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We have 5 locations around the Bay Area in addition to offering telehealth sessions anywhere in the world. We offer in-office and outdoor therapy appointments as well as telehealth and Neurofeedback at our locations. Our providers can also come to your location for sessions, workshops, or educational events.

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Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback goes beyond talk therapy
Train your brain to be your optimal self

Neurofeedback compliments talk therapy. It trains your brain to resolve your mental health issues faster than with talk therapy alone. There are no side effects and no reason not to try Neurofeedback. It's like going to the gym for your brain and walking away feeling great.

Neurofeedback Helps

ADHD, Addiction, Anxiety, ASD, Emotional overwhelm due to unregulated sensory processing, Headaches, Migraines, Mood disorders, Trauma

Addiction
Digital & Sex Addiction
Coping strategies that don't end well

Addiction is a pleasure seeking strategy to deal with pain. Yet addiction ends up causing more pain than the pain that it tries to run from. An integrative approach to addiction is essential. Addiction is hard to beat once the brain is wired to seek it out when life gets hard. We use a multimodal integrative approach that addresses the individual and the social context in which the individual lives. We promote connection to heal addiction.

We Treat Addiction

Do you play video games, surf the web, or use social media for more than 2 hours per day? Are you ashamed of your porn use but can't stop? Are you isolating, losing sleep, or less effective at life tasks? Have people told you that you may have a problem? Do you find yourself lying despite knowing that it is wrong?

Families
Family Therapy
Family systems work matters

Whether your family is intact, in transition, or in trouble we can help. Whether your family is blended, nested, or conflicted we have solutions. Stable loving families raise kind, caring, and responsible children. These families don't happen without effort. We can help accelerate your path towards healing, hope, and forward motion for your family.

We Help Families

Reduce tension, address alliances and triangulation, create healthy boundaries, promote a positive values-based culture, reconcile past wounds

Parenting
Positive Parenting
with a Plan
Succeed in the two major tasks of parenting

The first job of parents is to love their children. The second job is to teach, form, and guide them so they know how to live as a responsible happy adults. Our XYZ parenting model provides the structure needed to accomplish these two tasks.

We Help Parents

Empower children, manage oppositional behavior and defiance, teach agency and communion, build family cohesion, and a positive family culture

Trauma
Military Grade Trauma-Informed Care
Driven by our extensive work with veterans

Trauma can be at the root of many mental health disorders from addiction to depression to relationship struggles. We offer an integrative approach to addressing trauma at its root cause. From EMDR to Neurofeedback to CBT to emotional freedom technique and behavioral strategies we understand the neuroscience behind trauma and can help.

We Help Heal Trauma

Unexplained emotional reactivity, unmanaged triggers, sleep disruption, thoughts that get stuck, intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, high anxiety

ADHD
ADHD & Executive Functioning
A truly holistic treatment approach

Treatment starts with a thorough assessment. We help you understand your challenges and create a treatment plan that may include therapy, Neurofeedback, health education, and a referral for medications. We help you get focused and get back to pursuing your dreams.

We Help with ADHD

Concentrate and do deep work, avoid distraction especially from digital devices, control your emotions or impulses, plan and follow through on what matters to you

Autism
Autism Help from Silicon Valley
The world's tech hub struggles & thrives with ASD

We know well the challenges of being on the Autism spectrum. We also know the amazing strengths and gifts that ASD can bring. There is a quirkiness and beauty deep in the Autistic mind but it needs to be understood. Like all mindsets there are strengths and challenges. We help accentuate the strengths.

We Help with Autism

Neurodiverse relationships, alexithymia, special interests, social & emotional intelligence, stimming, perseverating, OTRS, Cassandra

Couples
Neurodiverse
Couples Experts
ISM communication drives emotional connection

Our ISM relationship program will accelerate healing, hope, and forward motion in your relationship like nothing else. It integrates yet goes beyond other approaches and brings you the best strategies to achieve your relationship goals.

