In our Neurothryve practice at Evergreen Behavioral Health we use state-of-the-art technology and integrated treatment modalities based on 50+ years of scientific research to help you improve your functioning and quality of life. Services include:
Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology combine knowledge of human physiological functioning with advanced technology to improve health, well-being, and quality of life. Biofeedback involves the use of instruments or computers that can measure very small changes in physical functioning and feed that information back through visual or audio signals that we can detect and understand. Biofeedback training begins when these biological signals are used in combination with training techniques to teach people to improve their health and performance. Through biofeedback training, people can learn to control body functions that are not normally under voluntary control. Biological functions that are commonly measured and can be trained in this way include muscle tension, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, skin temperature, peripheral blood flow, brain wave activity, and sweat gland activity. We now know that we can have much more control over many physical functions than we once thought possible and we can bring about lasting changes in our physiological structures and functioning. Biofeedback is very safe and at NeuroThryve we use only FDA approved equipment.
Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) is modern neuroscience, made practical, and available in our center to help you improve your functioning and quality of life. It is a research-supported way to train your brain to sharpen attention, relieve anxiety, and improve mood, without medication.
Newer technology continues to improve the effectiveness of neurofeedback. High-Performance Neurofeedback (HPN) is an advanced form of biofeedback that stimulates the brain to reset itself for optimal functioning with very low current stimulation—more than a thousand times less than the signal you get from a cell-phone. Compared to traditional neurofeedback, it provides results that are frequently noticed more quickly and those results rapidly build to long-lasting improvements. HPN is relatively new, having gained widespread use only in the last decade or so. Clinical results with HPN have been so impressive that Clinical Trial Studies have been completed with positive results, and are in progress, for the treatment of CTE and TBI with former Retired NFL players, and with Retired Navy SEALs and Retired Marines determined to have the symptoms of CTE, TBI, and PTSD. Over 80% of clients who are treated with HPN experience very meaningful changes by their own assessment. Research demonstrates that more than 85% of TBI patients have positive results. The same is true for anxiety and PTSD. And these changes are generally enduring. It is thought that this is a natural result of the brain regaining stabilization and developing a natural resistance to returning to a dysfunctional state. HPN is extremely safe. It uses an FDA registered EEG processor/amplifier. There is not a single known report of someone being worse off for having used HPN.
Virtual Reality uses 3D graphics technology for faster, more effective treatment using realistic simulations of stressful situations. Here at NeuroThryve, virtual reality therapy is one component of treatment for certain aspects of anxiety and certain phobias including, but not limited to: fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of needles, fear of enclosed spaces, (including MRI machines, elevators or public transit) and fear of dogs, spiders or cockroaches.
Health Psychology is the integration of biomedical information about health and illness with psychological and behavioral knowledge. Health Psychologists treat people with many medical conditions including, anxiety, phobias, chronic pain, headaches, post-concussion syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, and sleep disorders among others. Health psychology includes education about nutrition, sleep, movement, and technology devices available to help reduce inflammation, decrease problematic symptoms, and improve quality of life, as well as coaching for improved habit building and skill building to better manage physiological reactivity, thoughts, and moods.