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We’re seldom the first option folks seek when challenged by depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, or some other troubling condition.

Way too many people are living with symptoms that could be greatly improved. At the Center for Brain Training, we are passionate about helping people feel better. We work with scientifically-based, cutting edge technology that few providers offer.

Our other goals are to help clients perform better and lessen their reliance on medications. A key tool we use is neurofeedback. Neurofeedback helps improve brain performance. When the brain becomes more balanced and is able to function more efficiently and effectively, a variety of symptoms naturally diminish.

The Center for Brain is more than a business. It’s a team of compassionate professionals whose mission is to enhance the lives of people who suffer from conditions that can be significantly improved with the help of neurofeedback.

Before walking through our door in a last-ditch effort to get non-drug relief – and answers – our clients have frequently seen numerous healthcare professionals or therapists, used a variety of  medications, diets and nutritional supplements, and feel they’ve “tried everything.”

What Was the Personal Motivation Behind Starting the Center for Brain?

The Center for Brain was co-founded in 2006 by Michael Cohen.  In 1995, his father underwent neurofeedback in a desperate attempt to get a handle on years-long, severe depression after medications and even electroconvulsive (shock) therapy failed to bring him out of unrelenting despair. After a short course of neurofeedback, Mike’s father’s personality returned, and his mood improved to the extent that he re-joined the world.

This dramatic change in Mike’s father prompted Mike to co-found a neurofeedback center in Georgia.  He has become recognized as a leading expert in the field, teaching neurofeedback to physicians and healthcare professionals both in the United States and abroad.

In 2005, he and his wife Carolyn moved to Jupiter, Florida to be closer to Carolyn’s father in Boca Raton. The following year, he opened the Center for Brain Training in Jupiter.

We Are More than Neurofeedback

Besides brain mapping and neurofeedback, the Center for Brain provides a comprehensive program that offers up to 7 different types of neurofeedback, some innovative biofeedback tools including our “body biofeedback system” and other neurotechnologies. We customize our program to fit each individual. The type of services we include can be found under our Services page.  One very important service is brain mapping. Brain maps (also known as qEEG’s) measure the electrical activity from 19 points in the brain and specifically identify where timing issues are negatively impacting mood, behavior, or attention. Armed with this information, neurofeedback training can be targeted to the problem areas, resulting in better, and often, faster results. This information can also be used to suggest appropriate medications and reduce the process of trial and error in prescribing.

Your Unique Needs Are Important to Us — We Provide Customized Treatment

While much of what we do is high-tech, we at the Center for Brain never lose sight of the fact that we are dealing with people’s lives, their health, and their overall well-being.

We customize the program and recommendations for each client. Many of our clients are quite complex and have been everywhere. We give each individual a different way to think about how to tackle their issues and we explain it in depth.

We invite you to learn more.  You are welcome to call for an appointment.   If we don’t think what we do is right for your particular situation, we’ll tell you. If we think it is, we’ll tell you that too.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Staff

Michael Cohen
Director and Chief of Neurotechnology

Michael Cohen is Director and Chief of Neurotechnology at Center for Brain. He has specialized in applied psychophysiology and EEG biofeedback since 1996.

As Director of Education for EEG Spectrum, one of the main training organizations in the field, Mike organized and taught courses around the world to psychologists, therapists, and MD’s on the use of neurofeedback. He has helped organize and teach courses introducing neurofeedback to psychiatrists at the annual American Psychiatric Association. He has also taught neurofeedback at many of the annual industry conferences.

Mike has served on the Board of Directors for two of the largest professional organizations in the field of neurofeedback. He has produced over 36 monthly audio CD interviews with top industry leaders, as well as with professionals from other related fields. These professionals share their experience and expertise in using neurofeedback with PTSD, depression, ADD, autism, etc. Called the Phone Forum, the CDs are distributed around the world to neurofeedback professionals. It continues to be a popular series for new and experienced clinicians.

Over the years, Mike has used neurofeedback to help thousands of individuals. Additionally, he’s assisted more than 2,500 health professionals in learning and mastering neurofeedback. As Director of Education for EEG Spectrum International from 2002 through 2005, he helped create and teach an introductory course that has been described as setting the standard for the field. He continues to teach advanced neurofeedback courses to doctors, psychologists, and therapists.

In addition, Mike provides clinical consulting services to healthcare professionals. This involves reviewing clinical cases with them and providing guidance in using neurofeedback with specific patients. To learn more about Mike Cohen, click here.

Elizabeth “Liz” Doyle, Ph.D
Director of Education and Home Supervision Coordinator

Dr. Elizabeth Doyle joined the Center for Brain team in 2009.  She has had many roles during that time, currently serving both as Director of Education and Home Supervision Coordinator.  In these roles she manages the details for training courses and assists individuals seeking to implement neurofeedback at home.

As part of her graduate studies, Dr. Doyle underwent a three-year training program in the cultivation of human capacities with Dr. Jean Houston, one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. She completed her dissertation on the subject of spiritual crises, earning a doctorate in transformational psychology.

