Neurofeedback services are offered to the region as part of the community partnership mission of Dr. McReynolds. The services are provided by trained clinicians and open to citizens of Palm Desert and the surrounding area. Clinicians assist clients in the neurofeedback sessions, which typically last 30 minutes twice per week. Clients typically begin seeing results in about 10 hours of training, yet outcomes vary case by case.
About Dr. Connie McReynolds
The neurofeedback clinic in Palm Desert is overseen by Dr. Connie McReynolds, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. McReynolds’ career spans more than 30 years in the rehabilitation field working with clients with diagnoses such as psychiatric disabilities, alcohol and drug problems, anger management, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, ADHD, chronic pain, and sleep disorders.
Her professional background is in Rehabilitation Psychology, she is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Over her career her practice has included work in a maximum security mental hospital, Veterans Administration chemical dependency treatment center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital, and private practice.
Dr. McReynolds has established multiple Neurofeedback Centers in the Inland Empire and has been a professor in rehabilitation counseling graduate programs for more than 24 years.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Sometimes brainwave patterns become dysregulated and affect our abilities in numerous ways such as memory loss, decreased ability to focus, or behavioral change. Due to neuroplasticity, the brain has the innate ability to form new neural connections in response to learning or new experience. Neurofeedback is a way to utilize the brain’s plasticity by engaging brainwaves to promote change. Neurofeedback helps you harness the power and natural ability of your own brain. It is noninvasive and uses EEG sensors that measure brainwaves, providing feedback to you through a computer, using scientifically designed brain training programs that similar to video games.
“Neurofeedback and medication are the two most common forms of treatment for ADHD/ADD. Both are successful in treating these disorders in a large majority of cases. There are, however, significant differences in the ways these treatments work, the potential side effects of their use, the length of treatment necessary, and, importantly the lessons learned by the child of how to correct personal problems.” – source:
Conditions Addressed at Neurofeedback Clinic in Palm Desert
Neurofeedback can help with the following problems:
- Academic Enhancement
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild-moderate)
- Cognitive Decline with Aging
- Conduct Disorder
- Headaches & Migraines
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Disorder
“I can’t say Neurofeedback treatments gave me my life back, because I’d never had life. It instead has given me a life I never thought was possible, full of emotion and joy, rich and fulfilling. My mind after Neuro has the ability to process and understand so much better. There is clarity instead of noise. I can concentrate. I can think about a problem, situation, whatever, and reason it through. I am not constantly having recurring thoughts.”