Carl Ellis, Dr.

Carl Ellis, Dr.
Spectrum Psychological and Neurotherapy 4542 Bonney Rd., Suite B Virginia Beach, VA 23462
About

Carl Ellis, Dr.

We are an outpatient mental health clinic that serves children, adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of problems. We provide individualized evidence-based interventions to address an array of life's diverse challenges, so that each individual can reach his or her full potential.

in additionofferNeurofeedback/ Neurotherapy works to train better brain function, better self-regulation and better emotional control. These techniques expand the options for effective and practical solutions for clients and their families.

At The Neurotherapy Center of Virginia Beach, we provide a variety of state-of-the-art, science-based neurotherapy interventions, including :
Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG)/Brain Map
LORETA 19 channel 3-D Z score neurofeedback
Surface Z score neurofeedback
Alpha-theta-gamma training
Other innovative technologies as indicate by Brain Map results

We believe that it is only when an exhaustive analysis of brain functioning is performed that you can maximize the effectiveness of such therapies. We go to extensive measures to match treatment to the patient's specific symptoms. By focusing only on areas of dysregulation, qEEG-guided Neurotherapy response times can be much shorter than taking a shotgun approach and using only guesswork as to the specific treatment that is best for the patient. As indicated in the second video, "We need to take a look at the brain before putting anything into it."

These well researched technologies are used to provide totally individualized neurotherapy treatment for symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, seizures, migraines, autism, learning disabilities and more.
Years In Practice 26
Primary Specialty

Psychologist

Gender Male
Education The College of William and Mary
Affiliations Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
Certification Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Forensic Psychologist
Services In addition to traditional therapy, we offer Neurofeedback/ Neurotherapy that helps individuals achieve better brain function, better self-regulation and better emotional control. These techniques expand the options for effective and practical solutions for clients and their families.

At The Neurotherapy Center of Virginia Beach, we provide a variety of state-of-the-art, science-based neurotherapy interventions, including :
Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG)/Brain Map
LORETA 19 channel 3-D Z score neurofeedback
Surface Z score neurofeedback
Alpha-theta-gamma training
Other innovative technologies as indicate by Brain Map results

We believe that it is only when an exhaustive analysis of brain functioning is performed that you can maximize the effectiveness of such therapies. We go to extensive measures to match treatment to the patient's specific symptoms. By focusing only on areas of dysregulation, qEEG-guided Neurotherapy response times can be much shorter than taking a shotgun approach and using only guesswork as to the specific treatment that is best for the patient. As indicated in the second video, "We need to take a look at the brain before putting anything into it."

These well researched technologies are used to provide totally individualized neurotherapy treatment for symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, seizures, migraines, autism, learning disabilities and more.
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Recent Reviews
Awful. Not only is Dr. Ellis incredibly unprofessional but the staff is rude. Go somewhere else.
Dr. Ellis showed promise, I had found a phycologist who not only specialized in ADHD, but, He himself suffered from ADHD. I was excited to speak w/ a professional about ADHD, as I had been diagnosed late in life with this specific disorder. Finally, someone I could relate to, and uncover some of the secrets of this disorder. Our first meeting, we covered the basics, then he told me I could cure my ADHD and get off medication, with the help of Neurofeedback. I WAS SOLD! I hate taking pills and couldn't wait to be rid of them. Our next meeting would be the start of Neurofeedback mapping. Unfortunately, life reared it's ugly head, and I wasn't going to have the funds to pay for the Neurfeedback. I would be able to afford it in the future, just not at the time of our appointment. I called the office, told them of the change, and kept the appointment, just a talk session this time. During our session, I became emotional, and questioning my mind, before ADD medicine had made me feel normal. Dr. Ellis, didn't have much to say, I was handed a form; 34 Strategies to Improve your Attention Span. I was also given a handmade relaxing stone, and told that this therapy had been around for 3,000 years. Dr. Ellis asked me if I wanted to continue therapy with him or the councilor in his office. I told him, whatever worked for him. He says: good I will hand you off to the councilor for the emotional stuff. I felt worse than when I arrived. Not only did I feel like Dr. Ellis wasn't interested in my emotional welfare, I was being passed off to a subordinate for the "emotional stuff". I also felt like, if I had been able to afford the Neurofeedback, I wouldn't have been so easily discarded. My finial thought; Dr. Ellis seems to be interested in money, more so than talk therapy. He also has a habit of lying, telling me he is the only Neurofeedback specialist in this area. When I researched this bit on info, I found many phycologist in this area that do Neurofeedback, and at a lower rate. HMMM!?!
Recent Polls
Would you refer this provider to a family or friend?
No
Did the environment feel well thought out with a holistic approach in mind?
I believe they tried to provide a holistic experience but they missed it in several areas.
Did this provider listen to your input and concerns?
Yes
Was it easy to make an appointment with this provider?
I waited longer than I wanted to, but it wasn't terrible
Was this provider's office too loud?
Not at all, it was very peaceful and quiet
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