qEEG Brain Mapping
I) Assessment: qEEG Brain Mapping
Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG), or the statistical analysis of the EEG (brainwaves) offers detailed insights into brain functioning and mental health disorders. These analyses and reports are commonly referred to as “Brain Maps.”
Efficient treatment begins with effective assessments. MICA’s qEEQ package is a robust, science-based evaluation process that provides personalized, empirically-driven treatment approaches for our clients’ unique goals. MICA is proud to collaborate with multiple experts to offer this comprehensive clinical assessment.
MICA’s Standards and Process for qEEG Brain Mapping:
We utilize clinical/research-grade equipment for our EEG recordings. Our client’s records are analyzed by two different Neurologists to assess the EEG and identify potential underlying neurological conditions. A third analysis and report is provided by Dr. Ron Swatzyna, a Clinical Psychologist and published researcher with decades of clinical experience with qEEG and Neurofeedback. MICA provides a further, fourth report which synthesizes and explains the abundance of technical findings in language that is easy to understand. Finally, we provide a face-to-face meeting to fully discuss all aspects and findings of the assessment and treatment options if indicated.
Why do a full, qEEG Brain Map?
An in-depth brain analysis can identify relevant information not found in typical psychological testing or psychiatric assessments.
Identify the physiological basis, or bio-markers for psychological problems
Provide detailed, biological understanding for often-unseen or misunderstood psychological challenges.
Identify underlying neurological abnormalities better suited for treatment by Neurologists or other medical providers
Identify medication recommendations
Can better direct Neurofeedback protocols or other treatments to speed efficacy
“Our qEEG’s are collaborative and comprehensive assessments that offer incredible insight and value to our clients.”
In-depth computerized questionnaire, completed at home (approximately 60 min)
Face-to-face diagnostic interview (60 min) *
In-office EEG recording (allow for 90 min)
Analyses and report-writing (usually 1-2 weeks)
Face-to-face results discussion (60 min) *
* Denotes a psychotherapy session (CPT: 90791 or 90837) which may be covered by insurance.
$1550 (BCBS or Cigna/Evernorth clients could pay as little as $1150)