Farhin Ali, BS-EEAP BA IEEE
(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 and 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.
After receiving training in neurofeedback I 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.
Shannon T. White, LCSW, CMHIMP
My name is Shannon White, and I am a New Jersey native, who now calls Texas my home. As a Therapist, Coach, Author, Speaker/Consultant, I pull from over 20 years of professional experience to move my clients, readers and event participants towards resilience and success in every area of their lives. I am licensed to practice mental health therapy in both Texas and New Jersey, where I provide tele-therapy for my clients and clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. I also provide Mental Performance Coaching and Consultation services to high functioning professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, and athletes all over the world.
I am passionate about teaching my clients how to improve mood and behavior, overcome stress and anxiety, increase cognitive function, and eliminate mental blocks. I truly believe that everything you need to live a fulfilled and impactful life is already on the inside of you. My job is to help you tap into that part of yourself and to reignite the mind’s natural ability to heal in order to achieve optimal mental performance. I achieve this by integrating Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness approaches with other complementary and alternative modalities, such as fitness, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine, and Dynamical ® Neurofeedback.
I earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University (Camden, NJ). I recently released my first book, Confront Your Comfort, Excel in your Press: Reaching Your Why, Your Vision & Your Victorious Place and have facilitated numerous CEU programs, trainings and workshops on topics of mental health, personal and professional development, and cultural competency over the years.
I am married to my high school Sweetheart, and together, we are raising our four beautiful children. In my free time, you can usually find me at one of our kid’s football or basketball games. I also enjoy the occasional “Lazy weekend” with my husband, binge- watching the newest Netflix series.
Amy McIntire , RN-BSN
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 improving 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.
I also work as a registered nurse at Parkland Health and Hospital in the Acute Neuroscience Unit. In 2020 I was presented with the Daisy Award and the Excellence in Nursing Award in where I was featured in DMagazine. I am currently also working on my Masters in Applied Science in Public Health with Johns Hopkins University.
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.