Client Stories

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Post-Concussion Syndrome. ~ C.C.

When I started seeing Theresa in 2015, I was having at least one migraine a week that was incapacitating, sometimes it would even take me down for a week, sometimes longer. I have had 12 to 15 documented concussions, and many more undocumented ones as a lifetime soccer player and now a Division I Coach. I have been diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome, Migraines and Vertigo. Damage to my hippocampus was diagnosed in 2006. 


I suffered with migraines, anxiety, and depression. I was sleepy but I could not sleep. I was hallucinating, had blurry vision, was seeing stars, my tongue and lips felt swollen (even though they weren’t). My fingers up to my wrist would get numb. It was so bad even words did not come easily. It was like I was in a fog and I could not get my thoughts clear. At times I would feel like my head was being crushed and it was like there was liquid dripping in there. Traveling with my team was difficult and exhausting for me. As were changes in weather and stress. 


I did not feel that most of my medical doctors were helpful, truly cared or were curious about what I was going through.  My family struggled to know how to help and support me. Theresa suggested several things for me to try along with the neurofeedback—things that I could do at home and work when I was struggling. The hallucinations were completely gone within 4 months! I am less competitive at home and I can actually play games with my family and friends, I reach out for help, and I am more open about my concussion issues with my family, friends, and my team. I only have a migraine now every 2 to 3 weeks and they don’t last as long, and they are not as intense.

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Take a Chance on Yourself. ~ W. B.

When I started neurofeedback with KCNPI I was a personal and professional mess. I had multiple concussions as a child playing soccer and football through high school.  After years of overwhelming stress as a trial lawyer, my body was failing due to a horribly painful, chronic disease.  I was overweight, angry, depressed and suicidal.  I wasn't able to focus at work and would waste several hours each day just staring at the computer screen--floating and unable to think straight.  Even if I slept 12 hours at night I would wake up exhausted.


When KCNPI ran my baseline EEG it was completely "upside down"--all of my brainwaves were the opposite of what they should have been.  I was skeptical--wondering how what appeared to be a computer game could help fix me.  After my first session of neurofeedback my body relaxed like it hadn't in years and I had the best night's sleep I could remember.  After several sessions I could feel life returning to my body.  I finally had enough energy to start working out.  


Then she moved me to the next level with NeuroGen HPN.  I lost 70 pounds, am no longer depressed, don't need psych medications anymore and have my chronic disease under control. My latest EEG shows my brainwaves are now within normal ranges.  I am human again.  I have the most focus, satisfaction and success in my work I have experienced in 20 years.  I'm no longer angry and no longer lose my temper.  I sleep all night and even dream again!


Take a chance on yourself if you are suffering like I was.  Living with an injured brain doesn't have to destroy you.  KCNPI's brain healing experts can give you your life back!

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Never Give Up! ~ M.S.

I am going to assume that if you are reading this, you are either actively in therapy or you‘re finding your way there. Welcome. My name is Mike. I have been doing neurofeedback treatments for over two years. Neurofeedback has made some profound changes in my life. While I can’t credit neurofeedback with being the only effective part of my recovery, it has been just as important as the work I have done with my psychiatrist through medications, and my continued work with my other therapist, whose focus is cognitive behavioral.


At my lowest point, I was on my second trip through the psych ward having overdosed on 90-days-worth of Xanax. I was so terrified, frustrated, angry, and paranoid of everything. Leaving the house was next to impossible; being in a crowd was beyond my imagination, and not wanting to burn the earth down was a dream. I was living in a perpetual state of panic, anxiety, fear, and rage—I was a cornered animal. So, every change that I noticed from the neurofeedback, was initially terrifying because I was afraid that the changes were not long term—too many broken hopes from the past. 


I am at a point now where I am absolutely certain that these sessions have been completely worth it...

Changes that Mike’s Spouse Noticed After Neurofeedback Treatments.

Decreased social anxiety. Mike has more of a tendency to seek out social situations. Before Neurofeedback, he would prefer to stay at home, avoided eating out or going to the movies. After Neurofeedback, he enjoys eating out at restaurants and will engage in friendly banter with other people while out in public.


