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Welcome To Neurogenesis Center Of Florida

What We Provide

Neurogenesis Center of Florida remains at the forefront of research based, non-pharmacological treatments, supporting a variety of mental health concerns as well as personal and professional growth and development.

Neurofeedback

  • Noninvasive and non-pharmacological
  • Computer-aided brain training technique.
  • Adaptive and deliberate changes to the brain.
  • Real-time video and auditory feedback learning.
  • Effective for improvement to symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, panic, ASD, and a wide variety of other issues.

Couples/Relationship Psychotherapy

  • Rebuilding relationships and meaningful ways to reconnect.
  • Developing and improving conflict resolution and communication skills.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

  • Identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors.
  • Teaching practical coping strategies, communication skills, and promoting emotional well-being.
  • Guidance and support for parents and families.

Biofeedback

  • Technology-aided training technique.
  • Intentional and directed changes to the Autonomic Nervous System.
  • Training to assist in modifying physical symptoms of stress, pain, insomnia, anxiety, migraines, POTS.
Specializing in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, Equine Assisted Therapy, ADHD Assessment, Couples Counseling, CBT, DBT, and EMDR.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

  • Utilization of horses’ natural instincts and behavior to guide therapeutic interventions and gain therapeutic insight.
  • Experiential psychotherapy.

Individual Adult and Young Adult Psychotherapy

  • Navigation through life’s transitions.
  • Guidance, support, and relief from significant life stressors.
  • Enhancement of interpersonal relationships.
  • Reduction of maladaptive symptomology.

ADHD Evaluation

  • Determination of accurate diagnosis.
  • Documentation to assist with accommodations and supportive services.
  • Presentation of feasible recommendations to improve daily functioning.

EMDR

  • Reduction and alleviation of trauma and PTSD symptoms, depression, OCD, and anxiety.
  • Bilateral stimulation to aid in cognitive reprocessing of traumatic memories and events.
  • Efficiently reduces frequency and intensity of symptoms.

Our team

Amber Fasula,
PsyD, BCN

Arturo Cintron Torres, PsyD

Laurie Kemper,
PsyD

Caitlin S. Lowry,
PhD, LMFT

Daniel Tellez,
LMHC

Stacey Herdegen,
LMFT

Laura Estupinan, EDS

Jessica Gonzalez, MA

Valentina Ezcurra

Maria Belen Bengolea, BS

Madison Gray, BS

Melody McKay

Kristen Hebert

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Our Services

Individual Adult and Young Adult Psychotherapy

Many adults and young adults suffer from a variety of issues stemming from the continuous changes in family structure, cultural demands, work dynamics, and the increasing stressors of a rapidly changing and unpredictable world. These issues contribute to an array of problems associated with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, interpersonal and business relationships, executive functioning, and body image, as well as family and social difficulties. The psychologists and mental health professionals at Neurogenesis Center of Florida, representing over 60 years of collective experience, utilize an array of theoretical orientations to treat and support a wide breadth of clinical concerns.

Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Children and adolescents often face a multitude of challenges and transitions that can significantly impact their emotional well-being and development. From academic pressures and social dynamics to family conflicts and internal struggles, young individuals may find it difficult to navigate these complexities on their own. With a focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment, the team of professionals at Neurogenesis Center of Florida empower young individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions, develop essential coping skills, and build resilience. Our goal is to support children and adolescents on their unique journeys towards healing, growth, and ascending to a brighter future. Specialized services include:

  • Focusing on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors and teaching practical coping strategies, which promote emotional well-being.
  • Providing guidance and support for families to navigate parenting challenges, develop effective communication skills, and create a nurturing and supportive environment for their child or adolescent.
  • Incorporating mindfulness practices to help children and adolescents develop self-awareness, manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve overall mental well-being.
    Enhancing social skills, including communication, problem-solving, empathy, and building healthy relationships.
  • Exploring and amplifying existing strengths and resources, helping children and adolescents identify solutions and work towards positive change.

