Phone Number

+1 (408) 583-5099

1101 S Winchester Blvd

Suite A-103, San Jose CA 95128


Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

To achieve our mission, we combine state-of-the-art neurofeedback brain training technology, brain health coaching, and hypnotherapy. 

Practice makes perfect. Brain science has shown that repetitive exercise of brain networks results in brain change. This is called neuroplasticity. Neurofeedback allows us to harness neuroplasticity to get to the root of our problems and actually reshape our brains.

Many brain issues are caused by irregular brainwaves. Neurofeedback works because it does not directly target any conditions and symptoms…It corrects irregular brainwaves and modifies patterns in the brain. This is achieved through multiple neurofeedback sessions, where the brain is re-trained into making normal patterns. The result is an improvement in brain regulation, which then impacts a variety of symptoms.

Absolutely! Neurofeedback is safe because it is non-invasive, requires no drugs and does not produce any radiation like a CT scan does. The goal of neurofeedback is to identify irregular brainwave patterns and make very subtle corrections. With multiple sessions, the brain will learn to self-regulate.

Neurofeedback has been around since the 1950’s. It is only in the last decade and with the advancement of computer technology that Neurofeedback has been able to move from laboratory research to a system that can be administered in an office setting.

The timing results will vary from person to person based on many factors including general health, exercise, stress, diet, length of time with the condition, the initial severity score given to each client before starting neurofeedback. Some report noticeable effect in the first few sessions. On average 20 or more sessions are needed for permanent results.  

Neurofeedback has been around for decades. To date there are thousands of studies, with more being published every day. The International Society of Neurofeedback and Research has a comprehensive bibliography on all the research related to neurofeedback for a variety of conditions.

Your doctor may not be aware of this specific type of biofeedback. Maintaining healthy skepticism about any new approach claiming these kinds of benefits across disorders is normal. Ask your doctor to review recent research on the effectiveness of Neurofeedback. Research is most readily available at ISNR and sites listed below:

A qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) is a screening tool that measures electrical activity in the form of brain wave patterns. It is sometimes referred to as "brain mapping." Brain waves are the rhythmic electrical impulses generated when the millions and millions of neurons inside your head communicate with each other. They can reveal important information about overall brain function including stress levels, thought patterns, and emotions. A qEEG can identify brain wave patterns that are associated with impulsivity, cognitive inflexibility, anxiety, and other symptoms.

A qEEG is an invaluable component of a comprehensive brain health evaluation. Brain mapping allows us to read the frequency of multiple areas across the brain. Much like a weather map that shows high and low temperatures, a brain wave map displays brain frequency and which areas of the brain may be over- or under-signaling, contributing to disruptive symptoms within the body.

After analyzing the findings of your brain mapping, we will provide customized neurofeedback training that is tailored to your individual results. Neurofeedback is a fun, interactive, non-invasive, medication-free therapeutic modality that helps you strengthen and retrain your brain to achieve a healthier, more focused state. In order to help balance and optimize your brain, neurofeedback uses advanced computer technology to assess your brain wave activity in real time.

Counseling Questions

Counseling, psychotherapy, and therapy are terms used in the mental health profession to describe the process therapists use to help you feel better.

At Brain Mind Wellness, we truly believe in the body-mind-brain connection. Neurofeedback, counseling, and hypnotherapy each offer unique ways to influence symptoms and mind-body-brain interactions. In some areas, counseling/therapy is crucial for improving your mental health. In some areas, hypnosis has excellent research validation. In other situations, neurofeedback has far more research support. After your initial consultation, and based on your conditions and expectations, together we will formulate a plan customized just for you to reach the best outcome.

Therapy takes a different amount of time for everyone depending on your needs. We will work together to determine your goals.

We provide a Super Bill (invoice) for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Initial 20 minutes phone consultation is free of charge.

50-minute session - $180

When an upset is experienced, it can become locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. This upset is stored in the brain (and also the body) in an isolated memory network preventing learning from taking place. Old material just keeps getting triggered over & over again and you end up feeling “stuck” emotionally. In another part of your brain, in a separate network, is most of the information you need to resolve the upset. It’s just prevented from linking up to the old stuff. Once processing starts with EMDR, the two networks can link up. New information can then come to mind to resolve the old problems.

When compared to other methods of therapy (psychoanalysis, cognitive, behavioral, etc), EMDR has been rated as far more effective by mental health professionals. Clients experience emotional healing at an accelerated rate. If we use the metaphor of driving a car through a tunnel to get to the other side, (where the tunnel represents the journey of healing and the other side of the tunnel represents the healed state), EMDR is like driving your car through the tunnel at very high speeds. Because of this accelerated processing, you should notice improvement within each session.

EMDR therapy is most commonly used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.

What's unique about your approach?

At Brain Mind Wellness, we truly believe in the body-mind-brain connection. Neurofeedback/Biofeedback and counseling each offer unique ways to influence symptoms and mind-body-brain interactions. In some areas, counseling/therapy are crucial for improving your mental health.  In other situations, neurofeedback is a better choice. After your initial consultation, and based on your conditions and expectations, together we will formulate a plan customized just for you to reach the best outcome. 

At Brain Mind Wellness, we help you FEEL better and BE better. Make an appointment and see what a comprehensive brain health evaluation can do for you! and