Decreased aggressive response in social situations. Previously, Mike was paranoid about going out in public due to distrust of others and a fear of personal safety. After Neurofeedback, he is less likely to be distrustful of strangers. He was particularly angry on the road and would easily become angered by other driver quickly assigning malice to their driving. Now, he is able to dismiss other drivers with a laugh and he does not engage in aggressive driving.


More likely to leave the house independently. Before Neurofeedback, Mike was terrified to leave the house without me. He felt like he needed emotional support from me to deal with any social situation. Now, he is able to go run errands during the day without me. He feels more comfortable with himself and others to function independently.


Increased impetus to start projects. Previously, Mike was so crippled with anxiety, he would not be able to start any projects. He used to feel crippled by a sink full of dishes. After working with Theresa, he has started working on a variety of art projects and is able to complete household tasks daily.

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Give Yourself the Tools You Need to Succeed. ~ B.G

Theresa is an amazing person.  I’ve seen several therapists over the years and definitely felt the most lasting effects with her.  She has truly given me the tools to take my life and thoughts back and overcome even severe trauma.  I am always impressed with her instinctive ability to discover core issues in a nonjudgmental and extremely helpful way. 


After just a few Neurofeedback sessions with Theresa I’ve noticed a vast difference in my emotional wellbeing.  I find it easier and easier to detect when my mind is getting sucked into emotional triggers, and the pull and “charge” of those triggers has diminished drastically.  My ability to deal with difficult life experiences has improved as well.  


Perhaps the best proof comes from my spouse, who has noticed a significant increase in my amount of patience, emotional stability, and ability to navigate difficult circumstances.

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The Change is Subtle. ~ L.C.

Session 12 today, and your prediction was on point. I am not the same person I was upon our first meeting. I'm becoming more cognizant of my emotions, reactions, and conditioned reflexes. The transformation unfolds in a subtle manner, but my development/healing is perpetual and exponential.
 

I can acknowledge triggers, more rationally as time progresses, and even better I am able to process the events and emotions then pack them away. The flashbacks are usually quite scary the first time around, but after my brain accepts, processes and stores the frightening memory, I can think/talk about them as if they're in the past; No longer a threat. Each memory becomes just that. ...something I remember occurring, and I experience it as such. My usual fight/flight/freeze responses to past threats are becoming fewer and fewer. I am so grateful. 


Thank you, Theresa and Brianna.

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Healthy Progression Being Made. ~ C.H.

My husband is more engaged in our daily life.  He is joking and laughing more often. His ability to stay focused has improved.  His level of distractibility has decreased causing him to be less withdrawn at home.  He has become more patient with our grandchildren, which is a significant change!  He has become so much more self-sufficient around the house, taking initiative in planning events, and even walking daily for exercise! Healthy changes are being made and I am so grateful for the practitioners at KCNPI for their continued work with my husband and I.     

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Game Changer! ~ J.M.

Neurofeedback Recipient: Female, Married, aged 56, Graduate Student.

25 weekly sessions conducted by Theresa Hubbard from 9.10.2018 to 4.01.2019.


1. SLEEP! After a lifetime of insomnia (4-6 hours per night), I am sleeping through the night; I now get 7-8 hours per night, and once in a while, I get 9 hours.

2. I experience less trips to the bathroom during the night; I only get up one time per night versus 3-5 times a night.

3. When I do awake during the night, I normally go right back to sleep—that’s new for me!

4. I am no longer abruptly woken by sudden jolts of adrenalin, fear, anxiety, and panic during the night.

5. Before Neurofeedback when my adrenalin would surge, it would cause my blood sugar to crash, so I would need get up and eat a piece of fruit to calm my body down in order to get back to sleep—I have no need for that ritual anymore.

6. I am experiencing a brand new sense of CALM on the inside of my body. My body had adapted to high levels of anxiety, but I did not realize that until I began to feel a sense of calm and peace on the inside.
I noticed this change around sessions 15, 16, and 17...

Game Changer - Memory Improved Six Months After Neurofeedback. ~ J.M.

