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Shannon D, MA

"My son had anxiety and was unable to take meds for it.  He had reactions to all anxiety meds.  He was struggling to handle day to day tasks because his anxiety was so extreme.  

After emailing Cristina, she was the only person I found who explained what she would be doing and she would do the initial exam at no charge.  Her rates were also the most reasonable.  
My son is now able to handle age appropriate tasks with a mild amount of anxiety.  He is now able to use other strategies to help himself because he is not overwhelmed by his anxiety.  

We had tried meds, therapy, natural remedies, and meditation--all of those were band-aids.  They didn't change his anxiety, they just masked it.  Neurofeedback changed how his brain functions.

I liked the fact that we were going to create a change in his neuropathways that would be long lasting and would mean he could enjoy his life. I have seen my son's confidence grow, his enjoyment for life expand and he can just "be" without worrying.  

Cristina is wonderful. She makes my son feel comfortable and safe.  Her office is as cozy and warm as she is.  She talks to my son, not at him and she explains what she is doing. I would absolutely recommend A Mind of Your Own. Neurofeedback changed my son's life.  He is able to do the activities he loves without the weight of his anxiety holding him back."  


Jodi A, MA

"I wanted to try an alternative to medication and a more holistic and natural remedy to help with sleep disturbances mostly related to anxiety. Waking in the middle of the night and unable to fall back to sleep, difficulty falling asleep, and restless sleep. Lack of energy, anxious about uncontrollable things in life, heart palpitations related to anxiety. 
I felt a very significant response after about the 3-4 sessions. It was my only intervention at the time so I can confidently say it was the neurofeedback that was so incredibly helpful. 
 I have tried psychotherapy in the past but found it only mildly helpful and really only temporary "fix". Neurofeedback has had a lasting change in how I feel. I liked that I didn't just take a pill to mask a problem, I feel that neurofeedback got to the root of the problem and the effect is long lasting after the imbalance was adjusted through the different programs run by the therapist. 
I noticed a change in my energy level, my focus and attention increased as well. I developed more patience and an ability to calm and organize my thoughts.  
 I started neurofeedback twice a week and went to once a week sessions. Christina is kind, patient and very knowledgeable. Each session starts with a review of how you've been feeling so she can adjust the program for continued progress. The sessions are fairly quick but the results were impressive.  
I am forever grateful to Christina and neurofeedback, it literally changed my life. I would highly recommend "A Mind Of Your Own" and Christina if you're looking to add an adjunct to current therapy or just to use it alone."   

Kate B, RI

"My daughter was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, PDD-NOS and Anxiety at age 7, we were given a sensory diet to follow and it was suggested that we try Neurofeedback to help relieve her anxiety.  She handled the session very well, all she had to do was watch her favorite movie and her brain would do the rest!  We left the office hopeful, knowing it would take more than a single session to see results.  But on the way home my usually silent child was talking, calmly and clearly telling me all sorts of things about what she was seeing on our ride home. It was incredible!
With this new-found comfort, communicating things became much more manageable. She was able to ask questions and tell me what was worrying her, and I was able to help her better cope with her anxiety. We continued with Neurofeedback to help with sleeping issues and depression. My husband and I tried it as well to help with our own anxiety. It has made a huge difference in our lives.
We began seeing Cristina Berard for Neurofeedback sessions to help with my daughter’s symptoms of anxiety and depression.  She has been diagnosed with ASD and of all the therapies we have tried, Neurofeedback has made the biggest impact on our everyday lives.  It has helped her communicate better, lower her anxiety levels and boost her mood.  Cristina has a wonderful way with her and this makes appointments enjoyable."

Adam V, MA

"I have generalized anxiety disorder.  I chose A Mind of Your Own Neurofeedback because my little brother was going here and it seemed to help him immensely.   I used to have a lot of panic attacks and haven't had one since I started this treatment.  I have tried normal therapy and hypnotherapy and neither have helped as much as this. I like this approach because there isn't a lot of steps to remember and I'm much calmer and happier. I find this therapy extremely helpful and fun. I would and have recommended A Mind of Your Own Neurofeedback because it has done so much for me." ​ 

Smith Family, RI

"Cristina has been very helpful in assisting my young son through challenges he was experiencing including hyperactivity, aggression and anxiety - all of which were impacting our family’s daily routines. His doctor said he may need ADD/ADHD evaluations, which we were prepared to do, but decided to try one more methodology after hearing about Cristina through word of mouth.

Her initial phone consult was informative which made me feel comfortable trying a new type of treatment after other attempts weren’t working. After just 2 weeks my son was able to share his ruminating thoughts! We learned things that were constantly worrying him but he didn’t know how to communicate prior to neurofeedback. When he would act out, he was trying to cope with his worries. Through neurofeedback it was as if his thoughts were no longer scary for him to address and the challenging behaviors began to subside. Over the past few months Cristina has been patient and supportive in working to find and adjust the right protocol and now he can enjoy activities he once struggled with (school, play dates, sleep, etc.) - without any medicines. Sessions are easy to schedule and results are consistent. Grateful for this technique. Well worth it!!"

Cameron D, MA

"I couldn't do stuff I wanted to do like going to my grandparents and sleeping over and going to school was hard. Neurofeedback allowed me to do stuff I wanted to do but couldn't because of nerves and anxiety. I liked the experience, I like to sit and watch movies. What's not fun about watching a movie?"
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