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Susan Crum

We offer mental health services designed to promote healthy minds-bodies and behaviors. Services are totally customized to meet your individual needs, After exploring our website, feel free to contact us via phone or email for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Many people are under the impression that the only way to address physical and mental health problems is through medication or surgery. In fact, stress and lifestyle issues underlie many physical and mental health problem treatments and can be effectively managed non-pharmaceutically.  Moreover, as David Wilkerson, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic has documented, long term use of medication can contribute to further physical and mental health difficulties. Whether you are dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD; struggling with cognitive problems such from traumatic brain injury, dementias or learning disorders or dealing with stress related physical problems such as chronic pain, hypertension, chronic fatigue, insomnia, or gastrointestinal problems; non pharmacological approaches can be effective in helping you manage and reduce symptoms. Our approach is educational.

We partner with you to set your goals and priorities, as well as to help you identify and access resources. We strive to help you master skills that empower you to maintain a healthier lifestyle and promote improved functioning.

Susan L. Crum, Ph.D., QEEG-D, ABPS

Licensed Psychologist

Patient Education

At Central Florida Neuropsychology we partner with our patients to help them learn about their mental health and neurological illnesses so that they can best manage them and lead as full a life as possible. During sessions, your patient liaison may review pertinent interactive educational material with you. Then, from home, you may print out a summary for your own records or to share with family members. Since neuropsychology involves that neurological disorder that affects mental health and those mental health issues that may affect our physical health, we offer two patient education libraries: Mental Health and Neurology. Please feel free to explore both.

Concierge Service

Central Florida Neuropsychology offers Concierge Service promoting healthy brains, bodies, and behaviors.

You have the convenience of face-to-face sessions, online sessions, video teletherapy sessions, and phone sessions, at times of your choice.  If you elect to come to the office, we offer free massage chairs and transcranial electrotherapy for a wonderful relaxation experience.  You will also have both your own therapist and a personal liaison to assist with any practical matters such as scheduling.

For those who value their privacy, self-pay is available so that none of your information or concerns needs to be shared with insurers.

This option also permits you to address issues that insurers do not cover such as personal growth, career exploration,  neurofeedback, peak performance,  cognitive remediation for dementias, or marriage counseling.

If you are budget minded and wish to use insurance, we will gladly bill your insurer for you as a courtesy.

In any case, you set the goals, you and your therapist select the tools and techniques, and you determine when you have achieved your goals.  We are here to make your healing experience as positive as possible.

Yours,

Susan L. Crum, Ph.D., QEEG-D, ABPS

 

Our Services

Quantitative EEG

This is a method of analyzing digit EEG data by comparing a patient’s brainwave patterns to those of database for same-aged individuals.

It is helpful in ruling out malingering, as well as in determining whether reported deficits or those revealed by neuropsychological evaluation correspond to abnormal brain wave patterns.

Clinical studies have demonstrated distinctive forms of electoral activity in the brain in various neurologic and psychiatric conditions including traumatic brain injury, autism, learning disabilities, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder.

QEEG data can be used as a baseline against which to measure benefit from intervention, as well as to guide a program of neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback

Among the tools, we have to assist the patient In neurofeedback. This is a specialized form of biofeedback that focuses on normalizing brainwave patterns in order to alleviate related symptoms.

Neurofeedback is frequently used to treat problems with attention, memory, seizure disorders, impulsivity, and PTSD by training to normalize brainwave patterns.

This process is non-invasive, pain-free, and yields long-term benefits without medication side effects or interactions.

Biofeedback

We offer patients who prefer non-pharmacological interventions the option of using Biofeedback as part of their psychotherapy protocol.

This is a technique that uses sensors and a computer to help you gain voluntary control over functions – such as blood pressure or heart rate – which are normally not under voluntary control.

Biofeedback can be useful to treat migraines, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and hypertension among other conditions. More – will forward you a document

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people heal form symptoms emotional distress which result from traumatic experiences. Repeated studies have shown that this can give rapid improvement in symptoms associated with emotional pain.

The clinician and patient identify the traumatic event to work on. Then, bilateral eye movements are employed as the patient holds different aspects of that event or thought in their mind. This helps internal associations arise and patient to process the memory associated with disturbing feelings.

More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have shown that 84 to 90 percent of the single trauma victims no longer experience PTSD after three sessions.

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