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Therapeutic Applications

I offer treatment for a broad range of disorders, problems, and human behavioral difficulties. We emphasize helping the whole person, not a collection of disorders. However, research and experience indicate that several specific types of problems corresponding to medical and psychological diagnoses can be effectively treated with the specialty treatments we offer. I also offer a variety of treatment approaches, including specialization in brainwave biofeedback (neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback). The alphabetical list indicates some areas I can provide help with, specifically with the use of neurofeedback. A much broader range of human problems can be successfully diagnosed in order to make referrals to other medical specialists. Additionally, there is a large body of literature that discusses the benefits of psychotherapy, including hypnotic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, therapeutic approaches that I also offer.

Note: This site includes results which have been obtained in a clinical setting, as well as controlled experimental designs. Please contact Dr. Greg Alter at (510) 545-6463 (MIND) (California Licensed Psychologist PSY7422) regarding specific considerations that may apply to your own use of biofeedback, neurofeedback or the other specialty treatments offered by AlterMedX Health Systems.

Addiction Epilepsy
Anxiety Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Attachment Disorder Learning Disabilities
Attention Deficit (ADD & ADHD) Migraine
Autism Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Autoimmune Dysfunction Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Chronic Pain Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sleep Disorders
Conduct Disorders Stroke
Depression Tourette's Syndrome
Eating Disorders Traumatic Brain Injury

Therapeutic applications also may be grouped in terms of the level of current evidence that indicates therapeutic benefit.  This list will be revised, based on both research findings the current clinical experience of other practitioners, and my own clinical experience with my patients. 

Evidence of effectiveness based on published research:

Addiction Learning Disabilities
Anxiety Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit (ADD & ADHD) Relaxation Training
Depression Sleep Disorders

Evidence of effectiveness based on clinical reports of effectiveness:

Attachment Disorder Eating Disorders
Autoimmune Dysfunction Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Tourette's Syndrome
Chronic Pain Traumatic Brain Injury
Borderline Personality Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder
Cognitive Decline in the Elderly Parkinson's Disease

Evidence of effectiveness based on experimental observations:

Autism Learning Disabilities
Conduct Disorders Migraine
Epilepsy Pre-menstrual syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Stroke and High Blood Pressure

 Overcome Limitations and Create Possibilities

Do you have trouble getting started, or, is hard to stop and move on to other activities? Is your memory not all you could hope for, or not what it used to be? Is school work, yours or your childs, just no pleasure, at all? How is your career on hold because of poorly understood personal limitations?  Do you wish for a way to do your best in any situation, to perform at your peak athletically or creatively? Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, and Neuroentrainment offer real hope to individuals seeking to overcome limitations, heal damage and perform at peak levels. 

Learn

The pressures of school and academic performance are greater than many students can tolerate. Homework takes hours. Tests create way too much anxiety.  Relationships with teachers, friends, and classmates suffer, as the number of activities and projects increase beyond one's endurance.  Could school be a better place? Do you want to help yourself or your child do better in school with less stress, fatigue, discouragement, frustration, and disappointment? To actually look forward to school, perhaps for the first time?

Work

The pressure of performing and competing on the job seem to define the experience of work for many of us.  Work becomes a world unto itself of immediate deadlines, multiple projects, and fear of layoffs.  Under these circumstances, is it a surprise that it is difficult or impossible to put in one's best effort and have it recognized on the job?

How can a person get perspective at the same time as one improves performance, enthusiastically pursues opportunities, and leaves the job looking forward to one's personal and family time?

Create and Perform

Training and practice are never enough, by themselves, when one aspires to the top level of performance. You must release the creativity, stamina, and ability that leads an athlete to break records, a visual artist to bring a creative moment into reality, or a musician to reach the heights of perfomance with their instrument.

You can develop these abilities to their peak, reducing errors and fatigue, and improving your chances of success in every creative and athletic endeavor.

Heal

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Addictions, Depression, Stroke, Epilepsy, Headache, and Chronic Pain all are reflected in disturbances of brainwaves.

When brainwaves change for the better, the diagnosed disorders improve or disappear entirely. Even more surprising, problems that had gone undiagnosed, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, also fade away.

The brain's power to heal itself, called "neuroplasticity" by neuroscientists, is really the most important point of the different forms of neurotherapy.

Additionally, in recent years, many health care providers have recognized that the mind/body duality is in fact a profound unity, and that human energetic systems, popularized by the use of acupuncture, acupressure, Tai Chi and Chi Gung movements, and Tapping, or Energy Consciousness Psychology, encompass both the brain and body.  Beyond the brain/body unity, healing encompasses Spiritual and Devine Energy, offering healing to all humans and to our planet, forces that remain mysterious that are none-the-less real.

Testing and Psychological Assessment Services

I provide both adult and child I.Q., Academic Achievement, Cognitive, and Emotional Function assessment using a variety of standardized tests. The tests used are compatible with the requirements of California school districts and are consistent with the needs of other professionals who may require psychological assessment. Additionally, I provide psychophysiological evaluations, including brainmaps based on quantitative EEG findings, to confirm and complement the cognitive evaluations and neuropsychological assessments. Comprehensive written reports are provided, as requested by the individual or family. I have been conducting psychological evaluations since 1981.

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