- George Rozelle, PhD, BCIA-EEG
- Jeffrey Anglin, MSW, CAP
- Dr. Barbara L. Bakus, DO, ABIHM
- Cynthia Higgins, MD
- George Lindenfeld, PhD
- Carla Mary, LMT
- Carrie Phelps, LMHC, CAP, CST, SER
- Kendra Simpkins, MSW, LCSW, CRRT
- Rachel Toomim, AP
- Lucas Koberda, M.D. Ph.D., Associate Neurologist
- Rachel Rozelle, ND
Dr. Rozelle has been working in the field of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback since 1990. He’s a licensed and certified psychotherapist, Board certified neurotherapist, Board certified Quantitative Electroencephalography Technologist (QEEGD), a Diplomate in Neurofeedback, and Senior Fellow with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
He has presented at state, national, and international conferences and has written several Publications including: Neurotherapy for Stroke Rehabilitation: Biofeedback and Self-Regulation. After obtaining his Doctorate from the University of Florida in 1978, Dr. Rozelle worked in clinical and administrative positions in the field of addictions. While serving as Program Director at Anabasis, an innovative addictions treatment program, Dr. Rozelle investigated an innovative approach to alcoholism treatment called alpha-theta brain wave training.
After studying the technique at the Menninger Institute in Topeka, he enjoyed success with brain wave training for addictions. He later was able to apply the technology to help a colleague recover from a stroke. Since then, Dr. Rozelle has worked with many conditions including stress disorders, neurological disorders, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, attention deficit disorders, as well as addictions. He also works with highly motivated clients interested in enhancing their performance.
Dr. Rozelle has presented lectures and workshops on a variety of topics including neurofeedback treatment for stroke, traumatic brain injury, trichotillomania, QEEG, peak performance training, and transformational experiences. He has led workshops on combining peripheral and EEG Biofeedback, Brain Music Therapy, Mental Fitness Training, Age Related Cognitive Decline, and Healthy Aging. He is currently the lead investigator of a multi-site controlled study on neurofeedback treatment of retired NFL professional football players.
Dr. Rozelle has been an active member of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Society of Florida (BSF), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Biofeedback Society of Florida. He’s also a pioneer in the application of neuroscience to mental fitness training. Dr George Rozelle was Selected for inclusion in Trademark Top Doctors in 2018.
The following bios are presented in alphabetical order.
JEFFREY ANGLIN, MSW, CAP
Jeffrey Anglin is the Clinical Director of CenterPointe at MindSpa’s Intensive Outpatient Program. He holds degrees from Denison University and Ohio State University. Jeff moved to Florida from Ohio in 1993, and became Director of Substance Abuse Services for Charlotte Behavioral Healthcare. In 1997, Jeff was appointed Director of the agency’s Crisis Stabilization Unit. In 1998, he founded the first 24-hour walk-in clinic for substance abuse and mental health in the state of Florida.
Jeff owns Morningstar Counseling, a private practice specializing in the treatment of addictive disorders. Over the past two decades, he has earned a reputation in the community for treating these survivors. He’s also trained in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress, and continually updates his knowledge of science-based practices related to trauma recovery.
Additionally, Jeff contracts to provide services for impaired medical professionals, persons with HIV/AIDS, and children placed in foster care. He’s board certified in addictions (Florida Certification Board) and his practice is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Dr. Barbara L. Bakus, DO, ABIHM is a board certified Family Physician. She is also board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine, and has completed an Integrative Medicine fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil , at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Additionally, she has trained at UCLA Helm’s course for Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Bakus is also MAT Certified in Addiction Medicine. This is an exciting new medical practice designed to give the patients of all ages a full spectrum of treatment options in which the patient and physician collaborate in new and dynamic ways for the individual optimal health of each patient. The benefits of Suncoast Family Wellness include Nutrition, Integrative Family Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Osteopathic treatments, Herbal, Homeopathic, supplements and essential oils, breath work, and mind body spirit medicine.
Dr. Cynthia Higgins is a trained physician with 10 years experience in psychiatry who shifted her focus from conventional approaches to energy therapy, life coaching and intuitive counseling. She’s a member of the Anxiety and Depressive Disorders Association of America.
Dr. Higgins completed Medical School at the University of South Florida and her Internship in Psychiatry at Duke University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Higgins is a Master Level Instructor for Integrated Energy Therapy, Facilitator for the Whole Life Integration Program and a graduate of the Adoni Institute for Metaphysical Advancement.
