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Brain Science and Mental Health

Mental health counseling is a brain-based practice.  Or at least it should be.  Shouldn’t we be looking at the organ we’re treating?  Researchers have established human behaviors and emotions as based in brain functioning (Beeson & Field, 2017).  Because of advancements in technology, mental…

Neurofeedback

One service offered at Northwest Counseling Center is Neurofeedback, which is a form of training allowing the client to create lasting changes in the brain.  In this video, featured on CNN, Linda Ciampa discusses the use of Neurofeedback for ADHD rather than medication. http://

How EMDR Changes Lives

Adam Cayton-Holland is a comedian that shared his personal experience with trauma in the article “The Best Drug I’ve Ever Taken Wasn’t Even a Drug. It Was EMDR Therapy” (Cayton-Holland, 2018).  As a young man, Adam experience the traumatic loss of his little sister…

Being Mindful

It is easy to get caught up the busyness of everyday life.  With the various responsibilities, a moment of quiet may be difficult to achieve.  This chaotic and rushed mindset decreases a person’s awareness of the here-and-now.  Mindfulness is a practice by which an…

Being Mindful

It is easy to get caught up the busyness of everyday life.  With the various responsibilities, a moment of quiet may be difficult to achieve.  This chaotic and rushed mindset decreases a person’s awareness of the here-and-now.  Mindfulness is a practice by which an…

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