Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique used to gain awareness of involuntary physiological functions (such as your heart rate, blood pressure or skin temperature), with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will. The idea behind biofeedback is that if you use the power of your mind and to become aware of what's going on inside your body, you can gain more control over your health. Biofeedback is considered a mind-body technique. Biofeedback therapy will focus on teaching clients how to better control the body’s involuntary responses to facilitate improved health. Sound like something you’d like to try? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified biofeedback therapists today.

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Biofeedback specific to pelvic floor rehabilitation is a specialty area when Tina has practiced. She began with training in pediatric Pelvic floor and incontinence rehabilitation, and recently completed a series of training in Women’s pelvic health and rehabilitation. Addressing menstruation, pelvic pain, pregnancy, postpartum and prolapse healing and wellness is her new expansion of practice. Supporting individuals and families is her mission.

— Tina Anderson, Occupational Therapist in Austin, TX

I have specialized training with HRV biofeedback. I use the HeartMath system with my clients.

— Dawn Whitman, Psychologist in Portland, OR
 

I learned biofeedback with in-patient addictions clients while working on a MISA Unit. I furthered my training working at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab's (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Pain Management Center with chronic pain patients in their out painting clinic.

— Scott Hoye, Psychologist in Chicago, IL

Biofeedback has been found to be effective for treating headache, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, alcohol dependence and many other problems. Biofeedback can show you how your body reacts physically so you can alter your responses to decrease your pain, anxiety, etc.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX

Biofeedback is sometimes marketed as a magic bullet but it’s just a tool and it’s only one approach. There is extensive research showing that using relaxation skills ( biofeedback as well as other strategies) helps us access our body’s built-in self-regulation tools so we can feel and do better. The bottom line: When we self-regulate better, we’re better at just about everything else.

— Dr. Jenny Evans, Psychologist in Seattle, WA
 

Biofeedback is a noninvasive therapy that measures involuntary bodily functions and provides feedback that lets you better control these functions, which helps you gain more control over your health. The goal is to help you make subtle changes to your body that result in a desired effect. Biofeedback primarily promotes relaxation, which may help relieve numerous conditions related to stress. It can also help with chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, and other conditions that might lead to substance

— Melissa Wadsworth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV

Neurofeedback has been helpful in calming the entire nervous system that could help with improved sleep, focus, attention, anxiety and more.

— Susan Simianer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hotchkiss, CO
 

HeartMath is a form of biofeedback. We monitor your heart rate and simultaneously teach you strategies to make your heart rate more consistent. When folks suffer from anxiety, stress, or depression, the heart rate changes. Our autonomic nervous system can work in hyperdrive and we have to begin to teach our body to regulate itself. When our heart rate increases, it tells our brain we are in "fight or flight" mode. I've personally found this modality to be very effective.

— Yvonne DelZenero, Psychologist in Lakewood, CO

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback focuses on treating an overactive "fight or flight" system, so that when you feel your anxiety go into overdrive, you have the tools to physiologically bring down your anxiety. You can actually control your heart rhythms! Athletes, musicians, olympians and others utilize these very same techniques to help them achieve peak performance.

— Cassandra Cannon, Clinical Psychologist in San Marcos, CA
 

I am trained and experienced and offer EEG Neurofeedback as another tool to aide the therapy process. My experience using the tool has made me very excited to see the outcomes and how helpful clients are finding it to be. I am experienced using the tool to treat anxiety, depression, and ADHD/ADD and I have found it to be an excellent tool that only enhances and speeds the recovery and growth process. individuals who have struggled with symptoms for many years.

— Linda Stenberg, Counselor in Canby, OR
 

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has a resident biofeedback practitioner. Rene Gonzalez specializes in biofeedback therapy.

— Natalie Buchwald, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback and have been practicing it since 2010. I have the capacity to do various types of neurofeedback training, but my primary intervention is Infraslow Fluctation (ISF) Neurofeedback. This type of neurofeedback influences the slowest waves produced by the brain. These brainwaves are instrumental in regulating a multitude of physiological functions, including sleep, emotional regulation and attention networks. This type of training can promote global, lasting changes to the brain.

— Jessica Weimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO