The counselors at Alternative Behavioral Therapy have a broad experience working with teens, parent coaching, military vets/families, sexual abuse, addiction, grief/loss, codependency, refugees, missionary families, and Third-Culture Kids.
Joshua and Michelle Moore both have a Master's in Counseling from Multnomah University. Joshua is Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Michelle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) she receives supervision from local state-approved supervisors. Joshua and Michelle consult regularly with other clinicians and Dr. Lisa Black regarding counseling and Neurofeedback. Both Joshua and Michelle have several miscellaneous certificates for various practices, which are explained during the intake.
In 2007, Michelle and Joshua both began worked various residential counseling/skill coach positions (2009). Joshua spent time in the Army Reserves as an Army Orthopedic Medic and served as the front line receiver for the injured soldiers returning from overseas at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2011-2012. Joshua and Michelle have spent time working overseas in several continents, including South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Joshua and Michelle's most recent trip was to Haiti, where they served in a medical clinic (2012).
Joshua opened Alternative Behavioral Therapy in January of 2013 after completing an internship through Dr. Lisa Black for Neurofeedback. Also in 2013, Michelle participated in an internship where she specialized in sexual brokenness. In 2015, Joshua became Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) and Michelle joined the practice of Neurofeedback.
As a therapist specializing in counseling and neurofeedback, I believe that integrating the two modalities makes treatment more effective, and most of my clients choose both; however, I can provide one or the other as desired. I love working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. My focus is on building a safe environment where my clients feel heard and valued. My style of counseling is focused on story work, which gives clients a better understanding of why they behave the way they do, and to learn coping strategies for present-day issues.
Neurofeedback is allowing the brain to focus on its own activity in order to encourage better self-regulation to reduce unwanted or problematic symptoms. To learn more about neurofeedback go to eeginfo.com and watch the excellent videos they have there or read some of the research provided.
I also offer Child Centered Play Therapy for children. If you have any interest in learning more about the process of play therapy look up the video called Play Therapy Works on our resources page. It is an excellent resource that demonstrates how children communicate through play.
I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) and my primary therapy is the integration of Neurofeedback and Family Systems work. Neurofeedback is commonly used for the treatment and normalization of ADHD. I commonly incorporate this practice into PTSD, depression, sleep disorders, learning disabilities, anxiety, and much more. For those adept in this field, I practice Infra-low, SMR training, theta/beta ratio, and alpha-theta deep state processing. Talk Therapy, Play Therapy, or coaching are utilized with most clients.
Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) is the training of mental states using classical/operant conditioning. Electrodes are placed on the head and brain wave behavior is recorded. A computer feeds back light and sound to exercise the brain. An individual can learn how to control their own mental state.
Neurofeedback has been well researched and has been given great praise by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Neurofeedback is a growing field. Every year we are learning new ways to use this incredible approach.
We offer free consultations and offer booklet information and a DVD for those interested.
A graduate student at Multnomah University interning under Michelle Moore. She graduated with her B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida in 2017. She is excited to be learning neurofeedback and the ways in which it can help clients lead healthier and fuller lives. She is interested in working with trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. She also offers talk therapy alone. She enjoys literature, podcasts, a good art project, and the changing weather of the PNW. She loves sitting with clients and collaborating with them to help them reach their goals.
A graduate student completing her Masters in Counseling at Multnomah University. Her approach is to work with individuals from a wholistic standpoint, taking a client’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing all into account in the counseling relationship. Her ideal clients are individuals who are looking to address issues around Trauma, ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Austism Spectrum, Strokes, and Concussions.
(L to R) Julia Loring, Joshua Moore and Michelle Moore
Julia Loring joined Alternative Behavioral Therapy in March of 2017.
She helps in the office with scheduling and making sure everything is working well.
We offer skills training for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), biofeedback therapy, counseling, play therapy, and Neurofeedback training in Vancouver, Wa. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback therapy which is very effective for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and has been used effectively for countless other disorders. Neurofeedback training has lasting results and can be given in conjunction with counseling.