LENS Neurofeedback Therapy in Cypress, TX

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Take Control of Your Wellbeing: Experience the Change with LENS Neurofeedback

Are you grappling with persistent challenges like anxiety, depression, sleep, concentration/focus, or the lingering effects of trauma? These issues can cast a shadow over every aspect of life, affecting relationships, work, and overall well-being. Sleep disturbances may leave you fatigued, impacting your ability to engage fully in life, while difficulties with focus and concentration hinder your daily tasks. We understand the weight these struggles carry, and at our center, we offer a beacon of hope through LENS Neurofeedback. Imagine a life where your mind is not clouded by anxiety, where the heavy burden of depression lifts, and the echoes of trauma gradually fade. Picture nights of restful sleep and days filled with sharpened focus. LENS Neurofeedback is a gentle yet powerful tool designed to rewire your brain, promoting resilience, sleep quality, and emotional balance. With empathy and expertise, we guide you on a journey toward mental wellness. Explore the possibilities, and let us help you reclaim the life you deserve.

Your first session is absolutely free.

What is LENS Neurofeedbabck in Cypress, TX?

LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) Neurofeedback is a sophisticated, non-invasive therapy that uses very low-power electromagnetic signals to modify brainwave patterns, enhancing mental health and cognitive performance. This advanced treatment involves placing sensors on the scalp to measure brainwave activity and gently guide the brain towards more optimal functioning. LENS Neurofeedback is particularly effective for a variety of disorders, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and sleep disturbances. Notably, LENS Neurofeedback is FDA-approved, underscoring its safety and efficacy. It empowers the brain to recalibrate itself, leading to significant improvements in symptoms and overall quality of life without relying on medications or traditional therapy techniques.

who is this for

Depression

anxiety

PTSD

trauma

Child Behavior

Sleep

Pain

ADHD

If you have any questions about a condition not listed here, please call to discuss with our client care specialist.

Benefits of LENS Neurofeedback

Improves Cognitive Function: LENS Neurofeedback can enhance memory, attention, and processing speed, leading to better performance in daily tasks and activities.

Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: By regulating brainwave patterns, LENS Neurofeedback can significantly decrease the intensity of anxiety and depressive symptoms, promoting a more balanced emotional state.

Enhances Sleep Quality: This therapy can help in correcting sleep disturbances, leading to improved sleep patterns and overall better rest and recovery.

Increases Emotional Stability: LENS Neurofeedback aids in emotional regulation, helping individuals experience a greater sense of emotional stability and resilience.

Boosts Concentration and Focus: Individuals struggling with ADHD and other attention disorders can benefit from improved concentration and focus, making daily tasks and long-term goals more manageable.

Promotes Relaxation: By calming the nervous system, LENS Neurofeedback can reduce stress levels, leading to a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind.

Improves Behavioral Issues: This therapy is effective in mitigating symptoms of behavioral disorders, leading to improvements in social interactions and personal relationships.

Enhances Brain Plasticity: LENS Neurofeedback promotes neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to form new neural connections, which is essential for learning new skills and recovering from injuries.

Non-Invasive and Drug-Free: As a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option, LENS Neurofeedback poses minimal risk of side effects, making it a safe choice for improving mental health.

 

Provides Long-Lasting Results: Unlike temporary solutions, LENS Neurofeedback offers the potential for long-lasting improvements in mental health by teaching the brain to function more efficiently and adaptively.

Alleviates Symptoms of PTSD and Trauma: LENS Neurofeedback has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions, facilitating a path toward healing by helping the brain to process and integrate traumatic memories more healthily.

Improves Physical Coordination and Performance: By optimizing brain function, LENS Neurofeedback can also enhance physical coordination and performance, benefiting athletes or individuals seeking to improve their physical abilities and overall body-mind synchronization.

How it works

1. Intake & Assessment

Our LENS Neurofeedback journey begins with an assessment session. During this thorough evaluation, which is provided for free in your first 45-minute appointment, our trained LENS Neurofeedback provider delves into various aspects of your health and needs. We identify sensitivities, reactivity, and other core components, shaping the foundation for your personalized LENS Neurofeedback experience. Moreover, this initial session also includes a hands-on neurofeedback experience. Not only does this allow you to understand the process better, but it also marks the first step towards a healthier mind and body. We're committed to ensuring you feel fully informed, comfortable, and supported right from the start, reflecting our unwavering dedication to your journey towards complete well-being.

2. Initial Sessions

This phase initiates your neurofeedback journey. Here, you get hands-on experience with neurofeedback, gaining a better understanding of how it works. It's not just about familiarizing yourself with the process; it marks the commencement of your path to enhanced mental and physical well-being.

