I have been a licensed psychologist since 1986. My husband Jim, now retired from M.I.T., and I studied with K.H. Wong, Ph.D., who was associated with Children’s Hospital Boston. We then studied with Dr. Barry Sterman for a number of years to master his complex program and methodology. We are both certified by the Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis.
What drew me to the field of neurofeedback was the educational struggles of my middle child, Aliza. As a mother, I needed to find a method of treatment that would be safe and effective for my daughter. In second grade, my daughter’s teacher told me that she had ADD, and I should get her on Ritalin immediately. With a background in behavioral medicine, that was not going to be my first line of defense. After completing a year of neurofeedback treatment with a local practitioner, her neurofeedback therapist left the area, and my daughter began to lose her benefits. Soon she was slipping badly and was very upset to be struggling in school again. It was up to me. I went to California to begin training in neurofeedback. Upon my return, I began her neurofeedback treatment. She said, “Mommy, your stuff works better.” Thus began my quest for the most effective and durable neurofeedback applications.