Online Anxiety Therapy during COVID-19.
Welcome to our practice! Online therapies are the safe way to heal without risk of pandemic exposure. Our practice is designed to be online.
We are guided by the idea that our mental health profession should provide the benefits of recent scientific advances. Our practice is driven by the science of psychophysiology -- literally mind-body interactions. Our team works with genetic counselors, integrative psychiatrists, neuropsychological testing experts, nutritionists, and therapists and psychologists who have specialized training.
We provide home neurofeedback and biofeedback. We also offer remote or in-office trauma hypnotherapy, brain-based therapies, and coaching. The practice specializes in brief resolution of trauma, anxiety, depression, and in science-based treatment of addiction, and ADHD/OCD.
Our goal is to give you the time and space you need to communicate, to ask questions, and to learn and discover real solutions.
To apply for entry into our practice, please go to the forms tab and complete the "No Surprises - Practice Policies" and relevant Intake Forms. These forms are a required in order to avoid delay or cancellation of your appointment.
Neurofeedback is biofeedback, but from the neck up. Your brain's purpose is to regulate you. When regulation becomes imbalanced due to physical, mental, or emotional trauma, or stress, epigenetic impact, addiction, or even just bad habits, brain training can let the brain recover. Brain training can also optimize mental or physical performance in an otherwise healthy brain.
Trauma Therapy & Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis works at the level of mindbody interface. The experience of hypnosis, just as all other types of impactful experience, literally changes the brain. Deeply held and often invisible compelling meanings can be easily updated to allow freedom and possibility not previously known. We teach mindfulness which is more efficient and easier than meditation as one form of self-hypnosis.
We partner with a neuropsychological testing agency to provide at-home or in-office testing and evaluation. This is done by computer. The information helps us to complete the picture of your brain's cognitive, task-oriented abilities. Basically, it is another measure of how your brain is performing. This testing is used to create a more specific clinical picture and to track your progress.
The way your heart behaves and the way you breathe intricately feed back to your brain's cognitive and emotional systems to signal safety or threat. These functions occur automatically, but they are also responsive to biofeedback training. Studies show that biofeedback can be more effective than prescription medications for anxiety and depression.
Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) is a short, easy in-office test that shows us your brain activity. We are able to look at your brainwaves and see patterns related to anxiety, depression, sleep problems, heartbreak and grief, rage, learning disabilities and other problems with self-regulation. The brain map provides a specific, tailored treatment plan. We recheck your progress periodically to keep treatment most targeted.
Your genes direct your body to build the ability to build the neurotransmitters and hormones that control how your brain and nervous system direct your mind and body. It's possible to have an excess or deficit of these because of genetic factors. Certain physicians are trained in treating these problems holistically - at their core - to correct rather than medicate. Our team works with these psychiatrists.
Dr. Lorrie Fisher
PhD in Applied Psychophysiology
California Marriage & Family Therapist
Board Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Board Certified in Neurofeedback
Certified in Heart Rate Variability Training
Certified in Brainspotting
Certified in Neurolinguistic Programming
Certified in EMDR
Certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy
Diplomate American Academy of Traumatic Stress
Clinical Fellow AAMFT
Trainer in Clinical Trauma Hypnotherapy
Teacher Kriya Meditation
Lorrie has a background in architecture, medicine, and metaphysics. She is partnering with her fiancée to develop inexpensive, high quality, devices for home treatments.
John is an avid surfer whenever he can access ocean and an avid student and innovator of neurofeedback and biofeedback signal analysis and training protocols since 1998.
Diplomate in Quantitative Encephalography (QEEGD)
California Marriage & Family Therapist (reactivating)
Board Certified in Biofeedback
Co-Founder (with George Green PhD) of Cerebotix Corporation
Board of Directors, The Biofeedback Society of California
Editor, The Biofeedback Society of California Quarterly Newsletter 2006-14
Faculty Assistant Saybrook University
Trainer in QEEG interpretation
Beta Tester for NeXus and Thought Technology software
We treat the following conditions or behavioral consequences of these conditions:
Panic and Phobias
ADHD, ADD, and OCD
Trauma and PTSD
Psychogenic Seizure Disorders
Heartbreak and Grief
Chronic Pain Management
We also provide performance enhancement ("fine tuning") neurofeedback and biofeedback.
paperwork & fees
We watch YOU, not the clock!
