NeuroGrove takes a holistic, evidence-based approach to mental health by incorporating the wisdom of psychology, neuroscience, western medicine, eastern medicine, somatics, and nutrition to develop more comprehensive and effective approaches to healing. We believe in treating the whole person because we understand that people are not just “floating heads” nor “headless bodies” but rather mind-body-spirit ecosystems.
Countless feedback loops exist between the nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, immune, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems, and all of these impact our cognitive and emotional wellbeing. Accordingly, we have found the most effective, efficient, and lasting treatment approaches for resolving mental health challenges involve finding the underlying roots of an issue (as opposed to simply treating the symptoms) and addressing them from various angles. We also believe wholeheartedly in a people’s innate ability to heal themselves provided the right tools, environment, support, and resources.
The neurogrove approach
At NeuroGrove, we utilize a combination of evidence-based therapeutic and coaching approaches to help you process emotions, memories, and challenges that arise and succeed in achieving the goals you set. This combination is designed uniquely for you in accordance with your specific needs, goals, and desires.
Common psychotherapeutic approaches incorporated into our integrative neurotherapy process include mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed CBT (tf-CBT), heart-centered hypnotherapy, EMDR, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), somatic/movement therapies, art therapy, motivational interviewing, and wellness coaching. Having this variety of tools in our toolbox allow us to customize every session to what will serve our clients best at each part of their process.
All of this is integrated with your brain assessment, neurofeedback, and biofeedback, which will help guide our treatment and optimize your brain and nervous system for these other interventions. We have found that the use of these interventions allows people to better self-regulate and be able to tolerate the processing of emotional and traumatic memories. In fact, a well-known author named Sebern Fisher, likened psychotherapy without neurofeedback to doing surgery without anesthesia! That said, we will also only go as deep into this as you are ready to go. If you do not desire to share about your experiences, or if you already have a psychotherapist you are doing this with, we can still do a lot to resolve the underlying roots of that trauma or imbalance in your brain.
Furthermore, the use of neurotherapy in conjunction with psychotherapy can significantly enhance the effectiveness of the psychotherapy approaches. For example, improving the functioning of particular brain regions, such as the prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex, can improve one’s ability to make necessary changes in their thinking and behavioral patterns, which is a necessary part of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Additionally, calming overactive regions related to mood and anxiety can help clients achieve greater benefit from mindfulness-based approaches. Moreover, improving the functioning of regions related to rational thinking, emotional regulation, motivation, and goal achievement can set clients up to succeed in whatever path they choose for their healing.