Board Member at Large
Alexandra Linardakis, RN BSN BCN works as a neurotherapist in upstate New York. She is the founder and director of Tetraneuronet. Tetraneuronet is a clinic that collaborates with psychiatrists, neurologists and other health care practitioners. The services Tetraneuronet provides include qEEG brainwave recording and neurocognitive assessments, low level stimulation modalities and biofeedback.
Tetraneuronet will soon have a mobile biofeedback clinic. The mission of this clinic is to provide services to clients that have central nervous system dysregulation that do not have access to transportation or services that would support self-regulation and care.
Alexandra works helping to alleviate symptoms with clients who have suffered from concussions, strokes, and trauma. She also works with clients with learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, neurodegenerative conditions and chronic inflammatory conditions to improve their quality of life.
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Paula Pugliese owns and operates Mind Vision in Hawley, PA. She is a registered nurse who is board certified in neurofeedback and biofeedback and is a QEEG certified diplomate. She is also a HeartMath certified trainer.
Paula began her nursing career working in a Shock/Trauma unit in a tertiary care level one trauma center. She has been a neurofeedback provider since 2014. She has worked with children and adult clients with anxiety and depression, traumatic brain injury, addiction, ADD and ADHD, spectrum disorder and PTDS. She is a member of Homecoming for Veterans which provides free neurofeedback services for those who served in our armed forces. Paula also works for a residential treatment facility for those seeking recovery from chemical addiction.
Angelika is a licensed psychologist who is board certified in neurofeedback and heart rate variability and is a BCIA approved mentor in neurofeedback. She has been in private practice in the greater Philadelphia area since 1985. Her work over the years has involved all age groups and clinical presentations.
She is a treatment coordinator at Sadar Psychological and is a nationally recognized speaker providing education and offering training to other professionals in neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis. In 2018 she was invited to be part of BrainARC Switzerland and began developing evaluations protocols based on the research of HBImed, Switzerland. Presently, her clinical focus is on patients with complex/comorbid presentations and consulting with other psychologists, medical practitioners and other clinicians regarding EEG, neurofeedback and practice development. She is the executive director of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society and a board member at large of The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
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Dr. Barol has dedicated the past 44 years to serving and supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) who also have challenging behaviors and co-occurring mental health issues. She started out as a direct supports worker and live-in “houseparent” and has served a community-based project director, residential program director, facility director and clinician.
She has been working with Biographical timelines for over 30 years, and trained trainers in the process in Pennsylvania when she worked as the Clinical Director of the State-wide Training and Technical Assistance initiative, and through her consultation and training overseas.
Her areas of special interest include: Positive Approaches with people with IDD and challenging behaviors including co-occurring mental illness, the effects of trauma, and neurological differences. She works on the behalf of these individuals through her clinical roles as well as through her experience in Group Process, Conflict Resolution, Partnership Building, Leadership Development, System Change, and Management. She is trained in EMDR, Biofeedback, and Neurofeedback and is integrating these modalities in her current teaching and clinical work.
She is currently an Associate Professor at Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education and Associate Clinical Director of the Clinical Services for Vulnerable Adults clinic. She is also the co-Director of the Capacity Building Institute for Pennsylvania. Dr. Barol consults regularly in the U.S. and internationally.
Beth I Barol PhD, LSW, BCB, NADD-CC
Associate Clinical Director CSVA
Center for Social Work Education
Dr. Thomas E. Fink is a Pennsylvania-licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience working in the mental health field with diverse clinical populations. He has been trained in research and experimental approaches to learning and cognitive psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and has received clinical training and supervision applying psychological techniques in a range of settings, from mental hospitals and community mental health centers to general and specialized outpatient settings.
Dr. Fink has directed inpatient behavioral modification programs, consulted with the medical and psychology staff on complex patients at state mental hospitals, and managed outpatient rehabilitation and pain management programs. His current area of practice has involved providing service in an outpatient psychological service, Acorn Health Associates, P.C., that specializes in rehabilitation psychology, pain management, and the application of EEG Biofeedback techniques to a range of psychological disorders. He helped develop one of the first home-based neurofeedback systems, MindReflector, which is now available world-wide and he has utilized this system in his own practice to promote patient independence and self-efficacy.
He remains interested in theoretical psychology and has presented workshops over the past 20 years critically reviewing the incorrect assumptions of a medicalized American mental health service delivery system. Current research interests involve understanding the language used to talk about mental illness and models of therapeutic interventions.
Mitchell M. Sadar, PhD, BCN, BCB-HRV
Mitchell Sadar is a licensed psychologist who was the director of a Pennsylvania Correctional Institution’s inpatient program for over 15 years. In 1999 he was trained in neurofeedback and tried to bring this modality to the correctional population, but his attempts were not accepted by the Department of Corrections. He then resolved to dedicate his work to biofeedback and developed his private practice. Since 2015 he has been the president of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society. His background in neuropsychology readily lent itself to learning how the EEG can facilitate neurofeedback training. In 2018, along with his practitioner wife, Angelika Sadar, he was invited to be part of BrainARC Switzerland and began developing evaluations and protocols based on the research of HBImed, Switzerland. Since that time, he has focused on developing assessments that include an analysis of EEG and ERPs to help to guide biofeedback/neurofeedback protocols but also include recommendations regarding psychotherapy and lifestyle changes.
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I offer holistic and experienced care for those experiencing distress. Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, Psychoeducational Assessment, Solution-focused counseling for children and adults with ADHD, focus issues, Autism/ASD, concussion/TBI, pain, headache, LD, OCD, anxiety, depression, reading disability/Dyslexia, etc. Specialized counseling for those with chronic medical issues, including Lyme disease, PANDAS, concussion, headache, etc. Support for individuals from ages toddler to elderly in Newtown and Ridgefield, CT.