Michael Cohen’s Biography
Brain coach. Teacher. Researcher. Author. Thought leader.
These are some of the words used to describe Michael “Mike” Cohen by colleagues and clients alike.
Since 1996 Mike has devoted his life to learning about, using, teaching and perfecting the art and science of neurofeedback and biofeedback. In the process of helping thousands of adults and children, he’s one of the most sought-out experts in the U.S. on the topic.
Over the years Mike has built upon his ever-expanding knowledge base to acquire and offer a wide array of the best technology and training approaches in the profession. Besides providing multiple biofeedback and neurofeedback modalities, he offers several types of the latest brain maps in his clinic (the technology is ever evolving, and he evolves along with it).
Mike frequently takes on the most difficult cases, often referred to him by physicians, mental health care practitioners and other neurofeedback providers who have done all they can.
His case load is a mix of simple and complicated situations involving anxiety, depression, concussion syndrome and TBI, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral and attention issues, sleep, memory loss and much more.
Mike has spent the past 25 years researching the brain, neurofeedback and human behavior across multiple disciplines. He takes that near encyclopedic knowledge and integrates it into his powerful and unique approach to brain health.
A passionate teacher, Mike offers sought-after in-person and online neurofeedback courses. They’re attended by healthcare professionals from the U.S. and numerous foreign countries, many of whom he has mentored. He’s a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences and medical schools.
In 2019 Mike published the groundbreaking book Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain for Anxiety, ADHD, Depression & Beyond. This book is designed to explain neurofeedback to the lay public. “I’ve spent my life trying to describe to people what neurofeedback is and how it works. There really wasn’t a book that did that for the general public,” he says. “I hope this will help raise awareness among the public of what neurofeedback can do. (Click here to order it).
Mike went into neurofeedback after his father, who suffered from severe depression, wasn’t being helped by conventional medical treatments such as drugs or even by electroshock therapy. Once he saw the amazing improvement in his father in a matter of a few days of neurofeedback, he quit his high-paying job in the technology field to devote himself to learning all he could about it. He co-founded his first neurofeedback clinic in 1995. Read the full story of Mike’s journey with his father here.
Mike takes his mission as a brain coach very seriously.
“I have dedicated my life to providing the best solution for every client,” he says. “Each approach is customized, because no one approach fits everyone. And I look at the whole person, not just their diagnosis or ‘condition.’ I know – without a doubt – that almost everyone’s nervous system can learn to function better with the right training.”