WELCOME TO BREAKWATER NEURO
Safe, effective brain-based treatments for depression and anxiety.
Breakwater Neuro is a premier community provider of science-based, brain-oriented assessment and treatment options for depression and other mental health problems that haven't responded adequately to medications or therapy. We offer a range of assessment and treatment products, delivered by a compassionate team in a warm and welcoming environment.
REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment technique that has been shown in scientific research to be effective for various psychological and neurological conditions. It involves daily sessions, each between 3 and 30 minutes long, during which an electromagnetic coil is held over the scalp and delivers a series of brief, powerful magnetic pulses to the underlying brain tissue. The pulses are arranged in a way that either increases or decreases the activation of the stimulated brain area, which in turn leads to lasting symptom relief. rTMS is safe, with only mild side effects and rare adverse events. It works rapidly, typically bringing about relief from symptoms within four to six weeks of the start of treatment. For more details about what the process looks like at our clinic, visit our FAQ page.
QUANTITATIVE ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY AND NEUROFEEDBACK
At Breakwater Neuro we provide a norm-referenced quantitative EEG (QEEG) assessment, which allows individuals to see how their brains' patterns of activity and connectivity compare to those of a representative sample of healthy people their age. This information helps us to target a brain's specific problem areas in an individually tailored neurofeedback protocol that gradually trains it to increase its stability and spend less time in states of dysregulation. Neurofeedback does this by providing the brain with an auditory/visual "reward" stimulus each time it manages to stay well regulated for a set period of time. In time, the brain learns to maintain this stability more naturally, on its own. Neurofeedback is currently considered experimental, but it has no known significant side effects or risks.
Breakwater Neuro is committed to providing quality neuromodulation services in a friendly, comfortable environment. To learn more about our clinic, get in touch with us today.
101 King Street West
Cambridge, ON N3H 1B5