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The Company

We can give you the competitive mental edge you need!

New Mentality, PC is a minority woman-owned, small business and is a place where you learn how to exercise and train your brain. We offer neurofeedback, biofeedback and counseling for children, adults and families. We can enable you and/or your child to live a life without limits. Our non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical training programs will improve energy and focus, strengthen motor and sensory skills, provide mental and emotional clarity and stabilize moods. Whether you’re seeking to move ahead in the corporate world, excel on the playing field or help a child with attention disorders – we can help! Call for an appointment today!

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Partners

New Mentality, PC believes in community partnerships.

New Mentality, PC believes in community partnerships. We partner with schools, businesses, organizations, colleges and universities to provide qEEG brain mapping, biofeedback, neurofeedback, Peak Performance and counseling services to their students, sports teams, executives, administrators and employees in efforts to help them perform at their best.

SusanHeadshot Susan Siegmann, Alternative Services Manger at New Mentality, PC, overseas all alternative treatment services for our clients on behalf of New Mentality.

New Mentality has partnered with Vitality Medical Wellness Institute, a functional medicine medical practice in Concord, N.C. New Mentality will provide qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback,  biofeedback, peak performance and counseling services to their clients. Vitality Medical Wellness Institute offers health optimization, hormone therapy, weight loss, a skin clinic, concierge medicine and a performance based Executive Concierge medicine practice.   To learn more about Vitality Medical Wellness Institute, visit www.vitalitymwi.com.

rowansalisburylogoNew Mentality has partnered with Rowan-Salisbury schools, a PK-12 graded school district in North Carolina. New Mentality’s licensed therapists provides counseling services to children in the school setting. To find out more about Rowan-Salisbury schools visit http://www.rss.k12.nc.us

 

KRLogoNew Mentality has partnered with Keep Rising! Empowerment Summit for Girls to provide workshops to girls and parents. Keep Rising! summit, is an organization that provides events for young girls that will increase self-esteem. To learn more about Keep Rising! Empowerment Summit for Girls, visit www.keeprisingsummit.com

 

 

Redeeming Joy Official LogoNew Mentality has partnered with Redeeming Joy, a Charlotte, N.C. based  non-profit organization to provide qEEG brain mapping and neurofeedback therapy to their clients. Redeeming Joy’s mission is to provide women who have been sexually exploited and/or assaulted a safe, secure environment to regain their lives physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. To find out how you can support and to learn more about Redeeming Joy, visit www.redeemingjoy.org

 

Contact us if your organization would benefit from receiving tools and training that can improve your organizations overall performance. Whether you’re looking for ways to improve end of grade testing scores, employee production or you want to ensure that your company is taking care of their employees overall mental health, we can help.

About the Founder

Tracy Alston is the founder and owner of New Mentality PC, a neurofeedback, biofeedback and counseling treatment center in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is a licensed professional counselor, a certified clinical trauma professional and she’s board certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) who draws on her extensive training as well as her own athletic experience to help her clients. She is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association,  the International Association of Trauma Professionals, North Carolina Counselors and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina. She is an adjunct professor of psychology at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, North Carolina and a freelance journalist for Feelin’ Good magazine.  Alston has also trained with one of the leading researchers and pioneers in the field of neurofeedback.

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Alston earned top academic honors and a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. She attended Wake Forest on a full athletic scholarship, playing four years in the Atlantic Coast Conference as a shooting guard and small forward on the Wake Forest women’s basketball team. During her basketball career, she received the Distinguished All ACC-Defender award. She also holds a dual master’s degree in community agency counseling with school licensure from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she also served as assistant women’s basketball coach.

“I know from my own athletic and academic experiences that focus and full attention make a difference on the court – and everywhere else in life,” Alston says. “My goal as a counselor and neurotherapist is to help my clients find the best way to achieve that focus and attention. Whether it’s an athlete looking for a competitive edge, a businessperson who needs to advance or a child with attention-deficit issues, I can help. Biofeedback and neurofeedback are amazing, effective techniques that help my clients every day.”

The cutting-edge technologies employed at New Mentality allow Alston and her staff to help clients with a wide range of needs and issues. The training provided at New Mentality has improved clients’ leadership and performance, decreased impulse-control issues, reduce muscle tension and anxiety and increase motor coordination. New Mentality specializes in helping athletes and others manage emotions, overcome fears and mental blocks, rise above mental slumps and achieve at the highest levels in competition and the corporate office.

“I want every client to reach a level of achievement that marks a personal best,” says Alston. “The biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques we use at New Mentality, as well as the innovative technology behind brain mapping, can help anyone who wants to reach that next level, whether it’s health, relationships, business, academics or sports. Our therapeutic techniques are not magic but it can feel that way!”

Tracy Alston is board certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

How does neurofeedback work?

To measure brainwaves, several sensors are placed on the scalp. The sensor looks like a tiny saucer and is safe and painless. The client’s brainwaves are measured with an electroencephalograph (also called an EEG). The sensors detect the electrical activity produced by the brain and display it on a computer screen visible to the client. Our neurotherapist then coaches the client to change brainwaves to a pattern of better functioning for increased alertness and concentration. Computerized games controlled by brainwave activity are used in the coaching process. In this way, both visual and auditory information are used to coach a client during a session. Clients also practice tasks they do at work or school (such as reading or math problems) while receiving brainwave feedback. This facilitates better performance in specific daily tasks.

