Practice in Clinical & Health Psychology
Treatment Methods

 

 

Dr. Mueller is expert in cognitive, behavioural, and schema-based psychotherapies. These are well-researched therapies that have been clinically demonstrated as effective in the treatment of many different psychological and psychosocial problems. GOTO: Psychotherapies

Dr. Mueller is expert in the application of various peripheral biofeedback modalities to the treatment of psychophysiological disorders in which autonomic nervous system imbalance or dysfunction plays a primary or important role. Autonomic nervous system dysfunction or imbalance plays an important underlying or maintenance role in many chronic illnesses and conditions including most stress-related conditions. GOTO: Biofeedback Therapies  Dr. Mueller is also experienced in the application of sEMG biofeedback to neuromuscular problems.

Dr. Mueller is expert in the application of seven types of neurotherapy that focus on improving brain function— i.e., EEG biofeedback (EEG-BFK), EEG-Driven Stimulation (EDS), Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE), Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS), Near Infrared Hemoencephalography (nirHEG), and BAUD therapy. These therapies have application to the treatment of brain-based disorders or problems, as well as to the enhancement of peak performance. GOTO: EEG Neurotherapies   GOTO: nirHEG     GOTO: tDCS   GOTO: BAUD Therapy

Treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs and response and may include one or more of the basic modalities of psychotherapy, biofeedback or neurotherapy. The chart below lists different conditions that are amenable to treatment by means of one or more of these modalities…

Psychotherapy

Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders
Cardiovascular Disease Management
Chronic Pain Management
Depression
Diabetes Management
Insomnia and other problems with sleep
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Stress Management
Weight Loss and Management

Biofeedback

Asthma
Autonomic Nervous System Imbalance
Chronic Muscle Tension
Chronic Pain Management
Diabetes, Glucose Intolerance
Knee Pain (Patella-Femoral Syndrome)
Heart Arrhythmias
Hypertension/Hypotension
Insomnia and other sleep problems
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Migraine Headache
Panic Attacks
Pain Management
Reynaud’s Syndrome/Phenomenon
Stress-Related Health Problems
Tension Headache

EEG Neurotherapy

Alcohol & Other Substance Abuse/Addictions
Anxiety Disorders
Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Brain Injury
Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Pain
Cognitive Dysfunction
Concussion Syndrome

Depression
Fibromyalgia
Learning Problems
Low Mental Energy
Obsessive Thinking/Worrying
Peak Performance
Posttraumatic Stress Disorders
Seizure Disorders
Sleep Disorders

QEEG Brain Mapping & Neurometric Analysis

 

QEEG, or Quantitative Electroencephalography, [sometimes referred to as brain mapping] is the mathematical and statistical analysis of the brain's electrical activity. Carefully edited EEG data is processed through special EEG databases to compare the individual's brain function to samples of people of the same sex and similar age without illness or pathology or, in some cases, to samples of individuals with specific diagnoses. This "neurometric" comparison helps to identify areas of the brain that are producing abnormalities in terms of amounts and types of electrical activity, coherence (essentially connectivity between sites), and phase-lag (speed of information between sites).

Brain mapping typically reveals patterns of excesses or deficiencies in brain wave frequencies that are characteristic for certain disorders. Problems with connectivity between sites in the brain may be the key issue in epilepsy and learning disabilities. Medications typically do not change these underlying problems, leaving you to suffer with reoccuring or chronic symptoms.

The QEEG can assist in differentiating between persons with ADHD, learning disability, depression, head injuries, and seizure disorders. Learning disabled populations have slower patterns of brain activity with excess delta frequencies (1-4 Hz) over the central and parietal lobes. Low blood perfusion in the frontal areas in ADD/ADHD shows as an idling frequency of alpha (8-12 Hz) and/or theta (4-8 Hz). The QEEG can differentiate between the different forms of ADD/ADHD, each of which respond to different therapies.

 

Click on the links below to go to pages giving more information on the various types of therapies offered by Dr. Mueller as well as QEEG assessment...

 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Group for Chronic Pain

Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy

Peripheral Biofeedback

QEEG Assessment/Brain Mapping

EEG Neurofeedback

EEG-Driven Stimulation (EDS)

Audiovisual Entrainment (AVE)

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)

Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Near Infrared Hemoencephalographic Neurofeedback (nirHEG)