Her diverse experience helping patients deal with emotional and behavioral issues includes working in private practice, residential clinics and community mental health centers. Some of her hobbies and interests include fitness, enjoying time in nature, studying ancient cultures, her Siberian Husky named Iro, and being a mom to her two children.
GEORGE LINDENFELD, PhD
Dr. Lindenfeld is a Clinical Psychologist and founder of the RESET Therapy Professional Institute. The Institute is dedicated to the permanent healing of emotional trauma. He served in the Navy Seabees prior to attaining his doctorate in Child and Developmental Psychology at Utah State University in 1971. He completed his Residency in Medical Psychology at the University of Oregon Medical School and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology. He was also certified in EEG Biofeedback by BCIA and the Academy of Certified Neurotherapists.
Dr. Lindenfeld has served as Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, Executive Director at the CMHC Center for Human Development in Grand Forks, ND, and Seminole County Mental Health Center in Altamonte Springs, FL.
As part of his practice working with veterans, Dr. Lindenfeld has monitored ongoing memory research and pursued the application of non-invasive potential of neuro-acoustical intervention. This has led to the development of RESET Therapy, which has demonstrated rapid and enduring remission of the emotional aspects of PTSD. He’s now conducting research related to varied applications of RESET Therapy including addictive disorders.
Carla Mary is a graduate of the Sarasota school of massage therapy in 2001. Licensed in the state of Florida and Nationally. Upon graduating, she started her own practice.
She specializes in holistic therapies that deal with the mind, body and spirit connection. Her techniques assist clients in healing, releasing and raising their vibration making her therapies unique from others. She is a Reiki Master Teacher for over twenty years. Some of the modalities she offers are relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue massage, acupressure, craniosacral, reiki, energy healing techniques, crystal therapies, hot stone, and Himalayan salt stone massage.
In her studies for massage therapy, she has incorporated in her work eastern philosophy techniques and energy healing techniques. One of the major modalities she has studied over the past 18 years has been acupressure that incorporates essential oils and energy healing techniques.
Her therapies have assisted individuals to relieve the pain of injuries, stress, car accidents and body discomfort, as well as maintaining harmony within the body and mind. Spiritual intuitive counseling is available and can be scheduled through her and her website.
She prides herself on her ability to be open, caring and listening to the needs of her clients. Carla Mary believes in tailoring a massage towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to get the best results possible. In her sessions, she always checks in with the client to find out if the pressure is just right for them. By doing this, she can adjust her pressure for the comfort of her clients.
Classes are offered on meditation, reiki, holistic / energy healing, and spiritual and intuitive development.
Visit her website to see all the sessions that she offers and to schedule at carlamary.net.
Carrie owns CenterPointe Counseling and Recovery in Venice and she’s affiliated with MindSpa through the CenterPointe at MindSpa joint venture we offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for subtstance abuse. This unique collaboration of addiction treatment professionals in the region combines traditional therapy with the latest in brain-based technology supported by select spa services.
Carrie is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor who has been working in the field of addiction for more than 25 years. She not only works in the field professionally, but she’s been in recovery herself from her own addiction for the past 26 years.
Carrie also has experience working with adolescents and adults coping with anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. For the past four years, Carrie has been facilitating Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP) for clients who need extra support for mental health and substance abuse issues. The groups focus on cognitive behavior therapy and learning new ways to process thoughts and feelings.
Cranial Sacral therapy (CST) by Carrie Phelps
CST is a light touch therapy that works with cranial sacral system, the fluid that protects your brain and spinal cord. This fluid has a flow to it and if there are restrictions in your body then it can compromise the function of the central nervous system and throughout the whole body. CST helps to release these restrictions by light touch therapy and relaxing the CNS and reducing pain and stress and promotes well-being.
During a CST session the client will lay on a massage table fully clothed the therapist will place hands under or on top of the client using only 5 grams of pressure to assist the body in a gentle release. CST has been proven to improve many dysfunctions throughout the body including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Neck and back pain
- Stress and tension
- Spinal cord injuries
- Post-concussion symptoms
- Chronic fatigue
- Central nervous system disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- And many more
Carrie is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a licensed massage therapist. She has received training form the Upledger Institute in Craniosacral therapy (CST) and somatic emotional release (SER). She has experience assisting the intensive CST therapy program and is a qualified teaching assistant with Upledger Institute. Carrie combines these modalities to help the client connect the body, mind and spirit.
KENDRA SIMPKINS, MSW, LCSW, CRRT
Kendra Simpkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owns Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy. She works with Dr. Jon Connelly, the founder of Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT). RRT is an innovative short-term therapy that clears emotional disturbances such as PTSD, sexual trauma, guilt and grief.
