Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Pikesville MD

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. Nadia Surin
(410) 929-4793
4 West Rolling Crossroads
Catonsville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Mrs. Nancy Craven
IN TREATMENT, LLC
(410) 504-3024
406 Main Street PO Box 596
Reisterstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, BCD
Licensed in Maryland
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, I
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Valerie McManus
Healing Therapies Counseling Services
(410) 730-9899
5054 Dorsey Hall Drive Suite 105
Ellicott City, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Barbara Polonsky
LifePath Counseling Services, LLC
(410) 227-9074
5122 Aver Court
Columbia, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Iss
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Neuropsychology Center of Maryland
(443) 345-5377
Neuropsychology Center of Maryland2501 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Aging, Stroke, Dementia, Brain Tumo, Alzheimer's, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: CUNY Graduate Center
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $250
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Mary Burke
Mary C. Burke, LCSW-C , BCD
(410) 321-6695
204 E. Joppa Rd
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, BCD
Licensed in Maryland
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transit
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Lynne Farbman
(410) 771-0157
Executive Plaza 1 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 408
Hunt Valley, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenti
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Joyce Warner-Burke
(410) 290-8028
6274 Gay Topaz
Columbia, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Christopher Moshe Elliott
(443) 502-0992
1314 Bedford Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Yeshiva University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Denise Moreault
(410) 417-7965
1501 Sulgrave Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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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