Helping children, adolescents, and adults, as individuals, couples, and families

Insurance and Medicare Accepted

Dr. William Babula

Psychologist

4 Indian Run Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

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Phone: 908-720-5090  

Fax: 908-832-7822

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By appointment only. Daytime,   evening, and Saturday sessions.

Neurofeedback

PTSD and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Depression

 Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive- Compulsive Behavior

ADHD

Child conduct problems and risk assessment for returning to school

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Neurofeedback

    Dr. Babula provides Neurofeedback training, which is a method to train the brain to self-regulate and change behaviors.  It has been used successfully to treat symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disoder (ADHD), sleep problems, depression, anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and substance abuse.

     Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback.  Both use instruments to provide information about what is happening in the body, hence the term feedback.  Neurofeedback measures electrical activity in the brain, while biofeedback measures electrical activity in other parts of the body, such as the heart and skin.

     Note that the instruments only pick up electrical information, just as an electrograph machine measures electricity in the heart.  These instruments do not send out any electricity and are therefore non-invasive, harmless, and painless. 

     In Neurofeedback, a small sensor is attached to the scalp and two sensors are attached to the ears with adhesive, easily removed after the session.  With the help of computer software, clients learn to increase brain waves to heighten attention, emotional regulation, and alertness and to decrease brain waves that promote hyperactivity, over-arousal, and inattention.

     Neurofeedback training sessions are usually 30 minutes, twice weekly, and total about 20 hours.  The length of treatment can vary according to the condition being treated and individual differences.  Results can begin to appear within the first 4 to 5 training sessions.