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Are you ready to discover a new you? I believe that if you want to improve your life and move forward, it is essential to learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Successfully managing your daily life requires an awareness of the patterns holding you back. Learning how to sift and sort through long-held beliefs can be successful when done with clear goals and strategies. Finding clarity within life’s struggles is a gradual process, and finding happiness, and a sense of well-being in life begins with the ability to manage emotional states effectively.

Reinventing yourself involves addressing essential aspects of your health that affect how your mind and body are functioning. As a licensed mental health therapist and a psychophysiologist, I approach behavioral change with my understanding of how the mind and body interact to create our current reality. One of the ways I do this is to help my clients understand how their brains are functioning and how that correlates with their symptoms, using a brain map known as a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG). Following a brain map, I can help clients address their cognitive issues with Neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain-based devices and show them how their bodies respond to their thoughts/beliefs with the use of Biofeedback.

I also use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to help clients understand how their thoughts affect how they feel and react as a result. Many people believe that how they feel is who they are. For example, you might say to yourself, “I am just an anxious person,” or “I have never been comfortable being around other people,” or “This is just the way I am.” Although this is the way you may FEEL, it does not have to define or be your only reality. When you begin to challenge your current beliefs, you will discover that reality can take on new meaning and that you have the potential to be who you want to be, not who you identify with as a result of your past experiences.

Neuroscience has shown that we can indeed rewire our brains. This rewiring allows for ingrained patterns to be unlearned and new connections to be formed, a process known as neurogenesis. What this means is that the brain is malleable. We can change our minds, and when we do, it can lead to a healthier version of you.

For therapy to be effective, it is crucial to take an active role in the process. It can be uncomfortable to take the time to unlearn old patterns, but as my client, we will strategize how to get you from where you are now to where you want to be, as quickly as possible. I look forward to getting started and helping you discover a newer version of yourself.

elise@brightmindsneurotherapy.com
360-901-0139

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