Anonymous mom of an independent, healthy client
My 24 year old daughter had been undergoing treatment for a mental illness for 5 years prior to seeing Dr. Rimka. She had severe anxiety and issues with sleep requiring anxiety and sleep medications. Dr. Rimka was recommended by her DBT talk therapist. Her therapist said that she had seen good results for other patients seeing Dr. Rimka dealing with stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. We were only hoping to stop sleep medications. But I also agreed with her therapist that she seemed over-medicated as she was on other anxiety and depression medications as well. "Honestly, I thought of neurofeedback as "hokey" and not a real treatment. I was reluctant when I heard Dr. Rimka talking about other patients who had their psychiatrists wean them off psychotropic medications, because I was fearful about my daughter stopping medications. It had taken a long time for her to reach a certain level of stability, and I did not want to risk losing that. She received about 20 neurofeedback sessions, and I am truly amazed at the difference in my daughter. I feel that the neurofeedback in conjunction with ongoing therapy made a huge difference. She was less anxious and was able to finally get off of Ambien and her antipsychotic medications. She has achieved a level of stability and function that I did not ever expect. I loved that Dr. Rimka really listened to her and explained the process thoroughly. She gave her the tools for self-regulation with anxiety that my daughter didn’t have. And, Dr.Rimka helped heighten the awareness about the relationship between diet and mental health. This was especially important for the sense of empowerment it gave my daughter to affect her own mental health. She is happily married, working, and fully functioning now. I have much more respect for neurofeedback and the impact it can have on the brain than before. It is a non-invasive tool that can aid a person in healing. And I appreciated Dr. Rimka taking the time and interest to get input from the family, her therapists, and in explaining the process to us all so we felt safe. Dr. Rimka really seems to care about her clients. She changed our lives. Thank you!"