HOW IT WORKS

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Your brain has an organic ability to heal itself. Neurofeedback provides a mirror for your brain to show it what patterns it is using. This allows the brain to correct 'out of shape' patterns and make intrinsic changes.
 
Your experience will be one of listening to relaxing music and watching visual images on a TV screen. Children are welcome to flip through a book, watch a parents iphone or i pad, color, etc. while listening to music.
 
Small flat electrodes for electroencephalography (EEG) are placed on the ears and scalp (attached with a soft paste). Our software can 'listen' to the electrical patterns of your brain. Anytime your brain is ready to make a switch in pattern it will be provided with feedback in the form of an interruption through the music and visual images. This feedback allows your brain to change its pattern into one that feels more comfortable. 
It is a safe and gentle approach. The software only listens, and interrupts the music as a "cue" for your brain to hear.
 
Eventually your brain knows that it is switching on its own, and will learn to stay in the more comfortable and positive patterns even after the session is over.
All are welcome here. Mothers who would like a treatment are welcome to bring their infants with them. We are a breastfeeding friendly clinic!

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
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- Lao Tzu 

Meet Your Team

Martha Scott

Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapist

Martha is passionate about helping others reach their highest potential. Martha's work over the past decade has focused on helping those who have sustained brain injuries caused by stroke, concussion, or trauma. More recently she is working towards certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Martha first discovered NeurOptimal® when searching for a gentle way to calm anxiety and reduce panic attacks. Excited by the personal benefits in symptom reduction and improved mental clarity Martha decided to share this wonderful technology in a warm, serene, and professional environment. She created Forest City Neurofeedback, where anyone of any age is welcome. 

Jared Scott

Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapist

Jared ‘s fascination with neurofeedback began when he discovered the heightened sense of clarity and sharpened focus it provided during personal sessions. Realizing the effective benefits neurofeedback can also have in reducing symptoms of anxiety, panic, drowsiness, and feelings of overwhelm, Jared began to refine his mental health skills and study psychotherapy to be able to offer this as part of his service with Forest City Neurofeeback. Jared’s background as an Occupational Therapist is working with mental health, addictions, and personality disorders. Jared loves working with any age group, including children.

Mandy Zimmer
Occupational Therapist

Mandy is passionate about the mind body connection and it’s powerful role in rehabilitation. She has over a decade of experience working in geriatrics, inpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitation and a regional outreach team. Mandy has extensive practice knowledge in the areas of cognitive rehabilitation, complex pain management, return to activities of daily living, energy conservation and home accessibility. Mandy has successfully used biofeedback modalities to enable clients to maximize the benefits of relaxation for improved mental health and pain management, in addition to neurofeedback.

Crystal Branco
Speech Language Pathologist

Having grown up with communication and learning difficulties, Crystal understands the frustration associated with these challenges and approaches each client with a compassionate lens. Crystal has experience with clients of all ages, from pediatric to 100 year olds! Crystal specializes in neurological communication, swallowing and cognitive disorders (stroke, brain injury, concussion) as well as coaching for optimizing public speaking and interview success. Crystal uses NeurOptimal as a tool in her service, since a flexible and resilient mindset is the key to recovery and learning.

Rose Carey

Occupational Therapist

Rose Carey has a variety of experience working with individuals with neurological conditions, chronic pain, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries, and mental health conditions.  Rose’s clinical experience spans a variety of community, hospital and outpatient programs. More recently, she has learned the many benefits of neurofeedback and has integrated such into her clinical practice.