Hello everyone. I’m Steve Kamph, and I’m a superb neurofeedback therapist. At a time when automated or inattentive health care is becoming the norm, it’s nice to work with a practitioner, not headphones or a grad student, who works with you throughout every session. That’s what I do, and I have achieved excellent results with very hard-to-treat cases.
I’m classically trained, with a board certification from BCIA. As well, my background as a chiropractor allows me to treat beyond the typical symptom-based methods, and instead, consider the neurophysiologic causes. The symptoms neurofeedback addresses are the result of neurons not firing in the correct speed distribution causing a lack of function, anxiety, or depression. When we correct how these neurons fire, symptoms leave, and function is restored. The pharmaceutical companies know this, and use drugs to alter the same speed distribution, but unlike neurofeedback which addresses specific neurons and becomes a permanent solution, drugs need to be taken continually, and these drugs affect the entire brain and body.
Not all neurofeedback is the same. I’ve developed an active method of training, based on updated classic theory, which trains the whole spectrum of the five main frequency bands we treat in neurofeedback. This allows me and you to treat and continually assess neural activity in real-time and under load anywhere in the cortex. In this method, the client is actually manipulating simultaneously the bar graphs which make up the entire EEG. This is quite different than the passive technique currently used which relies solely on the subconscious to realign two frequency bands at a time. Once seen, the benefits of this method become apparent.
With few exceptions, all of my clients work with me remotely after the initial assessment. You buy a Brainmaster neurofeedback system for about $2000 which allows us to see and train using FaceTime. It’s just as if I were sitting next to you, but with the added benefit of your being able to train on your own time between our 2X or 3X per week sessions. Training usually goes in the following order: First, is the assessment. Next, we correct abnormalities in the EEG distribution. Third, we train to the standard of the typical EEG throughout the brain. Fourth, we optimize for peak performance. Last is the weaning off period where sessions become more spread out to make sure the training is holding. Depending on the individual, this can take between 50-80 hour-long sessions over about a six month period which provides a sufficient number of sessions to wean off treatment, and make sure it’s holding. Sometimes, less extensive training is needed or desired, which can be done with fewer sessions.
I’m happy to answer questions. You can go to my website westcoastneurofeedback.com for information, or call me at 415 706-7447.
I wish you the best!