Welcome to Neurofeedback Services of New York. You are either just starting with us or thinking about beginning neurofeedback training. Here are a few things you should know about the process:
- All new clients start with a consultation with Mark Llewellyn Smith LCSW, BCIA-EEG. That appointment lasts for approximately 50 minutes and will include a discussion about your needs and what we can offer you here at NS of NY, a description of the process, and a discussion of your expectations and ours. Before you come please download and complete the intake form.
- The next step is scheduling an appointment for a Quantitative Electroencepaholgram (QEEG). We schedule this appointment for one hour. The vast majority of our clients will be in and out of the office in less than the scheduled time but in very rare instances more time is needed. Please schedule yourself accordingly. The QEEG takes 7-14 days to process. Please download the Instructions form before your brain mapping (QEEG) appointment.
- Once the QEEG has been processed, a follow up appointment is scheduled to go over the results and to discuss treatment strategies. You may forego this session and schedule your next appointment to begin neurofeedback (link to page) training, if you choose. Please download and complete the Informed Consent form: Bring the form to the office for your first neurofeedback training session.
- Neurofeedback training is like becoming physically fit. It takes many repetitions for behavioral change to become conditioned behavior. A twice per week schedule is the standard mandatory minimum needed in Neurofeedback training. This frequency of training is the minimum needed for change. Three times per week is encouraged especially at the beginning to establish protocols and to produce an effective treatment strategy. After three weeks of training, clients may choose to reduce training to a twice per week schedule. A minimum of twenty sessions must be completed for symptom reduction to last for simple presentations. Complex issues may need more training to produce satisfying, long lasting results.