Counseling and Neurofeedback
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Board-Certifed in Neurofeedback

ADHD and Teens

Your teen is a smart and curious learner. That’s why it’s hard to watch him struggle with…Blog_Art_0529a_School_Books

  • Homework lost in the depths of her backpack
  • Missing classwork
  • Last minute rushing to start a project that was assigned three weeks ago
  • A room so messy he has to climb through it

The result is a frustrated student and exhausted parents. The problem lies in the executive function part of the brain.

That’s the part of the brain that helps your teen manage time and attention, stay focused and organized, remember details, and plan for the future. Understanding how the teen brain works, and having tools and techniques that support executive functioning can make all the difference.

Wouldn’t it be great if this year, your teen could…

  • Get her homework done on time
  • Keep his room, binder, and backpack organized
  • Start projects when they’re assigned, instead of at the last minute
  • Feel more relaxed and enjoy school?

If the answer to even one of these questions is “yes,” then you’re in the right place.

Optimal Performance for every brain

School problems like difficulty with organization, focus, and anxiety are the result of the tools you use, and how your brain functions. Both of these can be changed.

  • Over 40 years of research show that with the right feedback, your brain can learn to be more focused, more efficient, more clear.
  • The feedback comes from Neurofeedback, a kind of biofeedback that helps train mental fitness. Neurofeedback improves attention, working memory, long term memory, motivation, and mood.
  • And with the right simple-to-use tools, organization and time-management become much easier.


Imagine feeling focused and alert, doing your best work

Well-thought-out performance strategies, along with Neurofeedback can help your teen…

  • Reduce stress, so he feels energized and ready for school
  • Complete projects ahead of schedule (and panic-free)
  • Manage time efficiently, so she can spend more time doing what she loves
  • Sleep easily and restfully, and feel refreshed each morning

These changes happen naturally, without the use of medication
In fact, studies show that many people on medication at the beginning of neurofeedback treatment often reduce or stop by the time they are finished (with the support of their physician).

The best part is that benefits are lasting. Several studies have followed people for 2 years, and one study followed people for 10 years after neurofeedback is finished. The changes seem to last.

The immediate feedback Neurofeedback provides helps you learn newer, more successful patterns of brain activity. Research shows that as brain activity changes, symptoms disappear.

About Pat

The problem of ADHD and teens has always been close to my heart. As a counselor and former teacher, I’ve worked with hundreds of students who struggle with inattention and performance. With a combination of neurofeedback and organizational strategies, students started doing better. My clients learn to set goals and priorities, get organized, and stay relaxed.

Over 85% of my clients make significant improvements during the time we spend together.

Life is too short to keep on struggling, when you could be doing work you value and building relationships you love.

Will it work for me?

While I can’t guarantee it will work for everyone, Neurofeedback has a great track record.

  • One study of adult ADHD showed that Neurofeedback helped 83% of the participants make significant improvement in focus, attention, and performance. In addition…
  • Dozens of controlled studies show that neurofeedback consistently helps people learn more easily and perform better.
  • Neurofeedback is based on scientifically established principles (operant conditioning), and meets the highest level of evidence-based reporting according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles show evidence of it’s effectiveness. Studies show that neurofeedback is superior or equivalent to medication, and twice as effective as 6 other common treatments for ADHD. Click here for more detail.

Neurofeedback an easy, natural approach based on learning. If you’d like to know more…Check these frequently asked questions about neurofeedback.

If your students wants to improve organization, focus, test skills, or performance…
…contact me to schedule a no-cost 10-minute consultation, or just schedule an appointment.

  • Call 510.277.0456
  • Email
  • Text 510.684.2975.

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If you still have questions, you can click here to learn more about me.