Theresa, I just had to tell you about this… I have never been successful at memorization; however, a week ago or so I was purchasing an item on line, and when it came time to type in my credit card number, my 16-digit Discover number popped into my mind. I initially doubted that that the number was correct, but I decided to type it in anyway and see how close I came. Then I went to check my card for good measure and the number I typed in was 100% accurate. I have NEVER memorized a 16-digit number--I have always had to retrieve my card when making online purchases. Since then, my credit card number automatically comes to mind when I need it. That is a really an amazing change after Neurofeedback; and at the same time, having my credit card number so readily available in my head can be a really bad thing too! LOL

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Thankful!

Hi Theresa, Just wanted to say thank you for the break through session we had last Friday with Mike. You cannot believe the impact that you had on him, which ultimately means the impact it will have on me and our relationship. Your insights and explanations of things, especially of me and what I am capable of, and not capable of, YET, has Mike viewing things with a differently lens already! We had such deep conversations over the weekend that were already different, mostly around my coping abilities and my brain. He actually said, “ I think she is someone who could actually help me with things I don’t even realize about myself”!  We are both really excited about the neurofeedback and the doors that may open up for me. You are nothing short of amazing to me and I just wanted to say that to you. Thank you for all that you do!!!

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we would love to hear your story; just email your Neurofeedback story to Joy@kcnpi.com

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Theresa Hubbard, LMFT, LCMFT

Theresa Hubbard, LMFT, LCMFT

Theresa Hubbard, LMFT, LCMFT

You can contact Theresa at 816-407-7706 x203 or through email at theresa@theresahubbard.com

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Brianna Lopez, MFT

Theresa Hubbard, LMFT, LCMFT

Theresa Hubbard, LMFT, LCMFT

You can contact Brianna at 816-407-7706 x201 or through email at brianna@kcnpi.com

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Michele Roberts, MSW, LCSW

Theresa Hubbard, LMFT, LCMFT

Joy Martin, Intern: Clinical Mental Health & Trauma Treatment

You can contact Michelle at 816-407-7706 x202, or email her at: michele@kcnpi.com

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Joy Martin, Intern: Clinical Mental Health & Trauma Treatment

Joy Martin, Intern: Clinical Mental Health & Trauma Treatment

Joy Martin, Intern: Clinical Mental Health & Trauma Treatment

You can contact Joy at 816-407-7706 x201 or through email at: joy@kcnpi.com

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Linda Anderson, Administration

Joy Martin, Intern: Clinical Mental Health & Trauma Treatment

Linda Anderson, Administration

You can contact Linda at 816-407-7706 x208 or through email at linda@theresahubbard.com

Never Give Up! ~ M.S. (Continued)

 I am going to assume that if you are reading this, you are either actively in therapy or you‘re finding your way there. Welcome. My name is Mike. I have been doing neurofeedback treatments for over two years. Neurofeedback has made some profound changes in my life. While I can’t credit neurofeedback with being the only effective part of my recovery, it has been just as important as the work I have done with my psychiatrist through medications, along with my continued work with my other therapist, whose focus is cognitive behavioral.


 At my lowest point, I was on my second trip through the psych ward having overdosed on 90-days-worth of Xanax. I was so terrified, frustrated, angry, and paranoid of everything. Leaving the house was next to impossible; being in a crowd was beyond my imagination, and not wanting to burn the earth down was a dream. I was living in a perpetual state of panic, anxiety, fear, and rage—I was a cornered animal. So, every change that I noticed from the neurofeedback, was initially terrifying because I was afraid that the changes were not long term and weren’t going to last—too many broken hopes from the past. 


I am at a point now where I am absolutely certain that these sessions have been completely worth it... and the calm I feel is her to stay. I have had my medications under control now for several years. I don’t miss any of my appointments with my healthcare providers. I believe in putting in the work. None of it has been easy, and at times I was not sure how I was going to make it happen. But I knew that if I wanted to change, I’d find a way to keep going to my sessions. I had to ask myself if I wanted to keep living the way I was, or did I want to figure out the next step in my healing process.


