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Rhonda Mateer-Ross

LCSW, BCN, MSW, MED

Rhonda is internationally board certified in neurofeedback through the

 Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a special type of biofeedback where you receive computerized information about your brainwaves and make adjustments to your brain functioning often resulting in a reduction of symptoms. The amplifier processes brain waves at 256 times per second. Training uses visual and auditory feedback (often in the form of a game) that rewards you for doing the right things with your brain. Neurofeedback is regulated and approved by the American Psychological Association and the State of Pennsylvania Licensing Bureau.


Neurofeedback could change your life. Many clients have tried other forms of treatment that have not worked.  This treatment is evidence-based and can be helpful with depression, anxiety, sleep, migraines, concussions, tinnitus, bipolar, pain, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, and addictions, to name just a few possibilities. Neurofeedback is safe, often effective and can lead to long-term improvements in your life. Rhonda is presently taking a course taught by Sebern Fisher (see book below) who is world-known in neurofeedback.


Brain Advances is conveniently located at 2017 Cato Avenue which is in State College. When you are on Route 26 (College Avenue) you turn onto Cato Avenue which is on the same side of the road as the Honda Dealership.  Turn left onto Enterprise Drive and then turn right at the blue "South Hills Business School" sign, go a bit to the right up a slight grade, then go to the back side of the building. Look for Building C. There is free ample parking. There is a blue Brain Advances sign on the door.  



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How it works...

Neurofeedback  is a special type of biofeedback that uses computerized feedback to help your brain to function more effectively

Your Neurofeedback "Workout" Schedule

Neurofeedback treatment is a bit like a gym workout. You will start out with two sessions each week (for an hour in length) for a month or so,  and then reduce this to weekly sessions for a month or so, and then gradually reduce the treatment frequency. Unlike the gym workout though, results may be permanent. It is a big commitment of time and effort. You are strengthening your brain and becoming an active participant in your treatment.   Once your brain learns a new way of functioning, it is not "motivated" to go back to its old ways.  Those clients who experience the most success are the ones who have the time and motivation to commit to the treatment., and who keep track of their symptoms between sessions. 


What clients are saying...

Client from State College

I went to Rhonda because I was having a lot of trouble with sleeping. I tried many doctors and even two specialists and was on all kinds of medications. I love neurofeedback! I am falling asleep pretty quickly and I can really focus during the day because I am awake! Thank you!

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Client from Penn State University

In high school I got a really bad concussion and it seemed like I had a lot of problems after that. The doctors said that they weren't sure how to help me and I felt like giving up. It was awful. After the first few sessions of neurofeedback my life started to get better and now I'm able to focus in college and I'm doing great! I wish I would have known about this a couple of years ago.

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Client from Altoona

I had tinnitus so bad that my life was falling apart. I did a lot of research and found out that most people just have to put up with it. I got dizzy sometimes too which I think was related. After neurofeedback my vertigo and tinnitus are almost gone and I was able to work again! I got my life back!

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Biofeedback Certification

International Alliance

The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance was created in 1981 as a non-profit organization. BCIA is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, and the international standard in biofeedback certification, neurofeedback certification, and pelvic muscle dysfunction. This organization is recognized as the certification body for the clinical practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR). To find a practitioner near your home, go to BCIA.ORG and use the search function by entering your zip code. 

For Clinicians and Clients

For a practical introduction to this treatment, read  "Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear Driven Brain".  Fisher is a very engaging writer with amazing success in dealing with some clients who  had seemed beyond hope.  

For Practitioners

Clinical Research  / Meta Analysis

This comprehensive resource guide for professionals is written by Tan, Shaffer, Lyle and Teo, entitled Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, 3rd Edition, 2016, purchased exclusively through Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) at https:/‚Äč/www.aapb.org/

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