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Our Brain Health Experts

Our Integrative Team of Brain Health Experts

Whether you or a loved one has sustained a concussion, stroke or aneurysm, or any other type of brain injury – or are struggling with PCS, PTSD, autism, sleep troubles, memory issues or other problems, our integrative team of brain health experts have the Solutions and Resources℠ to help you feel better – even when other doctors or specialists say that there is nothing more they can do for you.

Our Integrative Team of Brain Health Experts is Ready to Help You Regain Control of Your Life!

 Dr. Diane's 5-Prong ApproachWhen you begin our Brain Rehabilitation or Brain Fitness programs our integrative team will develop a plan using Dr. Diane’s 5-Prong Approach. This approach blends the best practices in complementary, alternative, and conventional medicine, including Speech and Language Pathology, Neurofeedback, Nutrition, and more.  No two people or injuries are the same. This is why we customize our programs, using a variation of treatment methods to find out what works best for you and your symptoms or issues.  You are a critical part of your total wellness program. As part of the team, we will work together on Mind, Body, Spirit, and Relationships making you feel whole again.

Meet Dr. Diane®‘s Integrative Team

Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D. Survivor, Neuropsychologist, Health Psychologist

Dr. Diane®, Neuropsychologist Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler of Dr. Diane Brain Healthand Board Certified in both Health Psychology and Sports Psychology, has worked with amateur, professional and Olympic athletes to help them achieve Peak Performance and be in “The Zone”. Prior to her work as a psychologist, she worked in two diverse fields; Special Education and Business. As an educator of special needs, she was an instructor at Tufts University and worked as a Special Needs Auditor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the field of business, Dr. Diane was trained as a cost accountant and taught cost accounting at Stonehill College, Fisher College & Chamberlain College. Through her experience as a cost accountant and business woman, she has worked with CEO’s, CFO’s and many others to help them develop the Resilient Mind needed to achieve excellence in their careers.

Specialty:  Neurofeedback, Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, Energy HealingAromatherapy, Bach Flower Essence, Interactive Metronome, Light Therapy

Amy Karas MS, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist

Amy is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 19 years amy-karasexperience working with acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and other social and communication disorders. She specializes in cognitive, social pragmatics and language treatment, with an emphasis on providing functional therapy strategies/systems and restoring skills when able. Amy’s approach emphasizes understanding what someone needs to improve quality of life, task efficiency and effectiveness and maximizing independence.

Language treatment includes but is not limited to addressing receptive and expressive language skills, developing AAC systems and advocating for needs.

She also has experience assisting individuals with a wide range of disabilities to reintegrate into their communities and to establish long-term supports and resources. Amy is a member of ASHA and is licensed in Massachusetts. She has also recently been invited to participate, along with 50 other experts across the country, in a three-year grant through the Brain Injury Association of America and Mount Sinai on the Cognitive Panel for establishing guidelines for Moderate/Severe TBI.

Specialty: Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive Remediation

Clara Diebold, Energy Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master

 

clara-deboldClara practices several forms of energy healing, including Reiki, HBLU, and techniques for emotional processing. She is a Reiki Master trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition by John and Lourdes Gray. She possesses a Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and has been working in the fields of education and counseling for two decades. She is currently studying Eden Energy Medicine, and thus brings knowledge of meridians, chakras, and the aura into her sessions. Clara’s primary principle in her healing work is to be guided by the client’s higher self, in order to provide treatment that is effective, individualized, and comfortable.

Specialty:  Energy Healing,  Reiki

Paul Soper, M.M., RCTC, Biofeedback, Brain Training, Listening Training, Neurofeedback

paulPaul earned his certification in the first authorized Tomatis training in the US at Spectrum Center in Bethesda, MD, and was trained in neurofeedback and neuroscience at ESII and BrainMaster Institute. In addition, he is a certified provider of TLP3 from Advanced Brain Technologies. He is an active member of ISNR1 and APA2. As a singer, Paul has performed with New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Houston Grand Opera.

Specialty:  Biofeedback

Martha Lindsay, MS, CNE, certified in Nutrition Response Testing SM, GAPS certified practitioner

marthaMartha earned her first Master’s degree in Microbiology and Public Health at Michigan State University in 1980. She has since completed her advanced clinical certification in Nutrition Response Testing SM. This muscle testing technique is used to choose the most appropriate specific nutrition products for each person. The specific nutritional program thus chosen enhances that individual’s immune system function which then helps the brain to function more efficiently. Martha completed her three-year certification process and received her diploma in Nutrition Education from the National Institute for Whole Health. She has a husband of over 30 years, two daughters, has always had dogs, cats and various other pets.

Specialty:  Nutrition; Nutrition Response Testing SM

Joan Flynn, Craniosacral, Physical Therapist

 

joanJoan is a trained Physical Therapist who has been practicing for the past 20 years. She has studied and is certified in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute. She has an intuitive and insightful approach to her work.  She treats chronic pain, stroke, alignment disorders, and most orthopedic problems. 