3. Regular Neurofeedback Sessions

After your initial neurofeedback experience, you move on to a series of regular sessions. These are designed to train your brain and reestablish healthier patterns. The LENS Neurofeedback process involves your active participation, working in harmony with our expert providers to reshape your brain's reactivity and response. During each session your provider will ask a series of questions to determine progress and set protocols. We also ask that between your sessions you complete our 48 hour assessment.

4. Progress and Transformation

Over time, as you consistently engage in neurofeedback sessions, your brain begins to adapt. Reactivity decreases, and healthier patterns emerge. You'll likely start noticing improvements in various areas of your life, from mood and mental clarity to physical health and overall well-being. You will likely see progress within the first 1-5 sessions. Majority of our clients need 15-20 total sessions (some need more and some need less, this is very individualized and also involves the clients commitment to change outside of the sessions).

5. Completion & Follow up

Once you've achieved your desired level of progress and transformation, you'll work closely with your LENS Neurofeedback provider to determine the appropriate endpoint. This may include periodic "tune-up" sessions to ensure your gains are maintained, allowing you to experience sustained well-being and optimal brain function. Our goal is to guide you through every step of the LENS Neurofeedback process, empowering you to take control of your mental and physical health and achieve long-lasting well-being.

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frequently asked questions

LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is a type of neurofeedback therapy that uses very low-level electromagnetic frequencies to stimulate the brain. Unlike traditional neurofeedback, which involves training the brain to change its activity patterns through conscious effort, LENS works by providing feedback to the brain in the form of electromagnetic signals that are too weak to be consciously perceived. These signals are believed to help the brain “reset” itself, leading to improvements in a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury. During a LENS session, the therapist will attach electrodes to the scalp and measure the brain’s electrical activity. The LENS device then emits a series of electromagnetic signals that are tailored to the individual’s brainwave patterns. The signals are delivered in short bursts, typically lasting just a few seconds each, and are designed to be barely noticeable to the patient. LENS therapy is considered a safe and non-invasive treatment approach, and is FDA approved.
LENS Neurofeedback is generally conserved safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner.  The LENS approach was created by Len Ochs in the 1980s. LENS has been used on more than 75,000 clients and there hasn’t been a single reported case of lasting negative effects.[2] Studies have shown that about 85-percent of people who tried LENS have benefited from it.[3] Results are often apparent after the first sessions. LENS Neurofeedback can help people suffering from depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, head injuries, OCD, sensory-processing difficulties, and many other conditions.
 
What makes LENS so effective? For one thing, LENS does not require constant attention and effort. This separates it from approaches like biofeedback, which requires that you actively try to regulate your brain activity during treatment. With LENS, you can be as passive as you want. The electromagnetic signals that are sent into your brain do all the work for you.
 
Additionally, the electrodes used in LENS are incredibly safe. Not only are they FDA-approved, but they are considered safer than the devices used in biofeedback.[4] And there are virtually no side effects—occasionally you might feel a little spacey or tired or have a small headache, but these side effects are usually very mild and only last a few hours.
LENS Neurofeedback is a very relaxing and non-invasive form of treatment. During a session, we will place a series of sensors (or electrodes) onto your forehead to measure your brainwaves. The sensors will reflect your brain’s activity and feed radio wave signals back to it. These signals interrupt the dysfunctional patterns in your brain, allowing the patterns to reorganize in a more orderly fashion. In the same way that new hardware makes a computer run more effectively, the sensors can help you brain return to its normal state of functioning. This can help you increase awareness, enhance creativity, and reduce stress.
 
Before any of the deeper work happens, however, there will be an initial evaluation to make sure you are ready for treatment. We will assess your mood, energy, memory, and other factors relevant to our work together. Additionally, we’ll look at your level of sensitivity and reactivity to light and noise. We can even do some preliminary “brain mapping” to determine any suppressed emotions that LENS may be able to help with.
 
Once that is done, we can begin the LENS Neurofeedback process. Believe it or not, the LENS treatment itself is very short—the actual application of the electrodes typically lasts for only a few minutes. This is why we generally suggest combining LENS with other forms of therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
 
Typically, LENS Neurofeedback lasts for about 15-to-20 sessions. Each session in total will usually take around 20-to-30 minutes and you can usually begin to see the positive effects of treatment after the first one-to-four sessions. Moreover, the results are not short-term—the benefits of LENS Neurofeedback can last for the rest of your life.
After about your third or fourth session your technician will be able to provide you with a qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) map. This beneficial program will help you better understand how to drastically reduce your symptoms. This scan will produce a map of your brain, indicating if irregular brainwave patterns exist. We will look at areas of suppression, over/under active theta and beta waves, and irregular brainwave patterns. This helps us stand apart from other Neurofeedback programs that do not provide this additional data when determining your treatment plan.

Most people find LENS Neurofeedback relaxing – some feel relief and results immediately, but every client is different.  Most our client report feeling benefits in week 3-4 or 6-8 sessions (depending on how many sessions you have in a week).

