Choose A Neurofeedback Provider
Who Offers Neurofeedback?
While neurofeedback is not yet widespread, luckily, a growing number of psychologists, therapists, marriage and family counselors, RN’s, neuropsychologists and doctors now offer it.
It’s also offered by non-health professionals or unlicensed providers, although most places have legalities in place to ensure neurofeedback is done by qualified technicians under appropriate supervision.
View our list of neurofeedback providers to choose a qualified neurofeedback practitioner in your area. View clinicians by state or country and contact each provider directly to ask questions.
Please let them know you found them on AboutNeurofeedback.com.
Finding Providers On The Web
Check out the credentials and experience of clinicians before you visit them, and ask as many questions as you can. No website can provide a guarantee of someone’s experience, training, knowledge, or skill at using neurofeedback.
Other sites may list neurofeedback providers. For example, some vendors list individuals who have purchased their hardware and have asked to be listed as providers. While some or many may be skilled clinicians, the lists do not assess competency.
Questions and Considerations
- Look carefully at credentials, experience, and training in neurofeedback.
- Be willing to ask specific questions about background. Some professionals act like you shouldn’t be quizzing them. Explain that you don’t know them, you don’t know anything about them, and you’d appreciate if they would tell you about themselves. If they are highly regarded, then they should be able to point to someone outside themselves or their staff who can confirm that.
- Find out where they got trained professionally. If the credentials sound unusual or you are unfamiliar with their graduate schools or licensure, write it down exactly. Then check them out on the internet. Many “advanced degrees” like Ph.D.’s are now mail-order purchased on the internet with minimal work, training, or education. Weed out the people with fake degrees.
- How much training do they have in neurofeedback? How many courses have they taken? How often do they take additional courses?
- Are they licensed or certified? If you want to get their license or certification number and the name of the licensing board, you can always call (or sometimes look on the internet) to verify they are still licensed. Note that just because they are licensed does not guarantee competence or knowledge. But it does mean that if there is a problem, there is a licensing or certification board you can report to.
- How long have they been doing neurofeedback? How many clients have they actually done neurofeedback with? Note: some clinicians who have only been doing neurofeedback for 6 months can be very good. They may do a lot of training, work with a mentor, or get supervision on difficult cases. Good professionals are upfront about their experience.
- How many people with your kind of situation have they dealt with?
- What other kinds of therapies and modalities do they practice?
- Can they provide references from clients? Many may not be able to share any names due to confidentiality laws and ethics board. However, it is possible for clients to sign a paper indicating that their name can be shared. Perhaps they have a client who has provided permission.