VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy

At VCAT Treatment Center in Costa Mesa, California, we understand that mental health and substance use disorders can be debilitating. They can have adverse effects on nearly every aspect of your life—from relationships to your career.


But we also believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel—regardless of your history with mental health and substance use disorders. We believe that the conditions don’t have to define you.


For this reason, the team at VCAT Treatment Center uses cutting-edge, evidence-based neuroscience treatment modalities to give you the best chance at recovery from psychological disorders.

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One such innovative modality is VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy—which is making progress in the field of neuroscience and psychology as an effective, non-invasive treatment for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and overall cognitive functioning.


Many conventional treatment approaches for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), psychological/psychiatric disorders, and addiction remain fragmented.


VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy looks to solve this shortcoming with a comprehensive, integrative, and effective treatment methodology.

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What is VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy?

The VCAT-NeuroStimulator is a unique, non-electric, non-invasive Neuro-Headset (helmet) that delivers a potent and effective treatment methodology for psychiatric/psychological disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and substance use disorders.


The treatment remediates the brain’s functioning system and its chemicals—addressing the underlying causes of symptoms that characterize various mental health issues. It also positively influences our clients’ cognitive performance, productivity, and everyday quality of life.


VCAT NeuroStimulator is a great option for patients looking for a non-invasive, drug-free, and low-cost intervention to improve their mental health and recover in the long term.

How Does VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy Work?

Neuroscience research and functional imaging show that TBIs, substance use disorders, and psychological/psychiatric disorders are associated with abnormalities and dysfunctions in the frontal cortex, parietal cortex, and limbic system. These brain regions are responsible for important functions such as cognition, motor control, attention, response inhibition, reward/motivation, and working memory.


The VCAT NeuroStimulator headset and VCAT brain training help improve the brain’s functioning by stimulating affected areas. The treatment enhances neural activities, helps manage inflammation/swelling, optimizes brainwave patterns, encourages increased plasticity, improves blood flow throughout the brain, reduces nerve damage, and promotes recovery.


Improved brain activity and functioning lead to mental clarity—which helps the brain balance neurotransmitters and achieve healthy discharge in stimulated areas.

Principles of VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy

VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy combines three neuroscience-based principles to improve brain functioning and promote recovery.


This includes infrared light therapy (NIR) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) that are built into the neuroheadset and visual concentration attention therapy (VCAT).


Each of the 3 principles that guide our VCAT NeuroStimulator therapy is evidence-based and has been shown to be effective at improving brain activities whose dysfunctions underlie addiction and psychiatric/psychological disorders like anxiety.


1. Infrared Light Therapy (NIR)

Research suggests that photomodulation (applying red or near-infrared light to the head to stimulate, regenerate, heal, and protect tissue) can help with brain disorders and even enhance cognitive abilities in healthy people.


With infrared light therapy, near-infrared (NIR) electromagnetic energy safely penetrates the skull to reach damaged or dysregulated regions of the brain. This mechanism of action offers a wide array of neurological benefits that improve the outcome of mental health and addiction patients with little-to-no side effects.


Functions of Infrared Light Therapy (NIR)

  • Reducing long-term nerve damage and promoting recovery from TBIs
  • Increasing blood flow and energy
  • Neuroprotection
  • Reducing inflammation

2. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is based on the therapeutic principles of magnetic field therapy. TMS has been studied as a potential treatment for anxiety, psychosis, depression, and other mental health disorders.


The treatment uses external magnet coils built into the neuro-headset to create a pulsed magnetic field targeted at underactive areas of the brain. The magnetic stimulation affects the brain at the electrophysiological and molecular levels. This helps strengthen underactive brain areas (including the prefrontal cortex and limbic system) while reinforcing the brain’s neural network—leading to enhanced cognitive functioning and homeostasis.


Functions of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

  • Activating neurons to increase their communication and processing within neural networks
  • Promoting enhanced homeostasis in different areas of the brain—hence improving cognitive functioning

3. Visual Concentration Attention Therapy (VCAT)

Visual concentration attention therapy (VCAT) is a science-based neural pathway therapy designed by Dr. Nader Siahdohoni, Ph.D., to treat mental health and substance use disorders by improving brain functioning. The treatment helps the brain create new neural pathways and connections through the visual field.


VCAT stimulates the brain internally and externally by combining the neuropsychology principles of cognitive neuroscience (theories of attention, mental processing, and cognitive focus) with the VCAT- Visual Field Model (based on the science of Hemispheric Lateralization and Visual Field).


Functions of Visual Concentration Attention Therapy (VCAT)

  • Enhanciing brainwave activities
  • Encouraging oxygenated blood flow
  • Increasing cognitive abilities
  • Promoting sustained attention
  • Encouraging the healthy balance of neurotransmitters

Effective Brain Based Treatment

As a comprehensive, integrative, and multidisciplinary treatment for traumatic brain injuries, mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and overall cognitive functioning, VCAT NeuroStimulator Therapy combines the individually effective NIR, TMS, and VCAT modalities to improve patient outcomes. 


The unique VCAT NeuroStimulator is arguably one of the most effective brain-based treatments for addiction and psychological/psychiatric disorders.


It may be the key to your long-lasting recovery and improved sense of well-being.

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If you want to regain control of your life by breaking the chain of addiction or mental health issues, reach out to VCAT Treatment Center. Leverage cutting-edge treatment methodologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and a healthcare team of industry leaders to get better and stay better!


Whether you have a problematic history of addiction and mental health issues—or it’s your first time seeking help, our cutting-edge, brain-based treatment program can work for you. Give us a call to get started on the road to recovery!