Farhin Ali, BS-EEAP BA
(Certified Advanced Neurofeedback Trainer)
My name is Farhin Ali. I worked for 3 years with high school students as a tutor/counselor for Upward Bound at Baldwin Wallace College, a program designed to academically enrich and emotionally support adolescents to increase college acceptance rates. I hold a BS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from CWRU, and a BA from BWC where I studied Art & French Education. My background as an electrical engineer and an academic tutor/counselor gives me a unique perspective on the application of EEG neurofeedback and advanced wellness technologies for brain performance.
My interest in neurofeedback began when one of my sons was diagnosed with ADHD in high school. Medications had alarming side effects and costly educational learning programs had short-lived impact. It was neurofeedback that gave him the ability to focus without ADHD medications.
I sought out neurofeedback for my son and it changed my life. I have epilepsy and had lived with dulling anti-seizure medications with side effects and serious risks. Neurofeedback has a well established record for raising seizure thresholds and my neurologist was able to wean me off medications. Drugfree, I gained a new level of clarity & resilience. I was disappointed that other doctors had only offered drugs when neurofeedback, a completely non-invasive, side-effect free, intervention was available for decades.
I trained on a number of neurofeedback devices and established Frisco Neurofeedback to offer neurofeedback based strength and resilience training programs.
I have experience with children with special needs including Auditory Processing Disorder, Giftedness, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD-NOS), Amblyopia (commonly referred to as Lazy Eye), individuals living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Dysautonomia – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) – a cardiac condition, Lyme disease, Insulin resistance and Age Related Cognitive Decline. You can be sure I can relate to the challenges you and your family face.
I have been in healthcare for over 20 years, and my nursing background is in internal medicine and pain management. My first experience with neurofeedback was while working in pain management. In teaching the brain improved function and better communication, I saw my patient’s pain levels improve, as well as conditions like PTSD and anxiety. With the advent of technology, we can now “help” the brain quickly recognize unhealthy patterns, making neuroplasticity easier to achieve for people of any age.
My husband is a lawyer and my son is a biomedical science major at Texas A&M University. We enjoy donating our time to making meals for DFW’s homeless populations and to Adoption Day by assisting foster families in adopting the children in their care, in coordination with CASA and CPS.
Amy McIntire , RN-BSN
I’m a neuropsychology major in my third year of college. After undergrad, I plan to get my masters in counseling and a Ph.D. My purpose in life is to help others to be the best that they can be. I enjoy playing with children, dogs, learning, and spending time with my family & friends.
I spent 6 years studying neuroscience & cognition at the University of Texas at Dallas. In my time studying & researching I realized how much power we each have over the neuroplasticity in our brains, so working in neurofeedback where I get to help others better themselves using neuroplasticity was a natural choice for me.
In addition to brain science, I lead a team of volunteers in the psychiatric unit of Children’s Plano where we work with children hospitalized for eating disorders. I also enjoy watercolor painting, spending time with my husband & great Dane, and leading worship at church.
Lauren Wright , MS-ACN