BrainARC-Sadar Psych Biofeedback & Evaluations

Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology are recognized by the American Psychological Association as a proficiency in professional psychology.

Our board certified staff is actively involved in research, teaching nationally and internationally and consulting to other professional offices.

Our offices have been chosen by HBImed and BeeMedic, international leaders in the field of neurofeedback equipment and data base developments, to be the partner offices in the United States and Mexico.

 

Our staff has been training biofeedback since 1999.

We are one of the few providers in the US who specialize in evaluations and have extensive experience with biofeedback and neurofeedback training.

On the average, our providers have conducted hundreds of evaluations and treated thousands of patients.

We work closely with researchers in Switzerland to incorporate the most up to date research in our processes so that patients can recieve the benefit of more individualized treatment that will help them attain success as quickly as possible.

Our Staff

Mitchell Sadar, Ph.D.

Mitchell Sadar, Ph.D.

Dr. Mitchell Sadar is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing clinical psychology for over 25 years. He has worked in a wide array of settings including adult and adolescent inpatient units, substance abuse rehabilitation programs, prisons, and private practice. In 1999, Dr. Sadar became the first clinician in the greater Philadelphia area to be trained in EEG biofeedback/neurofeeback and one of the first 500 neurofeedback practitioners in the world.

Education

  • B.A. with Honors in Psychology – Dartmouth College
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology – University of Dayton
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • APA Specialization in Addictions
  • BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback and Heart Rate Variability
  • President of Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society
  • Member: American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, Affiliate Member of EEG Info, Brainmaster Technologies, and EEG Education and Research.
  • Practicing EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback since 2000
Angelika Y. Sadar, M.A.

Angelika Y. Sadar, M.A.

Angelika Sadar is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice in the greater Philadelphia area since 1985. She is a treatment coordinator at Sadar Psychological and a nationally recognized speaker providing education and offering training to other professionals in neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis. Angelika enjoys being a tennis player and fan, gardening, spending time with her two adult daughters, and chasing her young grandchildren.

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Sociology – Binghamton University, NY
  • M.A Clinical Psychology – University of Dayton, OH
    Specialization in Gerontology – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • BCIA Board Certified in Neurofeedback and Heart Rate Variability
  • Member: Executive Director of Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and  Philadelphia Pain Society, Professional
  • USTA Sports Psychology Certification
  • Member of United States Tennis Association Speakers Bureau
  • Official sports psychologist for the Philadelphia Freedoms, Professional Tennis Team 2001-2010
  • Practicing EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback since 2000
Amy Bernstiel

Amy Bernstiel

Patient Care Coordinator

Amy has been with our office since May 2007.  Amy will coordinate your care from start to finish.  She will schedule your evaluation, collect your EEG data and will interface with our partners to ensure your data is analyzed properly.  In her off time, Amy is very active with horses and specializes in rehabilitating horses for jumping competitions. In 2013 Amy and her horse, Sweet Emotion, received the Jockey Club Performance Award. Additionally, Amy has taken a personal interest in showing riders of all levels the benefits of Interactive Metronome and EEG Biofeedback.

 

  • Psychological Test Technician
  • EEG Biofeedback/ Neurofeedback Technician
  • qEEG/EEG Technician
  • IM Technician
Dr. Meckley-Kutuan

Dr. Meckley-Kutuan

Dr. Meckley-Kutuana specializes in applied psychophysiology and neuroscience techniques to assess and train all aspects of human physiology, helping individuals optimize their functioning. Utilizing 19 years of experience and training in EEG analysis, multiple biofeedback modalities, neuromodulation, relaxation techniques, and entrainment, she combines these evidence-based approaches to help individuals achieve their health and performance goals.

Andrea holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology and a Master’s degree in Health Psychology. She is licensed by the NC Psychology Board as a Licensed Psychological Associate and Health Service Provider.

She is board certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, certified in EEG-Based Imaging through the Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis, certified as a Quantitative EEG Technologist through the Quantitative Electroencephalography Certification Board, and a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Andrea is a member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback and the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research. She has served as an instructor for EEG Spectrum International and for EEG Education and Research and provides mentoring to other Neurofeedback professionals. She has also published several book chapters and articles and presents at scientific meetings.

