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 from 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.
Anthony C. Percoco MSPT, Lic. Ac, CST, RYT-300
Specialties: Physical Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Integrative Movement, Acupuncture
Early in his career, he realized that a single modality approach to therapy could not meet the deeper needs of his clients. Therefore, he continued his training at the New England School of Acupuncture receiving a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. While studying acupuncture, Anthony had the honor of studying cranial sacral therapy, completing a 200-hour 4 level training.
Upon further exploration, Anthony realized the power of healing beyond the physical body. Strengthening his integrative healing approach, Anthony continued his studies completing a 300-hour yoga training with Bo Forbes, Cambridge, MA, and a 300-hour western herbal course with the Boston School of Herbs.
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
Susan Keefe, CCH
Certified Classical Homeopath and Shamanic Practitioner
Specialties: Homeopath, Shaman
Susan Keefe opened her first practice of Homeopathic and Shamanic Healing in 2011. She is a Certified Classical Homeopath Practitioner and has completed both the Professional and Clinical Training Programs at the Teleosis Homeopathic Collaborative, LLC in Cambridge, MA. Susan holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is now on the Board of Directors for the Council for Homeopathic Certification.
As a Certified Shamanic Practitioner; Susan studied under Ann Drake of Gloucester, MA; and is trained in the Unani tradition of Shamanic Healing. Susan also incorporates Native American traditions into her practice.
Depending on the needs of her clients, Susan incorporates a unique mixture of homeopathy and shamanic healing to naturally heal the mind, body and soul.
Susan is a mother of four and grandmother of three. She loves working with people of all ages and is incredibly passionate about her practice and grateful for the ability to take part in her client’s healing process. Below are examples of conditions treated by Homeopathy and Shaman.
Examples of conditions treated by Homeopathy are included but not limited to:
- Sinus Problems, Asthma, Grief, Cancer, Allergies, Migraines, Eczema, Food Intolerances, Anxiety, Surgical and Dental Protocols, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, Fatigue, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Bladder Issues, IBS, Arthritis, Addiction, Hair Loss, Gout, Loss of Libido, Heart Problems, Back and Joint Problems and Nerve Pain.
- Children’s Issues: ADD, Autism Spectrum, Sleep Disorders, Rashes, Stomach Issues, Teething, Colic, Colds and Flu, Ear Infections, Learning Disabilities, Motion Sickness, Vomiting and Diarrhea, Sore Throats, Bumps and Scrapes.
- Women’s Issues: Menses, Menopause, Fertility, Pregnancy, Child Birth, PMS, Nursing Problems, UTI’s
- Men’s Issues: Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Symptoms
Examples of conditions treated by Shaman include but are not limited to:
- Depression, feeling spaced out, having recurring abusive patterns show up in our relationships, feeling depleted, feeling alienated, etc.
For more about Susan and her practice, please visit her website:
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.
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.