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Debra Burdick,LCSW



Suite 314 567 Vauxhall St Ext
Waterford, CT 06385
United States
T: (860) 439-0237
F: (860) 439-0349


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Advanced Options, LLC


Advanced Options, LLC uses psychotherapy and Neurofeedback to help people improve their lives.

What if you could treat these conditions without medication?




-Panic Attacks

-Sleep disorders

-Memory problems


You Can—with Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy!

Advanced Options, LLC provides outpatient psychotherapy services and Neurofeedback to clients of all ages. We start with a full assessment and then design an individualized treatment plan for each client. Our staff is foremost in the field for helping people feel better. We use traditional cognitive/behavioral talk therapy as well as state of the art Neurofeedback. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. We help people improve their lives.

We help clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Stress, relationships, sleep disorders, medical illness, parenting, divorce, addictions, peak performance, life coaching, guided imagery, pain management, relaxation techniques, and more.

Profile and Credentials        

Debra Burdick, LCSW,BCIA-EEG is the owner and Clinical Director of Advanced Options, LLC. She has a great depth of professional study and experience that can benefit you and your children:

16+ years as a Psychotherapist

16 years as a Computer Software Engineer

Provided services at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, and Child and Family Agency

Masters of Social Work from UCONN

200+ hours of training in Neurofeedback

Internship in Addictions

Deb opened her practice in 1994 and added Neurofeedback in 1999. Using NF, she was able to get her ADHD daughter off medication, and to heal herself form 13 years of Fibromyalgia. She has helped hundreds of clients reduce or eliminate medications using NF. 93% of Deb’s clients who have had 5+ NF sessions reported improvement in their symptoms and lives.

Philosophy and Comments        

Advanced Options,LLC uses a combination of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback to help people improve their lives.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a computer-based biofeedback system that gives information to the client about what their brainwaves are doing. The client plays a video game without using their hands—just by changing their thoughts. This exercise helps the brain to re-regulate itself and thus can impact most things the brain controls! Studies show that Neurofeedback works as well as medication for ADHD, and improves depression panic attacks, anxiety, sleep problems, addictions, and much more.

It is being used worldwide by athletes, performers, students, and people just like you.

Neurofeedback helps improve:

Concentration, Sleep

Hyperactivity, Addictions

Depression, Memory

Anxiety, Panic Attacks

Anger, Teeth Grinding

Headaches, Brain Injury

PTSD, And More!

For more information about Neurofeedback visit:


Cognitive/Behavioral Psychotherapy uses talk therapy to help a client change their thoughts, feelings, and behavior in positive ways that helps them feel better about themselves and their lives.

Cognitive/Behavioral Psychotherapy helps improve:

Depression, Grief

Anxiety, Decision Making

Self Esteem, Stress Management

Anger Management, Sleep

Addictions, Career Success

School Success, Peak Performance

And More!

And helps clients deal with:

Relationships, Divorce

Parenting Skills, Social Skills

Adolescence, Loss

Career Success, ADHD/ADD

Medical Illness, And MORE!

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Advanced Options,LLC is out of network for most insurance plans but will bill your insurance if you have out of network benefits.

What Clients Are Saying        

"Before I started Neurofeedback, I had anxiety so bad I couldn’t go to school, or see friends. After a few months of NF, I was back in school, on the honor roll and had a new job. NF has been like a miracle in my life. I can’t thank Deb enough—she’s always very personable and caring. She made me feel comfortable and safe.” AT

15 year old AT couldn’t attend school because of severe panic attacks. She couldn’t go to stores or visit friends. She had IBS, Fibroymyalgia, and couldn’t sleep. Various medications had not helped. 3 months and 24 NF sessions later, she had no symptoms at all! She attended school every day, rode the bus, ate well and spent time with friends. Her IBS and Fibromyalgia were totally gone, and she was 100% medication-free.

AN, a 9 year old boy, had been kicked out of school for violent and aggressive behavior. He was on 3 psychotropic medications and 2 stimulants. Despite being on all this medication, he still had trouble with impulsivity, hyperactivity, concentration and cooperation. His parents had abandoned him and he lived with his grandmother. After 46 Neurofeedback sessions over the course of one year, AN was back in school, with good grades, good behavior and a proud grandmother. And—he was off all medication. He said ‘I have a new life’.

“Neurofeedback has helped me both academically and athletically. I used to daydream during class or wrestling matches; now I have the ability to really focus in completely on the teacher or the match and not be distracted at all. My sleep improved and the quality of my life improved dramatically.” GS

“I have tried a variety of treatment...and Neurofeedback is the only thing that has really helped me feel good...I no longer crave alcohol, very rarely get depressed or feel bad about myself—even at a challenging time in my life. I have learned to take small steps, enjoy life, be happy and be me, something I had trouble with. Debra Burdick is a very patient, accommodating, down to earth, knowledgeable practitioner.” JG

What the Research Says        

Recent research has demonstrated that while Ritalin (used for ADD/ADHD)is effective in 60%+ of cases, its effects are not long-lasting and the dangers can be significant1, including:

-stunted growth -heart attacks -irritability

-insomnia -stomachaches -anxiety

Studies have indicated that Neurofeedback is 80% effective and long-lasting2, with no negative side effects. It’s painless and easy, and can make a huge difference in your life or the life of your child.



Comprehensive list of studies on these websites.

Journal edition devoted primarily to the effectiveness of Neurofeedback. Contains extensive bibliography of studies published in scientific journals about Neurofeedback:

Hirshberg, L et al, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, January 2005, Vol 14, No 1.



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