Douglas Brown

Douglas Brown

MA, BCB

Before coming to Sadar Psychological, Douglas Brown, MA, BCB, provided biofeedback services at UPMC (formerly Pinnachle Health).

He has a background is in Psychology and obtained his masters degree in General Psychology from Walden University. Doug is a Senior Fellow, certified by BCIA. Having practiced Biofeedback for 35 years Doug has enjoyed a career of helping people through better understanding of their physiology and learning how this affects their lives.

His work embodies the motto of “respond rather than react”, to help epitomize what think Biofeedback can do.

In his free time Doug likes to work with woodworking crafts using a lathe, scroll saw, and table saw.. to help take his mind off of serious things and provide an opportunity to unwind.

Kristin Mitchum

Kristin Mitchum

Community Liason

Kristin’s role as community liaison allows her to work with the community to help assess their needs and to provide education related to EEG and Concussion management. Her background in event planning allows her to understand the needs of our patients and to make changes in Sadar Psychological’s structure so that patients can get the most of their experience with us.

Mako

Mako

Mako is our most admired staff member. He has worked at Sadar Psychological for 6 years, offering comfort and companionship that is unmatched by any other therapy dog. Mako understands you may prefer to not meet him or are allergic. If this is the case, please tell us and he will take a break in a remote area when you visit.

Certifications and Memberships

With more than 40 years of scientific knowledge of Neuromodulation, the psychologists at Sadar Psychological are board certified in neurofeedback and Heart Rate Variability by BCAI

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification

Additionally, they are members of the following professional organizations:

Northeast Region Biofeedback Society Member
Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback
ISNR - International Society for Neurofeedback and Research
EEG Info
APA - American Psychological Association
PPA - Pennsylvania Psychological Association
EEG Education and Research

Our Partners

Andreas Müller

Andreas Müller

Ph.D.

Andreas is an expert in the study of the human brain. For the past 17 years he has been the CEO of the Bündner Brain and Trauma Foundation has been exploring the links between biology and mental disorders – for example in ADHD. Previously the head of the School Psychology Service Graubünden together with the world-famous Russian neurophysiologist Yuri Kropotov, in 2003 he initiated his first research project: recordings of brainwaves of 250 healthy children and adolescents to create a database. As early as 2004, the database was expanded by 540 adults. Together with people from Norway and Russia, the people of Grisons formed the basis of an index database on the human brain. Müller has been CEO of the Brain and Trauma Foundation in Grisons since 2006.

Comparatively new to Müller’s research is that mental illness can be objectively detected by quantitative comparisons of measurements with the so-called EEG. Müller likes to make use of a comparison from another area of ​​medicine: “Psychiatry is today at the point where surgery in the invention of the X-ray apparatus was more than 100 years ago.” Muller and his colleagues have studied the biological causes of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with particular interest. According to Müller, this research focus has come from everyday practice as a child and adolescent psychologist. “Our research must benefit patients exclusively.” ADHD visible in black on white, Muller has since lectured internationally on this topic in South Korea, United States, Israel, Brazil and more. For the method, among other things, the patients have to analyze images on the PC for 22 minutes and click on the correct sequence with a computer mouse. “Persons affected by ADHD are very hard-eyed anyway,” says Müller. Because the brain waves were measured during the test, the researchers could also objectively detect the disorder – black and white. The method enables a virtually unequivocal diagnosis of ADHD, says Müller. “Thanks to the measurements, we also know what we need to do in therapy.” In addition to detailed instructions for the procedure in non-drug therapies, he mentions the great advantages of prescribing drugs such as Ritalin. “In conventional diagnoses, around two-thirds of patients respond to the medication. The method provides virtually 100% responder quality. This same method has been expanded to understanding chronic pain, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

Michael Vengrow

Michael Vengrow

M.D.

Dr. Vengrow is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Pain Management. He holds medical licenses in over 30 states and provides telemedicine services to numerous companies across the United States. He retired honorably with the rank of Captain from the US Navy Medical Corps in 2013. He was the Chief Resident at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Vengrow has published numerous scientific research articles and is particularly interested in the study of traumatic brain injury on military personnel.

