Biofeedback EEG

Biofeedback EEG page updated 9/6/2021 by Lucrezia Mangione, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, DCEP

Committing yourself to brain training using Biofeedback EEG (also called EEG Biofeedback and Neurofeedback) is a pledge for better health. It’s empowering, gentle, safe, and non-invasive. It’s also impactful.

How might it help you?  EEG biofeedback empowers your brain to become more efficient. When your brain gets more efficient the brain gets stronger and works better.

Help your brain to become stronger and more efficient. In doing so, you may improve your mood, your thinking, your sleep and how you act towards yourself and others.

What is Brain Training?

EEG Biofeedback is helping the brain to get better and stronger through learning. EEG Biofeedback is Neurofeedback using brain waves to help the brain learn to improve how it works (its functioning).

The brain loves to learn. It's your brain’s favorite exercise. Neurofeedback is exercise for brain.  When you exercise it you improve how it works.  This may help to improve how you manage, cope, self-regulate and ultimately, how you cultivate your resiliency.

Brain training is done by you. You are coached along by a licensed professional, a brain trainer.  The brain trainer will use a computer designed to read your brain’s electrical pulses (called brain waves) that:

  • Creates a learning game which you
  • Play to help your brain work better

Do electrical pulses go into my brain?

No. Definitely not. There are not electrical pulses that go into your brain when using EEG Biofeedback. EEG Biofeedback is 100% non-invasive.  No electricity or electrical pulses come from the equipment into or out of your brain. The neurofeedback equipment used at Mind Body Well Therapy, Pllc is an EEG machine which is short for electroencephalography. It monitors and records your brain's electrical activity. This is more commonly called brain waves. The process is done using sensors, also called electrodes, that are placed on your head and are connected to the EEG machine. This is also referred to as a biofeedback neurofeedback system or equipment. The EEG system then displays, in real-time, your brain's electrophysiological activity.

Any side effects in receiving neurofeedback (Biofeedback EEG) ?

Neurofeedback training side effects per ISNR.org

I'm on medication(s). Can I receive EEG Biofeedback training?

For some people, yes.  For others on certain medications, they will need to speak with their doctor first.  With approval and monitoring by a physician they can receive EEG biofeedback neurofeedback training.

Medication and medication management is not a part of our professional practice here at Mind Body Well Therapy Pllc.  If you are wanting to understand or change anything about your medications, you will need to speak directly with your medical primary care provider to decide together what’s best for you.

We welcome working with you and your doctor to support your chosen course of action.  This can be discussed more thoroughly at your initial appointment.

How much does EEG Biofeedback cost?

For 15 to 30-minute session, our research currently shows these rates in Connecticut and nationally:

  • CT: rates range from $75 to $200
  • Nationally: rates range from $65 to $250

Here at Mind Body Well Therapy, Pllc, Lucrezia Mangione is our primary licensed counselor and neurofeedback practitioner/brain trainer. Call or email for our rates at 802-578-3700 or connect@mindbodywelltherapy.com

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How many sessions of Biofeedback EEG will I need?

It’s unknown. This depends on your goal, your symptoms and whether you’re taking medications.

Everyone is different.  The range of Biofeedback EEG sessions can be from 5 to 100 sessions in certain cases. For minor symptoms and general health maintenance it may likely be in the low range 15-25 sessions.  For serious health concerns it could be on the higher range, 30 - 100 or more sessions.

Your neurofeedback brain trainer will work collaboratively with you to discuss, decide on a course of action and re-evaluate regularly. Here at Mind Body Well Therapy, PLLC, our goal is to assist you efficiently and cost-effectively.  Most people see some improvements in approximately 15 (+/- 5) sessions Biofeedback EEG .  This may not mean that your brain training is “done.”  It does mean you can see what the benefits are for you and decide if you want to proceed.

How long does Neurofeedback (Biofeedback EEG) take to work?

It depends on each person’s goal(s) and whether there is a health problem present.  For some people, symptoms see improvement in about 15 (+/- 5) sessions. For others, symptoms begin to shift in about 20 sessions or more.  Here at Mind Body Well Therapy, PLLC we work together. We keep a close eye on you, collaborate and talk about the impact of EEG Biofeedback.  We check regularly and work together towards your goal.

I met my goal, do I need to come back?

Likely not.  The effects are usually long lasting once your goal(s) are met.  That said, some people may need to return for a refresher session(s) of Biofeedback EEG .

How long is a session?

The first session is up to 60 minutes.  Follow-up sessions are up 25 minutes.

Does insurance cover EEG Biofeedback?

Some insurance companies and plans do cover neurofeedback.  You will have to check with your insurance company directly.  Do keep in mind that Mind Body Well Therapy does not take insurance for EEG biofeedback.

Does Neurofeedback Therapy work? Here's the research:

Neurofeedback has been researched in many peer-reviewed journals. Find them for yourself at www.pubmed.gov.  Do a simple search on “Neurofeedback [insert your symptom]."   Research has increased in the last 2 years:

A simple September 6, 2021 PubMed.gov search:

  • "Neurofeedback” brings up over 2,095 articles from 1969 to present and
  • “Biofeedback” brings up over 15,670 articles from 1954 to present

Compared to A simple July 18, 2019 PubMed.gov search:

  • “Neurofeedback” brings up over 1,570 articles from 1969 to present and
  • “Biofeedback” brings up over 15,615 articles from 1954 to present

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Lucrezia Mangione is the Clinical Director of Mind Body Well Therapy, Pllc. She is a board certified licensed professional counselor, board certified telemental health provider, neurofeedback trainer, counselor supervisor, educator, and nurse wellness education consultant. View her profile.

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Lucrezia Mangione, LPC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH. Clinical Director at Mind Body Well Therapy, Pllc.  Licensed by the CT Dept. of Public Health, VA Board of Professional Counselors & MD Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists, Board Certified as a Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Board Certified as a TeleMental Health Provider by the Center for Credentialing Excellence & EEG Neurofeedback Trainer trained at the Institute for Applied Neuroscience.



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