Initially, I did not come looking to do the neurofeedback. I met Theresa several years before through a referral from my Chiropractor. This was when I very first began to recognize that I was having a hard time dealing with significant anxiety and depression. I had done some EMDR work with Theresa, but I didn’t feel EMDR was a good fit for me. I did know that meeting Theresa was important, and she was to be a key piece in my process. It was as if the universe had put me there and all I had to do was listen.


Two and a half years ago, I found myself struggling to put a thought together. I couldn’t hear anything anyone was telling me. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to hear, it was just like my brain would overload and shut down. I would get so anxious and frustrated; just ordering a burger at the drive through was a nightmare. I was feeling very frustrated with the amount of time and energy I had to put into therapy; I felt like there was something huge that I was missing. 


At this point, I still felt like it was completely normal to have constant conflict with everyone; I had zero issues about having confrontation with anyone I could for any reason. Those urges were never out of malice, they were always out of a perceived need for self-preservation, or because I perceived wrong-doing being committed against someone else that I needed to stop. It was time; I was tired of the fights. I needed to talk with Theresa. 


I am a big guy. For many years I was often referred to as Scary Mike; that really stung when I learned that—I never wanted that name. I grew up hard, but I am an adult abused child, and that affected my entire existence. Scary Mike was more of a terrified Mike. So here I was, sitting in Theresa’s office crying my ass off and just looking at her, while telling her that I didn’t think I could hear anybody... like I couldn’t listen—because I couldn’t. Theresa told me that there had been a lot of developments in therapies since we had last spoken. She asked me if I was interested in putting on some electrodes and seeing what was going on in my brain. That’s the moment this journey really started. Theresa talked to me about what we were seeing on the screen and how it corresponded with what happened at various points in my life, and how it affected my brain development. 


That information freaked me out because she was right about the time frames. I never told her about those occurrences—not at all. I had a degree of trust with Theresa, but I had never let her in my head like that, so to hear her tell me how these injuries—both physical and mental—could re-wire my brain into a constant state of fight or flight, well it freaked me out. That’s when Theresa started to explain to me about Neurofeedback and Neuroplasticity; she was pretty sure we could do something about the way my brain was processing things.


Because Theresa knew enough about me and my past, she did the one thing that no one had ever been able to do before—she put a name to this thing that I had been struggling with. Here I am in my 40’s—I have lived with suicidal ideations since I was seven, and I had constant anxiety, rage, paranoia, and pretty much every negative thought and emotion you can imagine. But now I finally had the big picture; I knew my symptoms well, but the actual illness as a whole, was a mystery to me up until that moment. That moment was the first time that I felt like I had a chance to beat this. I had found the missing piece while putting in the work with my entire mental health team. It took a long time to get where I am, but I can say that nowadays, I am happy, and I find joy in life—I never thought I would get there.


I hope that if you are reading this, it might help you to find your way back to life. I believe so strongly in this process that I am willing to speak to you about my story and experiences more—just ask Theresa to put you on the phone with me. I know the darkness, and I promise you that you can overcome it too! I wish you well in your journey! You are a beautiful person! You are valid and needed! You deserve to have peace and comfort. Both mental and physical! It might not seem so to you right now, but I’m telling you that you can get there. I know you can because I did it, and you can too—never give up! 

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Changes that Mike’s Spouse Noticed After Neurofeedback Treatments.

Decreased social anxiety. Mike has more of a tendency to seek out social situations. Before Neurofeedback, he would prefer to stay at home, avoided eating out or going to the movies. After Neurofeedback, he enjoys eating out at restaurants and will engage in friendly banter with other people while out in public.


Decreased aggressive response in social situations. Previously, Mike was paranoid about going out in public due to distrust of others and a fear of personal safety. After Neurofeedback, he is less likely to be distrustful of strangers. He was particularly angry on the road and would easily become angered by other driver quickly assigning malice to their driving. Now, he is able to dismiss other drivers with a laugh and he does not engage in aggressive driving.


More likely to leave the house independently. Before Neurofeedback, Mike was terrified to leave the house without me. He felt like he needed emotional support from me to deal with any social situation. Now, he is able to go run errands during the day without me. He feels more comfortable with himself and others to function independently.