Specialty:  CranioSacral Therapy

Wendy Keiver-Hewett, NCTMB, LMT, Massage Therapist, Muscle-Release Therapist

wendyWendy is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist. She received her massage training at Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich, MA and her Muscle Release Technique℠ (MRT) certification with Michael Young, of Evergreen, CO. Muscle Release can assist in breaking down scar tissue, lengthen a muscle, restore muscle memory and relieve pain. “With the Muscle Release Technique℠, the client is placed in particular positions so that the muscle begins to stretch in a very specific direction of plane. Then pressure is applied directly into the focal point of the affected tissue. The combination of a specific extension, precise pinpoint compression, and an exact plane of movement, while working with the breath, can produce an immediate RELEASE! The scar tissue is broken up and the muscle length is restored.” ~Michael Young.  Some issues that can be relieved with MRT are plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, and stiff neck. Other techniques and modalities Wendy uses include Deep tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular, Sports and Pre-natal. Wendy is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). For more on Wendy, please visit her website.

Specialty:  Massage Therapy and Muscle Release Technique

Jennifer Stanley, LMT Massage Therapist

jenniferJennifer Stanley has been a licensed massage therapist for ten years. After graduating from Palmer Institute of Massage Therapy, she began to specialize in Deep Tissue, Swedish Eflurage and Sports Massage. Using Reflexology and Shiatsu in addition to traditional massage, she intuitively combines these techniques to release muscle tension and promote relaxation and wellness. Jennifer has a natural ability to work with just the right amount of pressure to make one feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Specialty:  Massage Therapy 

Karen Campbell, CMC – Certified Care Manager

Karen Campbell, CMC – Certified Care Manager Karen specializes in working with seniors, adults with disabilities, and the families that love them. She is part of Dr. Diane's integrative team of brain health experts.

Karen specializes in working with seniors, adults with disabilities, and the families that love them through her company Innovative Aging, LLC. The purpose of care management is to increase the quality of life for the senior or disabled adult, improve the quality of care, and to reduce caregiver stress. This is achieved by performing a thorough assessment, creating a comprehensive care plan, and implementing and managing the care plan. Care management services are tailored to each individuals needs and vary from one-time care consults, ongoing care management, or senior care audits.

Specialty: Care Management

Dr. Igor Burdenko, Ph.D., Sports Therapist, Water Therapist

igorDr. Igor Burdenko, one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of water for rehabilitation, conditioning, and training, is the founder and chairman of the Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute. The Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute has been dedicated to healing programs that combine traditional and alternative therapies. The Burdenko Method is a practical application of water and land exercises based on holistic approach to rehabilitation, conditioning, and training.

In May 2007 Dr. Burdenko was recognized by the Aquatic Exercise Association for his achievements and passion for aquatics as he was recipient of the Global Award for Lifetime Achievement.  He has worked as a rehabilitation and training consultant to numerous athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, U.S. and Russian Olympic Teams, member of the U.S. Handicapped Olympic Team, and top international dancers and figure skaters. He was on the board of directors of The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries and is a past member of the Aquatic Exercise Association Research Committee.

Specialty:  Water Therapy

William Mogan, L.Ac. Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

williamWilliam has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for 20 years. He received his Masters of Acupuncture at New England School of Acupuncture. He is nationally board certified by the National Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed in Massachusetts. Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. This process stimulates movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place. Acupuncture practitioners are trained to select these points, based on over 3,000 years of experience in China. Acupuncture helps to prevent illness by improving the overall functioning of the body’s immune and organ systems. William has worked with Dr Diane® on patients with TBI. He also works on the following related conditions; Headaches/Migraines, chronic pain, chronic illness, sleep and insomnia issues.

Specialty:  Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

David Sollars, MAc., LAc. Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Homeopathic

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David Sollars has been a healthcare solutions entrepreneur for more than 28 years. David was the legislative chair for the state acupuncture organization and participated in the foundational negotiations that lead to licensure of acupuncture in the mid 1980’s. He then founded a series of successful Integrative Medical clinics that pioneered the then uncommon practices of a combined conventional and integrative medical staff. These clinics became centers of trusted patient care and medical education, being called on to present bridge building lectures to state and national medical audiences on integrative medical practice and principles for patient centered care. He also taught sustainable methods for integrative practice management including developing value added business relationships with hospitals, medical practices and insurance companies, while developing workplace wellness programs for the private sector. He is a practitioner of integrative medicine, author, medical educator, leadership development speaker and trainer. David has maintained an integrative medical private practice for over twenty-seven years. His teaching emphasizes developing effective connection and communication skills, personal and organizational leadership development that both foster and effectively implement improved practitioner and patient performance. Focus areas include: Breaking the Wellness Barrier with solutions for stress, anxiety and depression, Developing Patient Medical Leadership Skills, Healthy Aging At Home, Successful Engagement with Wellness at Work and Ancient Solutions for Modern Problems.

