Minnesota Neurofeedback, Biofeedback Therapy Services
Founded by Peter Meilahn, MA, LPCC
Biofeedback, Neurofeedback Practitioner
Part of Franklin Family Services.
Offering biofeedback therapy and neurofeedback
sessions. Equipment is available for
sessions at home, work, or in schools.
Phone: (612) 772-9596
Online Neurotherapy, Guided by Brain Testing:
Clients who want to do therapy at home, or who cannot get to the office to see me, can do sound therapy that is guided by the brain testing or do home based biofeedback.
Clients can use sound rhythms that remind the brain of brain rhythms, and the brain mimics it like the way we mimic musical rhythms. This technique is well proven in research, and like neurofeedback it has nuances that require guidance to do it safely.
The results in research studies for professionally guided sound therapy are:
Improved focus and memory of 22% (on average in students and older adults). This correlates to increased impulse control. This helps children with ADHD and anxiety, and their memory is shown to increase by as much as 30% when using these same sounds.
There is a reduction in anxiety by 58% more than music, and 86% more than not doing anything for anxiety in hospital patients. This helps many types of anxiety, including panic attacks, and it helps people sleep better. This rhythm also heals depression.
Lowering chronic pain by 76%, and this was proven in controlled, published research. This also helps migraines and fibromyalgia.
I use questionnaires and brain tests that show areas of the brain that are struggling based on test results, and the sound therapy is chosen because it helps the brain function. Clients learn to increase these brain rhythms like they would with neurofeedback. It is proven to help like neurofeedback in studies at Duke University, The University of Virginia, California State University, and elsewhere.
It helps with the same conditions on the main page, but it is slower, and needs more practice. Clients meet with me over the phone, and we use online tests for brain testing.
Many insurances cover this service. When I meet with clients, we do mindfulness exercises, and they listen to the sound therapies when they are on their own. It allows people to do a lot more sessions on their own. It allows for less office visits. I ask that clients plan on 6-10 phone visits with me in order to get sufficient guidance. They can also continue to get guidance and continue with the brain testing we do.
People sign up through the same sign up link as other clients on the front page. Feel free to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651.347.8172.
Thank You, Peter Meilahn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Founder, The Minnesota Biofeedback Clinic
Clinical Teacher to Staff at The university of Minnesota Medical Center
Member, The Behavioral Health Provider Network, Fairview Health System
I have been a speaker for annual conferences held by:
The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented, The Learning Disability Association of Minnesota, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs
I have been a lecturer and teacher to clinicians from:
The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Hazelden, The Learning Disability Association of Minnesota, Park Niccolet's Melrose Center for eating disorders, A Chance to Grow, Passages- Malibu, and various county agencies for autism services.
The client adjusts what they are doing when different things come up, and we do counseling and coaching to identify and learn to strengthen abilities that the client already has. We also work on how to apply it in everyday life.
All this is guided by research, and it has been shown to be successful in hundreds of studies for many different conditions. You can see some of the results in the page about that is for results for the different treatments I use.
Commonly Requested Session & Insurance Facts:
I do one or two sessions per week. Research uses 2 sessions that are a half hour long. Doing 2 per week is faster but often difficult with schedules. I combine 2 sessions in one longer one for those that need one session per week.
I do neurofeedback with psychotherapy and it is accepted by most insurances. It is billed as a 90847 or 90834 code. And, it is billed under a larger organization my colleagues and I belong to name Franklin Family Services. It is a Certified Behavioral Health Clinic in the State of Minnesota, and is founded by Mary Joan Hasper, LP.
For most needs 50 sessions of neurotherapy are required, and some things like autism or extreme PTSD may require more. With sound entrainment or sound therapy some of these can be done at home. I request that I at least be involved in twelve sessions because in the first twenty sessions adjustments need to be made in most cases. Listening to the wrong thing too much can be harmful as much as increasing a brain rhythm with a sound int he right way can be helpful. Research on performance and learning shows that it takes people 50 hours to learn a new skill. You can read about this in the book "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." There is a lot of research in biofeedback and sound entrainment neurotherapy that is based on 30-40 sessions iand it does not get the same results as 50 hours of training.
Here are the practice hours including online, in school or home, and in office sessions:
Mondays: 9 am to 7 pm
Tuesdays: 9 am to 7 pm
Wednesdays: 8am to 5 pm
Thursdays: 8am to 3 pm
Fridays: 8 am to 3 pm
In the near future I will offer online scheduling where you can see my calendar openings and request a time. This is also where we will do required paperwork. For now I coordinate starting with me by phone and email.