About The Drake Institute

Drake Institute has evolved into the most experienced treatment facility worldwide, using the medical technology for which we are known. Over 35 years and over 10,000 individuals have been treated whose symptoms were approached by mobilizing resources within the patient to resolve their disorders.

ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s disorder, the whole array of Stress Related Diseases have one thing in common: The patient’s brain function is at the source; the activation center of their symptoms. At Drake we give the patient the tools to discover the process and then to deactivate the disturbed functioning.

Our Medical Director, David Velkoff M.D. M.A., oversees the use of FDA Approved QEEG Brainmapping Technology and proven Neurofeedback techniques as the core of our unique FullCare program.

Each patient seen within our medical model has received the pathway to learn how to apply this highly evolved mind-body technology for symptom resolution. The Drake Institute FullCare program, tailored to each individual, has yielded extraordinary results all across the treatment disorder spectrum.

Regarding these disorders, the mind is our greatest healing agent! Not drugs, not nutrition, not exercise (which generate some result but may not address the origin of the disorder) but the brain itself. This is where we believe the solutions are and have proven so over and over again with a vast number of patients’ successes.


Coming to Drake

Your call for help begins to define itself in the Drake web form you fill out on this site. Getting to know the problems you are experiencing gives us the clues we need to know how to proceed. The phone consultation is next and that will tell us what we need to know about whether or not we can help and how.

After this, when we feel we can help you, we will make an appointment for an orientation video and a private consultation, in our clinic. Then we will continue the interview process in person that was begun on the phone. We need to gather information to arrive at the answer we need, whether you qualify for Drake care, Can we Help you.

Your questions and ours can lead to the evaluation/assessment appointment which precedes the formulation of an individualized treatment plan. With care beginning we then track the patient’s progress to see if any modifications in the treatment plan are needed. You should then have all the information you need to seek a treatment success at Drake.


Contact Us Today

To get the help you or a loved one needs, call now to schedule your no-cost screening consultation.

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“David F. Velkoff, M.D., our Medical Director and co-founder, supervises all evaluation procedures and treatment programs. He is recognized as a physician pioneer in using biofeedback, qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation in the treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and stress related illnesses including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Dr. David Velkoff earned his Master’s degree in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. This was followed by Dr. Velkoff completing his internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology with an elective in Neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. He then shifted his specialty to Neurophysical Medicine and received his initial training in biofeedback/neurofeedback in Neurophysical Medicine from the leading doctors in the world in biofeedback at the renown Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. In 1980, he co-founded the Drake Institute of Neurophysical Medicine. Seeking to better understand the link between illness and the mind, Dr. Velkoff served as the clinical director of an international research study on psychoneuroimmunology with the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. This was a follow-up study to an earlier clinical collaborative effort with UCLA School of Medicine demonstrating how the Drake Institute's stress treatment resulted in improved immune functioning of natural killer cell activity. Dr. Velkoff served as one of the founding associate editors of the scientific publication, Journal of Neurotherapy. He has been an invited guest lecturer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center-Thalians Mental Health Center, St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and CHADD. He has been a medical consultant in Neurophysical Medicine to CNN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Univision, and PBS.”

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