We have helped many patients from remote parts of the country and abroad.
The treatment is completed in five to eight weeks and we have found it to be as effective as doing the treatment over a longer period of time. Our extensive follow-ups have verified the success of this program.
When feasible, we recommend that the evaluation be done in advance so we can assess the likelihood for significant clinical improvement from our treatment. Additionally, this enables us to develop the most comprehensive treatment plan for the individual patient’s reeds to maximize the treatment time.
Through respected affiliates, The Drake Institute provides helpful information regarding accommodations, tutors, transportation, city information, and any other support we can give while in treatment. We know that temporarily relocating to a new city for treatment can be difficult and we strive to make the transition as smooth as possible.
We welcome you to our world. In this world we provide a high level of care for individuals, but mostly families. These families are suffering with the consequences of having one or more family members with ADD/ADHD and its associated disorders. The greatest level of hospitality we can provide is to resolve many if not all the disruptive and destructive symptoms experienced by the patient and the family that cares for them.
If you are from out of the area, beyond driving distance from this needed care, you will have to visit Southern California. That then gives us our second opportunity to show our concern for your comfort and well being. With that goal in mind, we have created our Out-of-Town Patient program. It can give you all the support and guidance to maximize fully on your stay here. We will strive to make this special time memorable for you during the span of time required for full care. We’ve attempted to cover the full range of your budgetary differences from posh to necessities only. A representative will further tailor your residence program beyond what is on the web site when needed.
If you or a family member need help, please fill out our confidential online form. After completing the form, someone from our Clinical Team will contact you in the next 3 hours.
Interview with Dr. David Velkoff
Interview with Dr. David Velkoff
Spanish News Feature
“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 Behavioral Medicine and received his initial training in biofeedback/neurofeedback in Behavioral 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 Behavioral 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 Behavioral Medicine to CNN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Univision, and PBS.”