Biofeedback

What is Biofeeback?

Biofeedback is a gentle, non-intrusive method using electronic devices to monitor and to present biological information back to an individual, who can then learn to control the process being monitored. This self-regulating procedure provides immediate information about your body/mind system, allowing your brain and body to readjust and create a new balance. Breathing relaxation utilizing heart rate variability (HRV) is one example of a biofeedback modality that I use with my clients.  When needed, I will use other types of biofeedback when necessary.

Biofeedback-Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback uses sensors placed on a finger or earlobe, or on your chest and lower torso, or wrists to measure the time interval between each heartbeat. HRV is a powerful biomarker for physical health, emotional well-being, and cognitive performance. A higher heart rate variability indicates an optimal cooperation between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system. What this means is that you are more physiologically balanced and with that, you are better prepared to deal with stress.  In essence, you can bounce back faster and think better.  When practiced daily you will feel the benefits for both your mind and body.

What are the benefits of Biofeedback HRV?

  • It’s a noninvasive type of treatment, which has many advantages in and of itself
  • It helps people become more keenly aware of the powerful connection between their body and their mind
  • It empowers people by giving them greater control over their symptoms and their health overall
  • It can help decrease, and in some cases, completely eliminate, the need for medication and other forms of treatment (This is especially beneficial for individuals who can’t afford medication, receive little to no benefit from medication, are unable to tolerate certain medications, or prefer to avoid medication if alternative options are available)
  • It can improve the effectiveness of psychotherapy by helping them become more aware of psychological/emotional issues (e.g. denial, fear, or resistance) that may be hindering their progress
  • Over time, you’ll be able to practice the techniques on your own to continue to manage your symptoms.

What type of medical conditions can be helped by Biofeedback?

When used with other therapeutic approaches, biofeedback has been effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health concerns, including:

Elise Jones

MA, LPC, LMHC,
Ph.D Candidate

Clinical Psychophysiologist and
Behavioral Health Specialist

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13568 SE 97th Ave., Suite 206

Clackamas, OR 97015

Evaluation and Biofeedback 

We strive to provide you with quality and relevant treatment and quality customer service at a price you can afford.

 

Patient Services – EEG Evaluation and Neurological report costs

Our evaluations and patient services are designed to help guide you to  the best type of intervention to help improve how you feel and perform.

A functional EEG  or quantitative EEE (Q-EEG) evaluation is the first step towards a recommendation of the best Biofeedback and Neurofeedback therapy.

 

 

Patient Services – Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Costs

The cost for Biofeedback or Neurofeedback cost will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • how quickly you respond to training
  • how compliant you are with recommendations outside of training (eg., sleep routine, nutrition, exercise, etc.)
  • your goals and your testing results

If you elect to receive any biofeedback/neurofeedback services at our office, there is an additional fee of $50 beyond that of an office visit. If you are using insurance, your co-pay and deductible will apply.

In general, neurofeedback training requires a minimum of 20 sessions.  The average number of sessions is 30-50.

The number of sessions required for biofeedback depends on a number of factors, but generally biofeedback (heart rate variability, muscle tension/GSR and temperature training) requires 2-5 sessions.

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We want you to feel your best. Call us if you have any questions.

Prices subject to change. Please telephone for most up to date pricing.

Elise Jones

MA, LPC, LMHC,
Ph.D Candidate

Clinical Psychophysiologist and
Behavioral Health Specialist