Specialty:  Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy

Dr. Paul Schoonman, DC Chiropractor

paul-schoonmanPaul was raised in Stonington, Connecticut. He obtained his undergraduate training in Biology at the University of Connecticut followed by graduate education at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. He graduated cum laude, with a doctorate in Chiropractic in 1992 and has been practicing over 15 years. Dr. Schoonman has made the muscular system a focus throughout his schooling. To this end, he has complemented his chiropractic education with an extensive postgraduate program in rehabilitation. This unique background has provided Dr. Schoonman the tools necessary to help patients manage some of the most complicated and/or chronic cases of musculo-skeletal pain.

Specialty:  Chiropractic

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, MD Neurologist

george-gonzalezDr.Gonzalez received training at Drexel-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia in Neurology and at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center in the area of Neurological Rehabilitation. After his training and faculty position at University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center he went into private practice as the director of a free-standing rehabilitation facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, His primary area of interest centers on head injuries, migraines, seizures, movement disorders, neuropathies, and the injection of botulinum toxin (botox) in the treatment of migraines, headaches, and similar forms of pain, muscle contractions and movement disorders, as well as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and epilepsy. One of the many qualities that set Dr. Gonzales apart from the rest is his acceptance of alternative approaches to migraine treatment and palliation. He highlights the importance of a holistic focus on neurological areas of treatment; according to this philosophy, alternative medicine can be significantly beneficial in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. Dr. Gonzalez enjoys a private practice setting because he enjoys the professional satisfaction in living in a mid-size city practicing with a small group of neurologists each with different subspecialties, which allows him to provide better care. He has enjoyed Tulsa since his arrival here in 1995.

Specialty:  Neurology

Dr. Sharon Barrett, MD Psychopharmacologist, Psychiatrist

sharonDr. Barrett is a Board Certified adult psychiatrist with over 25 years experience treating people with Brain Injury, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, Massachusetts. She specializes in the use of very tiny doses of medication for those patients with chemical sensitivities. Dr. Barrett is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and Massachusetts Medical Society.

Specialty:  Psychiatry

Dr Kathleen O’Neil-Smith, MD Endocrinologist, FAARM

Kathleen O'Neil-SmithDr. Kathleen O’Neil‐Smith is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University Medical School. She completed an internship in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. O’Neil‐Smith has completed a two‐year fellowship in functional medicine through the American Academy of Anti‐Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has an extensive background in nutrition, applied physiology and sports medicine. She has been on the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. She competed as a member and later coach, of the United States Women’s National Rowing Team. Dr. O’Neil‐Smith is a compassionate, innovative, and conscientious physician. Her goal is to educate the public about the paradigm shift from focus on illness to preservation of health and vitality. She hopes to build a legacy of wellness.

Specialty: Endocrinology

Yvonne Tam, Acupuncturist

Yvonne Tam, acupuncturist and brain health expert.Yvonne Tam and I am a licensed acupuncturist who is part of the Tam Healing Center and Tong Ren Healing Classes. Tong Ren is a healing modality that was developed by my father, Tom Tam, who has been working as a healer and inventor for 35 years. Tong Ren consists of the practitioner using a hammer to tap on points on an acupuncture doll, which represents and energetically conveys the signal of opening and dissolving blockages on the patient. www.tongrenstation.com and www.tamhealing.com

Specialty: Acupuncture

 

Tom Tam, Acupuncturist

Tom is a licensed Acupuncturist who has also practiced Tai Chi and Chi Gong since 1975. Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate points along the body and help it heal through the flow of energy. Tom also developed his own method of healing in the 1990’s called Tong Ren, which is a healing energy treatment that is based on the idea that as long as energy is able to flow through the body without resistance, then the body has a natural ability to heal. The healing energy is directed towards blockage points in the body, which helps to restore the body’s natural healing abilities. www.tomtam.com/

Specialty: Acupuncture, Qui Gong

Evan Pantazi, Oriental Body Work and Nerve Trauma Instructor

Evan has formulated a new and highly advanced method of Kyusho (Vital Point) for use in Health, Martial, Intimacy Enhancement and Law Enforcement. Based on the ancient understanding of acupuncture and pressure point massage methods, but adapted with modern science… the vital point is that all of us can easily rid the body of common ailments. To the layman this will appear to mimic other such techniques such as Shiatsu, Acupuncture or other such physical manipulation methods. But there is a significant difference that cannot be overlooked or merely labeled “similar” based of release of Trauma. As the inception of the program was derived from Martial Art application of nerve manipulation, which mandates an instant shock to the system via the nerve in the opposite paradigm, that of instantly inflicting pain and dysfunction on the body, the urgency and need to correct the inflicted dysfunctions and pain, hence the early beginnings of this special and unique program. By administering multiple thousands of physical applications, observations and refining remedy to the infliction’s on an international cross-section of people, cultures and genders, this system is now backed and used by a team of Medical Professionals, institutions and lay people in 45 countries.

www.kyusho.com/

Specialty: Oriental Body Work, Nerve Trauma Instructor[/vc_column_text]