Sonia Barrett Ph.D., MSc, Applied Neuroscientist

"Neurofeedback assesses your brain and provides information about areas of dysfunction that are causing symptoms so that they can be treated directly.”

Psychology Today

"Neurofeedback therapy targets the root of the problem, not the symptom."



As we emerge from this traumatic and historical two years we find that each person has dealt with this experience in different ways.

However no one emerges unscathed in some way by these events. We have been exposed to a tremendous about of fear and uncertainty and some experienced a great loss of loved ones. There is trauma in both adults and children. We have a society suffering from yet another layer of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) “PTSD is a psychological condition that occurs on the heels of a traumatic event, ranging from a natural disaster to the death of a loved one to a global pandemic. Perhaps best known as a disorder that strikes war veterans, PTSD can happen to anyone, regardless of their age, ethnicity or gender.

Prior to this pandemic we have all had our own unique stories and traumatic experiences. These stories have been at the backdrop of our lives often causing our brains to be damaged in different ways. We have however learned to normalize the way that we function and adapt to these imbalances:

Anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, migraines, and insomnia…are just some of the neurological conditions that stem from imbalances in the brain. Neurogen Brain Balancing’s neurofeedback therapy addresses those imbalances by helping the brain rebalance itself.

It’s normal to have a fear response to something traumatic. Typically, that fear response diminishes over time. The intensity of the memory fades and we move on with our lives.

Dr. Danovitch

In PTSD, the memories don’t fade. They feel very present and can intensify over time and they can influence our thoughts, emotions and our ability to function.

Dr. Itai Danovitch

How neurofeedback can help you

The brain is a complex, sophisticated, bioelectrical system comprised of billions of neurons that control all aspects of the human experience. Every thought, sensation, movement, and emotion are brought about by the electrical firing of neurons in the brain. A single neuron firing is imperceptible with EEG, but when billions of them synchronously fire together, waves of bioelectric energy can be detected in the form of brain waves.

Healthy brain waves are balanced and predictable. In other words, a balanced brain produces the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate times. In contrast, brain imbalances occur when the brain is injured or stressed, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including depression, chronic pain, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, lack of focus, and many more.

The effectiveness of Neurogen HPN stems from its ability to interrupt unhealthy brain wave patterns and stimulate new, healthy ones. Much like rebooting a computer, it stimulates the brain to reset itself and develop new, healthy patterns.

Photobiomodulation Light therapy offered

Brainwave Stimulation

“Pulsing light and/or sound can be used to stimulate the brain to induce healing effects on the mind. The pulses coax the user’s brain to begin functioning in a manner that causes microglia to start functioning. Microglia clean up protein aggregates, clumps of abnormally shaped proteins that accumulate in the brain.”

Photobiomodulation triggers photochemical and photophysical changes within cellular structures, affecting the body at different levels. Some of the documented effects of Photobiomodulation include increased ATP (energy) production, enzyme and hormone activation, improved circulation, increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients, stimulation of nitric oxide production.

Photobiomodulation light therapy directly after an in office HPN Neurofeedback session additionally optimizes the brain and produces an overall sense of wellbeing!  

High Performance Neurofeedback (HPN)

The Technology

Neurogen High-Performance Neurofeedback, or HPN, uses a gentle form of brain stimulation in combination with electroencephalography (EEG), a clinical tool used to measure the electrical activity of neurons within the brain.

What to expect in your therapy session

A typical session begins with the placement of sensors on the head and neck to measure the electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalograph (EEG) unit. The EEG unit transmits signals to the computer, which responds by sending low-intensity pulses back through the EEG unit to the brain, interrupting irregular patterns, and stimulating new healthy ones – the result is the minimization of unhealthy brain waves and the symptoms associated with them. While improved brain wave patterns can be tracked and documented via EEG, the operation of the system is not dependent upon EEG mapping of any kind.

Discover how High Performance Neurofeedback can help:
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • PAIN


I am a brain scientist; Applied Neuroscientist and my goal through Neurofeedback sessions is to support the health of the brain in optimization. Relief from disabling mental health discomforts that clients maybe experiencing or to simply optimize cognition.  I teach brain hacks, tools that allow us to be most effective and happy both professionally and personally! Additionally as a Certified Psychophysiologist  I recognize that there are always underlaying information/stories/trauma in the mind that often creates the disruptions experienced in the body. “Psychophysiology is the branch of Physiology that is the scientific study of the interaction between the mind and the body also referred to as the psyche and physiological processes”.  I am also a Certified Medical Qigong Teacher/trainer and these ancient tools/practices sharpen my intuition allowing me to see more clearly the needs of each client. Qigong is the foundation of Acupuncture and Tai Chi. My goal is to find out from you what your needs are, what changes would you like to make, how can we use HPN to keep taking you to the next level of possibility in your life. Knowing that we all have our stories and different degrees of trauma and so our brains are operating at its most optimum level according to these conditions. However we have an opportunity to reboot the brain and shift these story patterns in the way that we think and function! This is for anyone with a brain. We each want to shift to every next level! We change our old normal as we continue to expand without limits in our lives! 

