melissa J Aubert
(504) 315-1006
Melissa J. Aubert, Ph.D.2626 N. Arnoult Rd.
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Testing and Evaluation, Child or Adolescent, ADHD
Qualification
School: Nova Southeastern University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Marc Alan Fisher
(504) 361-0234
Gretna, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Q: I’ve heard neurofeedback can help kids with attention disorders. What exactly is it, and does it really work?

A: It’s a new type of biofeedback that trains kids to control their brain waves. There’s mounting evidence that it’s both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. It’s like a video game for the body. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking. And they tend to have too much theta wave activity, which happens when the mind is disorganized and not well focused. One training strategy works to decrease theta wave activity and increase beta waves.

The only downside is the time it takes—usually 30 to 50 sessions of training are required before a child is fully trained. Since insurance typically doesn’t pay for it, it can be expensive.

This is something you’ll want to do with the guidance of a well-trained professional. Your best bet is to find someone credentialed by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.

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