Are addictions hereditary or genetic

Is Addiction Hereditary Or Considered A Genetic Disorder?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 25, 2023

As a counselor, I have had the privilege of working with many individuals who struggle with a substance use problem such as drug abuse and alcoholism. Addiction is a complex and multifaceted issue that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. Addiction is considered to have a genetic component, but it is not…

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How To Prepare For A Couples Counseling Session: 17 Tips

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 20, 2023

Couples counseling can be a great step towards improving your relationship, but it’s important to come into the first appointment with an open mind and heart. If you have thought about seeking out professional help for your relationship, there are some simple things you can do beforehand that will get you off on the right…

Can neurofeedback therapy help with depression?

Can Neurofeedback Treatment Help With Depression?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 19, 2023

Clinical depression is a prevalent mental health disorder affecting millions of people worldwide, with a range of symptoms that can significantly impact a person’s daily activities. It can be caused by a biological predisposition or a traumatic life event. Depression symptoms can include low self-esteem, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, sadness, and loss of interest. Major depressive…

Addiction is a family disease.

Addiction Is A Family Disease: Here’s How Recovery Can Help

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 11, 2023

Addiction is often thought of as an individual problem, but it can also have a major impact on families. In fact, some experts believe that addiction along with mental health disorders is a family disease. What does addiction is a family disease mean? – It means that when someone in a family has an addiction,…

What is neurotherapy treating?

An Overview: What Does Neurotherapy Treat?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | February 13, 2023

Neurotherapy is a therapeutic technique that we’ve found to be especially useful in treating our clients with certain conditions, like depression, anxiety, and sleep issues. It works by balancing the brain’s electrical activity with its own natural frequencies. Since neurotherapy doesn’t come with the same side effects as other treatments (such as medication), I have…

neurofeedback therapy for ocd

Neurofeedback For OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | February 1, 2023

If you suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you know how difficult it can be to manage your anxiety, repetitive behaviors, aggression, etc., and live a normal life. You may have tried medication and therapy, but nothing seems to help. Neurofeedback is a new treatment that is showing promise for people with OCD. This treatment…

comparing biofeedback to neurofeedback

Biofeedback Vs. Neurofeedback: What Is The Difference Between Them

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | January 26, 2023

I often get asked by my patients, “What’s the difference between biofeedback and neurofeedback?” It’s a great question, and one that deserves an answer. Here at Transformation Counseling & Neurotherapy we don’t offer biofeedback but we certainly know about it and can refer you to a biofeedback clinic. It is, however, important to know the…

Neurofeedback therapy for adults with ADHD

Neurofeedback For The Treatment Of Adult ADHD: Does It Work?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | January 18, 2023

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious mental health condition that can have far-reaching implications in adulthood. Left unchecked, it can disrupt every aspect of life – from romantic relationships to jobs and coping with life’s ups and downs. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Adult ADHD, you may be thinking “Isn’t this a…

Patient receiving neurofeedback therapy

What Is Neurotherapy And Neurofeedback?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | January 16, 2023

How Brain Therapy Helps Neurotherapy, also known as neurofeedback (NFB) or electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, is a type of therapy that uses electrical brainwave activity to help people learn to control their thoughts and behavior. It’s literally a type of biofeedback for the brain. Neurofeedback is based on operant conditioning, a type of training that involves…