A 13-year-old Hispanic male who was diagnosed with severe autism and ADHD was hardly able to function. When we first started seeing him, he was almost completely non-verbal and his mother reported that he has a vocabulary of about 5 words. He began neurofeedback training and psychotherapy. The therapy focused on family interactions and behavior modification, as this client was nonverbal and was exhibiting aggressive and violent behavior as well as difficulty controlling his emotions. He began to improve with treatment and began to be more effective at regulating his emotions and became less violent and had fewer episodes of angry outbursts. An unexpected outcome of the neurofeedback was that he began to speak more, and by the end of treatment, his vocabulary increased to hundreds of words and he was able to speak and communicate much more effectively than ever before. This was a significant improvement from his five word vocabulary when we started seeing him.
A 25-year-old caucasian male who was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in his childhood and has been diagnosed with major depression and general anxiety disorder. He had a history of excessive anxiety that has significantly interfered with his functioning. The anxiety had led him to avoid most situations and thus be underdeveloped and have few abilities of independent living. He was unable to complete tasks and follow through with responsibilities consistently. This lead to several job loses after only a short period even with the support of vocational rehabilitation programs. This client started therapy several years ago and made some progress but the change was very slow. He began neurofeedback training and very quickly his progress began to accelerate. He became more able to focus and manage his anxiety. He was able to increase his responsibility and his ability to complete tasks. He was able to get a job without the support of vocational rehabilitation and has now successfully kept his job for over a year.
A 21-year-old African American male was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in his childhood and was diagnosed with PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder. He had a history of excessive anxiety and PTSD reactions from trauma caused by witnessing severe domestic violence between his mother and her partner in his teen years. This anxiety significantly interfered with his functioning and he was not able to function as a normal 21-year-old due to his excessive fears and anxiety. The anxiety had led him to avoid most situations and thus be underdeveloped with only minimal independent living skills. He was unable to complete tasks and follow through with responsibilities consistently. This led to conflict with his mother and depression. He failed his proficiency exam and was unable to obtain his high school diploma. Client started therapy several years ago and made some progress but the change was very slow. After he started neurofeedback training, he quickly became more able to focus and manage his anxiety. He was able to increase his responsibility and his ability to complete tasks. He passed his proficiency exam and obtained his high school diploma. He was able to obtain a driver's licence and is now driving independently and is even attending college classes.
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Alta Wellness Center's mission is to help children and teens overcome life's obstacles and strengthen their relationships with their family and friends. Our goal is to provide children and teens with the knowledge and tools to lead a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.