LOS ANGELES NEUROFEEDBACK CENTER
For you or your loved one seeking depression treatment, depression self-help, or natural depression help, the LANC experience can be a time-efficient, painless, enduring solution. There is a crucial difference between feeling depressed and having Depression. Feeling depressed over a sad event, such as losing a job or the death of a loved one, is human and temporary. When a person feels depressed for a long period of time without obvious reasons, that is indicative of Depression.
In other words, the negative thoughts and feelings are not the product of the environment or specific events. Rather, the physical brain suffers from measurable electrochemical differences, which are the origin of negative thoughts. The effects of these negative thoughts can range from periods of profound despair and the inability to pursue even the simplest of activities to chronic, low-level feelings of sadness and dissatisfaction.
Because of the effectiveness of the technology, LANC offers a special first appointment rate! This initial intake session costs only $89.00 at our West LA and South Bay offices, and is the first step towards a happier, more effective you.
DEPRESSION TREATMENT PLANS & DEPRESSION CURE
Traditional help for depression may require years of assistance–with mixed efficacy. Medications can help provide some people relief but may produce severe side effects that negatively affect quality of life. It can take months or even years to find the best medication combination for an individual. If the decision is made to change or discontinue medication, it can take months to wean off (quitting “cold-turkey” can be quite risky).
Psychotherapy, with or without medication, can help clients on their journey to “rewire” their brain through conscious effort. However, this process of depression treatment is by necessity slow, with inevitable setbacks and false starts. Lifestyle changes may also help, but real, long-term change requires a level of commitment and action that Depression may make difficult or impossible. Depression at either end of the spectrum can be not just unpleasant but debilitating to the point of being a recognized disability under Americans with Disabilities Act.
DEPRESSION & NEURAL GROOVES
For a person with Depression, the brain responds to particular stimuli by automatically generating dark or negative thoughts. Each time this negative response happens, the brain re-affirms the neural grooves making this connection. Overtime, the repetition of the response becomes effortless and deeply grooved. DNFB addresses this stuck patterning by using an EEG and software to customize a microcurrent signal directly to the client’s brain.
In the case of depression, this means the brain creates pathways that move away from reflexively following typical depressive thoughts and feelings towards more positive, active ones, circumventing the effects of the electrochemical imbalance. Of course, one can still feel depressed on occasion, but that feeling would be a temporary, human depressed state that arose out of actual events.
“The Los Angeles Neurofeedback center has some of the most courteous and professional people I've ever encountered. They truly care about you and want to see you living life to the fullest again whether you've been set back by anxiety, depression, or another cause."
– C. PITTARD, LOS ANGELES CLIENT
COMPARING LANC TO DEPRESSION TREATMENT
One of the biggest advantages of DNFB compared to depression treatment is that you or your loved one do not need to do anything but sit back, relax, and allow the machine and NeuroCoach to do their work. The gentle micro-signal of DNFB, directly signals the brain to organically reset itself and use the body’s innate wisdom to find the more efficient, positive neural pathways in as little as 20-30 minutes. The DNFB protocol can be completed as quickly as 6 weeks, at which point LANC recommends returning only for tune-ups.
If you are pursuing psychotherapy as well as DNFB, you may find that you are able to “get out of your own way” and make progress more quickly. A LANC client describes DNFB as clearing a path through a dark forest. When the client was only using psychotherapy for depression treatment, she felt someone was in the forest with her, yet it was still very dark. Working with a NeuroCoach can help a depressed client acknowledge their progress.
Whether you have a depression diagnosis or are looking for depression self-help, NeuroCoaches customize packages according to you or your loved one’s needs. With nearly a decade in the field, LANC’s mission remains to provide relief to you and yours who seek treatment for depression.
EXPERIENCE & EXPECTATIONS USING DIRECT NEUROFEEDBACK
In cases of “mild” depression or dysthymia, positive results can often be seen as early as the first few sessions. It is not uncommon for a client to experience a feeling of lightness and relaxation in the very first session. While this effect is temporary, follow-up sessions encourage the brain to develop and access the new pathways it has discovered until they become “permanent.” LANC loves hearing our clients say “I feel like me again.”
As these sessions only last about 30 minutes and are usually done twice a week for the first three weeks, improvement may be seen quickly–especially when compared to medication and/or psychotherapy. Severe depression may require more time but is equally influenceable. In cases of Depression treatment, the early improvement can be difficult for some clients to perceive as they may be used to experiencing inputs through the filter of Depression. In these cases, improvement can often be recognized by others.
“The Los Angeles Neurofeedback Center was very helpful for my peace of mind and happiness. They genuinely care and help you above and beyond. Highly recommended!"
– D. SONGHORIAN, LOS ANGELES CLIENT
LOS ANGELES NEUROFEEDBACK CENTER TEAM
WEST LA OFFICE
12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, LA, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 705-3031
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
2329 Oak Park Ln., #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 322-4375
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday – Monday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
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