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.
Dr. Diane® Roberts Stoler, Ed.D.
Survivor, Neuropsychologist, Health Psychologist, Sports Psychologist
Dr. Diane®, Neuropsychologist and 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.
Paul Soper, M.M., RCTC
Biofeedback, Brain Training, Listening Training, Neurofeedback
Paul 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. He is skilled in various forms of neurofeedback (infraslow, z-score, sLoreta) as well as LENS and NeuroField. In addition, he is a certified provider of TLP (The Listening Program) from Advanced Brain Technologies and a provider of Integrated Listening (iLs). He is an active member of ISNR. As a singer, Paul has performed with New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Houston Grand Opera.
Rose L. Wetmore
Specialties: Counseling, Coaching and Clinical Consultation
Rose. L. Wetmore, LICSW, BCD received her Masters of Social work degree form Boston College in Boston, MA. She has 37 years of practice in both out-patient and in-patient clinical settings.
Rose provides services as a Psychotherapist, as a Health and Wellness Coach, and as a Clinical Case Consultant. By providing a calm and supportive setting, treatment plans are formed as client-centered and as a collaboration between the client and the therapist. Planning reflects the notion that the process of psychotherapy is as important as the outcome of treatment for a deeper sense of healing and change.
Rose utilizes approaches and strategies taken from concepts of psychodynamic Therapies, Family Systems Therapy, Strategic and Problem- Solving Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Relationship Therapy, and Personal Coaching Strategies.
Areas of treatment are: Acute and chronic health challenges, Addictions and Recovery Issues, ADD Coping Skills, Anxiety Issues, Communication Skills, Depression and Mood Disorders, Life Crises and Transitions, Relationship Skills, Women’s Issues/Men’s Issues, and Workplace and Career Issues.
Amy Karas, MS
CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
Amy is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, who’s been practicing since 1996, 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. For more information about Amy, visit her website.
Clara holds a master’s degree in counseling and has worked in the fields of human services and education for 25 years. She is a certified practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine, which focuses on balancing meridians, chakras, and other energy systems, and also of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese modality that works with a variety of energy flows in the body. She is also trained in HBLU, which combines NLP, energy work, and shamanic techniques to mitigate the effects of trauma. For more information about Clara’s work, see her website https://reikibostonclasses.com/
Martha Lindsay, MS, CNE
Certified in Nutrition Response Testing℠, GAPS Certified Practitioner
Specialties: Nutrition, Nutrition Response Testing℠
Martha 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 Whole Health Nutrition Education from the National Institute for Whole Health. She has a husband of over 40 years, two daughters, has always had dogs, cats and various other pets.
Dr. Igor Burdenko, Ph.D.
Sports Therapist, Water Therapist
Specialties: Water Therapy
Dr. Igor Burdenko, one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of water as a modality for rehabilitation, conditioning, and training.
He is the founder and chairman of the Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute, Newton, MA, USA.
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 six essential qualities of the human body and 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 became a recipient of the Global Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In August 2017 Dr. Burdenko received the John K. Williams Jr. International Adaptive Aquatics Award and was induced into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Dr. Burdenko has worked as a rehabilitation and training consultant to numerous athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, U.S., and Russian Olympic Teams, members 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 a member of the Aquatic Exercise Association Research Committee.
Craniosacral, Physical Therapist
Specialties: Craniosacral Therapy
Joan 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.
Dr. Paul Schoonman
Paul 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.
Dr. Lorraine McGee
Specialties: Chiropractic, Network Spinal Analysis
For more about Lorraine and her practice, visit her website www.gatewaysintohealth.com
Wendy Keiver-Hewett, NCTMB, LMT
Massage Therapist, Muscle Release Therapist
Specialties: Massage Therapy and Muscle Release Technique
Wendy 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.
LMT Massage Therapist
Specialties: Massage Therapy
Jennifer 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.
Dr. Sharon Barrett, MD
Dr. 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.
Dr. Kathleen O’Neil-Smith, MD
Dr. 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.
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, MD
Dr.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.
Acupuncturist, Author, Inventor
Specialties: Acupuncture, Tong Ren, Tai Chi, Chi Gong
In 1992, Tom developed his own method of energy healing, Tong Ren Healing. Tong Ren is based on the theory of the collective unconscious, all of us striving towards the common goal of energetically breaking up blockages. Tom believes that as long as energy is able to flow through the body without resistance, then the body has a natural ability to heal itself. The healing energy from Tong Ren is directed towards blockage points in the body, which helps to restore the body’s natural healing abilities.
Tom is also an author to more than 20 books and the inventor of countless healing devices. In the past decade, Tom has developed what he calls the Tong Ren Ultrawave Therapeutic Healing Device. These machines use the Tong Ren Healing signal and brainwave along with a combination of other theories, such as bioelectricity, gravity, and quantum physics. These machines are all handmade by Tom, who works tirelessly in pursuit of the solution to heal the world.
Although Tom is still conducting Tong Ren Healing sessions, he has retired from acupuncture to dedicate more time to his writing and inventing.
Yvonne follows the Tom Tam Healing System when performing her acupuncture, which highlights the importance of the body’s central nervous system. She is also trained in tui na massage. Performing tui na massage is an effective way of locating and releasing the body’s blockages.
LAc. Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine
Specialties: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
William 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
David Sollars, MAc.
LAc. Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Homeopathic
Specialties: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy
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.
Our Integrative Team of Brain Health Experts is Ready to Help you Regain Control of Your Life!
When 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.