Couples and Relationship Psychotherapy

Relationships with spouses, partners, and significant others are often times the most important and meaningful relationships throughout our lifespan. At times, these relationships feel strained or unhealthy, causing pain and concern. The psychologists and mental health professionals at Neurogenesis Center of Florida work with couples to rebuild their relationships, find meaningful ways to reconnect, and feel happiness and success within a relational dynamic. Couples can learn effective communication skills and issue resolution techniques as well as utilize a safe and comforting environment to address pain within their relationship. The goal is to strengthen the relationship and maintain skills that promote growth in a partnership.

Grief Counseling

Loss can have a profound impact on individuals of any age. At times, grief can be so overwhelming that it becomes difficult to continue our daily lives and challenging to establish a “new normal.” Untreated pain due to grief/loss can contribute to symptoms of depression and anxiety. The psychologists and mental health professionals at Neurogenesis Center of Florida provide a safe environment to address the complexities of this challenge that are unique to each individual in both severity and longevity. Providers are available to work with individuals that need support and psychoeducation to accept, adjust, and rebuild a healthy life for themselves.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

EAP is a technique that utilizes horses as an important tool in the therapeutic processes. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EAP allows clients to bond with horses while engaging in self-discovery and behavioral modification as they complete therapeutic activities. Riding and horsemanship are not part of the therapeutic experience. Instead, various interactions and activities are accomplished in conjunction with the horses. During a typical session, a mental health professional works alongside an equine specialist, which allows the mental health professionals to focus on the client’s learning and interaction while the equine professional provides safety in addition to understanding the horse’s body language and providing insight based on those observations. 

Since EAP is a powerful, experiential, and hands-on treatment, clients can expect a total of between six and ten sessions. EAP is used to help treat individuals, groups, and families struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, trauma, and addiction. Additionally, EAP has more recently been shown to be a powerful technique in assisting veterans suffering from PTSD. Businesses, organizations, and clubs also utilize EAP for team building exercises, developing trust, and enhancing communication skills.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback services are provided under International Board Certification through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (“BCIA”). Neurofeedback is an option for children, adolescents, adults, and the aging community who are looking for a supplemental and/or an alternative treatment option to medication for the treatment of anxiety, depression, attention, mood disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, and problems with alertness. Neurofeedback has been demonstrated to be useful in treating symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mood disorders, insomnia, certain developmental disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, and addictions, in addition to assisting with peak performance. For new clients, Neurogenesis conducts an initial EEG assessment consisting of an analysis of 19 areas of the brain. This assessment, called a Quantitative EEG or brain map, takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and uses normative data to compare results. Clients then receive a tailored / individualized protocol that engages and teaches their brains to respond in new and optimal ways. Neurofeedback training accelerates and simplifies the establishment of transformative and constructive behaviors compared to therapy and medication alone. For optimal results, these sessions typically occur two or three times a week and most clients demonstrate significant improvements in symptoms and behavior within 20 to 30 sessions.

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Biofeedback

Two forms of biofeedback treatment conducted at Neurogenesis Center of Florida include Heart Rate Variability (“HRV”) Biofeedback Training and Temperature Biofeedback Training. HRV can be a powerful indicator of the health of the autonomic nervous system, positive and negative emotional states, and self-regulatory control. Both HRV and Temperature Biofeedback Training techniques can be used to treat various forms of anxiety, panic attacks, headaches, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as heart function, breathing rates, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately “feed back” information to the user and the presentation of this information, often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior, supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument (bcia.org). Heart Rate Variability Training can also be used for athletes interested in improving peak performance through the augmentation of the respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), a noninvasive measure of cardiac vagal tone.