Dr. Sonia Barrett is the Executive Producer/Director of the award winning, Oscar qualified documentary, The Business of Disease  released in 2016 ( view trailer above) 

Neurofeedback Testimonials

  • You are saving my life Sonia, you cannot imagine the washed out bridges your service has repaired and got me through each day! Your commitment is unyielding to negative thoughts! Bless you!

    Earl Knutdson
  • Brain change is possible now! Sonia Barrett, the brain change lady, has the Neurogen Neurofeedback machine that can help heal everything from trauma to depression to ADD and more physiological issues.  I noticed a major difference in my anxiety and insomnia levels in just one treatment and highly recommend you try it yourself. 

    Lora Cane
  • The neurofeedback I had was great I notice that the mind chatter that I would get when I woke had stopped. I’ve also notice how my memory has improved and I have a sense of calmness and happiness.

    Natasha Andersen, FL
  • After having my first Neurofeedback brain balancing with Sonia Barrett (which made it my third session) this is what I experienced: There was definitely a feeling of happiness and a sense of wellbeing. The day after while driving home, I experienced a very subtle shift and I immediately opened and closed my fingers and all stiffness/pain was gone. Also, I had a dream that I remembered all of upon awaking. I loved the experience.

    Barbara Love, CA
  • I have had memory issues for many years now. Just seemingly forgetting small and sometimes even big important things. It became the going joke in my family that mom doesn’t remember. After being a person all of my life known for her informativeness this was a bit concerning. Well after receiving neurofeedback from Sonia I’m so amazed at the immediate difference in my ability to remember things. I don’t even have missing words. It’s like my brain was turned back on again. I’m excited to see what other helpful things occurs as a result of this wonderful experience.

    Angel Thomas, CA
  • Throughout my life I have had issues with Anxiety which caused irregular sleep patterns. There have been times where I would go days without sleep, or when I did sleep, I was not rested. Since My treatment my anxiety has calmed down. After my first anxiety and sleep treatment, I was able to sleep, and I was rested when I woke… It has now been a month and am still having amazing sleep. I am so grateful to Sonia and the Neurofeedback therapy she provided me.

    Otilia Thornhill
  • Since beginning Neurofeedback treatments the PTSD symptoms I have experienced have successively become less of an interference in my daily life. My memory and focus is improving, I have less displaced anxiety, and I am less reactive to adverse situations that arise. I will continue with Neurofeedback treatments on my quest to achieve balance between my mind, body and soul.

    Melanie Reynolds, CA

Personal Development Strategist/Coaching

Through my own journey from a volatile marriage which lead me to my thirst to discover “what is this thing we call life”, I came to realize that the discoveries we seek is really about The Natural Science of the path inward. There is a science to decoding our lives in order to access the password to the deeper master that we all are. I have been facilitating consultations and coaching sessions for a number of years now, however I am constantly changing and as I change my entire approach to life changes in every way.

Coaching/Consolations/Mentoring are therefore always evolving. A common challenge shared by all is that we are hindered or blocked by limiting beliefs and conclusions about our reality. We become lost in a psychological maze which manifests as our moment to moment life. We seem to be chased by a barrage of subtitle beliefs and stories derived from traumatic experiences  and imprints.

Personal Development Coaching is separate from receiving High Performance Neurofeedback. Although they compliment each other. Personal Development Coaching is not a requirement but for those who are interested you may learn more by clicking the following link FOR MOR DETAILS 

Sonia Barrett

Sonia Barrett Ph.D., MSc., is the executive producer of the award-winning, Oscar qualified documentary The Business of Disease. She is the host and producer of the radio show The Expansion Zone on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and is a certified (HPN) High Performance Neurofeedback practitioner.  Sonia Barrett, MSc is an Applied Neuroscientist (Kings College London) 



  • CISD Certified (Crisis Incident Stress Debriefing)
  • Certified Lymphologist
  • Certified Medical Qigong Teacher/ Trainer
  • Certified High performance Neurofeedback Practitioner
  • Surviving C-PTSD (Complex PTSD ) Certified


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