Dr. Doyle is trained in numerous mind-body techniques, has authored several articles, been featured in radio interviews, and taught meditation, QiGong and other forms of psycho-physical development.  Her interest in neurofeedback arose when she witnessed the life changing benefits it provided a close friend.

Her personal interests include spending time with friends and family, enjoying the beauty of nature, exploring spirituality and meditative practices and sharing a good movie with her husband.

Iza Boesler, MD
Medical Advisory Board member: Sleep

Dr. Boesler is a doctor of internal medicine who specializes in sleep disorders, stress-related disorders, autonomic dysregulation, fibromyalgia and obstructive sleep apnea for both children and adults. She is the director of the sleep laboratory at Riverview Medical Associates in Tinton Falls, New Jersey where she interprets sleep studies, runs a CPAP clinic and treats an array of sleep disorders. She also founded a biofeedback laboratory there for patients with stress-related disorders.

In 2014 she was nominated as one of New Jersey’s top physicians.

Dr. Boesler is a member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Anesthesiology and Sleep and International Society for Neurofeedback Research.  She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

In her spare time Dr. Boesler likes to swim, hike, play and listen to music. She derives inspiration from her work,her family, music, nature and her patients.

Gwen Carden, M.S.
Client Outreach Coordinator and Marketing Director

One of Gwen’s roles at Center for Brain is to provide information and support to people who have concerns about a condition or challenge for themselves or a loved one, or who want to know about the types of services offered by Center for Brain. Gwen has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University and applies her experience in the field to help prospective clients feel heard, cared for and informed.

Gwen was certified in neurofeedback in 2008 by EEG Spectrum and co-founded Neurogenix that year, a provider of neurofeedback services in Stuart, Florida. From early 2013 to late 2014 she served as director of neurofeedback for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Gwen’s earlier career was in journalism and public relations, which imbued her with skills that she applies to Center for Brain’s marketing and PR needs.

For fun Gwen loves to dress up for ballroom dancing, favoring the waltz, dress down for dancing to classical rock and current pop music and enjoys water activities including boating and swimming.

Jayne Krausz
Neurofeedback Technologist

For many years Jayne suffered from chronic migraine headaches. When neurofeedback resulted in her headaches going away in 1992, Jayne “developed a passion” for the science and set about to learn all she could about it. Over the years she earned certificates in biofeedback and advanced biofeedback, peak performance biofeedback training, hypnotherapy and therapeutic crisis intervention. Her work has all been related to neurofeedback/biofeedback, with both adults and children. Jayne worked alongside Dr. Mary Jo Sabo in the groundbreaking Yonkers Project, where neurofeedback was brought into the schools to train some of the most challenging children, most with ADHD and intense behavioral issues.

In her spare time Jayne enjoys long distance bicycling. She has completed three charity rides from Boston to New York and a 500-mile trip in Alaska.

Carolyn Cohen, M.A.
Co-Owner and “Hope Coach”

Carolyn Cohen is co-owner of the Center for Brain with her husband, Mike Cohen. She wears many hats, including being in charge of bookkeeping, medical records, marketing oversight and the practice’s correspondence.

Carolyn also brings a skill set to the practice which has contributed significantly to the overall atmosphere of warmth, compassion and caring. Dubbed by some clients the “Hope Coach,” Carolyn provides support to clients as well as education about ways to live a healthier lifestyle – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. She assists clients who desire it with guided imagery to help them delve deeper into the mind-body connection for enhanced wellbeing.

Carolyn’s inborn talents were enhanced after earning a master’s degree in counseling from East Tennessee State University, one of two master’s degrees she holds. While studying for her second master’s degree in medical science from Emory University, she discovered that she had a learning disability affecting her visual/perceptual processing which explained, finally, why school had always been so difficult for her. When she underwent neurofeedback training in 1996, she experienced what she felt was the right and left hemispheres of her brain properly communicating with each other for the first time, significantly reducing the discomfort of her learning disability.

Outside of the office Carolyn has hosted an ongoing healing circle since 2004 in Jupiter, Florida and authored three motivational books. She enjoys theater, especially musicals, “sappy girly movies,” bike riding, walking and swimming.

Risa Voorhees, L.C.S.W.
Clinical Director

Risa, a licensed clinical social worker, has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. She works with both teens and adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and major life transitions.

Risa also works with the families of children with special needs and disabilities. As the mother of two special needs children, she has an in-depth understanding of the difficulty of raising children who struggle with the challenges of being different. Risa is well-acquainted with the emotional, psychological, physical and financial hurdles parents of special needs children encounter daily. She uses her experience as a psychotherapist and parent to present workshops on neurodiversity to educators and parents.

Before becoming a LCSW, Risa spent 10 years at a financial magazine in New York using her undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing. With her husband of 20 years, she co-founded Synergy Health & Wellness in Jupiter, Florida, where she utilizes both her business experience and psychological services. Believing strongly in the mind-body connection, Risa also became certified in teaching Pilates.