What are the causes of brainwave dysregulation?

The brain may begin to malfunction for many different reasons. These include genetic abnormalities, chronic stress or illness, emotional stress or illness, biochemical damage caused by substance abuse or sometimes medications.

Medications are often prescribed to manage the various symptoms associated with brain dysregulation, which range from attention deficits, anxiety, depression, insomnia, Tourette’s syndrome and others. However, medications typically treat the symptoms, rather than the root cause of the problem. Medications can also be associated with negative side effects. Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive alternative to medications that directly addresses brain dysregulation and helps to restore balanced brain functioning.

Who can benefit from neurofeedback training?

Anyone can benefit. Neurofeedback enables better brain functioning in the same way that appropriate physical exercise strengthens the body. Therefore, neurofeedback benefits can be realized by individuals not suffering from any specific conditions but who want to experience better brain function. Improving brain function can strengthen academic performance, job efficiency, athletic ability and creativity. A growing body of literature has documented positive results from neurofeedback therapy in a wide range of conditions.

The range of disorders which can be treated by neurofeedback is broad, since the brain controls most physiological functions in the body. Neurofeedback therapy’s effects are general and widespread because brain activity affects or even controls so many physiological systems in the body.

Some of the conditions that can be improved by neurofeedback are:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Learning difficulties
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Improvement and maintenance of brain function that is slowing because of age
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain

How long does neurofeedback take?

A neurofeedback session is typically 20 to 50 minutes long, depending on the age of the client and the condition being addressed. One session per week is the minimum frequency recommended to see improvement; two to three sessions per week are encouraged. Neurofeedback teaches clients new skills and – like the acquisition of any new skill — consistent practice is the key to success.

The total number of required sessions will depend on the condition being treated. For new clients, we will make an initial assessment to determine individual needs and the best course of treatment. Many of our clients report improvement after as few as 10 sessions. On average, however, 20 to 30 sessions are required to achieve significant and lasting results. For severe problems, such as traumatic brain injury, more sessions are often required.

How long has neurofeedback been used for treatment?

Neurofeedback has been used as a form of therapy for over 20 years. In the past several years, however, advances in computer technology and in software have led to great leaps in its effectiveness.

Can medication and neurofeedback be used together?

Frequently, clients who begin neurofeedback training are taking some kind of medication. As the training progresses, we often find that the dosage can be reduced or sometimes even stopped altogether. This decision is made on an individual basis and the neurotherapist will consult with the client’s doctor before any decision is made.

In the management of attention issues such as ADD or ADHD, medications are effective only when they are in the bloodstream. Medications can be helpful in the short-term control of attention weakness and disruptive behaviors but they have not been shown to have long-term positive effects on academic achievement or social adjustments. Neurofeedback takes longer to produce positive behavioral changes but they tend to be long-lasting. In addition, neurofeedback helps the client develop the ability to act effectively in a focused manner without dependence on drugs.

Alex & Alston Dreamers Scholarship Fund

ALEX & ALSTON

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Venus Alexandria Ferguson and Tracy Alston have partnered to help change the lives of local teens by offering one desiring recipient a $500 scholarship.

If you are senior in high school living in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus or Iredell Counties, you are invited to apply for this scholarship.

Download the scholarship application, and click on the field to enter your information.

Meet the Team

Our professionals

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Tracy Alston

Founder

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Amanda Patterson
MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS

Clinical Services Supervisor

Amanda Patterson provides mental health and addiction counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, families and couples. She also provides court ordered substance abuse assessments and comprehensive mental health evaluations.

Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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Rebecca McKinney
MS, BCN

Rebecca McKinney is a graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor of science in psychology, and from Grand Canyon University with a master of science in general psychology. She is also board certified in neurofeedback, by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of alternative treatments for mental fitness. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and wishes to assist others in creating individualized treatments for their optimal health.

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Evan M. Powell
MA, LPC-A, LCAS-A

A graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a bachelor of arts degree in therapeutic recreation and Liberty University with a master’s of arts degree in professional counseling, Evan M. Powell supports his clients through life’s challenges. 

Passionate about assisting his clients with identifying areas of strengths and needs to develop their own dreams and goal, Evan develops a centered plan to assist all clients with accomplishing their goals.

Evan is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate and a Qualified Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional.

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 Susan Siegmann, Alternative Services

Manager

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Connie Essen, Alternative Services

Technician

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Stephanie Roofner

Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate specializing in helping pre-teens, teens, adults, couples, and families overcome difficult life transitions as well as relationship issues, self-esteem and identity issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and a variety of other mental health difficulties. She uses engaging and interactive techniques while utilizing research based therapies such as Person Centered, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Stephanie is passionate about creating an environment that is warm, comfortable, understanding, and ultimately leads to exploring what it takes to bring about lasting transformation. Stephanie earned her Master’s degree from Phoenix Seminary and Ottawa University and is specifically trained to help clients know how to integrate their faith with how they live life. Stephanie’s experience includes working with severe mental illness and developmental delays, addiction at various stages of treatment, intensive in home treatment with families, and outpatient treatment focusing on parenting skills and behavior modification. She also grew up in Europe and traveled much of the world giving her a deeper understanding of cultural diversity.

New Mentality, PC. is a Nationally Certified Woman-Owned Business

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New Mentality has two Board Certified Neurotherapists

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