LENS offers relief that goes beyond the power of traditional talk therapy. While talk therapy can be helpful, it is limited in its ability to correct deep emotional pain. The great thing about LENS is that it resets brainwave patterns automatically—you don’t have to focus your attention to make it work. Most biofeedback approaches aim to retrain the brain by teaching it to work through its dysfunction. LENS Neurofeedback retrains the brain on its own.
 
What’s more, LENS is generally more effective than its counterpart, IASIS Micro Neurofeedback or Traditional Neurofeedback. IASIS was created by the same program as LENS, but it is older and takes longer to achieve optimal results.
 
In the end, LENS Neurofeedback can help you form stronger emotional regulation skills, feel more present in the moment, and learn to stop getting hung up on things you can’t control. It can treat everything from fibromyalgia to autism to traumatic brain injuries. By combining this approach with therapy, you can break out of unhealthy thought patterns and achieve a more empowered mindset.

The success rate for LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) Neurofeedback varies depending on individual circumstances and the specific conditions being treated. It’s important to understand that neurofeedback, including LENS, is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and results can differ from person to person.

However, LENS Neurofeedback has shown promising results for many individuals in addressing a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and more. Some individuals experience significant improvements in their symptoms, while others may have a more gradual response.

Success in neurofeedback often depends on several factors, including the individual’s commitment to the therapy, the severity of their condition, their overall health, and the expertise of the clinician providing the treatment.

To determine the potential success rate and suitability of LENS Neurofeedback for your specific needs, it’s advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare provider or neurofeedback practitioner who can assess your condition and provide personalized guidance. They can help you understand what to expect from the treatment and tailor the approach to your unique circumstances.

At Serenity Wellness and Counseling Center we are seeing a 91% success rate with our clients according to data collected over the year of 2023.

Currently brain mapping and neurofeedback training as treatment for most brain-related conditions are not covered by most insurance companies.  However, we highly recommend you sending in your superbills to your insurance company for a possible reimbursement (it all depends on your insurance plan).  Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback, and we code it as such on our superbills.  We have found many clients are receiving reimbursement back.  We also recommend utilizing the app Reimbursify to help with the reimbursement process (keep in mind this is just a suggestion, we are not affiliated with reimbursify in any way).

On April 24th, Dr. Len Ochs, the inventor of and a professional trainer of the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), made a significant announcement within a private professional user group. He revealed that LENS has received certification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class II medical device. This certification, known as “510K exempt,” represents a less restrictive classification than the standard 510-K certification, indicating that the FDA considers LENS to be a safer option compared to most other biofeedback and neurofeedback devices. This FDA certification allows for the marketing of LENS as a biofeedback device designed for relaxation and self-regulation.

The Synergy of Neurofeedback and Therapy

We strongly advise engaging in therapy alongside your neurofeedback journey. When neurofeedback is combined with another form of therapy, we typically observe a significant reduction in the number of therapy sessions required, often by half or more. This reduction in therapy sessions not only accelerates your healing but also results in overall cost savings. Even when considering the associated cost of neurofeedback in conjunction with therapy, the value and effectiveness of this combined approach are evident.

 

 
LENS NEUROFEEDBACK
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy
Therapy
Combining Neurofeedback & Therapy
Intake & AssessmentFREE$170 X 5 (or more) = $850$100 – $160 x 3 = $300-$480$300-$480
Regular Sessions$100 x 10 Sessions = $1000

$170 X 24 (or more) sessions =

$4080

$100-$160 x 48 (sessions) =

$4800 – $7680

$100 – $160 X 24 Sessions ($2400 – $3840)  + $1000 = $3400 – $4840
Final Session$100

$170 x 2 =

$340

$100 – $160. X 2 = $200 – $320$200 – $260
 $1200$5270$5300 – $8480$3900 – $5580

Does Neurofeedback Help Reduce Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Jaclyn M. Williams BS, MSW a a College of Social Work , Florida State University Published online: 25 Nov 2010: click below

Journal of Neurotherapy: Investigations in Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience

Meta-analysis confirms sustained effects of neurofeedback: 2018: click below

ISNR International Society for Neurofeedback & Research

The Effect of LENS Treatment on Cognitive Functioning and Brainwave Patterns Mary Donaldson, MEd, Stuart Donaldson, PhD, and Doneen Moran, BA Myosymmetries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 2014: 

Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback

Ochs Lab https://main.ochslabs.com/about/

Science behind LENS Neurofeedback

One success story of combing LENS with other treatments such as EMDR for PTSD.

Where Can I Learn More About LENS & Neurofeedback?

Daphne Waldo from Ochs Labs explains what to expect in a typical LENS Neurofeeback session

This video provides some valuable information about the difference between LENS Neurofeedback and traditional Neurofeedback

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