Increased impetus to start projects. Previously, Mike was so crippled with anxiety, he would not be able to start any projects. He used to feel crippled by a sink full of dishes. After working with Theresa, he has started working on a variety of art projects and is able to complete household tasks daily.

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game changer! ~ J.M.

Read all the game-changing benefits here... ~ J.M.

Neurofeedback Recipient: Female, Married, aged 56, Graduate Student.

25 weekly sessions conducted by Theresa Hubbard from 9.10.2018 to 4.01.2019.


1. SLEEP! After a lifetime of insomnia (4-6 hours per night), I am sleeping through the night; I now get 7-8 hours per night, and once in a while, I get 9 hours.

2. I experience less trips to the bathroom during the night; I only get up one time per night versus 3-5 times a night.

3. When I do awake during the night, I normally go right back to sleep—that’s new for me!

4. I am no longer abruptly woken by sudden jolts of adrenalin, fear, anxiety, and panic during the night.

5. Before Neurofeedback when my adrenalin would surge, it would cause my blood sugar to crash, so I would need get up and eat a piece of fruit to calm my body down in order to get back to sleep—I have no need for that ritual anymore.

6. I am experiencing a brand new sense of CALM on the inside of my body. My body had adapted to high levels of anxiety, but I did not realize that until I began to feel a sense of calm and peace on the inside. 

I noticed this change around sessions 15, 16, and 17...

7. I am now able to eat and digest protein (beef, chicken, fish, eggs) without abdominal pain, discomfort, or bloating. Previous to Neurofeedback, my diet was extremely limited some vegetables and some fruits only—smoothies were often my meals. This makes sense to me; if my body was in a constant state of hyperarousal, digestion would have been compromised. While I still maintain a strict gluten free diet, I now enjoy a variety of foods.

8. I am no longer hungry all the time; my appetite has decreased. I now feel satiated and content after I eat versus feeling famished; I can stop when I’m full and am no longer triggered to overeat.

9. I am able to feel, identify, and work through emotions much more effectively; I no longer use food to shut down strong feelings/emotions during times of significant stress.

10. I experience less impulsivity and compulsivity; I am able to practice greater patience and sound reasoning. I now take time in decision-making—there’s no rush. My husband appreciates this!

11. I am more apt to remain present in conversation and in difficult situations. Being present in conversations no longer feels like work to me; in other words, spacing off or dissociating has significantly diminished. To communicate the magnitude of healing and freedom in this area of my life, my nickname growing up was, “Space”.

13. I am experiencing greater concentration; I am reading and comprehending more efficiently, which has been difficult for me throughout most of my life.

14. Before Neurofeedback, I experienced severe test anxiety in school; this seems to be decreasing.

15. While I still enjoy the pursuit of excellence, I do not feel that driving and demanding sense of tedious perfectionism—as if a project was a life or death matter. I work at doing my best.

16. I’ve noticed I turn down the volume more often on anything audio; I never been a fan of noise, but now more than ever, I appreciate quiet.

17. I actually see with greater clarity—colors are more detailed, vibrant, and brighter to me.

18. Neurofeedback has significantly helped me to work through complex developmental trauma and PTSD-related symptoms.

19. Before Neurofeedback, I was at the mercy of excessive adrenalin and cortisol dumps, which drove my mind and body in high gear all the time. Now I get to choose the pace of life I travel at. Self-regulation has also become easier; I can choose peace versus falling to pieces when faced with challenges and difficulties.

20. I have been able to resume exercise; before Neurofeedback, I was to exhausted to exercise.

Memory Improved Six Months After Neurofeedback. ~ J.M.

Theresa, I just had to tell you about this… I have never been successful at memorization; however, a week ago or so I was purchasing an item on line, and when it came time to type in my credit card number, my 16-digit Discover number popped into my mind. I initially doubted that that the number was correct, but I decided to type it in anyway and see how close I came. Then I went to check my card for good measure and the number I typed in was 100% accurate. I have NEVER memorized a 16-digit number--I have always had to retrieve my card when making online purchases. Since then, my credit card number automatically comes to mind when I need it. That is a really an amazing change after Neurofeedback; and at the same time, having my credit card number so readily available in my head can be a really bad thing too! LOL

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