Neurofeedback Therapy in Rancho Cucamonga is offered as a service to the region as part of the community partnership mission of Dr. McReynolds. Neurofeedback is provided by trained clinicians and open to citizens of Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire. 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 Rancho Cucamonga 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 she has worked in
- A maximum security mental health hospital
- Veterans Administration chemical dependency treatment center
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation hospital
- Private practice.
Dr. McReynolds has established multiple Neurofeedback Centers in the Inland Empire and been a Professor in rehabilitation counseling graduate programs for more than 22 years.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Research has shown that there are normal patterns of brainwave activity for just about any circumstance we experience, from driving to learning something new, to sleeping, cooking, to repeating motions we have performed thousands of times. 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 reengaging brainwaves to promote change and healing. Neurofeedback helps you harness the power and natural ability of your own brain to help transform brainwave imbalances without (or alongside) medication. It is noninvasive and includes EEG sensors that monitor brainwaves, and a computer to send feedback to you, such as through scientifically designed brain training programs that look 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 problem”
Conditions Addressed at Neurofeedback Clinic in Rancho Cucamonga
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation. The Morningstar Clinic in Rancho Cucamonga address the following conditions:
- 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
‘Jesse’ said he has noticed at school he can concentrate on the board better, even when he doesn’t want to. After just 5 sessions of neurofeedback, he says ‘it is working.’
‘Sydney’ reported that when she is in her classroom, she is able to stay more focused. She feels that when kids are talking around her, she is able to determine they are a distraction. As she was doing the BrainTrain and taking her ADD medication, she began to feel as if she was on ‘speed.’ She has since stopped her medication for ADD and feels less hyperactive as a result.’