Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Wake Forest NC

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.

Mrs. Kim Mitchell
Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC
(919) 782-0272
5561-201 McNeely Drive
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Suzanne Brady
(919) 335-5132
Counseling for Kids and Teens839 C, Suite C
Wake Forest, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Vermont
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Lisa Fields
(919) 335-5248
1618 US 1 N
Youngsville, NC
Specialties
ADHD, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Dan Chartier
(252) 349-0938
5613 Duraleigh Road
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, ADHD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: NCSU
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mrs. Tanza G Haskins
(919) 426-2799
Tanza Haskins Counseling Services, Inc.871 Washington Street
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Irene Kennedy
Irene vanD Kennedy, LCSW
(919) 571-2671
3716 National Drive Suite 224
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Amber Swift
(919) 299-1860 x1021
Growing Child Pediatrics11130 Capital Blvd.
Wake Forest, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Christopher Ricci
(919) 335-5089
8009-104 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting
Qualification
School: PGSP
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Allan A Bloom
(919) 429-7789
Allan A Bloom Ph.D. and Associates4000 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: North Carolina State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Abra Carroll Nardo
(919) 275-2145
416 Morson Street
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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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