What Makes iAmClinic Different
Minority Led & Inclusion Focused
Our organization strives to create a diverse and equitable environment for all.
50+ Years of Cumulative Experience
We continue to provide ongoing training and certifications together as a team.
The LGBTQIA+ Is Our Community
We are a proud, queer-led business, and active advocates for our LGBTQIA+ community.
Compassionate Care W/ Cutting Edge Technology
We Only Have Enough Space For A Handful Of Patients
Call Now To See If Neurofeedback Is A Good Fit For You
Trained Team With 20+ Years of Experience in Mental Health
Unleash your best life with the safest, drug-free option known to modern psychotherapy. We understand you may have questions, and we are here to answer those and find the best option for you. Call us with questions or inquiries into this exciting offering.
Certifications & Credentials
MEET YOUR LICENSED THERAPIST
ISAAC ARCHULETA, MA, LPC
I spent many years battling anxiety and the type of anxiety that would come with depression. I also had significant sugar cravings a major migraines when stress consumed me. I spent many years in talk therapy to learn skills to manage my symptoms. Later in life I started medicating my anxiety, which we really quite helpful. Although all of these treatment interventions brought some relief, I learned that neurofeedback could totally treat my symptoms, once and for all. After growing desperate for life-long change, I sought out someone who could provide neurofeedback. After 30 sessions, I can now say my life is totally changed for the better. And for this reason, I wanted neurofeedback to be a part of what we do.
iMatter was created to shift the electrical patterns in the grey matter of the brain for all of our clients who matter a great deal to us. I always tell our clients, “I have been in your shoes. And after experiencing such powerful changes in my life, I have become motivated to inspire that change in your life, too!”
I approach all of our neurofeedback work at iMatter with precise attention to details, a listening ear to zero in on your symptoms, and a diligence to get the job done right.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does neurofeedback therapy work?
Have you ever seen a doctor place the sticky pads on a heart-attack patient’s chest to monitor the electrical pulses of the heart? The sticky sensors feed the electrical data to the doctor so treatments and interventions can be determined. We use a very similar system, but ours is called EEG (electroencephalogram) and it measures brain activity. Once we know where and how the brain holds ailments like ADHD, anxiety, learning disorders, or depression, we develop a precise protocol to train the brain into different patterns. When our sensors tell the computer that the brain activity is what we want, the movie screen gets big and the sounds are crisp, thus rewarding the watching client’s brain. The more the brain learns how to receive this reward it continues to fire in this positive way. Over time, with significant training, the brain creates a new setting allowing the new pattern to persist over time.
What conditions can neurofeedback therapy help with?
The interesting thing about the brain’s zip codes, if you will, is that they control more than one function. As we train one region of the brain we treat several symptoms. In this light, we commonly treat anxiety, depression, ruminating thoughts, a persisting focus on self-hatred or shame, and ADHD. We also treat learning disorders, auditory processing disorders, and many other ailments. As a queer-specific counseling center, we notice that nearly 100% of our clients have either a mild or major inclination to obsess about not being good enough- an intrusive thought-pattern that lives in our cingulate gyrus. It may be said that such a symptom develops as a result of living under the scrutiny—when closeted or out—of trans and/or homophobia. As a result, we are sure to make sure all of our clients live free from the effects of minority strain, from the inside out! Neurofeedback is a great treatment to reset the brain after the developmental effects of heterosexism.
How is neurofeedback therapy different from other brain training methods such as Lumosity or mindfulness?
Neurofeedback uses sensors to detect the brain’s activity and we use that information to train the brain into firing differently, creating new patterns of electrical activity. Training the brain to produce different electrical patterns allows the brain to function differently, thus training the brain out of diagnosable disorders like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and OCD. Mindfulness is a way of creating more awareness of and presence with the body. Luminosity helps the body rehearse skills to keep them active. Although mindfulness and luminosity helps the body regulate itself and preserve skills, neurofeedback helps treat diagnosable disorders.
Can neurofeedback therapy help with mental health concerns such as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD?
Yes, neurofeedback is a precise way of treating ailments like ADHD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. We target where and how those concerns are produced in the brain, show that information to the brain, and then show the brain another way of behaving. Neurofeedback is painless and quite easy. All you do is allow us to put sensors on your scalp and then all you do is watch a movie in a quiet room. Our computer gives all the information to your brain that it needs to train itself. Neurofeedback is like giving your brain a mirror to observe itself and adapt with a little coaching.
What should we look for in a therapist who is knowledgeable about LGBTQIA+ issues?
At iAmClinic we are a team of queer, trans, and allied therapists. We believe it is important that you work with someone who has not only walked in your shoes, but has also experienced the changes you seek. You have found a good queer or trans therapist when they can speak from life experience in addition to their academic training. You should look for a therapist who does not need you to teach them about your queer or trans experience, but one who knows because they share that experience with you.
What can I expect in therapy sessions?
We often say that it is our job to work ourselves out of a job. In that light, therapy sessions are collaborations between you and your therapist. We first want to earn your trust by being safe, well-trained, and capable. As the therapeutic process takes shape, it becomes a working relationship, much like teamwork. We often provide psychological education on certain behavioral patterns or relational dynamics and provide safe feedback that will help you grow in a safe environment. We also take great pride in showing up authentically, so you’ll get to know your therapist as much as we get to know you. We affirm what research tells us time and time again: It is the therapeutic relationship that is most important. As a result, therapy sessions are more of a safe place to be challenged, to be heard, and to be allowed to be honest with how you show up in the world.
How long will therapy take?
The length of therapy deepens on what you would like to address and how deep you want to go. Many people like to address a specific issue, while others want to reach a new level of wholeness. Although a specific number of sessions cannot be determined, you can work closely with your therapist to get the most out of every minute you are with us.
How much will therapy cost?
We have a wide range of experienced therapists who offer a variety of price points. Depending on what you would like to address and how deep you’d like to go, therapy will range in price. If you’d like to set a free consultation with a therapist, they will help give you an anticipated range of the cost.
Can therapy help me cope with discrimination and stigma?
Yes. Therapy, especially therapy with queer, trans, or allied therapists, can be helpful in giving you tools to cope with, desensitizing reactions, and finding confidence to deal with discrimination and stigma. We often act as advocates when it is appropriate and help you find resources that offer support and assistance. In terms of therapy, we can use modalities like EMDR or Breathwork to help you gain the skills and insights to help you stand firm in a heterosexist, cisgendered world.
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