Our team of psychotherapists and neurofeedback practitioners at the nCenter work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples.

Your Montana therapist will work with you to identify your personal goals for counseling before tailoring their counseling to you and your goals. We’re happy to meet with you at our Montana counseling clinics or to provide online counseling—if you prefer. 

You can expect that our therapists will listen closely to understand your experience and then find ways to assist you in moving toward your goals. Therapy is a personalized experience, so how it helps differs from person to person. It will often involve getting a different perspective on your experiences, exploring and discovering things about yourself, making changes in unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, processing difficult experiences, and learning healthy coping tools.

If you are interested in counseling (or other services we offer), please call (406) 599-2492 to make an appointment.

You will be scheduled to meet with one of our Montana counselors for a weekly day and time that fits you. You will also be emailed paperwork that discusses our therapy, counseling & more experimental neurofeedback services. The paperwork you complete will be reviewed by the nCenter counselor you’ll be working with before your intake appointment to ensure that we have an accurate first impression regarding your needs.

You will meet with your counselor for the first time during your counseling intake appointment. We will spend approximately 55 minutes discussing your concerns with you and reviewing your history. nCenter offers online counseling sessions or in-person appointments at the Montana clinic closest to you.

We can typically see you for therapy virtually or in person at the Montana clinic closest to you within a week after your initial meeting with the nCenter Assistant Director.

Talking with friends is a great way to get support, but it’s not the same as counseling services at our Montana locations. Counselors are professionals with specialized training in helping people encountering difficulties in their lives. 

The counselors at our MT clinics can also provide an “outside,” objective perspective different from what your friends can provide. When you talk with one of our Montana counselors, you won’t have to worry about being a ‘downer’ or that your friends will treat you differently simply because you came to them with a problem. nCenter counselors are professionals whose job is to help you. In time, our Montana counselors hope to help you feel more comfortable being open about your problems. The more comfortable you are with your therapist or counselor, the more effective your counseling services will be.

Our staff includes a Clinical Psychologist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors. We also have masters-level counselors and social workers who work under supervision with a licensed counselor or social worker. 

Our psychotherapists offer a broad range of counseling services, interests, approaches, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Our Assistant Director will work with you to arrange an appropriate therapist/client match. Learn more about nCenter’s staff by going to our Meet The Team web page.

Yes! The nCenter will send you text reminders about your appointment.

The cost of an Intake is $195, and therapy is $175 per session thereafter.

Each client’s out-of-pocket cost for counseling or therapy will depend on their individual insurance company and plan. It’s important to determine your cost, depending on your insurance policy, before beginning your counseling services with the nCenter. We can help you with this process, so please let our Assistant Director know of any financial questions or concerns when you speak with him.

We provide qEEG brain maps, neurofeedback, and psychological assessments to any of our clients receiving counseling or nutrition counseling. If you are interested in becoming one of our clients, please call (406) 599-2492.

Our Montana neurofeedback practitioners will use the qEEG to compare your brain waves to the brain waves of a normative database of people the same age. It measures a brain deviation from normal and graphically displays the results in units of standard deviations. It also provides detailed brain activities in Brodmann Areas, different areas of your brain associated with memory recall, vision, hearing, and other functions. The qEEG is a diagnostic tool we use to help determine the most effective use of our experimental neurofeedback therapies and measure progress.

Your brain has a unique pattern of brain activity—like a fingerprint. A qEEG brain map, or quantitative electroencephalogram, is used to measure brain activity at 21 sites across your head. After recording your brain waves, we compare them to a normative database, which helps identify and target problematic brain patterns.

By illustrating activity in critical areas of the brain (areas associated with everything from executive function, memory recall, vision, learning, and balance), your qEEG brain map guides neurofeedback protocols. Subsequent qEEG maps can then be utilized to monitor changes and optimize the effectiveness of your neurofeedback therapy.

Brainwaves are synchronized electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other. The brain has multiple detectable electrical brainwave patterns that fall into different groups: sub delta (σδ<1 Hz), delta (δ 1-4 Hz), theta (θ~4-8 Hz), alpha (α~8-12 Hz), beta (β~12-16 Hz), hi-beta (ηβ~16-30 Hz) and gamma (γ>30 Hz). A simplification is:

  • Delta – δ Deep meditation, dreamless sleep, suspended external awareness, source empathy
  • Theta – θ Sleep and meditation, gateway to learning and memory, between sleep and wake
  • Alpha – α Resting state quietly flowing thoughts, calm, alert, mind/body integration learning
  • Beta – β Attentive problem solving, judgment, decision making, focused mental activity
  • hiBeta – ηβ Highly complex thought, high anxiety or excitement, integrating new experiences
  • gamma – γ Traditionally dismissed as “noise,” now associated with expanded consciousness

We review your qEEG reports and develop individual neurofeedback plans unique for each of our clients. You’ll review your results with our Medical Doctor after your qEEG results have been evaluated.

Our neurofeedback practitioners use Neurofield, an experimental pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) stimulation, and Transcranial Direct Current/Alternating Current and Random Noise Stimulation (TDC/ACS and TRNS). Our neurofeedback practitioners will also use Low Energy Neurofeedback Systems (LENS) to assist in the brain becoming more flexible and functional. Finally, our team will use a BioVeda laser on your meridian points, along with the Vielight to stimulate your brain.  For children, we use the Mightier, a game that helps clients learn how to relax when stressed.

Our neurofeedback technicians administer the Neurofield pEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) frequencies by placing electro-magnetic coils on a velcro cap that we secure on the head. When we administer tDC/ACS and tRNS, we use electrical leads with sticky pads that adhere to the head or electrical leads that adhere with conductive paste. We administer Low Energy Neurofeedback Systems (LENS) using electrical leads held to the scalp with conductive paste. When stimulated with either pEMF, tDCS, tACS, or tRNS, the brain will often adapt to the suggestion sent and shift voluntarily to a more balanced and regulated state. With LENS, it appears that the brain balances and regulates by disrupting old brainwave patterns. With the BioVeda laser, the brain and body appear to regulate from treatment.