In a compassionate and reassuring environment, Risa provides insight, support and new strategies for all types of life challenges and assists clients in achieving their desired changes. She brings her years of counseling experience and consulting services to Center for Brain.

In her spare time, Risa enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, movies, music and doing Pilates.

Robert Coben, Ph.D.
Connectivity Map Consultant

Dr. Coben is the developer of a unique method of applying the connectivity map to learning and processing issues. He interprets the findings of connectivity maps for select Center for Brain clients who need this specialized mapping service.

Dr. Coben is Director and Chief Neuropsychologist of NeuroRehabilitation and Neuropsychological Services at Integrated Neuroscience Services in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He is an affiliated researcher of New York University Medical Center.

He is the former director of inpatient and outpatient brain rehabilitation at Staten Island University Hospital. He is also an affiliate of Winthrop University Hospital and an affiliated researcher of NYU Medical Center.

Dr. Coben is an associate editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy and Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development. He is also an editorial reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Coben has served as President of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and is Past President of the International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology.

Kimberly Briggs, M.S.
Home Training Specialist

Kimberly is owner of the Brain Training Center in Fairfield, Illinois. She is board certified in neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). Kimberly, a speech and language pathologist, became interested in neurofeedback after observing how much faster children doing neurofeedback achieved speech therapy goals compared to children who were not doing neurofeedback.

She has completed the highest level neurofeedback courses offered by Center for Brain’s Professional Training Institute and taken part in extensive one-on-one training and mentoring by center director Michael Cohen.

Kimberly’s hometown neurofeedback practice serves both adults and children. She helps individuals dealing with a variety of conditions, some of which include learning disabilities, language processing issues, ADHD, and autism.

Kimberly’s role at Center for Brain is to provide remote training from home for clients around the world, with a warm and supportive approach – sometimes at some very odd times of the day!

When Kimberly is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and her puppy Bella.

Marianna Maya
Neurofeedback Technologist

Marianna is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology. She works alongside director Mike Cohen implementing clients’ individualized neurofeedback training sessions. Born in Cuba and fluent in both English and Spanish, Marianna allows Center for Brain to accommodate clients whose primary language is Spanish. She works closely with most of the children in the practice. Marianna combines her natural warmth with the knowledge and skill she gained volunteering during her college years with emotionally challenged and special needs children to assure they get the most out of their sessions.

Marianna calls herself an “adrenaline junkie” and loves activities such as skydiving, roller coaster riding and aquatic sports. She has a puppy named Ozzie, a kitten named Simba, and a passion for traveling and exploring the world.

Cherie Mullin
Front Desk Administrator

Cherie’s warm smile is the first thing most people see when they enter the Center for Brain office. Characterized by a glowing, bubbly personality, Cherie skillfully makes everyone feel welcome from the moment they arrive

As soon as her day begins Cherie can be found dealing with an array of endless ringing phones, client questions and perpetual paperwork – all with grace and competency.

Cherie was originally a Center for Brain client who became so fascinated and impressed with the practice, office environment and neurofeedback that she volunteered for almost a year in the front office, learning the ropes. “I loved the fact that clients weren’t just a ‘chart’ to Mike and Carolyn,” she said. “They treated everyone like real people. I also saw many people getting better, and I loved that they were helping so many people.”

In her free time Cherie and her husband are avid bicycle riders. Five days a week they leave their house at 6 a.m. and ride for 45 minutes.

Important things to know about us before turning to Center for Brain for help:

  • We see you as a person in distress, not a “patient” or a “case.”
  • We believe you when you say you’re in pain or distress.
  • We listen to you. With care and compassion. Without judgment.
  • We ask a lot of questions to get to know who you are and what makes your problem unique.
  • We have an array of specialized tools designed to help re-program the functioning of your brain and body
  • We take a holistic approach to your healing by offering complementary modalities, such as nutrition and counseling, available from our team of highly-credentialed specialists.

Client Feedback

At Center For Brain Training we have helped countless clients feel better using neurofeedback to lessen their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives. We invite you to read some of their stories.

Elizabeth, age 35, mother of an active 2 year old, came in with anxiety, and up to 5 panic attacks a day. She said they “are taking over my life”. She had problems with anxiety since the age of 17. She was also suffering from mild depression and was on an antidepressant. She wanted to have another child and she wanted an alternative to medications to help resolve the anxiety before she got pregnant.
As she began treatment, she said that she had to talk herself in coming because she was so anxious. After 12 sessions, she no longer had the anxiety or panic attacks and had reduced her medication in half.

– Elizabeth, 35 year old, North Palm Beach, FL

Thank you for all your help and making me feel much better! You should take great pride in what you do for a living! Many people want to be in professions where they help people but often don’t feel that they actually succeed. You can know for certain that you succeed in helping people and make the world a better place …

– E.K., Palm Beach, Florida