Leigh Richardson, MS, LPC, NCC, BCN, BCB, BCIA Associate Fellow, Clinical Director
Leigh as spent her educational and professional career learning human behavior. Her focus shifted in 2002, to understanding the role the brain plays in human behavior, and how behavior can be modified with the use of neurofeedback and biofeedback. Leigh holds a Master of Science in Counselling from the University of North Texas and is working to integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into the treatment programs for many clients.
Leigh completed her didactic training for neurofeedback at the University of North Texas. She completed her internship with a nationally recognized neurologist and pioneer in the field of Neurotherapy, Dr. Jonathan Walker, M.D., who has studied, researched and taught for 35 years. In 2004, while working with Dr. Walker as a neurotherapist, Leigh received her BCIA, EEG board certification. In April 2009, Leigh opened The Brain Performance Center, adding the BCIA Biofeedback board certification, and Wellness Coaching board certification to the practice. The center added cognitive behavioural therapy in 2014.
Sally Cocjin, Board Certified Technician
Sally was introduced to neurofeedback when Lorenzo her son was recuperating from a traumatic brain injury in 2007.
He had ischemic stroke caused by pneumococcal meningitis in Dec. 29, 2003, went through the 8 stages of coma, did intensive comprehensive traditional rehabilitation to relearn everything physically from zero, & regain his cognitive functioning from second grade level when he woke up from coma to his present age. While he was a freshman in Austin Community College in 2007, her family stumbled upon a father who had his son treated with neurofeedback by Dr. Jonathan Walker in Dallas. He insisted that they bring Lorenzo to Dr. Walker for evaluation & neurofeedback treatment. Seeing how his son fully recovered from traumatic brain injury by Dr. Walker’s care influenced them to follow his recommendation. Bringing Lorenzo to Dr. Walker was one of the best things that ever happened towards his fullest potential of recovery. The progress that he made from the neurofeedback treatment that Leigh did on him as his main therapist at Dr. Walker’s clinic was phenomenal. This inspired Sally to pursue neurofeedback as a cognitive treatment modality for his son, & give back his second chance at life through her work at The Brain Performance Center.
In the last ten years technology has changed and allowed for more sophisticated brain training. Sally has continued to learn the many different treatment modalities with a goal to continue to help Lorenzo restore his life to a pre injury state. Sally has learned so much along her journey and she has much to offer on both a personal and professional level. With Leigh’s mentorship, she obtained board certified in neurofeedback in 2012 and has been working in the field since 2009.
“Hello, I have been on medication for anxiety for many years. And lately, I either needed to increase the dose or change my medicine to something else. I started on this program and I made it a priority to get well, do the most because the anxiety was so bad, the panic attacks were horrible. So the program has been very, very helpful. I wake up in the morning and I can enjoy my cup of coffee, read if I want to, and life is GOOD. This has been the best thing that I could have done for me. The anxiety is gone, and it is so wonderful to know that there is hope for everyone. That you don’t need to go through life scared, afraid. Let’s not waste time. Let’s enjoy life.”
Gloria , Anxiety customer
“My son, when he was about 7 years old, was very depressed. And there’s nothing more heartbreaking for a parent than seeing your small child be so depressed. So I took him to a psychotherapist. And the psychotherapist ran some tests and he determined that he would need an additional type of therapy called neurofeedback. We started in the fall of his 2nd Grade in school and I immediately saw a change in him. He was much happier. He became more focused. Leigh and her staff treated him like he was a king when he came here. And he loved to come. In fact he still comes back for brain brightening sessions from time to time.”
Dawn , Mom of Depression customer
“My name is Mark. I came to the Brain Performance Center about 2-3 months ago and began seeing Leigh here. What brought me here was the fact that I had chronic anxiety and even panic attacks. I suffered from both of those things pretty much my entire life. I began brain training with Leigh 2-3 months ago. I’ve probably done about 17 or 18 sessions. And the cool thing is that after 17 or 18 sessions the anxiety has come down significantly and the panic is basically gone.”
Mark , Anxiety Customer