About Sadar Psychological 

Functional EEG Evaluations, Practitioner Training, & Neurofeedback 

Welcome to Sadar Psychological Services! We are a team of psychologists and educators who are dedicated to advancing access to and understanding of neurofeedback techniques through comprehensive training courses, professional consultation, & in-depth evaluations. With over twenty years of experience, Sadar Psychological is a leader in the field of neurofeedback, offering a wide range of services and educational programs: we provide introductory neurofeedback courses, guiding students through the fundamental concepts and principles of this cutting-edge technology. Additionally, we offer advanced neurofeedback courses, enabling practitioners to expand their knowledge and expertise in the field.

Beyond neurofeedback, Sadar Psychological also specializes in providing quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) and event-related potential (ERP) evaluations. These reports equip patients with information about their brains so they can pursue the best course of treatment.  We also equip other professionals with the skills necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret EEG data effectively.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and outreach, Sadar Psychological partners with various institutions to deliver education programs that are specifically tailored to their needs – including a balance of on-line and in person instruction. Notable collaborations include working with the US Air Force and several residential treatment facilities, demonstrating Sadar Psychological’s commitment to disseminating knowledge and improving mental health care across diverse settings.

The expertise and contributions of Mitchell & Angelika Sadar – the husband and wife psychologist team that founded Sadar Psychological – have been widely recognized within the field. They have been honored with prestigious awards, such as the ISNR Joel F. Lubar Award for their significant contributions to neurofeedback and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Catalyst Leader Award, acknowledging their innovative work and leadership in the field.

With its comprehensive educational programs, collaborative partnerships, and award-winning clinicians, Sadar Psychological is at the forefront of neurofeedback training and clinical application, driving advancements in mental health care for their patients and empowering practitioners to incorporate cutting-edge techniques into their practice.

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

Joel F Lubar Award 2020

Angelika and Mitchell Sadar were awarded the 2020 Joel F. Lubar Award.

This award is presented to those who are recognized as having made significant contributions to the advancement of neurotherapy.

It was presented by the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research in recognition of their twenty plus years of service in the field.

Meet our Staff

Mitchell Sadar, Ph.D., BCN-HRV

Mitchell Sadar, Ph.D., BCN-HRV

Dr. Mitchell Sadar is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing clinical psychology for over 35 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, Affiliate Member of EEG Info, Brainmaster Technologies, and EEG Education and Research.
  • Practicing EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback since 2000
Angelika Y. Sadar, M.A., BCN-HRV

Angelika Y. Sadar, M.A., BCN-HRV

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.

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
  • Executive Director of Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society
  • Member: 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
Kristin Mitchum

Kristin Mitchum

Program Coordinator

Kristin has been a member of our team since 2019.  Her background in event planning and hotel management has taught her how to create a smooth and efficient operation that meets the needs of students.

Kristin oversees the development and delivery of courses for individuals and groups and provides students with support.  In addition, she administers neurofeedback sessions and tracks patient progress.  She is passionate about helping people improve their mental health, making a difference in the lives of others, and learning new things.

Jenna Prada M.Ed.

Jenna Prada M.Ed.

Director of Learning

Jenna’s role at Sadar Psychological is to maximize the student experience and manage learning systems. Jenna is a career educator with experience in both the public and private systems as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. Other prior experience includes designing and overseeing professional training programs for educators, teaching parents to advocate for their children in the public school system, and providing professional development related to executive functioning and special education.

  • MS in Teaching – Pace University
  • MS in School Leadership – University of New England
  • Special Education Specialization from New York State Union of Teachers
  • Certified: NYS Professional Teacher, NYS School Building Leader
  • Executive Functioning Expert: Regular contributor to Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities & Director of Executive Functioning at Private Prep
  • Educational consultant to families

Jenna welcomes all feedback and ideas related to Sadar Psychological’s educational offerings.  You can reach her directly at [email protected] 

Dr. Meckley-Kutyana

Dr. Meckley-Kutyana

Dr. Meckley-Kutyana 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.

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 BCIA

BCIA Neurofeedback Certification
BCIA Board Certified HRV Biofeedback Gold

Additionally, they are members of the following professional organizations:

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

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.

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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.

Larah Kornfeind

Larah Kornfeind

M.Ed., CPT, CNC

Larah is the co-founder and co-owner of Lift and Live Fitness, a wellness facility aimed at empowering people’s health and strength.

Larah’s personal health journey was launched after having life saving stomach surgery when she was 18 years old. Western medicine failed to offer help as digestive disorder, anxiety, and depression consumed her life.  Learning Heart Rate Variability breathing gave Larah a foothold to turn her life around.

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Breathwork in combination with exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle adjustments restored Larah’s physical and mental health and brought an element of joy and balance that was not there before.

Larah subsequently dedicated her career to helping others find their paths to health, joy and fulfilment through movement (strength + conditioning + yoga inspired mobility + balance training), nutrition, breathing techniques, and mindset coaching.

Larah’s full bio is available on the Life and Live website.  

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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