Education:

  • University of Massachusetts, B.S. Chemistry
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, M.D.
  • United States Naval War College, Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies with Area of Study in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response.
Harry G. Kerasidis

Harry G. Kerasidis

M.D.

Dr. Kerasidis received his bachelor of science degree in zoology at George Washington University in 1981. He completed a master of science degree in human physiology at Georgetown University in 1982. He was awarded his doctor of medicine from Georgetown University where he also completed his internship and neurology residency.

In 1991, Dr. Kerasidis was granted a fellowship in clinical neuro-physiology at Georgetown University. His training included clinical experience in epilepsy, involving evaluation of medically refractory seizures for potential surgical intervention, intraoperative electrodiagnostic mornitoring, evoked potentials, topographical mapping, EMG and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Dr. Kerasidis has been a member of the Calvert Memorial Hospital Medical Staff since 1992. He has been the Director of Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center since 1993, and Director of the Stroke Center since 2007, and the Director of the Center for Neuroscience since it began in 2010.

In 1990, Dr. Kerasidis received the Hugh H. Hussey Award for excellence in teaching. He has held teaching appointments at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown School of Nursing and Georgetown University. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the International Headache Society.

Dr. Kerasidis is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is certified by the American Board of Sleep Disorders. He has been published in several medical journals including Neuroscience Abstracts, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience Method, and has presented abstracts to the American Association of Neurologists and the Frank B. Walsh Society.

Dr. Kerasidis is on the medical staff at Calvert Memorial Hospital.

Robert (Rusty) P Turner

MD, MSCR, QEEG-D, BCN

Dr Robert “Rusty” P Turner is Owner of Network Neurology Health LLC, and former CEO of Network Neurology LLC, both of which focus on integrative neuroscience and true health-related modalities in medicine, and are located in Charleston SC.

As a neuroscientist with 30 years experience, Dr Turner is a clinician trained in clinical neurophysiology, child neurology and neurodevelopmental medicine; neuromodulation, neurofeedback, and biofeedback; adult neurology, epilepsy, and electrodiagnostic medicine; and pediatrics, clinical research, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

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Dr Turner currently holds academic, clinical, and research positions:

Academic

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston SC.
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine & Prisma Health Richland Children’s Hospital in Columbia SC.

Clinical

  • Faculty of the Department of Community Pediatrics with the Bon Secours Roper-St Francis Hospital Systems & HCA Southeast/Summerville Hospital in Charleston SC.

Research

  • Senior Associate Researcher with the MIND Research Institute in Irvine CA.

Dr. Turner is Board Certificated by the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a certified member of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR), and has numerous specialty board certifications:

  • (1) National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
  • (2) American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) With Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • (3) American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • (4) American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
  • (5) American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN)
  • (6) American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR)
  • (7) American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology (ABPN) With Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • (8) American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology (ABPN) With Added Qualification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • (9) Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
  • (10) Quantitative EEG Certification Board International (QEEG-CBI) Certification in Quantitative EEG
  • (11) American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology (ABPN) With Added Qualification in Epilepsy

He was a tenured faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for 17 years prior to entering the field of Neuroregulation/Neuromodulation in 2013. He served as Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and was a key senior faculty member of the MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center during his years of service there, and has recently returned to the faculty in the MUSC Department of Pediatrics working in the state of the art Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

While serving as a full-time faculty member at MUSC, Dr Turner completed the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) fellowship training to pursue research interests in neuromodulation and neurostimulation for epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders, and completed 4 clinical trials studying the non-linear effects of music on epileptiform discharges and seizures in persons with epilepsy. He was also involved in neuroepidemiology research involving the neurosomatic sequellae of TBI.

In college, Dr Turner majored in Piano Performance and Foreign Languages, and is an accomplished pianist still performing today. While going to Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha NE, he pursued a Masters in Music Performance degree at the University of Nebraska College of Graduate Studies. He then completed a Pediatrics internship and residency at UNMC. Subsequently, two clinical fellowships were completed, one in Adult & Child Neurology, followed by Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Diseases, both at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond VA.

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