Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Therapist / Board Certified Neurofeedback- Serving North Shore Illinois
The neurobiology of trauma often requires more than traditional supportive, cognitive-behavioral, DBT-informed therapy, or stress-management skills. Dr. Richter has used Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) since 1995 to help clients quickly process traumatic memories and alleviate the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR is also used for chronic pain-management and performance enhancement at work or school.
Dr. Richter treats individuals (age 12 & up), couples, & families. Traditional, insight-oriented psychotherapy is conducted on short and long-term bases. Clients often respond to empathic, nonjudgmental listening to be fully heard & gently guided towards self-actualization. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps the client to develop new, more productive ways of thinking and "showing-up" in daily life to ultimately achieve more enriched, satisfying lives.
Some conditions such as ADD or epilepsy are best treated by EEG neurofeedback. Neurotherapy helps an individual learn to regulate their brain and optimize performance by increasing certain brain activity and decreasing other activity in specific areas. Your individualized treatment protocol is determined by your QEEG assessment, presenting symptoms, and treatment objectives. Assessment is graphed using z-scores, with a "brain-map" much like a weather map depicting the most salient areas to treat.
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