What’s New at Peak Neurotherapy?

Peak Neurotherapy is now a certified provider of Cogmed Working Memory Training®. This program can be done from home and is a computer-based training for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. Weak working memory is experienced as attention problems and causes poor academic and professional performance, affecting several large groups: children and adults with attention deficits or learning disorders, victims of brain injury or stroke, and adults experiencing information overload or the natural effects of aging. By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, and start and finish tasks. Cogmed is based on peer-reviewed, published research by leading scientists. Click on the link to cogmed.com for further information, and mycogmed.com to try demonstration programs.

Call 207.807.9210 or email for further information, including pricing.

Peak Neurotherapy is the counseling practice of Eric Heintz, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor), and BCN (Board Certified Neurofeedback). Eric has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents around the issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress management, and substance abuse. Eric’s counseling work is grounded in the principles of mindfulness, and utilizes meditation, cognitive behavioral strategies and biofeedback techniques. His approach to psychotherapy is practical: by addressing our patterns of thought and behavior we can impact how we think, react and feel. Even small changes in these daily habits can improve wellness and bring clarity to concerns, goals, and ideas for more creative, sustainable approaches to living. He serves clients in Portland and Westbrook, Maine, and the Greater Portland, Maine areas. The following insurances are accepted for counseling services: Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, United Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Maine Community Health Options.

What is EEG Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback has been reported to be effective in treating a number of conditions which appear to be associated with irregular brain activity—anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, certain sleep disorders, seizure disorders, and behavioral issues, among others. Case studies have also indicated effectiveness in dealing with migraine headaches and other stress-induced problems, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, addictions, and learning and developmental disorders.

EEG neurofeedback is essentially exercise for the brain, an advanced form of biofeedback in which sensors are placed on the scalp, and the client learns to train his/her brainwaves in order to strengthen healthy patterns. Feedback comes in the form of sounds and images from a computer screen. Our brain learns to recognize these signals as rewards and to repeat what is being rewarded—the emergence of healthier brainwave patterns. And since brainwaves influence behavior, sensation, and emotion, training helps the client reduce stress, improve concentration and strengthen performance. Most beneficially, after a sufficient number of sessions the brain holds onto the gains it has made, and tends to sustain them long-term. EEG neurofeedback is a gentle, supportive way of working with the source of our emotions and perceptions—the brain. Eric is certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)

Neurofeedback can also be used to optimize health and performance.