Kendra received a Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida, graduating magna cum laude. As a US Army veteran, Kendra specializes in military related trauma and provides a unique perspective outside of Veterans Affairs programs. During her graduate program at Columbia, she conducted research in PTSD and trauma at Columbia Medical Center and provided therapeutic counseling to many veterans. She is the President and Founder of Operation Warrior Resolution, Inc. (OWR) a 501c3, which provides RRT to military. Kendra is the Clinical and Program Director of OWR’s veterans healing retreats providing alternative approaches to treatment. Her work with veterans and RRT has been featured on national and local news and radio.
Kendra regularly travels nationwide to train other mental health professionals in RRT. She believes in the holistic approach to mind and body healing and offers trauma-informed yoga, as well as Access Consciousness Bars to clear the physiological effects of trauma. You can reach Kendra at 941-504-3040.
RACHEL TOOMIM, AP
Rachel Toomim, AP is an Acupuncture Physician with more than 30 years experience in health care delivery, and more than 26 years as a practicing acupuncturist. She has been recognized as a distinguished leader, scholar and a results-oriented practitioner. Dr. Toomim has been with MindSpa since its inception and she also owns Advanced Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
As acknowledgement of her advanced acupuncture techniques and leadership skills, she received the Chief Justice Commendation from the Supreme Court of Florida and was elected to three national acupuncture boards. She teaches nationally, and has served as faculty for the University of Miami’s School of Complementary & Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Toomim was invited to support first responders in the State of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. She provided acupuncture clinical support to Coast Guard, FEMA, and other responders during the relief effort. She helped create a model for acupuncture response to emergency situations and is experienced in the treatment of acute, chronic and post-traumatic stress.
Dr. Toomim is able to merge acupuncture theory with understandings from modern medicine to allow for better integration with treatment provided by your doctor and other practitioners. In addition to acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dr. Toomim is experienced in two forms of energy psychology: NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and the Quantum Clearing System (QCS). Her training in this area began at the University of Miami in 2002.
She has over 30 years’ experience in bodywork, and has offered an advanced form of CranioSacral technique since 1992. She also performs Classical Feng Shui, and is a graduate of the acclaimed Wu Ji Academy; the only Feng Shui academy sanctioned by the Chinese Government.
Through more than 12 years of ongoing advanced studies with acupuncture’s foremost scholar, Tran Viet Dzung MD, Dr. Toomim has advanced training in these areas: Addictions, Behavioral and Mental Health, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, throat), Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology.
Dr. Koberda is physically located in Tallahassee, Fl., but his services may be utilized remotely for EEG and QEEG interpretation and SKYPE neurological consultation. This may be a viable alternative for complex neurological cases or where insurance reimbursement is possible. His bio follows.
J. Lucas Koberda, MD PhD-TNBC Medical Director
Dr. J. Lucas Koberda is a board certified neurologist and an internationally trained physician who completed his residency in Neurology at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Prior to his neurological training, he received his Ph.D. based on his research in the area of tumor immunology. His research skills were also enhanced by post-doctoral training completed at MD. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tx. Dr. Koberda is currently affiliated with The Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Koberda also has founded and became CEO of “Brain Enhancement, Inc.” non-for profit organization. This organization focuses on neuromodulation and modern therapy of many neuropsychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s dementia, TBI, depression/anxiety, autistic spectrum/ADHD, epilepsy and chronic pain.
His main interest is in neuro-psychiatry and cognitive enhancement. He uses the newest technology of QEEG and Neurofeedback to successfully diagnose and treat many medical conditions including seizures, headaches, fibromyalgia chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and prior stroke. Dr. Koberda has also effectively introduced neurofeedback protocols for a cognitive enhancement which may help students and professionals to improve their memory, concentration, verbal function or information processing speed.
Dr. Koberda also has been appointed in August, 2010 by Governor Charlie Christ as a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee for a 4 years term (The Committee serves as an advising body to the Florida State Government). Dr. Koberda has published multiple publications in different scientific journals and serves as international neuroscience speaker and consultant.
To schedule a consultation via Skype please call 850 877-2802.
Naturopathic medicine is perfectly aligned with the MindSpa Integrative Wellness Approach. Naturopaths are not yet accepted in Florida, but they are fully licensed in 24 states. Fortunately, many of their services can be accessed on line.
Dr. Rachel Rozelle practices in San Diego, California, but is available for SKYPE consultations. She specializes in homeopathy with a particular interest in pediatrics and mental health conditions. We are pleased to be able to offer remote homeopathic services by a trusted doctor.