NEUROFEEDBACK Training IN PORTLAND OREGON
Looking for Neurofeedback in Oregon? Or live far away from a neurofeedback center in Washington State? Consider renting a NeurOptimal trainer.
This advanced neurofeedback machine provides the exact same training as any neurofeedback clinic using the NeurOptimal 3.0 trainer. It's effective and safe neurofeedback while keeping the costs as low as possible.
Review pricing and best training options below. Portland residents receive free shipment. Happy to match any price.
How much does neurofeedback cost?
The cost for a neurofeedback at home system range from $600 to $900 for one month. Depending on what plan, cost per session can be as low as $40. The same system is also available for purchase.
Every neurofeedback rental unit comes with everything you need to start brain training at home. All equipment, EEG sensors and including paste and a printed step-by-step guide.
How it works:
Rent for a month at a time and extend as long as you wish! Minimum rental period is one month (30 days). Sessions rollover from month to month and one can upgrade or downgrade your plans as you go along.
Neurofeedback Cost & Rental Plans
$600*/m Personal Plan (includes 10 sessions, additional session is billed separately upon return for $25)
$800*/m Family Plan (includes 20 sessions, additional session is billed separately upon return for $25)
$900*/m Unlimited Plan (unlimited sessions for up to 6 people)
* Sales Tax applies for residents in NY, CO & CA. Shipping Cost is not included and billed separately at a flat-rate of $75 within U.S. (including return shipment) and $100 (one-way) to Canada.
Portland residents receive free shipment!
Happy to match any price!
Limited systems available. We currently have only a few left for the West-Coast area.
How do I start renting?
Fill out the form to the right to request a rental today and follow the next steps!
Latest Neurofeedback Reviews from Our Rental Clients
We had a great rental experience being able to speak with a trainer personally and communicate so quickly was very nice. All of us benefited from the training sessions, so thanks again!
– Erica in Portland, Oregon (Rented a Home System for the family of four, Unlimited Plan, for three months)
The neurofeedback training with NeurOptimal home trainer has been doing wonders for myself and my 11-year old son. I've been doing the sessions every other day on him and have noticed he is much more alert, confident and calm. I'm seeing little things that have changed in such a short period. I too have benefitted from the sessions; feeling really good, calm, nothing really gets to me.... So amazing. I will rent again in 6 months or so. I'm so grateful!
– Michael, Washington State. Rented the Family Plan for two months
Meet Your Rental Manager & NeurOptimal Trainer
Sara has been renting out NeurOptimal systems since 2014 to residents on the West-Coast area (California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia). Want to talk to her about your training options? Fill out the form to the right to schedule a 15 min. free phone consultation.
NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, safe method for restoring serenity, confidence and wellness back into your life.
Neurofeedback is a form of brain training using EEG sensors to measure brainwave activity. Feedback is given to the individual when the brainwaves change to allow resetting mental and emotional patterns.
Neurofeedback vs Biofeedback
Neurofeedback devices were developed out of the discoveries from biofeedback that an individual can gain some control over involuntary functions to improve the body’s functioning and health. An example of biofeedback training is tracking your heart rate and then by breathing deeply lowering your heart rate.
With the development of neurofeedback, neuroscientists discovered that measuring and tracking the brain’s electrical activity, or brainwaves, was meaningful to help identify unhealthy brain activity and feedback about those patterns could be used to improve the brain’s performance.
Mental and emotional experiences are created through the brain’s use of neurochemicals and electrical impulses or brainwaves. When an individual performs tasks those tasks are reflected in brainwave activity and they can be seen if the individual has EEG sensors attached to the head. For example, when an individual is performing a mental task such as problem solving, Beta brain waves are dominant. When falling asleep the slower Theta waves take over.
If the brain doesn’t produce the correct brain wave activity to accomplish the task it can be seen through tracking the brainwaves. For example, struggling to focus when trying to do school work worrying when it’s time to fall asleep, are signs that the brain is stuck in habitual patterns and not in alignment with current needs.
Only recently has the speed of computing technology reached a level that neurofeedback devices could be created because the brain performed functions much faster than computers could track. Now, as there is hardware that can run at the speed of the brain, its activities can be effectively tracked.
Benefits and Results of Neurofeedback
With neurofeedback sessions the individuals learn to reset those negative patterns, allowing them to better manage sleep, emotional regulation and improve cognitive fitness, such as focus and concentration.
Neurofeedback Results in Children
In children, the results are primarily noticed in parents and teachers, although older kids with greater self-awareness do report noticing specific changes or they report liking neurofeedback but can’t specifically say why.
