Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts:

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Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. (ACI) in Newport Beach and the San Francisco area, California, Bellevue, Washington and Reston, Virginia .ACI is the world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. ACI has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans related to psychiatric medicine, now totaling more than 70,000 scans, and the clinics have seen patients from 90 countries.Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and psychiatric residents about using brain imaging in clinical practice.
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and speaker with over thirty-five years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level, and over one million copies of his books in print on issues related to learning and human development. Dr. Armstrong has given over 800 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures in 43 states and 18 countries in the past twenty-six years.
Russell A Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Barkley is a Diplomate in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN,ABPP). He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 13 books and clinical manuals now numbering 23 separate editions. He has published more than 230 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.
Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCIA-EEG adds experience not only in psychotherapy, but the LENS and other forms of neurofeedback to her toolbox.  She is a specialist in ADHD, and the family and social dilemmas that surround children and adults with these diagnoses.  Deb combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Neurofeedback to help clients with ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep, cognitive function, memory, relationships, pain and traumatic brain injury.Using Neurofeedback, she was able to get her own daughter off medication for ADHD, and to heal herself from 13 years of Fibromyalgia. She has helped hundreds of clients reduce or eliminate medications using Neurofeedback. 93% of Deb’s clients who had 5+ Neurofeedback sessions reported improvement in their symptoms and lives.
A Holistic Approach to ADD / ADHD – Downloadable MP3
A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Edward Hallowell, M.D. is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004 until he retired to  devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books.
Dr. Kenny Handelman I am a Psychiatrist. I work in a hospital based practice affiliated with the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital – Halton Healthcare services.I have specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and I’m an expert in ADD and ADHD.A brief background about myself: I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I teach for the University of Western Ontario, and am an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry for them.
Dr Charles Parker is a Child and Adult psychiatrist, with a detailed curriculum at CorePsych. He specializes in diagnostic and medical services for troubled children, adolescents and adults.  His broad range of clinical experience from psychoanalysis to substance abuse, to psychopharmacology and SPECT neuroimaging, – and his experience with systems/functional medicine and neurofeedback provide a comprehensive foundation for treatment interventions and recommendations.Dr. Parker’s philosophy starts with a consistent practice of teamwork with everyone from the family in the office to a growing team of national and international providers with whom he regularly consults.
Gina Pera is an award-winning print journalist based in the San Francisco Bay area.She has researched and written about Adult ADHD while also advocating for better awareness and treatment standards.
Terry Matlen, M.S.W., A.C.S.W. is a psychotherapist and consultant specializing in ADHD in adults, with a special focus on women. She is the author of the book, “Survival Tips for Women with ADHD” and is the founder/director of and ADD Terry also founded the social networking site, which she runs with her colleague, Tara McGillicuddy.Terry has a passion for raising awareness of the special challenges for women with ADHD and the unique issues they face as parents when both they and their children have ADHD. Her professional interests also include advocating for children with special needs.
John J Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Research Synthesizer, Speaker, and Author,   as well a Clinical Psychiatrist maintaining a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has lectured and published 60 peer reviewed articles on the topics of Aggression, Autism, ADHD, and other issues in neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD.Dr. Sarkis is a Gator four times over, receiving the following degrees from the University of Florida: Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, 1994; Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling, 1997; Specialist of Education in Mental Health Counseling, 1997; Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health Counseling, 2002.Dr. Sarkis is an adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and is a sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the FAU Schmidt College of Medicine. Dr. Sarkis maintains a private counseling practice in Boca Raton, Florida. She also conducts coaching sessions via email, phone, and teleconferencing.
Regarded as an innovator in the field of ADD, John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a family psychologist and father of eight children, three of whom have ADD. His practice has focused for over twenty years on children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD.
 Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in diagnosing and treating children, teens, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and XM Radio and been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Before moving to West Chester, PA, he facilitated a monthly adult ADHD support group for the Northern Virginia chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) for five years and was named Professional of the Year in 2005. He facilitated a monthly teen ADHD support group for the Chester County chapter of CHADD from 2005 – 2009.

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