The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine Practice located in Irvine, CA and Northridge, CA

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine was co-founded in 1980. Its medical director, David F. Velkoff, M.D., M.A., is recognized as a physician pioneer in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders without drugs, including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, and stress-related disorders; including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome and much more for both children and adults. As medical director and co-founder of the Institute, Dr. Velkoff has guided the Drake Institute to be a leader in biofeedback, neurofeedback and qEEG brain-mapping techniques designed to evaluate and treat behavioral, emotional, learning and stress induced physical symptoms without the use of drugs. Using quantitative electroencephalogram technology as well as stress testing with biofeedback instrumentation, Dr. Velkoff and his clinical team devise customized, patient-centered treatment programs designed to help patients from around the world at two locations in Irvine and Northridge, California. Through improving brain functioning in neurodevelopmental disorders or reducing elevated physiologic tension levels in stress disorders, patients can reduce or resolve symptoms while improving self-esteem and self-confidence.As a medical clinic, we have integrated the fields of medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, neurosciences, computer sciences, and family therapy to provide a uniquely exceptional treatment program to improve our patients’ lives.

As a medical clinic, we have integrated the fields of medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, neurosciences, computer sciences, and family therapy to provide a uniquely exceptional treatment program to improve our patients’ lives. The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine offers a world-class ADD/ADHD & Autism accelerated treatment program to help patients reduce or eliminate symptoms, without relying on medications. Families in need of a solution that produces faster results, especially if they're visiting the Institute from areas outside Southern California, will find no better treatment program for children.

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine offers a world-class ADD/ADHD & Autism accelerated treatment program to help patients reduce or eliminate symptoms, without relying on medications. Families in need of a solution that produces faster results, especially if they're visiting the Institute from areas outside Southern California, will find no better treatment program for children.After earning his master’s degree in psychology from California State University at Los Angeles, Dr. Velkoff completed his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, followed by postgraduate work in obstetrics and gynecology with an elective in neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. This was followed by behavioral medicine and biofeedback training from leading doctors in the world at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Velkoff has participated as clinical director in psychoneuroimmunology studies with the UCLA School of Medicine and the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Dr. Velkoff also served as an associate editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy.

After earning his master’s degree in psychology from California State University at Los Angeles, Dr. Velkoff completed his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, followed by postgraduate work in obstetrics and gynecology with an elective in neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. This was followed by behavioral medicine and biofeedback training from leading doctors in the world at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Velkoff has participated as clinical director in psychoneuroimmunology studies with the UCLA School of Medicine and the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Dr. Velkoff also served as an associate editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy.

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The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine was co-founded in 1980. Its medical director, David F. Velkoff, M.D., M.A., is recognized as a physician pioneer in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders without drugs, including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, and stress-related disorders; including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome and much more for both children and adults. As medical director and co-founder of the Institute, Dr. Velkoff has guided the Drake Institute to be a leader in biofeedback, neurofeedback and qEEG brain-mapping techniques designed to evaluate and treat behavioral, emotional, learning and stress induced physical symptoms without the use of drugs. Using quantitative electroencephalogram technology as well as stress testing with biofeedback instrumentation, Dr. Velkoff and his clinical team devise customized, patient-centered treatment programs designed to help patients from around the world at two locations in Irvine and Northridge, California. Through improving brain functioning in neurodevelopmental disorders or reducing elevated physiologic tension levels in stress disorders, patients can reduce or resolve symptoms while improving self-esteem and self-confidence.As a medical clinic, we have integrated the fields of medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, neurosciences, computer sciences, and family therapy to provide a uniquely exceptional treatment program to improve our patients’ lives.

As a medical clinic, we have integrated the fields of medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, neurosciences, computer sciences, and family therapy to provide a uniquely exceptional treatment program to improve our patients’ lives. The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine offers a world-class ADD/ADHD & Autism accelerated treatment program to help patients reduce or eliminate symptoms, without relying on medications. Families in need of a solution that produces faster results, especially if they're visiting the Institute from areas outside Southern California, will find no better treatment program for children.

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine offers a world-class ADD/ADHD & Autism accelerated treatment program to help patients reduce or eliminate symptoms, without relying on medications. Families in need of a solution that produces faster results, especially if they're visiting the Institute from areas outside Southern California, will find no better treatment program for children.After earning his master’s degree in psychology from California State University at Los Angeles, Dr. Velkoff completed his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, followed by postgraduate work in obstetrics and gynecology with an elective in neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. This was followed by behavioral medicine and biofeedback training from leading doctors in the world at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Velkoff has participated as clinical director in psychoneuroimmunology studies with the UCLA School of Medicine and the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Dr. Velkoff also served as an associate editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy.

After earning his master’s degree in psychology from California State University at Los Angeles, Dr. Velkoff completed his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, followed by postgraduate work in obstetrics and gynecology with an elective in neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. This was followed by behavioral medicine and biofeedback training from leading doctors in the world at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Velkoff has participated as clinical director in psychoneuroimmunology studies with the UCLA School of Medicine and the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Dr. Velkoff also served as an associate editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy.


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The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine is a world-renowned ADHD, Autism, and stress disorder treatment center with 37 years of clinical experience providing non-drug treatments for the following neurophysical disorders:

  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Autism and Asperger's Disorder
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress related disorders and diseases and more!

 

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ACCELERATED TREATMENT PROGRAM

6 Weeks for ADHD or ADD

8 Weeks for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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BRAIN MAPPING

Non-invasive QEEG Brain Mapping is analogous to a physician performing a throat culture on a patient with a throat infection to determine which antibiotic would best eradicate the infection. Brain Mapping gives answers to what’s going on below the surface.

The Brain Map analysis gives us important information to more effectively help improve the quality of life and productivity of each individual patient.

QEEG (Quantitative Electro- encephalogram) or Brain Mapping is an essential diagnostic procedure for developing non-drug treatment protocols for ADD / ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Depression and Stress Related Illnesses.

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The Drake Institute sees patients from all over the world!

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine
4330 Barranca Parkway
Suite 130
Irvine, CA 92604


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The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine
4330 Barranca Parkway, Suite 130
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 800-700-4233
Fax: (949) 653-2714
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drvelkoff@drakeinstitute.com
800-700-4233