The LENS, or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, is a unique and effective form of neurotherapy that facilitates changes in people of all ages with a wide variety of presenting issues. As a result, it has the capacity to address numerous symptoms and deficits. It is remarkably effective, and over 85% of people who have used the LENS have benefited significantly from it. Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and are lasting.
How does it work?
Unlike LENS sessions, traditional neurofeedback sessions (1) require conscious effort and attention to stimuli by the client, (2) sessions last 45-60 minutes each, and (3) results are typically attained over 40 or more sessions.
On the other hand, LENS does not require any focused attention, and the person does not need to do anything specific during the session. The sessions themselves last between a few seconds and a few minutes. Initial results are typically seen in 1-4 sessions, with the average number of sessions per client of 11. This makes LENS an excellent option for all individuals, including those who are unable to attend for lengthy periods of time and/or who are unable to understand instructions.
What can I expect?
It may be utilized as the primary treatment approach, or as an adjunct to other therapies. Patients across the lifespan, from young children to older adults, have benefited from LENS.
Through our 30 years of experience with the LENS, we have reached the point of having very high expectations for success in its’ application. When such success is not forthcoming, or if the gains cannot hold, then there is usually a reason for that which needs to be pursued. In the normal course of events, neurofeedback may be helpful for most people. That is to say, nearly everyone should make gains that they themselves would judge to be worthwhile. Our brains are made for learning and skill-acquisition.
What makes LENS different from other forms of neurofeedback? Each client’s EEG signals are unique to them and constantly changing. The LENS measures these ever changing signals of the client, and matches the feedback to the client’s own physiological (neurological) fingerprint.
We follow the recommended fees set forth by the Psychologists' Association of Alberta.
- Sessions are billed at 200/hr and are billed in 15 minute increments
- LENS sessions are typically 15-30 minutes
- EEGR is typically 30 minutes
Billing may also occur in 10 minute increments for services done outside the therapy hour such as phone calls, writing letters, etc., letters and will be charged based on the hourly rate of the therapist for the service rendered. Sessions are billed based on the actual time, not the estimated time.