Unfortunately, no. However, if you have an FSA, you can use those funds to cover the cost.
Neurofeedback can help MOST people feel better, be more productive and have more energy and a better mood. Everyone's brain can be optimized to some extent. However, there are things that do hinder neurofeedback from being more successful. Those things include vitamin and mineral deficiencies, excessive sugar intake, drug and alcohol abuse, a diet lacking in good protein and complex carbs, benzodiazepines, untreated thyroid problems, etc. It is often recommended to get a checkup when starting neurofeedback to check for these things.
YES! Neurofeedback can often make huge changes for someone very quickly, within a few sessions, but those results WILL NOT be permanent. We are changing patterns. Some of them are deep, long-held patterns. They don't give up easily and this takes time. When people quit too early, they will likely see their benefits diminish over time. It also takes at least 2 sessions a week to see benefits. Once a week will not be enough.
We would start by scheduling an assessment to see what patterns are going on in your whole brain. Then, I take that information along with a client report that you would fill out about your specifics symptoms and create a whole brain training plan. Then, we get you on the schedule for at least 2 appointments a week and start training to adjust the patterns in your brain.
Everyone is different. Some people feel things after just 2 or 3 sessions. I didn't feel anything until after my 9th session. We will know by15 sessions whether or not neurofeedback will help you and your symptoms.
Generally, that is not a problem. As you train your brain towards beneficial patterns, your need for medication will likely decrease. You can and should work closely with your prescribing doctor to titrate off your medications to avoid over-medication. ADD/ADHD, anti-depressant, mood stabilizers, anti-psychotic medications are all common for people when starting neurofeedback. Our goal is to reduce those as much as possible if not eliminate them entirely. The only exceptions to taking medication while training include benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, etc.) and active recreational drug and alcohol abuse.