An important assessment tool used to map brainwaves. By using digital technology, it is possible to see the electrical patterns that correspond to your brainwaves. This test can identify patterns of brainwaves that may be correlated with symptoms of ADD, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.  By identifying these patterns, an efficient and effective neurofeedback intervention can be developed.

A technique used to teach you how to control functions of your body, such as a heart rate, respiration, and body temperature. Through strategically placed electrodes attached to your body, information is sent to a computer which provides feedback that teaches you how to change specific body functions. With biofeedback, you are able to slow your heart rate, lower blood pressure, and ease muscle tension. This therapeutic technique can be helpful for chronic pain, migraines, anxiety, injuries, epilepsy, arthritis, ADHD, and high blood pressure.

A form of biofeedback for the brain. Just as a heart rate monitor informs us about the heart’s function, neurofeedback measures and informs us of the brain’s function during an activity. More specifically, while you are attached to EEG electrodes, you view a computer screen that shows a computer game or movie. When your brain is not producing the most efficient brainwaves required by the activity, the video game stalls or the movie darkens. This information allows you to change what your brain is doing.  Neurofeedback is highly effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, epilepsy, ADD and ADHD.

A short-term, structured counseling approach focused on problem solving by examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT is used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety, by helping an individual learn new life-long skills to manage the problem.

My approach integrates a wide variety of non-invasive neurotherapeutic interventions, including:

Differs from traditional neurofeedback in that it does not require your attention to the brain’s moment-to-moment changes.  It is a passive process of feedback to the brain through sensory wires. It is typically a more time-limited form of neurotherapy yet can be effective for a variety of symptoms.   Clients suffering from mild traumatic brain injury, memory loss, or the effects of chemotherapy on the brain are just some of the symptoms that can be improved with the use of LENS.

I Have extensive experience working with:

End-of-Life Issues
Chronic Headaches
Chronic Pain Management
Chronic Fatigue
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Asperger’s Syndrome
Peak Performance
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Peripheral Neuropathy due to chemotherapy

An approach that uses eye movements following a pattern of lights. This has been shown to be effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. EMDR can be used in several flexible ways within the context of a psychotherapeutic relationship.

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Harry Bakow, Ph.D.


Mindfulness is  learning to bring your attention into the present moment  in order to identify thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way.  This process can help to relieve the stress associated with many physical and psychological symptoms. Additionally, other forms of meditation such as concentration meditation  can also have a powerful effect on the brain in reducing stress and anxiety.  Vestergaard-Poulsen, et al 2009