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Dr. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad

Lynette Louise, D.Sc.,Ph.D. ABD

Her passion for teaching what she learns, and learning while she teaches, is unmatched!


International Brain Change Expert: Autism, Parenting, & Mental Health Specialist

Dr. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad has a doctorate in bio science, and held two board certifications in Neurofeedback (BCIA, NTCB). Lynette is an international brain change and behavior expert, specializing in autism. She is a speaker, author, performer, award winning filmmaker and humanitarian, neurofeedback & autism expert, and creator/host/therapist for the international reality series FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD, airing on The Autism Channel. She is also the single mother of eight now grown children; Six were adopted and four were on the autism spectrum. Only one of her sons retains his label and remains dependent.

In 2003 Lynette Louise became the only professional from the Autism pic1

Treatment Center of America to be certified in two modalities: Option Process Mentor Counselor and Child Facilitator. Though she is experienced in many behavioral modalities training from The Autism Treatment Center shaped her approach the most. Lynette has been practicing the Option Process since 1997 and working with autism since 1983, when she first began adopting children (four of whom were diagnosed on the Autism spectrum). Having helped hundreds of adults and children with a combination of playroom, dialogue, and family dynamics counseling, in 2004 Lynette began using Neurofeedback as an additional therapeutic modality for healing the brain. Formerly of The Brain Injury Therapy Clinic in Westlake where she worked closely with Dr. Burke chief scientist for EEG Spectrum, Lynette has successfully helped clients with Bipolar Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Tourettes, Seizure Disorders ADHD, Depression, Addiction, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Lynette Louise (aka THE BRAIN BROAD) is also a speaker for RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and does important talks on topics such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, and the effects of abuse on mental health. Her popular college topic, Getting Beyond Your Sexual History and Raising Your Relationship IQ -A Look at Tend and Befriend, teaches about the brain’s natural defense in abuse situations, the common mistake of victim blaming and the relationship between the two. She then offers tools and simple tips for changing the story and staying safe.

Lynette also has a one-woman show on the subject of psychology versus physiology and is available for speaking engagements. To learn more about this side of Lynette Click here:

Also, check out this clip of Lynette Louise on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker with Patti Stanger: Hooking Up the Brain to Calm Down

Lynette Works in Association with Rebecca Argo MDProfessional Testimony:Rebecca M Argo, MD
Ventura CA 93003
August 2, 2010To whom it may concern:
Re: Lynette LouiseI have had the privilege of working, as a mental health provider and medical consultant, with Ms. Louise with her neurofeedback training work for almost 5 years. She has always been professional, courteous, and respectful in her behavior and attitude with the specified clients and their families.Ms. Louise has a superb grasp of the neuro-anatomy, neuro-physiology especially as related to neuro-feedback. She always tries to reason why or how a treatment is working, to have a theoretical framework for her choices of modalities. In addition to the excellent intellectual grasp and knowledge of her varied areas of training, she has an uncommon gift of a “6th sense” that allows her to be “tuned into” the clients, their needs and what approaches will be helpful in the given situation. Her people sensitivity has allowed her to be effective in some very difficult situations. Her approach to working with the client is flexibility in response to the situation and yet deliberately chosen—not just happenstance–to work for optimal effectiveness.I have no hesitation in recommending Ms. Louise as a fully competent, trained, empathetic professional in her varied areas of expertise.Sincerely,
Rebecca M Argo, MD
Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Louloua Smadi

Louloua is a Board Certified Neurofeedback Technician. Her drive to enter this field started the second Lynette Louise stepped into her home in 2008, as she was instrumental in helping her autistic brother flourish while also mentoring her. She has had the incredible opportunity to experience the benefits of Lynette’s approach using Neurofeedback and playroom therapy within her own family. While she has been personally trained under Lynette and shares her unique approach, she has also been trained at The Trauma Center in Boston, MA under other important players. She has worked with children on the autism spectrum in several organizations, and has treated clients with various brain disorders including developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, drug addiction, autism, tremors and peak performance with neurofeedback in the United States, France and Lebanon. The combination of real-life experience and professional exposure enables Louloua to fully comprehend family dynamics and the cycle of change. Louloua has an incredibly giving nature and meets every individual with understanding and love. She wrote candidly and with heart a story of her journey in her book From Client to Clinician: The Transformative Power of Neurofeedback Therapy for Families Living with Autism and Other Special Needs. She is currently based in Paris, France.

Brandessa Hale

Brandessa is Lynette’s daughter and proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! She has trained exclusively under Lynette and shares her unique approach to Neurofeedback. After growing up in a home with four adopted siblings on the autism spectrum, she has had the incredible opportunity to experience first hand the benefits of Neurofeedback and playroom therapy within her own family. As a result she brings a unique blend of professional knowledge and real-life experience to her work. Brandessa is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and can integrate Neuromuscular therapy for sensory integration when needed. At present she is the only therapist in the country to offer Neurossage; a combination of Neurofeedback and Massage Therapy. In addition to her life experience, she has extensive professional experience working with a variety of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Autism, and Mental Retardation. Brandessa has an incredibly compassionate nature and a deep understanding of family dynamics, approaching each new child with sincere interest and passion. She has four daughters of her own and currently resides in Fallbrook, CA.

Tsara Shelton

Tsara is also Lynette’s daughter in this family-run business. She is the mother of four delightful young men; two of whom displayed symptoms of autism in their early years. Tsara has spent most of her life as a caregiver. She began her career working for a small employee daycare in a Physical Therapy center in Houston, Texas. She brought creativity and patience to the job and has worked doing respite care with children of all ages. Tsara provides support for parents and a special program for siblings during the time the challenged child is engaged in intensive, in-home sessions with our play and neurofeedback team. She helps siblings understand their challenged brother or sister. Tsara is invaluable during our work with large families and families needing an extra pair of loving hands during sessions.

Get to know Tsara a little better by checking out her blog. There she shares insights and stories highlighting the life enhancing answers she has discovered thanks to growing up surrounded by autism. Autism Answers with Tsara Shelton or by checking out her website