What is a qEEG, or brain map?
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain. Quantitative EEG (qEEG) is the analysis of the EEG. A qEEG is commonly called “Brain Mapping”.
How can brain mapping help tailor treatment for my needs?
Brain mapping facilitates a better understanding of your brain function. After an injury or accident, your physician may use an X-Ray to see what is happening to your bones and determine the course of treatment. In neurofeedback, we use brain mapping to see what is happening in your brain, and how best to help you meet your challenges.
You are unique, and so is the electrical activity in your brain. Using brain mapping, we are able to create a customized neurofeedback protocol to help you. The brain map pinpoints areas where you have difficulty, and we can tailor the treatment plan just for you. During treatment, brain mapping enables us to see what is working and what to change. As a result, we can create a treatment plan that is the most effective for your brain.
What challenges can brain mapping help with?
With this ability to design treatment based on your individual brain activity, it is no wonder that neurofeedback is so effective for learning disorders, anxiety, insomnia, depression, ADHD, OCD, and more.
Why is seeing what is happening in your brain a game-changer?
The brain map provides proof and validation that the struggles you are experiencing originate in your brain. When many of my clients first start treatment, they say that despite the effectiveness of therapy and medication, there is always a nagging feeling that what they are experiencing is “all in their head.” Brain mapping shows once and for all that what you are experiencing is very real and caused by changes in your brain.
For many of my clients, brain mapping is extremely validating and empowering.
While the treatment I provide is based on the symptoms you report, brain mapping can help match the treatment to your needs and your unique brain activity, enabling faster and deeper improvements.
How do brain maps improve your neurofeedback treatment?
During treatment, brain mapping allows us to visualize the progress and improvement that is occurring in your brain as a result of neurofeedback and customize the therapeutic sessions that we do together for the best results.
Neurofeedback allows us to exercise your brain in a targeted way to improve your brain function. Together, we can change your life by reducing the symptoms that are holding you back.
How it works: If you are struggling with your focus, migraines, your mental health, or sleep issues, we use the brain map to measure what your brain looks like before we start treatment, design a targeted neurotherapy intervention, and track your progress over time.
Can brain mapping help me make better medication choices?
Brain mapping has been reported to work extremely well for medication management.
If you have had negative experiences with medication, are nervous about giving medication another shot, or are concerned about the time that it typically takes to find the medication that works best for you, read on.
Psychiatrists are using brain mapping to identify which medications to avoid and which medications have a better chance of matching your brain chemistry.
How do they do it? Your doctor will run your brain map results through a database that filters out the best results for you, shortening the time it would take to find a medication that would be effective for your symptoms.
Neurofeedback and qEEG brain mapping in Los Angeles
Neurofeedback training can help you if you struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other challenges. If you have any questions about how brain mapping can improve your life, please call or fill out my contact form and click Send.
Jennifer Willemsen, MA, LMFT is a licensed clinical psychotherapist working in central Los Angeles. She is an expert in neurofeedback therapy and treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders and challenges.