What are your hours?
At the Brain Resource Center, we know that you have a busy schedule, so we always strive to accommodate your needs by keeping our schedule flexible. Our regular working hours are Monday through Friday 8AM through 7PM, and Saturday 9AM through 3PM. However, we may be able to schedule an earlier or a later appointment. Please call us to discuss your scheduling needs.
Will I be seen right away or is there a wait time?
As long as you keep your appointment time, you will never have to wait to be seen.
Do you accept health insurance?
At this time, we are not affiliated with any insurance companies. This allows us to maintain a smaller number of clients so that you never have to wait to be seen. However, many insurance plans include out-of-network benefits and are willing to reimburse insured parties for treatment. If you have out-of-network benefits, we would be happy to submit insurance claims on your behalf or provide you with the information you need to do so by yourself. Please contact us if you need assistance in understanding your insurance benefits and eligibility.
How many sessions does neurofeedback take?
This is a difficult question to answer as each individual has different needs. Most people start to see results after only a few sessions. For the majority of conditions, a treatment plan of 30 – 40 sessions is recommended in order for the effects of the treatment to last. However, many individuals complete the program in less time and some may require more time. Please contact us so that we may give you a better idea of the treatment plan that would work best for you.
What about my current medication(s)?
Our goal is to help eliminate or reduce the use of medication whenever possible. Most clients who approach us prefer a non-pharmaceutical approach to their treatment or peak performance training. Clients are also often referred to our center in order to reduce or eliminate the use of medication (such as stimulants, anti-anxiety, high level of anti-depressant medication, etc.) due to side effects, medical complications (pregnancy or other issues), or simply personal choice or preference.
However, there are clinical situations in which due to the nature of the disorder or level of symptoms medication is recommended or required, at least initially. If medication is required or preferred, the result of our assessment can often help in identifying the most effective class of medication maximizing benefits and reducing the chance of undesired side effects. If the need for medication becomes evident, we can work with your preferred physician or help you choose one of ours from a network of outstanding psychiatrists, neurologists, and psychopharmacological experts who can prescribe and monitor medication.
How should I prepare for the QEEG/brain mapping procedure?
Please be advised that this appointment will last approximately 3 hours. We ask that you abstain from smoking, caffeine and alcohol intake at least 6 hours before your appointment. Additionally, we ask that you wash your hair with shampoo ONLY, and do not use any chemicals in your hair on the day of the brain mapping. Conditioners, gel, mousse, and other hair products may interfere with the results that we obtain. Please contact us to receive a full list of instructions as well as information on what to expect on the day of your appointment.
Do I need to make a commitment to continue with the treatment?
Absolutely not. You may choose to do as few or as many sessions as you like.
How late can I cancel an appointment?
We ask that you call to cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment and call to reschedule at least 24 hours prior.
Is my child too young for neurofeedback treatment?
We work with children as young as 5 years of age. However, it is possible for neurofeedback to be successful for even younger children. This depends entirely on the child. Younger children may also benefit from other treatment options that are offered at the Brain Resource Center. Please call us for a consultation.
How do I get started?
Please feel free to call at 212.877.2130. We will be happy to answer any additional questions you might have. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon!