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ADHD ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT PROGRAM

Get a comprehensive ADHD assessment & evidence-based non-pharmaceutical treatment program.

Non-Medicated ADHD Clinic In Edmonton

Talk to a registered psychologist about your ADHD. John Stevenson is a psychologist in Edmonton specializing in non-medicated ADHD treatment and therapy options. The process starts with a baseline assessment. We take a qEEG brain map to understand how your unique brain works. We can provide you with multiple therapeutic treatment options based on your needs, including:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • Neurofeedback Therapy
  • Cognitive-Perceptual Therapy
  • Audio-Visual Entrainment Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • At Home Therapy

 

At Zone Psychology, we treat ADHD in all ages and genders. We can help treat ADHD in children, adults, men, and women. The symptoms of ADHD are different in each category, but we have extensive experience working with all kinds of people. Contact Zone Psychology to book an assessment. Our ADHD clinic is conveniently located in South Edmonton.

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Monday – Thursday – 9 AM – 8 PM

Friday – 9 AM – 5 PM

Weekends & Stat Holidays – CLOSED

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Stimulant-Free Treatment Programs Offered at Zone Health & Performance Psychology

We offer the following treatment therapies to address and manage the symptoms of ADHD to improve attention, learning, and emotional self-regulation.

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a treatment that aims to strengthen self-awareness of the mind-body connection (thoughts, emotions, and body sensations) through experiential, behavioural, and mindfulness interventions.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that involves a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, and the cultivation of a present-oriented, non-judgmental attitude called “mindfulness”.

At Home Therapy

Our Home-Based program starts off with a comprehensive scientifically validated computerized brain health assessment that measures your overall brain function and cognitive capacities. Our program utilizes the world’s most scientifically validated Cognitive-Perceptual Training and Neurofeedback Therapy.

Audio-Visual Entrainment Therapy

Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) is a drug-free, non-invasive solution to treat anxiety, clinical depression, panic attacks, PTSD, or other mental health conditions.

Cognitive Perceptual Therapy

Zone Health & Performance Psychology has partnered up with some of the leading North American Cognitive-Perceptual companies to provide a variety of cutting-edge technologies that not only train the eyes, but the brain as well.

Neurofeedback Therapy

The theory of neurofeedback is based on a simple concept – When you have information on what your brainwaves are doing, your brain can use that information to change how it works. Neurofeedback is also known as EEG Biofeedback. Neurofeedback is guided exercise for the brain.

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For Therapeutic Treatments

Zone Health & Performance Psychology offers direct billing. Your therapeutic treatments may be covered by your health insurance plan or employee health benefits. Contact us or your health insurance provider about coverage.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental illness that has been detected since at least the 1700s. This condition is quite prevalent, with one out of every five children believed to have ADHD in Canada. The following are some of the most typical symptoms of ADHD: trouble focusing, impulsiveness, high energy, and difficulty staying still. Some things or not enough on other things.

Do you or someone you love struggle with ADHD?

  • Are you easily distracted by things going on around you?
  • Do you often find it hard to be still? Do you need to move your hands and feet when seated?
  • Do you daydream a lot?
  • Is it difficult for you to complete the tasks you are doing?
  • Do you find it hard to organize yourself?
  • Do you often forget what you are doing?
  • Do you often lose things, and leave things in places you don’t remember?
  • Do you have trouble remembering what you have read?
  • Do you find it hard to stay concentrated on various tasks such as chores, work, and/or other things?
  • Does your child have large and frequent emotional swings?
  • Does your child struggle with school and have difficulty following even basic instructions?
  • Is your child prone to losing items, including schoolwork and/or personal items?

If you or your loved one are still experiencing these issues and have reached the limits of current/past treatment, contact us to learn more about our Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment Program.

Individuals with ADHD frequently have difficulties with executive function and mood management, which might make accomplishing tasks and maintaining relationships difficult.

The number of children diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase, but researchers don’t know why. Currently, it’s estimated that 1.1 million Canadian adults have ADHD. Unfortunately, ADHD remains under-recognized and underdiagnosed even though it is one of the most treatable psychiatric disorders in Canada.

ADHD has three main types: Hyperactive-Impulsive, Inattentive, and Combined. These types have different symptoms that can have a big impact on people’s lives, especially children and adults.

Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey showed a prevalence of ADHD reaching 2.7% in adults aged 20 years and older, a neurological disorder that affects attention and impulse control. People with ADHD often have difficulty focusing on tasks, completing work on time, or keeping track of their belongings. They may also be impulsive and easily distracted. While diagnosis and treatment of ADHD can be challenging, there are many strategies that can help people manage the condition. With proper care, most people with ADHD can lead successful lives.

How to Treat ADHD symptoms

ADHD can show up at any time during adolescence and beyond. If it is not treated in children, they might have problems with school and with their behavior at home. This can lead to them falling behind in school, acting out, and taking too many risks. It can be hard for adults to focus and stay on track. Adults can get stressed or worried, which makes it tough to pay attention and keep track of what’s going on. However, there are therapies that may help. Our psychologists might be able to help you find methods to boost your attention and concentration while reducing stress and anxiety associated with ADHD. Adults with ADHD who also have depression symptoms often show decreased cognitive performance in attention and memory tasks.
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At Zone Health & Performance Psychology, we strongly believe that effective assessment and treatment procedures for ADHD should be multi-modal. The assessment and potential diagnosis of ADHD is not an easy fifteen-minute doctor’s visit.

It’s hard to manage ADHD, especially when people are looking for a cure. Western medicine tries to fix the problem by handing out medications, but these drugs only mask some of the symptoms. Furthermore, they can have unintended negative effects, such as decreased growth or sleep difficulties. It’s gotten even worse since most of the common medicines given include adverse side effects like personality changes and suicidal thoughts.

Certain medicines for ADHD can cause anxiety, agitation, and worry. This is due to their activation of the central nervous system. These are only a few of the adverse effects that they may have. Others include hallucinations, muscular twitching, high blood pressure, and severe mood swings. There are ways to help manage ADHD symptoms without always depending on prescription stimulants. Zone Health & Performance Psychology offers natural non-pharmaceutical evidence-based treatments and methods that work with your brain rather than against it in order to provide long-term benefits.

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Stimulant-Free Treatment Programs Offered at Zone Health & Performance Psychology

Neurofeedback is a process that can help to fix problems in the brain. When someone has ADHD, their brainwaves slow down too much. This makes it hard for them to pay attention or concentrate. Neurofeedback can help to make the brainwaves work better again and make it easier for people with ADHD to focus. The brain is a delicate and complex organ that requires high-quality nutrition in order to function at its full potential. It is also susceptible to neurological diseases, including dementia.

Adults diagnosed with ADHD also experience similar difficulties because they don’t absorb important information and frequently make errors, like forgetting important deadlines or requests. This can have a profound impact on interpersonal relationships, job performance, and quality of life.

People of any age with ADHD have a hard time understanding where their problems come from. They feel like everyone is out to get them, and they become hypervigilant, angry, and defensive. This makes it difficult to figure out what is going on. That’s why it is important to have a qEEG brain map done before starting

Neurofeedback is a treatment for ADHD that has been clinically proven to be effective.

Neurofeedback is a natural approach that is backed by more than 50 years of research and it addresses the underlying factors that contribute to ADHD.

There are treatments for ADHD that do not involve stimulants.

Neurofeedback training is a way to help people focus better and stay concentrated on tasks for a longer period of time. This type of training is also known to have a similar effect to stimulants, in that it increases the person’s “natural guards” to avoid impulsive actions. Most children who are already taking medication can continue to do so while they are training. In most cases, the dosage can be gradually reduced as the child learns how to self-regulate. Often, the need for medication is eliminated, but this cannot be guaranteed and depends on the individual.

Neurofeedback training is different from therapy or treatment by medication. With neurofeedback training, children learn how to control their own behavior. They learn this by recognizing what is happening in their own brains. This feedback is just a tool to help them learn self-regulation.

The ADHD Neurofeedback program offered by Zone Health & Performance Psychology can be conducted either:

At our office, it takes approximately three to five months to complete depending on the severity of the symptoms that the client is experiencing. This is conducted through a minimum of twice-weekly sessions.

