“I brought my 15 year old daughter for neurofeedback and I’m so glad I did. Susan is calm and compassionate, and she explains things very clearly. I heard that it could be helpful for anxiety and depression. The pressures of school used to be too much for my daughter, but since the training, she’s more resilient, relaxed and focused, she sleeps better and is much happier in general.”
Celeste T., mother of Lily, age 15
“Sullivan is precocious and smart, but he also has clinically severe ADHD. He's impulsive, can’t focus on tests, and appears like he just doesn’t care. He’s disruptive though he doesn’t mean to be. I think his brain is on overload and he’s not processing information like other kids. During the course of training we noticed how much calmer he became. He fidgets a lot less. His grades have improved a lot and we feel much more confident that his grades will now reflect his intelligence.”
Karen, mother of Sullivan, age 9
“Since working with Susan, my crippling anxiety has decreased so much I no longer take medication for it. I’m generally calmer, happier and more fun to be around. I’m sleeping better than ever and more myself than ever.”
Elizabeth L, 45 yrs.
I knew from my first phone call with Susan that she truly cared about helping me improve the quality of my life, and, having finished my NFB treatment, I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone! I imagine the best practitioners have immense compassion for the plight of their patients. This is a genuine understanding that can only be bred from personal experience, and it ensures their patients are heard, attended to, and cared for with the best of their abilities. Susan Smiley is of this class.
Anthony, 38 yrs.
My experience with Susan was life saving and life altering (for the better) in a PROFOUND way! Having suffered abuse, multiple forms, for years and CPTSD, I was finding it hard to concentrate/focus on the many things I wanted to accomplish. I felt a window in my brain open after the first session, and since have expanded into the best version of myself, able to focus, my vision for my life has expanded, and I now have the ability to interact with the world as my most authentic, solid self, versus my coping mechanisms developed from the abuse/PTSD. Susan is very detail oriented, evidence based, intuitive, and personable. I have recommended several other clients to her as well and am so extremely grateful for my experience with her. The best investment in myself and my future I could've ever made!
Dr Jill, 49 yrs
“We took our daughter to Susan at the suggestion of her psychotherapist. We adopted her from China when she was 18 months old. She was a pretty normal kid, but when puberty set in there was a dramatic change that seemed more severe than your average teenager. She became sullen and angry, she retreated and stopped taking care of herself. She became detached from us, as well as her friends. We were very worried. By about 10 sessions, we noted a significant shift. Our daughter is coming out of her shell. Her guard has come down, she’s lighter, more joyful and engaged. And she’s giving me spontaneous hugs again! I’m so grateful for Susan’s work and compassionate disposition.”
Sally M., mother of Abby, 16 yrs.
Neurofeedback is one of the most effective treatments for children and adults who have experienced early attachment separation/loss, maltreatment, and/or traumatic incidents. And Susan is a masterful practitioner. It helps to rewire “stubborn” early life templates in the mind that continue to re-enact memories as if they were happening today. This rewiring lays a new template of safety, belonging and connection in the world. Neurofeedback is life-changing for many individuals, doing what other therapies would take years to do. I cannot recommend Susan’s work highly enough.”
Jeanette Yoffe, MFT Psychotherapist, Expert in the field of Adoption and Foster Care
“Working with Susan has been a pleasure. I consider her to be very knowledgeable about neuroscience and a compassionate practitioner. I have a history of developmental trauma that left my nervous system very dysregulated. I had chronic nightmares, an intense startle reaction, irritability and reactivity. Neurofeedback greatly improved all these symptoms. I haven’t had a nightmare in several months and I am now much less easily triggered by things that used to irritate me. I had been in therapy, which was helpful but I knew there were some issues that talking just can’t resolve. I highly recommend working with Susan. She was able to explain how the process was working along the way and checked in with me regularly to assess my progress.”
Sarah C, 47 yrs.