Ever since she was a little girl, Mandy suffered from anxiety and depression, stemming from early trauma. She developed coping skills through athletics and academics, but by the time she was a junior in high school she was taking anti-anxiety medication. It had temporary benefits but over time didn’t solve the problem.
After a year-long “healing journey” in her 20s that took her to many places around the world, she got off her medications. In the process, she also learned about neuroplasticity, a basic principle of neurofeedback.
Before coming to the Center for Brain Training, Mandy held jobs at the Texas Medical Center in Houston as a medical assistant in a Level 1 trauma center and the intensive care unit. She also worked in holistic health and chiropractic practices.
When she and her fiancé moved to Florida in early 2021, she was drawn to the center because of its holistic approach. She quickly became an intrinsic element in one of the center’s key principles of excellent client care: Compassion.
“One of the things I bring to the table is my ability to listen to people’s stories and understand what they’re going through,” she explained. “I let them know that there’s always hope, no matter how far they think they are down a hole.”
Mandy enjoys witnessing clients tapping into their own power to change. “The client is doing all the work. We’re just conduits to facilitating that change,” she said. “My favorite job is working with patients with a history of anxiety and seeing them find relief quickly.”
Mandy has a B.S. degree from Texas Christian University in kinesiology and is a certified yoga instructor and theta healer. She has also incorporated neuro-linguistic programming and meditation into her everyday lifestyle.
An enthusiast of extreme sports, she enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, kite surfing, kayaking and wake surfing.
“But it’s not all about adrenaline,” she explained. “I also enjoy the simple things in life like gazing at the moon, walking on the beach, noticing amazing sunsets and connecting to my heart and a source greater than myself. I love camping, hiking and being in nature.”