You can do our professional neurofeedback training at home. We will give you a personal plan and remote support to help you achieve the best results. People who use this approach train their brain waves every day by playing games or watching movies that are special for this.

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Unlike stimulants, neurofeedback training has shown to have a direct long-term effect on increasing the person’s ability to remain focused and spend extended periods of time concentrating in a problem-solving manner.

In addition, neurofeedback has shown to have a similar effect to stimulants, in that it increases the child’s “natural guards” to inhibit or avoid impulsive actions. Children already taking medication can continue while training. In most cases, it is possible to gradually reduce the dosage as self-regulation is mastered. Frequently, the need for medication is eliminated, but results are not guaranteed and are subject to the individual.

Neurofeedback training is the opposite of therapy or treatment by means of medication. In neurofeedback training, children quickly recognize that no one is doing “it” to them. They are totally in control, responsible, empowered and working it out for themselves. This feedback is nothing more or less than a useful tool which allows them to learn self-regulation.

The ADHD Neurofeedback program offered by Zone Health & Performance Psychology can be conducted either:

  • At our office which takes approximately three to five months to complete depending on the severity of the symptoms that the client is experiencing. This is conducted through a minimum of twice-weekly sessions.
  • At the convenience of your home under the guidance of our professional neurofeedback technician will provide a personalized training plan and monitor your progress remotely so that our you can achieve the best results. Clients utilizing this approach will train their brain waves by playing specialized games or watching movies and/or videos. When your brain waves are in the target range, you will advance in the game or have a crisper viewing experience. This real-time monitoring and rewarding is known as operant-conditioning.

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Quantitative Electroencephalography

We start by using advanced qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) technology that precisely measures your unique brainwave activity. It is performed to investigate brain wave patterns associated with concentration and attention.

The assessment usually takes between 3-4 hours and consists of:

  1. Interview and history. Review of previous assessments if any.
  2. A series of questionnaires and behavior checklists.
  3. Cognitive Performance/Perceptual Assessments.
  4. Psycho-Educational/Executive Assessments.
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Cognitive Assessments With Cambridge Brain Sciences

Zone Health & Performance Psychology is proud to partner with Cambridge Brain Sciences. They are a leading provider of cognitive assessment tools for clinicians and medical practices, providing scientifically-validated cognitive tasks that produce objective measures across multiple cognitive domains.

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Cognitive Assessments

A series of Cognitive Performance tests that provide objective and quantifiable measures of:

  1. Attention: Visual and Auditory, selective attention, vigilance, memory and verbal working memory.
  2. Executive Functioning: Figural Fluency, interference, cognitive flexibility, response inhibition and task switching.
  3. Visual Information Processing and Mental Processing Speed.
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John Stevenson is one of the most passionate and dedicated professionals I’ve ever met. He provided me with a new perspective and insight with regards to chronic pain and anxiety. He has a genuine desire to help others realize their maximum potential. I would highly recommend John and his team of professional staff to anyone.

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I would highly recommend everyone at Zone. They are absolutely amazing and caring. They customize a plan to fit you individually, follow up on progress and keep you posted consistently. This is hands down the best place for neurofeedback ! Very happy with the results and I appreciate every single employee at Zone, including John who provides excellent patient care.

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I want to share my experiences at Zone Health & Performance wIth John Stevenson. I had a stroke and my speech was irreversible damaged so I had to remap my brain for my speech again. I worked with John and his staff diligently 3X a week for over a year! It was hard work but it also was fun.My speech has improved so much that when I meet someone that don’t know that after my stroke I couldn’t even put a sentence together! I would highly recommend Zone Health & Performance it…improved my life!

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One of the things that makes us unique at Zone Health & Performance Psychology is that we combine these types of Talk Therapies with Neurofeedback/Biofeedback to optimize the nervous system. Our clients learn a variety of Mindfulness-based/Biofeedback tools and strategies to stabilize their mind while simultaneously optimizing their internal physiology and overall health. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Zone Health and Performance will provide permanent and natural alternative solutions for those who are seeking non-pharmaceutical options to their health and well-being.