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Frequently Asked Questions

about HRV Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Psychotherapy

What services does Dr. Lagos offer?

Dr. Lagos sculpts highly individualized and integrative approaches for each client and discusses her recommendations for treatment at the end of the initial consultation. Depending on the client’s unique needs and desired outcomes, she may suggest HRV biofeedback, neurofeedback, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other treatments.

I feel worried and anxious all the time. Can HRV biofeedback help me?

Yes, HRV biofeedback can help you to improve mood, reduce anxiety, improve focus, and reduce muscle tension.

Is there a difference between “biofeedback” and “HRV biofeedback”?

Yes, there are multiple types of biofeedback. Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a specific modality that teaches you to gain control over your heart’s response to stress to innervate the vagus nerve and strengthen your ability to self-regulate your mind and body.

Can my child benefit from biofeedback training? Does he/she have to be a certain age?

Most children can benefit from biofeedback training. Dr. Lagos recommends that the child be at least six years of age to participate.

Does biofeedback training hurt?

No, biofeedback has no adverse side effects. Most people report biofeedback training to be interesting, relaxing, and enjoyable.

How does biofeedback training work?

Non-invasive sensors are attached to the skin. Dr. Lagos will help you to modify these signals and to improve your ability to cope with stress.

Why should I use a Board Certified Biofeedback Practitioner?

The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) is the only institute recognized worldwide granting certification to biofeedback practitioners. BCIA was established in 1981 with the mission of protecting the general public by establishing strict standards for biofeedback practitioners. It is important to understand that possession of a biofeedback device does not indicate training to use it.

How many biofeedback sessions will I need?

Everybody is different. The number of sessions depends on many variables. However, if you come to weekly biofeedback appointments and practice regularly at home, you will experience lasting improvements in how your body manages and recovers from stress in approximately ten sessions.

How long will the effects of biofeedback training last?

Research has shown that learning to regulate the body’s response to stress improves immune system functioning, cardiovascular health, and enhances the quality of life. In this sense, the skills learned through biofeedback can last a lifetime.

Is biofeedback training covered by insurance?

Yes, biofeedback is generally covered by insurance carries along with psychotherapy. This varies among insurance carriers, however, Dr. Lagos recommends that you check with your insurance.

I don’t live near New York City. Does Dr. Lagos work with clients remotely?

Yes, Dr. Lagos works with clients across the country and around the world. Please contact her office for more details on how to arrange remote training.

Does Dr. Lagos provide corporate training to companies and organizations?

Yes. Techniques and strategies to achieve peak performance, build resilience, and manage transformations can be powerful tools, and Dr. Lagos customizes training and programming for corporations and institutions, in New York City and around the world.

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