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Cassie Rovig, MSW, ASW 

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

ASW 101695 

 

I use Neurofeedback and therapy to train children, teen, and adult brains for success.
Combining both tools can accelerate your growth rapidly.

 
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ABOUT ME

I believe that everything we do has a ripple effect of some sort. No matter how big or how small, something will be manipulated. Given the essential tools, I believe you can retrain your brain to get back to healthy thinking patterns and positive thought processes in areas that have been overshadowed by darkness.

During my undergraduate career I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety, but through education on my own diagnoses and addressing and speaking more openly about my mental health with providers and friends and family, I was able to address unhealthy thinking patterns head on.

With a background rooted in social work and a passion for helping others, my goal is to help people better understand their mental health and do my best to provide some sort of relief whether it's a listening ear, a different perspective, or a new trick to try out.


In my spare time, I love to travel. I also enjoy live music and going to shows and concerts. If it involves sightseeing, sour candy, great music, and greater company- I'm there.

Send me a message or email if you would like to chat more on how I can help you. 

I offer free phone consultations.

Supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD, LMFT

 

MY APPROACH

My Modalities: Strengths based, Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neurofeedback, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness

I like to collaborate with my clients on their goals for therapy and utilize various tools from a trauma focused lens to assist. My specialties include helping clients with anxiety, ADHD, depression, autism, mood disorders, self esteem, oppositional defiant disorder, PTSD and trauma related disorders, and life transitions. I have an open minded, trauma informed approach with experience in high trauma settings and a deep understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how they can impact an individual and their mental and physical health across the lifespan.
I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in foster care and in transitional housing programs. I also have experience working with children and families impacted by domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, and neglect. My ultimate goal is to build upon the strengths you already have and to help you better understand yourself and your mental health while achieving your goals.

 

Providing Psychotherapy for California residents via Telehealth, as well as Neurofeedback sessions in Sacramento.

 

WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?

pIR HEG (passive infrared hemoencephalography) or HEG Neurofeedback trains your brain by reading its thermal or electrical data and feeding it back to you via an external device such as a computer screen.

Neurofeedback can treat many conditions including:

  • ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Autism ASD and Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Emotional overwhelm due to unregulated sensory processing

  • Headaches Migraines

  • Mood disorders

  • Paranoia, Delusions, Hallucinations

  • Traumatic brain injury frontal lobe

  • PTSD or trauma

 

HOW DOES NEUROFEEDBACK HELP?

HEG Neurofeedback upregulates the executive functioning part of the brain which resides in the prefrontal cortex. 

Executive functions include:

Organization

Planning

Working memory

Flexible thinking

Impulse control (key area of treatment for ADHD)

Impairments in executive functioning is what HEG Neurofeedback helps with. Improvements in the choices that people make for their own well-being are the benefits of enhanced executive functioning. Addictive behavior or chronic repetitive unhealthy choices can be addressed by improving executive functioning with HEG Neurofeedback.


The images below show the gradual improvement of brain functioning after Neurofeedback brain training. The images are infrared pictures of the prefrontal cortex of a brain with a mood disorder. As uniform color increases in the images, the individual’s mood improves. 

Session #1

Session #1

This image was taken after the first session of Neurofeedback training. It shows some color returning to the forehead but high variability in color across the forehead which indicates more training is needed.

Session #2

Session #2

After the second session we see a further increase in color that indicates more prefrontal activity and improved mood. The frequency of sessions is once or twice per week.

Session # 3

Session # 3

The post-training image after the third sessions shows a decrease in color variability as the rest of the forehead increases in brightness.

Session #4

Session #4

A significant increase in color and a decrease in variability is seen after the fourth session. Improved mood is now lasting longer and will continue to get better as Neurofeedback training continues in subsequent sessions.

 

CONTACT ME

If you're interested in learning more about ways in which I can help, feel free to send me a message here.
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