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Psychology – Counseling – Neurofeedback


We teach the brain to be more effective by strengthening its ability to process & focus.


After careful review of our client’s brainwaves, we use their favorite movies to help train, reinforce and improve their brain functions.

The fun part is they use their “brain” to control how the movie plays!

When the brainwaves are operating correctly, the movie plays, but when the brainwaves are not, the movie stops.


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Neurofeedback

provides real-time “brainwave activity” measurements to help people learn how to maintain a healthy state of living by regulating their internal body functions.

EEG is the most commonly used tool for teaching self-regulation of brain functions. Sensors are placed on the scalp to view & record brain activity during the neurofeedback session.

Frequently Asked Questions

angry box kid
What type of issues can Neurofeedback help?

Difficulties commonly seen at our clinic include rage and anger issues, impulsiveness, mood swings, general anxiety and worry, sleep problems, migraines, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, ADHD/ADD, Asperger’s Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome and academic problem areas such as reading fluency and math difficulties.

pencil erasing smiley face
Are the improvements temporary or permanent?

For many people, the changes are permanent. For some people, however, “booster sessions” are needed to get the brain back on track.

For example, sometimes after a growth spurt a child may need a “re-boot” for the brain’s hard drive. Certain disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome or OCD are more likely to need follow-up "booster sessions."

happy family standing in front of house
Who can benefit from Neurofeedback?

There are no age limitations with Neurofeedback treatments.

We work with individuals of all ages from toddlers, children, adolescents and all the way up to adults.

Anyone struggling with behavioral disorders should investigate Neurofeedback.

When behavior is improved, everyone benefits, friends, family even the cat!

connect-the-dots brain game
What is the Neurofeedback process?

To measure the brainwaves, sensors are placed around the head acting as tiny antennas.

During the brain training session, our computer plays or stops the movie based on brainwave activity.

Nothing physical is done to the brain and its painless and enjoyable.

hand with prescription drug
What happens if Neurofeedback clients are taking medications?

With successful Neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower doses as the brain is able to function more effectively on its own.

Its important for clients to talk with their prescribing physician regarding Neurofeedback and medications.

little boy and girl whispers
If Neurofeedback can do so much, why haven’t I heard about it before?

Neurofeedback is not yet taught in most medical schools or psychology graduate programs.

Many professionals are therefore unaware of the power of this technique.

The field is growing rapidly and as it does, more professionals are becoming informed and educated about Neurofeedback.




Frequently Asked Questions

angry box kid
What type of issues can Neurofeedback help?

Difficulties commonly seen at our clinic include rage and anger issues, impulsiveness, mood swings, general anxiety and worry, sleep problems, migraines, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, ADHD/ADD, Asperger’s Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome and academic problem areas such as reading fluency and math difficulties.

pencil erasing smiley face
Are the improvements temporary or permanent?

For many people, the changes are permanent. For some people, however, “booster sessions” are needed to get the brain back on track.

For example, sometimes after a growth spurt a child may need a “re-boot” for the brain’s hard drive. Certain disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome or OCD are more likely to need follow-up "booster sessions."

happy family standing in front of house
Who can benefit from Neurofeedback?

There are no age limitations with Neurofeedback treatments.

We work with individuals of all ages from toddlers, children, adolescents and all the way up to adults.

Anyone struggling with behavioral disorders should investigate Neurofeedback.

When behavior is improved, everyone benefits, friends, family even the cat!

connect-the-dots brain game
What is the Neurofeedback process?

To measure the brainwaves, sensors are placed around the head acting as tiny antennas.

During the brain training session, our computer plays or stops the movie based on brainwave activity.

Nothing physical is done to the brain and its painless and enjoyable.

hand with prescription drug
What happens if Neurofeedback clients are taking medications?

With successful Neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower doses as the brain is able to function more effectively on its own.

Its important for clients to talk with their prescribing physician regarding Neurofeedback and medications.

little boy and girl whispers
If Neurofeedback can do so much, why haven’t I heard about it before?

Neurofeedback is not yet taught in most medical schools or psychology graduate programs.

Many professionals are therefore unaware of the power of this technique.

The field is growing rapidly and as it does, more professionals are becoming informed and educated about Neurofeedback.




Frequently Asked Questions

angry box kid
What type of issues can Neurofeedback help?

Difficulties commonly seen at our clinic include rage and anger issues, impulsiveness, mood swings, general anxiety and worry, sleep problems, migraines, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, ADHD/ADD, Asperger’s Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome and academic problem areas such as reading fluency and math difficulties.

pencil erasing smiley face
Are the improvements temporary or permanent?

For many people, the changes are permanent. For some people, however, “booster sessions” are needed to get the brain back on track.

For example, sometimes after a growth spurt a child may need a “re-boot” for the brain’s hard drive. Certain disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome or OCD are more likely to need follow-up "booster sessions."

happy family standing in front of house
Who can benefit from Neurofeedback?

There are no age limitations with Neurofeedback treatments.

We work with individuals of all ages from toddlers, children, adolescents and all the way up to adults.

Anyone struggling with behavioral disorders should investigate Neurofeedback.

When behavior is improved, everyone benefits, friends, family even the cat!

connect-the-dots brain game
What is the Neurofeedback process?

To measure the brainwaves, sensors are placed around the head acting as tiny antennas.

During the brain training session, our computer plays or stops the movie based on brainwave activity.

Nothing physical is done to the brain and its painless and enjoyable.

hand with prescription drug
What happens if Neurofeedback clients are taking medications?

With successful Neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower doses as the brain is able to function more effectively on its own.

Its important for clients to talk with their prescribing physician regarding Neurofeedback and medications.

little boy and girl whispers
If Neurofeedback can do so much, why haven’t I heard about it before?

Neurofeedback is not yet taught in most medical schools or psychology graduate programs.

Many professionals are therefore unaware of the power of this technique.

The field is growing rapidly and as it does, more professionals are becoming informed and educated about Neurofeedback.




Meet Our Team

Dr. SHARON R. THETFORD
SHARON R. THETFORD, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Director of New Objectives Neurofeedback Center.

Offering treatment for individuals with various neurologically and psychologically based disorders utilizing state-of-the-art Neurofeedback approaches.

With over 25 years of experience in clinical private practice, Dr. Thetford brings to Neurofeedback her unique experiences in helping children and adults struggling with issues related to:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Migraines
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Panic / Anxiety Disorder
  • Rage Disorder / Explosive Behavior
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

In 1990, Dr. Thetford completed her doctorate degree at the Florida Institute of Technology following her internship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

She has been a member of the Florida Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association since 1991 and has served on the Board of Directors of numerous non-profit organizations.

She has served as a consultant for Tourette's Syndrome and has conducted training seminars nationwide on various disorders including ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder.

KAREN A. RIFKIN
KAREN A. RIFKIN, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health therapist with twenty-four years experience. She holds a Bachelors degree in Exceptional Student Education from William Paterson College of New Jersey and a Masters degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida.

Ms. Rifkin specializes in substance abuse therapy, was a drug therapist in Orange County High Schools for ten years prior to joining New Objectives Psychology, Counseling and Neurofeedback Center, Inc. in 1999.

She currently sees both adults and teenagers with substance abuse issues and has an extensive background in Domestic Violence, having run Batterer Intervention Program groups for nine years.

She also works with clients who are in emotionally and physically controlling relationships.

  • Adolescent Issues
  • Marriage / Couples Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Cutting / Self Injury
  • Anxiety
  • Depression / Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Neurofeedback (pIR)

Neurofeedback is simply exercise for the brain!

Neurofeedback is simply exercise for the brain!