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We Help Relationships

Neurodiversity, infidelity, lack of intimacy, emotional distance, conflict resolution, culture of negativity, difficult issues

Neurofeedback

The images below show the gradual improvement of brain functioning after Neurofeedback brain training. The images are infrared pictures of the prefrontal cortex of a brain with a mood disorder. As uniform color increases in the images, the individual’s mood improves. Neurofeedback is a powerful treatment modality on its own or as a complement to psychotherapy.

Session #1

This image was taken after the first session of Neurofeedback training. It shows some color returning to the forehead but high variability in color across the forehead which indicates more training is needed.

Session #2

After the second session we see a further increase in color that indicates more prefrontal activity and improved mood. The frequency of sessions is once or twice per week.

Session #3

The post-training image after the third sessions shows a decrease in color variability as the rest of the forehead increases in brightness.

Session #4

A significant increase in color and a decrease in variability is seen after the fourth session. Improved mood is now lasting longer and will continue to get better as Neurofeedback training continues in subsequent sessions.

There are many paths to change and growth. In addition to psychotherapy, spirituality, and psychiatry a powerful modality of change is neurofeedback.  Neurofeedback trains your brain by reading its thermal or electrical data and feeding it back to you via an external device such as a computer screen.  Neurofeedback can treat many conditions including:

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Autism ASD and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Emotional overwhelm due to unregulated sensory processing
  • Headaches Migraines
  • Mood disorders
  • Paranoia, Delusions, Hallucinations
  • Traumatic brain injury frontal lobe
  • PTSD or trauma

We offer neurofeedback that collects thermal data.  One of the challenges with electrical neurofeedback or EEG is the disruption of data collection due to artifacts.  Thermal data is less susceptible to artifacts.  An example of an artifact is eye blinking.  The thermal neurofeedback we use at Silicon Valley Therapy is called pIR HEG (passive infrared hemoencephalography) or HEG Neurofeedback.

HEG Neurofeedback upregulates the exeuctive functioning part of the brain which resides in the prefrontal cortex.  Executive functions include organization, planning, working memory, flexible thinking, and the all important impulse control (key area of treatment for ADHD). Impairments in executive functioning is what HEG Neurofeedback helps with.  Improvements in the choices that people make for their own well-being are the benefits of enhanced executive functioning.  Addictive behavior or chronic repetitive unhealthy choices can be addressed by improving executive functioning with HEG Neurofeedback.

HEG Neurofeedback offers what might be considered a psychological theory of everything

Stephen Hawking attempted to create a theory of everything that would explain the universe in one simple mathematical formula.  HEG Neurofeedback offers what might be considered a psychological theory of everything.  This is accomplished by “reducing the rate and magnitude of response to benign stimuli” (Carmen, 2017).  Underlying many mental health problems is chronic stress.  Chronic stress can be defined as a prolonged excessive response to benign stimuli.

A recent Gallup poll placed the United States in the #4 position of most stressed countries in the world.  Socioeconomic stressors, in addition to trauma, create an increased rate and magnitude of response to benign stimuli.  Reducing stress is essential to mental health across all diagnoses.  HEG Neurofeedback’s fundamental goal is to reduce the rate and magnitude of response to benign stimuli or in other words reduce an excessive response to stress.

Client Success Story

When the PFC (prefrontal cortex) is upregulated all kinds of good things happen. One example is resolving stuttering…

Frank was a life-long stutterer who carried all the residual shame that goes along with this condition. Within a few weeks of Neurofeedback treatment, Frank’s stuttering began to dissipate! Frank shared his delight in tears stating that his only regret is lamenting that he hadn’t tried Neurofeedback decades ago.

Resources and FAQ

Train the Brain: Integrating Biofeedback and Neurofeedback into Treatment

HEG Neurofeedback on athletic performance and headaches

How often should I do HEG Neurofeedback?

The conservative estimate is once per week but it does depend on an individual’s prefrontal cortex fatigue. If the mental effort during a session exceeds the energy available then rest is needed for the brain to recover. Some people can manage to do more than one session per week and your provider will help you determine what is the ideal recovery period for you. If you have any brain challenges or limitations once per week is also recommended. Twice per week may work for people who experience less fatigue during session. An infrared image can help determine the amount of fatigue that occurred during a session. A dark spot on the forehead indicates this. The most important factor is to make sure that recovery has occurred in between sessions.