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This practice focuses on resolution of anxiety, exhaustion/depression and compulsions with the use of drug-free technologies that are known to change the way you perceive your world, and how you respond to it. Some of the treatments have been experimentally proven to the rigorous satisfaction of the scientific community. Because the technologies are new, some have not yet been "proven" but have anecdotal evidence, or case studies, or small studies that demonstrate efficacy. The advantage of these therapies is that your progress can be measured and monitored. You will be able to see your progress in numbers.
Treatment best proceeds with team management. You will be asked to provide a release to all your treatment providers.
You will receive a free consult by phone, by FaceTime or Skype, or in person.
If we are a good fit, we will make a first appointment.
The first appointment is for history taking and evaluation.
Prior to your first appointment,:
(1) Please submit all pre-appointment paperwork.
(2) After your free consultation, prepayment is required for the first appointment. Please see the Payment tab.
Correcting serious problems requires commitment. We will establish a training schedule and it will be your responsibility to prioritize and maintain your weekly appointment times.
After each round of several weeks, we will intentionally skip a session or two to help us understand where instability remains. We will plan these breaks in advance.
24 hour cancellation is required for all non-emergency reasons except contagion (phone, text, or email is time stamped). A credit card held on file will be charged for any missed single appointment, or a session will be deducted from a prepaid series.
- L.A. TRAFFIC is NOT an emergency. Failure to make an appointment due to traffic will be considered a missed appointment. Please check your navigator well in advance to make sure you have allowed for L.A. traffic.
- Changed appointments with OTHER THERAPISTS AND PHYSICIANS are NOT an emergency.
I am a mandated reporter if you introduce your mental health as a factor in court procedures.
I must also report or provide confidential information if I have reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect.
I must also report if one of my clients presents a danger to self, to others, or to property.
This includes illegal sexual activities, and sibling abuses.
Teens age 12 and over can make appointments without parental consent if there is a compelling reason.
I do not disclose session content to parents if doing so would cause harm or increase risk to my minor client.
If you wish for me to communicate anything about your treatment with anyone, please fill out the Confidentiality Form.
Many individuals and families are fed up with the serious side-effects of medication, and are looking for real, drug-free solutions, to problems with behavior, health, and mood. Neurotherapies allow reductions and sometimes discontinuation of medications. We will discuss this as treatment proceeds. I recommend that all clients follow the recommendations of their physicians. I do require a release to speak with therapists and physicians so that we can coordinate treatment.
Both clinical hypnosis and EEG neurofeedback have produced almost miracle-like solutions for our family and for many of my clients. But any change in the way brain is functioning can cause temporary side-effects like tiredness, headache, irritability, or even migraine or seizure (if there is a history of these). Should a side-effect occur, please inform me so that treatment can be adjusted. Even a negative response can be valuable to treatment outcome. Should the rare side-effect occur, we will bring you in between sessions to handle it.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.
If you have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, please continue taking your medication and meeting with your psychiatrist while our work is in progress. If we do neurofeedback, it is highly likely that you will need to reduce or discontinue some or all of your medication under your doctor's supervision. I will request a release to confer with your psychiatrist, nutritionist, or therapist. A team approach assures optimal care.
You are hereby advised to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or signing legal contracts while in altered states of awareness. This includes hypnotic or meditative states, or changes from neurotherapies. Lorrie R. Fisher and/or Fisher Behavior can not be held liable for clients who fail to observe this warning.
I do refer to specialists with whom I provide team care. I do not diagnose, prescribe, or practice medicine or nutrition. I make no claim that any recommendation, treatment, or product, will cure any disease, disorder, or medical condition.
Licensure/Certification. My qualifications.
Although I completed 2 years of basic medical training before my son was born, I am not a physician. I am not a psychologist. I am a doctoral candidate in a psychophysiology program. (So I will be a PhD psychophysiologist.)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (please see About Lorrie).
My practice provides services that are "complimentary" (not licensed by the state); this includes neurofeedback, biofeedback, and clinical hypnosis. I'm a certified Medical and Dental hypnotherapist, am certified in Neurolinguistic Programming, Brainspotting, EMDR, EFT (tapping) and was a national teacher of kriya yoga, I am a fellow in clinical hypnotherapy. There is nothing new under the sun, but methods used for treatment are generally my own. The EEG Institute, and now my doctoral program, have provided my neurofeedback training. I have had the privilege of lots of education and great teachers.