Please leave extra time for a relaxed session duration
How to prepare for your appointment:
Please fill and submit ALL of the relevant forms (available only on laptops or desktops - not yet on smartphones - no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment. If your forms are not received on time, your appointment will be delayed or cancelled.
Please read the entire list, as several forms are required.
"No Surprises" Consent for Treatment Required for entry into the practice for ALL patients
Adult Intake Age 18+ or emancipated teens
Substance Supplement Also fill and submit if there is a substance use/abuse history
Telemedicine Consent Also fill and submit if your session is by online therapy or coaching
Release of Records Provide your permission for information sharing with family or other professionals
QEEG (Brain Map) Instructions & Preparation Form Required prior to a QEEG test
If you haven't done genetic testing at Ancestry, 23andMe, (to learn more, go to this 23&Me page) or through your physician, please consider doing so, then uploading the results to Promethease.com for general results or GeneticGenie.org for a more useful medications and detox profile. (Genetic Genie is more useful, but the web address is not secure). Alternately, we can arrange specific genetic screening through our genetic counseling partners. Our practice uses this information to understand whether your biochemistry is missing specific nutritional elements needed to repair and maintain your brain health. Nutritional support can make it easier for your brain to benefit from any therapy.
"Lorrie is amazing! I had severe baggage from childhood which was related to many forms of traumatic abuse. I've been to many therapists over the years and none seemed to help. In only a handful of sessions, Lorrie was able to help me become completely cured of the stress, phobias, and insecurities that plagued my life when I first walked into her office.
-Erin S., Sarasota, FL
Robert is Lorrie's son. This is how her involvement with neurofeedback began. We know that there are multiple subtypes of ADD | ADHD because these are labels put on a group of brain dysregulations. Robert's survey is for a distracted type of ADHD. The kind we think of when we hear ADHD. Many adults weep when they read the questions for the first time. It's a relief to be understood.
We get that all forms of this disorder involve lying to save face and some form of learned anxiety around others because of the lying and also because the way the brain is processing events leads to social rejection and certain types of failure.
While this survey reads as if it's for young people, every person burdened by this disorder has had a childhood with at least aspects of this reality. And, at the crux of the horror of the disorder is the need to lie to survive.
It is known that neurofeedback is as effective as medication without the side-effects. And (unlike medication) neurofeedback doesn't wear off after 8 hours. It doesn't cause emotional numbness, stunt growth, cause anger, lead to use of street drugs and alcohol to manage side-effects, or tempt people to deal pills.
Statistics reveal that 9 million Americans with ADD | ADHD suffer more, fail more, self-medicate more, divorce more, have more car crashes and unwanted pregnancies, and even suicide more than he general population. Why waste life when neurofeedback is available for office or home training?
Robert's ADHD Survey (c)
1. Are simple tasks emotionally overwhelming? Does it seem like they will never end?
2. Is it hard to pick out a conversation from all the other noises and activities going on?
3. Do you have trouble connecting to people (making friends) because you miss so much of what is being said that people think you're strange? Does this make you feel anxious around people?
4. Do your moods change a lot during a day?
5. Does it seem like what feels good is good? Do your choices disappoint or hurt other people (and you)?
6. Can you only focus on the things you love? Do you often lose focus even on a test?
7. Do you lie a lot because you ALWAYS forget something and don't want to get in trouble or disappoint people?
8. Is it almost impossible to do something before you have to? Do you tend to work out of fear?
9. Do you find that the thing you're doing and the thing you're thinking about are rarely the same thing?
10. Do people often come at you with reminders, lists, and help getting ready?
Does this survey describe you?. If it does, neurofeedback is considered a "best practices" solution by the American Academy of Pediatrics. [If you're an adult, it's not too late!]
Phone/Text: (+1) 310-703-7449
Please allow 48 hours for a response
Weekdays 10 - 4, 7 - 9 Pacific Time
Sat, Sun Noon - 3
Flexible for international clients