How Monitoring Brain Waves Boosts Mental Health

If you’re searching for an all-natural and innovative alternative therapy to improve your brain and mental health for the long-term, consider trying Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is an incredible psychological technology that can be used to treat a wide array of mental health conditions. Neurofeedback is an all-natural, drug-free treatment method that is completely non- invasive and backed up by reputable scientific research. Here’s what you need to know about neurofeedback therapy and how it can benefit you.

Your brain wants to work for you, and your brain and body desire homeostasis. When you’re stressed, anxious, depressed, or irritable, you’re not in an optimal state and that can impact your brain’s ability to work well. For instance, if you have an anxiety disorder, it may impact your decision-making skills, daily focus, and other negative symptoms in which create a lower quality of life.

Neurofeedback helps to address those symptoms and treat the problem at the source so you can function optimally all year round. Think of neurofeedback as physical therapy for your brain. It is a type of biofeedback therapy, in which electrodes are placed on your scalp. Those electrodes are then used to measure the brain’s electrical activity in real-time as you react to/process various stimuli or exercises. The EEG technology tracks your brainwave activity, which your clinician then uses to inform and guide your treatment. In order for neurofeedback to work properly, the therapy relies on the principle of operant conditioning (a learning process where behaviors are modified by association with a reward or aversive stimuli).


Neurofeedback rewards the brain for being less chaotic. Through this exposure, your brain will gradually develop new neural pathways and reduce symptoms, addressing your mental health condition at the source: your brain. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that can be completed by children, teens, and adults alike and used with your current mental health treatment plan. Most commonly, people will seek out neurofeedback services to treat mental health conditions and disorders like:

• Anxiety disorders
• Depression
• Emotional and behavioral issues (e.g., ADHD, mood disorders, etc.)
• Developmental issues (e.g., memory-based conditions, attachment disorder, etc.)
• Trauma and PTSD
• Postpartum depression and anxiety

Neurofeedback is FDA cleared as a safe and effective form of treatment for mental health symptoms. Neurofeedback is exceptionally impactful when combined with other modalities such as counseling.

Anna O’Malley, LPC

Author, Anna O’Malley, Licensed Professional Counselor
Associate Counselor at K-Counseling & Anxiety Treatment LLC

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