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What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is often called EEG biofeedback because it is a process that provides information on electrical brain activity and uses that information to train the brain to perform more optimally, resetting adaptive behavior patterns. The system is designed to observe brain activity and provide information (feedback) back to the brain through sensors that are placed on the scalp. The client feels nothing during the session, but the brain’s electrical activity responds to the feedback by creating positive shifts in its functioning.  During neurofeedback, a variety of video games and activities are played by clients during which new pathways in the brain are created and corrected to improve optimal functioning and improve behavioral issues.  Neurofeedback can be used in conjunction with standard talk therapy or with EMDR therapy.

Some of the many areas that can be addressed with neurofeedback are:

  • Anxiety
  • Dependence
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Performance optimization
  • Complex PTSD
  • Impulsivity and reactivity
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Migraines
  • Learning Disabilities

The therapists at Greenwood Counseling Center treat many of these areas using neurofeedback and do so in conjunction with the use of other therapy such as EMDR therapy.

For more information, contact Tiffany Freer, LCSW at tiffany@greenwoodcounselingcenter.com.

Research and Resources:

There are numerous articles and publications available on neurofeedback and the LENS system. Listed below you will find a few of the resources available:


Hammond, D.C., Editor (2007). LENS: the Low Energy Neurofeedback System. Binghamton, NY: The Hawthorne Medical Press.

Lanius, U.F., Milstein, S. & Ochs, L. (2015). Integration of neurofeedback into the standard EMDR protocol for the treatment of PTSD and/or attachment disorders: Case studies. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Larsen, S., Harrington K., Hicks, S. (2006): The LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System): A Clinical Outcomes Study on One Hundred

Patients at Stone Mountain Center, New York. Journal of Neurotherapy, 10 (2-3), 69-

Larsen, S. (2006). The healing power of neurofeedback: The revolutionary LENS technique for restoring optimal brain function. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press.

Larsen, S. (2009).  The special applicability of the low energy neurofeedback system form of neurofeedback to traumatic brain injury: The Theory, Biofeedback, 37(3), 104-107.

Larsen, S., & Sherlin, L. (2013). Neurofeedback: an emerging technology for treating central nervous system dysregulation. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 36:1, 1-200. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders.

St. Clair, M., (2008).  LENS Case Study: Traumatic Brain Injury From AVM (Arterial Venous Malformation). Neuroconnections, 7(29-30).

For more information on Neurofeedback, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Call (303) 221-1272 for a 15 minute free initial phone consultation. You may also email us to schedule a time to talk over the phone. We are happy to answer any questions you may have so that you can feel confident starting your path to healing.