ADHD Evaluation

The most important reason to obtain a psychological evaluation is to establish an accurate diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is the first step towards receiving tailored and specific treatment and the beginning of living a productive and successful life. Unfortunately, an accurate diagnosis can be difficult without a thorough evaluation. Our ADHD evaluation includes a comprehensive clinical interview, attention and inhibition assessments, along with assessments of executive and emotional functioning. Accurate measurements for each of these areas are important to help create the most detailed picture of specific struggles with inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. The evaluation can also assist in pinpointing whether the specified issues are caused by an attention deficit disorder or if alternative or underlying conditions are the source of the symptoms. Many other conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders, can produce symptoms that mirror those found in ADHD. 

The goal of our ADHD evaluation is not only to provide an accurate diagnosis, but to provide appropriate and feasible recommendations to improve the individual’s day-to-day functioning.

emdr

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy that encourages the client to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019). EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies (emdria.org).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Neurofeedback training is brainwave biofeedback. During a typical training, a few electrodes are placed on the scalp and the earlobes. Then, high-tech electronic equipment provides real-time, instantaneous audio and visual feedback about brainwave activity. There is no electrical current that is put into the brain; instead, the brain’s electrical activity is relayed to the computer and recorded (Hammond, 2006).

On average, it takes approximately 30 sessions to make significant improvements in attention, behavior, anxiety, mood, alertness, etc.

The goal of the treatment is to teach children, adolescents, and adults to change the way their brain works, so that they can better manage and minimize the aforementioned issues. Neurofeedback is used to train individuals to change their brain wave patterns. Using an electroencephalograph (EEG) to monitor the brain waves and a system of positive reinforcement, the individuals learn how to make their brains become more functional and constructive. The result is that there is a significant reduction in various symptoms and improvements in behavior and emotion, relative to how well individuals learn to control their own brain function.

The initial assessment, called a Quantitative EEG, is a scientifically established method for evaluating brain function based on brain electrical activity mapping. In this form of functional brain imaging, the brain’s electrical activity, as measured in 19 areas on the head, is analyzed using complex mathematical and statistical tools in comparison to norms or averages. These norms are based on the electrical activity of thousands of individuals with no known neurological, developmental, or psychiatric disorders. This method of assessing brain function provides information about patterns of brain activation and communication that can then be related to difficulties in daily life functioning such as problems with attention, anxiety, mood, learning, or behavior.

Once the Quantitative EEG report is complete and reviewed in a feedback session, the clinician designs a specific protocol to “teach” the brain that enables the subject to change previously established patterns. For optimal results, the individual comes for neurofeedback sessions twice a week.

EEG is a measure of electrical changes in our brain that present as spikes, transients, or seemingly random events and rhythms. During a neurofeedback session, the clinician uses knowledge of brain anatomy, psychological testing, behavioral measurement, and QEEG to apply the principles of learning. As a result, specific brain activity patterns can be taught, established, or extinguished (i.e. learned or unlearned) (Kaiser, 2001).

Biofeedback is a non-invasive form of treatment. The clinician attaches sensors or electrodes to the body and these sensors provide a variety of readings or feedback which is displayed on the equipment for the individual to see. The signals typically measure skin temperature, muscle tension and/or brainwave function. Therapeutic support, in combination with this information, help individuals make significant changes in their feeling and performance in particular situations. At first the changes are so subtle they cannot be consciously perceived; however, over time the results of these changes become obvious. With practice, the new responses and behaviors can help to bring significant relief and improvement to a variety of limiting behaviors.

The key to Biofeedback training is that it teaches individuals self-regulation. That means that individuals are in control of their feelings, rather than being driven by them. It also means that over time, individuals become able to manage their own situation without dependency on professionals or the biofeedback sessions. Dr. Fasula uses Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Training and Temperature Biofeedback Training to help individuals address and manage a number of conditions. Once the techniques are learned, individuals may never again require biofeedback therapy or only a “refresher” session now and then.

Typically, biofeedback treatment involves a regular series of sessions over a period of several weeks. On average, the course of treatment ranges between six and 12 sessions.

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