The benefits of neurofeedback for children include:
- Less fighting with siblings
- Better able to focus on school work
- Feeling less fearful
- Managing sleep and bed wetting
- Worrying less
The benefits for adults include:
- Sleep management
- School / academic performance
- Executive functioning
- Emotional fitness and resiliency
- Mental fitness for anti-aging
- Stress management
Why We Chose the NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Device
In 2011, after 10 months of research, we decided on the NeurOptimal device because it met our needs to provide effective and safe neurofeedback while keeping the costs as low as possible.
The NeurOptimal system is a second generation neurofeedback. In the first generation, the skilled trainer would set protocols from a brain map taken of the client’s brain waves. The trainer sets protocols to encourage the brain to change its brainwave patterns to match those of a ‘normal’ brain. While effective, it has limitations such as not using real-time data about the brainwaves but relying on information from a brain map taken sometimes months before training sessions. Potential for creating side effects from over or under training was possible. It also proves difficult because it required guessing which maladaptive patterns to prioritize.
With the second generation NeurOptimal system, the advancements in computing power allowed the design of the system to shift, to be synchronized with how the brain optimizes its own performance. The software now uses real-time data from the brain to provide feedback, which is much more precise and valuable than using a QEEG or brain map that was taken months ago. The design is now fully automated and allows the individual’s brain to be the expert deciding how to use the information rather than an expert trainer setting protocols to force change. Thus allowing change to happen organically and minimizing unwanted effects.
Being fully automated and not requiring protocols to be set makes the home neurofeedback device a reality. This shift dramatically reduced the cost and made it easier for multiple family members to train.
Is neurofeedback covered by insurance?
Individual health insurance companies determine what is covered and it varies policy to policy. Reach out to your insurance to inquire. The cost of renting a home neurofeedback device is approximately the same price as many co-pays, approximately $40/session.
Can neurofeedback be harmful?
The NeurOptimal neurofeedback system is not harmful. The FDA has approved it as a General Wellness Device, which means it is safe for consumers to use without the oversight of a healthcare provider.
What are the side effects of neurofeedback?
The NeurOptimal system has a non-invasive design. It does not force changes in brainwave patterns but rather works by giving the brain the millisecond-by-millisecond feedback about its maladaptive patterns so the individual brain can utilize the information to improve its own functioning.
An analog for the feedback process is seeing your reflection in a mirror. If you see your head is tilted you'll most likely automatically straighten it. NeurOptimal alerts the brain that it is doing something and each brain will decide how to use the information it is presented with, in order to optimize its own functioning.
The most common effect after a neurofeedback session is that clients report feeling calmer and relaxed. When clients have poor sleep hygiene and are exhausted they will often report feeling tired at the end of the session. This shift is a result of increased awareness and the client shifting out of a stress response. We coach these clients to pay attention to this shift as a communication of the need for more sleep.
Where Can I Buy A Neurofeedback Machine?
Neurofeedback Equipment For Sale
The NeurOptimal® neurofeedback equipment was invented by neuropsychologists and clinical psychologist team. NeurOptimal 3.0 is the only fully-automated dynamical neurofeedback device.
The design goal was to create a system that used precisely timed feedback to interact with the brain’s organic ability to optimize its functioning, thus allowing it to be used safely and effectively at home. In 2018 the FDA recognized the NeurOptimal system as a General Wellness Device. This designation confirms it as safe and appropriate for home use and with children.
The NeurOptimal system is for sale to both professionals and individual customers. The two products are a Professional unit and a Personal home neurofeedback system.
Financing is available for both systems.
Many decide to purchase a device for cost-savings. The price per session is as low as $40/session for the Personal unit and even lower for the unlimited-use system. Unlike with other neurofeedback systems, customers own their equipment outright and there are no obligatory on-going membership fees.
Customers receive 6 months of free technical support, can join an online community to interact with trainers, and others using NeurOptimal at home.
NeurOptimal 3.0 features:
- Portable device fits neatly in a computer bag
- Everything is included.
- Easy to use.
- Same technology in Professional and Personal NeurOptimal systems
- With a single click, you can add names, start a session, change the music
- New Touchscreen Interface
- Larger set of 20 brainwave frequency targets (previously 16)
- Including high Hertz frequencies, up to 63 Hz
- Only neurofeedback system with an automatic de-noising filter that ignores environmental electrical activity and focuses only on the brain’s electrical activity.
- Session Pause, allowing you to resume from where you left off
If interested in buying a unit, talk to Advanced NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Trainer Natalie Baker. Click here to learn more