Dawn Perez, MA, LPC, NCC, is the owner and clinical director at BiofeedbackWORKS. Ms. Perez has been a neurofeedback practitioner since 2005 and is a Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Perez earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a second degree in Computer Science. After working in the information technology field, she discovered an interest in applying her strong analytical and intuitive abilities to the field of emotional and psychological health. This moved her to pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling through which she discovered neurofeedback. Since then she has worked using numerous technologies to provide training for clients with a variety of symptoms including depression, anxiety, attention issues, migraines, pain and learning disabilities. Ms. Perez is exceptionally dedicated to utilizing effective tools and developing personalized plans for each client to help them achieve their goals.
Joan Ordmandy, MSEd, LPC is the founder of BiofeedbackWORKS. She is a senior fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA), holding certification in both general and EEG biofeedback. Ms. Ordmandy is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience as a counselor in agency, clinical, in-patient and school settings. Since opening BiofeedbackWORKS in 2007, Ms. Ordmandy has provided neurofeedback and general biofeedback training to clients with ADHD, addictions, autism, depression, anxiety disorders, chronic and muscle pain, head injury, reactive attachment disorder and other issues. She has taught graduate and undergraduate-level classes in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and addictions studies. Ms. Ordmandy is well-known and highly regarded among professionals in the field of bio and neurofeedback.
Archana Dogra, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and neurofeedback practitioner. She is an empathetic and compassionate counselor with an emphasis on holistic well-being. Dr. Dogra has had extensive experience helping clients work through anxiety, depression, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem issues, low academic achievement, parent-child relationship issues and other family conflicts. Her approach is collaborative and solution focused. Dr. Dogra utilizes her specialized training in Internal Family Systems, a therapeutic model designed to empower and work with clients in a non-pathologizing way, along with other evidence based approaches to achieve results for her clients. Dr. Dogra also conducts psychological testing for diagnostic purposes. She divides her time between her private practice in Manassas and BiofeedbackWORKS providing counseling and neurofeedback.
Nina McCormack, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and neurofeedback practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her neurofeedback certification with training in EEG biofeedback, neurophysiology, and neuroanatomy. Ms. McCormack completed 21 years of service in the US Army and Coast Guard providing individual and group therapy for individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues, conducted suicide evaluations, and provided suicide prevention workshops. Currently in addition to her work at BiofeedbackWORKS, Ms. McCormack provides specialized counseling and support services to geriatric clients. She enjoys participating in on-going professional seminars focusing on the latest research and applications of LENS, QEEG and Alpha-theta protocols.
Danijela Nardelli, MA, NCC is a resident in counseling and an EEG Technician at BiofeedbackWORKS under the supervision of Joan Ordmandy. Ms. Nardelli made a career change from software systems engineering to pursue her passion of helping people heal, grow, and transcend personal and situational difficulties. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University in December 2017. Ms. Nardelli’s counseling is rooted in a humanistic and existential framework of compassionately understanding her clients and collaboratively applying therapeutic tools that best meet their needs. She has experience with trauma informed strength-based solution focused, CBT, REBT, and mindfulness approaches. Ms. Nardelli hopes to specialize in the treatment of trauma related and mood disorders.
Carmen L. Kimball, MEd is a Resident in Counseling at BiofeedbackWORKS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Counseling and Development both from George Mason University. As a Research Assistant with the Krasnow Institute, Ms. Kimball conducted, presented, and published neuroscience research. Her clinical mental health counseling experience includes individual and group work with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, autism spectrum disorder, bereavement, chronic illness, bipolar disorder, trauma-related disorders as well as other mental health issues. Ms. Kimball’s integrative approach to counseling is rooted in awareness and understanding of the mind-body continuum, which enables her to tailor treatment by utilizing a wide variety of psychological techniques to best suit each client’s needs and goals. Ms. Kimball is a native Spanish speaker and provides counseling services in both English and Spanish.
Bar Lehmann, MSW, LICSW is an EEG technician at BiofeedbackWORKS. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s College in History of Math and Science before pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work through the University of Texas. In addition to working at BiofeedbackWORKS, Mr. Lehmann provides services at the Center for Neurocognitive Excellence in Washington, D.C. where he uses a holistic integrative approach to treat ADD/ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and emotional distress. Mr. Lehmann has experience conducting psychotherapy and facilitating men’s trauma groups at Community Connections, a mental health clinic in D.C. He also has done research on co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders with the Addictions Research Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Bar is currently attaining his BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback to achieve his goals of becoming a neurofeedback clinician and contributing to neurofeedback research.
Karen Van Winkle, MA is the office manager and an EEG Technician at BiofeedbackWORKS. Ms. Van Winkle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Family Studies at Towson University and her Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology at the George Washington University in 2018. While earning her master’s degree, Ms. Van Winkle interned at the Center for Clinical and Forensic Services where she participated in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals and groups of adult sex offenders and juvenile sexual trauma survivors. She looks forward to continuing her education at the George Washington University where she will pursue a PsyD in clinical psychology beginning in Fall 2019. Ms. Van Winkle is currently pursuing her BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback, as she plans to incorporate neurofeedback in her future clinical endeavors.
Cheri Schipper, MBA is a neurofeedback technician and client relations/communications specialist at BiofeedbackWORKS. Ms. Schipper earned her bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University and her master’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. She most recently has worked in education and communications but is happy to be returning to work exclusively in the field of neuro/biofeedback in which she has worked since 2010. Ms. Schipper’s professional interest has remained constant in all her endeavors: to support and encourage individuals to pursue their goals, realize their value and potential, and overcome or manage any obstacles which they have been presented. At BiofeedbackWORKS, Ms. Schipper is committed to supporting our clients and impeccable staff and to developing creative strategies that will get the word out to those who can benefit from the non-pharmaceutical, healthy, and effective outcomes that can be gained through neuro and biofeedback.
Marcia J. McKinley, JD, PhD, MS, LCPC (Maryland), LPC (Virginia), BC-TMH is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Maryland and Virginia and a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Counselor. Dr. McKinley holds a law degree from the University of Southern California, a PhD in Psychology from George Mason University, and an MS in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. She completed a residency in neurotherapy under the supervision of Joan Ordmandy, whom she regards as one of the true pioneers in the field of neurotherapy. In her private practice called Advancing Inspiring Minds, Dr. McKinley provides individual, group, and couples therapy to individuals of all ages who are gifted, have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are highly sensitive (HSPs), or are twice-exceptional (gifted plus another exceptionality). Richly equipped and committed to her clients in her private practice, Dr. McKinley brings significant knowledge and experience to her work with exceptional individuals.
Janice Fristad, LCSW, C-ASWCM, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her Master of Social Work from West Virginia University where she focused on gerontology studies. Ms. Fristad received credentials from the National Association of Social Workers in advanced case management and social work practice and leadership. In her private practice, Ms. Fristad specializes in working with children, adults, and couples who are experiencing adjustment difficulties due to medical changes, transitions, grief, and loss. She offers effective and compassionate counseling to clients of all ages in her office at BiofeedbackWORKS as well as in Winchester and Leesburg.