“It’s hard to imagine (and I’d rather not) where my son would be today, if we hadn’t gotten him into neurofeedback with Judith.
Like many bright kids with learning disabilities, D. also had difficulty with attention and social interaction. Things got tough during middle school, then in high school his ability to compensate just became overwhelmed, and it all came crashing down. He was diagnosed with ADHD, depression, dysgraphia, and a bunch of minor learning disabilities. He was often angry and clearly unhappy.
We took him to Judith hoping to address his ADHD, but it immediately became clear to her that his brain needed regulating overall. She explained to us that improved attention would need to be built on a much calmer, less volatile foundation. The first thing we noticed with neurofeedback was a lifting of his mood – he became more cheerful and friendly, which was not only pleasant for us, but also made him less defensive and more open to change in general. Once when we came home from a session, my husband turned to me in shock and said, “It’s like flipping a switch!”
While it was a long road, the effects were clearly cumulative. After a crushing first year of high school, D. gradually pulled it together. We became more confident that he would at least graduate. Still, midway through his junior year, it did not seem at all likely to us that D. would be ready for college at 18. In distress, we requested to meet with Judith. She advised us to stay calm, reminded us of his progress so far, and pointed out that quite a lot could happen in 18 months. She was right. D.’s attention and study habits both improved dramatically. He finished high school in style, and was accepted to several good colleges.
We could not be more thrilled with how far he has come, and we believe that neurofeedback was the key. As his brain became better regulated, we saw his negative cycle of failure and self-dislike develop into one of improved mood, incremental improvement, more self-esteem, and greater improvement. Through all of this Judith handled D. with great patience, while communicating clearly and compassionately.
We still look at each other in amazement at how far D. has come. My husband, who was initially extremely skeptical, now tells everyone about what neurofeedback did for our son. We are so very grateful that we decided to try it, and found a practitioner with the experience and integrity to do it right.
I started seeing Dr. Lytel last summer to relieve rather severe anxiety. After several sessions of neurofeedback, I found I’d gotten noticeably better at dealing with anxiety, and could relax much more quickly and easily than before. Thanks to Dr. Lytel’s help, I’m feeling much better mentally and emotionally; my confidence has increased, and I’m much calmer. Last but not least, Dr. Lytel is really friendly and fun to be around, and has a great selection of games and movies to choose from. I highly recommend Metrowest Neurofeedback!
– L.F., age 19
Dr. Lytel and I have made tremendous progress together thanks to her patience and great interpersonal skills. It took me at least 10 Neurofeedback sessions before I saw a sustained and lasting improvement to my problems. I had an ongoing focus on historical verbal, emotional, & manipulative situations that had been negatively impacting my mind at rest time, and especially when I was ready to go to sleep, but my mind would race wildly. I was probably also sleep deprived, and continuously focused on past stressful events in my prior Military life as well, as similar issues in the Business World. I thought I was falling into dementia, memory loss, especially short term memory, also I was taking forever to accomplish simple task. My lasting progress is superior, I have been able to get many projects and outstanding things accomplished. My sleep is improved, my memory is clear, and accurate, and I have been getting many tasks accomplished. Thank you Dr. Lytel.
After 1.5 years of CBT without improvement, we reached out to Dr. Lytel at the start of last summer in desperation for help with our then 7 year old son. He was wracked with general anxiety and negative thought OCD, to the point of being unable to get through basic daily tasks without breakdowns, if at all. Life was not enjoyable for him. It was excruciating for us to see as well. After a few sessions of neurofeedback there was noticeable improvement, and after just a summer of treatment there was a whole new version of my son returning to school! Happy, humorous, brave and confident he is now exploring all the world has to offer and finding his own unique talents and interests, including dance and performing! He is learning to tolerate, which is HUGE. As a friend of mine noted a few days ago, “it’s like he was stuck in a shell and has now emerged.” We couldn’t be more thankful!
“B. has undergone so much progress. He just completed his freshman year achieving just above a 3.0 average with a very challenging curriculum, including advanced calculus. He got straight A’s in his major, computer science. With his former level of ADHD, this would have been unimaginable.”
-Dad of 18 yr old
“I can really feel the difference. My memory works better, I sleep better, and my anxiety calms down. I look forward to the sessions, which are always so pleasant.”
“Hi Judith! I just wanted to let you know that I just got back from ‘the date’ and I didn’t get the slightest bit anxious. You must be a wizard or something!! I’m nearly giddy right now! Thank you so much.”
-A., age 18
“We had an unusually nice evening with him. He was interested in connecting and helping in the house”.
“Very sweet last nite, even saying sorry for little things …never did that before”
“Overall, much calmer, thank you!”
-Mom of K, age 14
“Delightful, focused…Really stable…Cheerful and articulate, slept well”
“Really stable and focused. Just wonderful.”
“Slept well. Cheerful and articulate.”
-Mom of M, age 12
Sends photo of smiling son: “First time ever performing on stage. Totally amazing that he did this. A proud and happy boy. Thank you for all that you are doing to help him. You have made a tremendous difference.”
-Mom of C, age 11
“Nice work with [Xxx], what a doll he has been since his last session with you. Polite, communicative, even-keeled. Everything has improved!!!!!”
“He is pleasant to be around, and showing more self-awareness”
-Mom of B., age 17