Dawn Perez, MA, LPC, NCC, BCN is the owner and Clinical Director for BiofeedbackWORKS. Ms. Perez has completed advanced training in Neurofeedback, sLoretta, ROI, LENS and Infra Slow Frequency with their inventor’s Len Ochs, Mark Smith, and Tom Collura, respectively. She is a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Biofeedback Society. Throughout her 15 years of experience, Ms. Perez has worked for The Better Brain Center, NOVA Medical Group, as well BiofeedbackWORKS as a Neurofeedback therapist. She is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is nationally certified as a mental health counselor (NCC), and has a certification in Neurofeedback (BCN).
After a career implementing information technologies for the government, Ms. Perez took time for her family while volunteering and supporting education for the underserved. This led to a desire to work in the field of mental health care. While obtaining her masters, Ms. Perez continued to learn all she could about the modality of Neurofeedback. “Through Neurofeedback we recognize the importance of a holistic approach to therapy that allows a person to be their best self. By creating better connections within the brain and optimizing functionality which support all aspects of behavioral health, we are accessing the greatest source of energy in the body.” Ms. Perez is exceptionally dedicated to utilizing effective tools and developing personalized plans for each client to help them achieve their goals.
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, as well as a certification in Accelerated Resolution Therapy(A.R.T.). 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 in Accelerated Resolution Therapy(A.R.T.) 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.
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 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. She is proficient in the Accelerated Resolution Therapy(A.R.T.) as well. 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.
Danijela Nardelli, MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at BiofeedbackWORKS. 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, EMDR, and mindfulness approaches. Ms. Nardelli hopes to specialize in the treatment of trauma related and mood disorders.
Lynn Gibbons, LPC, BCN is a Licensed Professional Counselor and neurofeedback practitioner. After serving 8 years in the computer field for the Air Force, Ms. Gibbons began her career providing neurofeedback in 2003. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University and her neurofeedback board certification in 2013. She has worked for The Better Brain Center and Prince William County CSB providing neurofeedback and biofeedback for children and adults with issues such as anxiety, depression, attention-deficit disorder, PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and anger management issues. Ms. Gibbons has attended advanced training in QEEGs, Z-score and 19 channel sLORETA neurofeedback, and heart rate variability training. She attends the International Society of Neuronal Regulation yearly conference to stay abreast of new research and technologies to help clients reduce symptoms.
Joan Ordmandy, MSEd, LPC, NCC, BCB, BCN is a renowned expert in the field of Biofeedback, having pioneered the use of innovative neurofeedback and biofeedback therapies during her career in New York, Texas, Idaho and finally Northern VA. She is a valued member of our staff currently providing technical training, case conference, and strategic protocol consultation weekly. Ms. Ordmandy is also a qEEG specialist and edits the qEEGs for our clinic. She is a senior fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (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. 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.
Rozlyn Marcellino is our office administrator and neurofeedback technician. She is certified in ABA therapy, having spent several years working to advance the skills of children on the spectrum and understanding the importance of positive reinforcement to alter behaviors.
She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Liberty University and has goals of starting a Psychologist Doctoral program. Roz is constantly learning and pursuing higher goals of higher education. She is talented in many creative areas, such as flower arrangements for celebrations such as weddings and creating personal art pieces.
Patrick Miller is a qEEG and Neurofeedback technician passionate about mental wellness. He received his bachelors of science in Psychological and Brain Sciences from the Catholic University of America in 2019. He spent 3 years conducting qEEG scans and Neurofeedback training sessions in the Chicago suburbs. Patrick is interested in technological advances and their applications in the field of mental health. He has conducted research labs using virtual reality to study advanced light particle scattering as well as stress responses. He utilised this background to bring virtual reality exposure therapy to his previous practice in Chicagoland, running exposure therapy sessions alongside a registered therapist. After moving back to the DMV, he is excited to continue his work and promote mental wellness for all.