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Neurocounseling: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Neurocounseling: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health

More and more often, I get calls from clients to discuss ways to improve mental health without the use of medication. That is why I decided to move my practice and my training in the direction of neurocounseling. What do I mean by neurocounseling?  Neurocounseling is a product of the concept of neuroplasticity, or the brain can change. Neurocounseling results in the brain developing neurons and new connections between the brain’s neurons. That is exciting!

So, how do we do holistic care mental health care?

EMDR Therapy

In particular, at Authentic Brain Solutions we focus on two main counseling treatments to achieve changes in the brain. EMDR therapy and Neurofeedback therapy are the primary types of mental health therapy used on a daily basis. Therapy using EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a highly researched and evidenced based treatment that recognizes the impact of stressors and traumas on the brain. For example, through eye movements, or other bilateral stimulation, the intervention supports the proper processing of a patient’s experience resulting in reduced symptoms related to PTSD, anxiety, depression and more.

Morevoer, therapy using EMDR works to move the memory and associated distress from the maladaptive part of the brain focused on fear to the prefrontal cortex, our executive functioning part of the brain, that can rationalize that the stressor is not happening anymore and the fear response of fight, flight, freeze, or fawn is no longer necessary. Using EMDR therapy, the therapist can help the patient develop ways to engage the new neural pathways that are adaptive and rational.

Neurofeedback Therapy

In addition, we know neurofeedback is a helpful therapy to address brain wave dysregulation further supporting improvements in brain function resulting in positive changes in the neurol pathways of the brain. In effect, the type of neurofeedback used at Authentic Brain solutions “disentrains” the brain. This type of neurofeedback is microcurrent neurofeedback. Microcurrent neurofeedback is unique type of therapy in that it does not retrain the brain like traditional neurofeedback, it disentrains the brain. Patients report sustained improvement in as few as 12 sessions with the majority reporting sustained improvement from 15-20 sessions. In addition, 85% of patients report noticeable, positive improvement somewhere after the first to third session.

Brain Gauge

Moreover, at Authentic Brain Solutions we measure key areas of brain function at the start of treatment and compare it to the improvement at the end of the treatment series. We use the Brain Gauge to assess patients.  The Brain Gauge measures the following key areas of brain function; focus, speed, fatigue, accuracy, sequencing, time perception, plasticity, and connectivity.  The assessment process takes about 30 minutes and the performance report is reviewed with the patient at the next scheduled session and again after the series of treatment.

Overall, the use of neurocounseling is an effective, modern, and gentle approach to improved mental health. These interventions are available nearby in Montgomery, Texas. In addition, the use of neurocounseling including the use of the Brain Gauge, and neurofeedback therapy coupled with EMDR are evidenced based, effective, and generally achieve results in a shorter period.

How do I find out more?

Reach out today to see how neurocounseling treatment plans can support your goals. Call/text at 832.819.1708 or email at eileen@authenticbrainsolutions.com

Eileen Borski, LPC, NCC, NPT-C

Owner, Authentic Brain Solutions

Montgomery, Texas