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Dr. Nina Nehring

Dr. Nina Nehring is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist and owner of Brain Builders Neurotherapy – Walnut Creek. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Psychology from John. F. Kennedy University. She completed her APA-accredited internship at the Spokane/Walla Walla VA Medical Center with focus in Neuropsychology. At the Spokane VAMC, she worked with veterans suffering from a wide variety of medical and/or psychiatric conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, cerebral vascular events, tumors, movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, PTSD, and other complex medical conditions. Additional experience includes the State of California Department of Rehabilitation, where she gained extensive training and experience administering and scoring cognitive, intellectual, academic, and career assessments for a diverse population of individuals with physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities and  the Neuropsychology Department at Highland Hospital in Oakland where the primary aspect of her work was the integration of quantitative and qualitative data to inform diagnoses, treatment, and prognosis of individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds suffering from a myriad of conditions (i.e. TBI, epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease). Dr. Nehring completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Optimal Minds Neuropsychology where she evaluated and treated adults and children with various types of nervous system disorders, learning disorders, and sensory processing disorders. Dr. Nehring joined Brain Builders Neurotherapy in 2017 and with that, embarked in an intensive and specialized training to develop her knowledge and expertise in neurofeedback. Since then, she has been working diligently in the implementation of this highly regarded intervention on adults and children and her extensive knowledge of brain anatomy and brain-behavior relationship aids her in tailoring neurofeedback treatment to the unique needs of her patients. 

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Kristen Bot

 

Kristen is a second-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute with a focus on neuropsychology. She currently co-leads the Wright Institute chapter of APA Division 40 ANST (Association for Neuropsychology Students & Trainees) where she organizes regular monthly meetings to educate and support students interested in graduate-level neuropsychology. Her clinical interests are aging and mild cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative diseases, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Kristen also has an interest in psychedelic research and the underpinnings of psychedelic intervention in the brain.

Email: kristen@norcalbrainbuilders.com

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Helen Suarez

 

Hello, My name is Helen and I am a third year doctoral student at JFK School of Psychology in Pleasant Hill. I am pursuing a PsyD degree and intend to double major in Neuropsychology and Integrative Health. I recently moved up to the area, so in my free time I like to go exploring to find all the 'good spots'. I also enjoy playing basketball, hiking, getting together with friends, and watching a drama-filled TV show. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Email: helen@norcalbrainbuilders.com

Petey the Office Dog

 

Petey is our resident office dog. He loves greeting patients at the door asking for pets. He especially loves playing with kids so they feel less nervous. But he is always available for a cuddle and a pet for anyone who needs a little support. Our patients love Petey! 

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