Counseling, Mental Training  & PsychoPhysiological Conditioning  for Optimal Health and Performance
Dr. Julie Madsen, Clinical Psychologist
Refresh your mind.. Calm to your body... Accept change .. Connect on common goals ..

   Typical Goal:                                               Typical Techniques :                                                            Our clients include:
Optimize performance               Biofeedback. Neurofeedback. Mental Rehearsal                      Golfers, Students, Athletes, Executives, Artists
Regulate stress                              Relaxation. Awareness Training. Priority Assignment              Doctors, Nurses, Fire, Police, Coaches                  
Optimize resilience                      Time Management. Biofeedback. Neurofeedback                     Insomniacs of all kinds
Headache management               Hand-warming, Breath-to- Relax                                                Severe Headache Sufferers [Migraine, cluster, menstral, Head-Injured]
Neuromuscular Re-Education. Sensory-Motor Myofeedback.Motor Neurofeedback                  Complex Partial Pain Syndromes [RSD], Sufferers
Anxiety Management                   Mental Rehearsal. Biofeedback Systematic Desensitization      Phobic, Anxious and Panic-prone People, Those with PTSD Episodes or Syndromes
Counter Hopelessness.                 Cognitive-BehavioralTherapy. NeuroBehavioral Neurofeedback                    Chronic  sufferers, acutely hopeless, PTSD
Family Conflict -Resolution Training     Communication Skills, Anger Management, Better Listening, GSR   Families
Couples issues                               Similar to Family issues techniques. Psychophysiological Awareness           Couples, Partners

For those the that experience stress or anxiety, a Stress Profile provides a guide to aid in rapid management and recovery.

Stress is largely unique to an individual  Results help you to understand you current stress reactions, and your ability to recover.  This is invaluable for determining what we are going to do, and which areas are most vulnerable.
Of course, a detailed interview and specific surveys are also given.
Special Assessments

1. Stress Profile Assessments:  No additional fee is charged
If you need these specific NeuroBehavioral services, we want you to know that ithey are available here:
    To survive, we are always learning and modifying  subconscious NeuroBehavioral patterns.
    These patterns are a rich complex of  reflexes, perceptions, biases, and intuitions.
     This kind of learning is pre-verbal, rarely conscious, and evokes autonomic reflexes.
            Emotion-linked images and hormone-releasing chemicals  in less than the blink of an eye [about 200 milliseconds].
These patterns are predominantly adaptive, like food-seeking and eating. Seeking-Eating Patterns can become maladaptive, leading to a variety of eating disorders.
Similar potential for maladaptive patterns hold for anxieties, feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, suffering from physical maladies and addictions.

Of course, talk can help. But sometimes the wrong kind of talk can just retrigger old memories, and cause avoidance or other strong reactions. These reaction patterns are part of our infant-based implicit memory system, not readily accessed or modifiable with traditional talk therapy. Traditional talk therapy relies on more mature explicit memory. Adults talk about a problem, not being aware of re-experiencing it. There is a link to your body and brain, but we are often unaware until a strong emotion erupts into our awareness. So change usually requires patience, rehearsing the difference between truly calm states and states of anxiety, or depression or cravings, to name just a few. And it requires training and repetition to 'stick.' This is where  mindfulness,  biofeedback and neurofeedback come in to play: neuroscience provides a new understanding of these disorders, and points to a realistic approah to its resolution.