Our Neurofeedback Practitioners

Mae Casanova, PsyD, MS – Neurofeedback Therapist

Dr. Mae Casanova is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY28763) and neurofeedback therapist with a doctorate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Marketing Communication with a minor in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, both from California Lutheran University. She grew up with a family restaurant business and spent most of her early adulthood working in hospitality, managing restaurants and resorts. It was in 2012 that she followed her passion for helping others and went back to school to earn her Doctorate Degree.

In her private practice, Dr. Casanova specializes in therapy with adolescents, teens and adults. Her expertise is in addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, transitional age issues, trauma, and other significant life changing phases. Her experience treating the specific symptoms that Direct Neurofeedback target, made adding this holistic approach to her skill set a no brainer. She has witnessed so many patients who describe themselves as “stuck”, she is excited to see the impact that microcurrent neurofeedback can have in reducing symptoms and increasing the quality of her patient’s lives.

Dr. Casanova has worked in a variety of settings at multiple levels of care. She has experience in holistic wellness and healing as well as traditional interventions within the residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment settings. She has held roles as individual and family therapist, group facilitator, and department director. In the healthcare industry, she has experience in administrative, organizational, management and direct client care aspects of the field. She loves a challenge- and will jump at any opportunity to think “outside the box” when it comes to helping interventions.

She has spent time working in non-profit as a school-based therapist providing individual, family and crisis interventions for middle and high school aged children diagnosed with mental and behavioral health issues. Her experience with special education in the school setting has only fueled her passion for finding additional resources and interventions for students struggling with anxiety, depression, attention, impulsivity and substance abuse issues.

She spends her spare time doing yoga and exercise, spending time with her family and friends and trying new fun food spots in San Diego County. She has also provided weekly/monthly volunteer hours with the North County LGBTQ Center in Oceanside.

Jacob Speer, MBA, BS – Neurofeedback Practitioner

Jacob found his passion for helping others through his service in the healthcare industry.

While pursuing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Chapman University, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Jacob took the opportunity to intern at Ovation Fertility which began his career and passion in healthcare. At Ovation, Jacob’s mission was to lower costs for those in need while still maintaining high customer service and safety. While working at this quickly expanding fertility company, Jacob discovered his passion for helping others and his desire to further make an impact in the healthcare industry.

Prior to his MBA, Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Minor in Leadership Studies from Chapman University. His purpose of helping others remained as a constant theme throughout his coursework and extracurriculars. As captain of the football team, Jacob not only helped lead his team Chapman’s first ever championship but encouraging coaches, players, and the members of the community to give back. Jacob supported events such as Be The Match & Relay for Life, which are still traditions for the team following his graduation.

Throughout his career on the football team, Jacob witnessed the lasting effects of concussions, a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Seeing how TBIs deeply affected his teammates, he was immediately drawn to Microcurrent Neurofeedback and its potential in helping others. Jacob found that through Microcurrent Neurofeedback he was able to treat patients with symptoms associated with TBIs and greatly improve their quality of life. Following training and shadowing reputable doctors in the field, Jacob saw the positive and wide spread effects Microcurrent Neurofeedback could have on those suffering from symptoms associated with a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and addiction. Through Brain RX, he hopes to provide customized care as a neurofeedback practitioner in a safe, nurturing environment that is accessible to all.

In addition to his passion for helping others, Jacob enjoys playing sports, cooking, traveling, reading and watching movies with his friends and family.

Christina Chopin, BS – Neurofeedback Practitioner

Christina Chopin comes to Brain RX with a long history in the service of helping others. Hers is a story of overcoming obstacles, persevering through difficult life circumstances and being on the receiving end of kindness and compassion in the healthcare field. Through her own journey suffering from a serious car accident and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Christina understood quickly the impact that expertise and connection have when people are struggling with medical and mental health issues. She has seen the impact microcurrent neurofeedback has had on clients- and wonders the impact it could have had in her own recovery.

Christina holds Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, San Diego in Neuroscience and Music.  Her knowledge of the neurological make-up and interworking’s of the brain, coupled with her leadership in the mental health and medical industries, made her the perfect fit as a neurofeedback practitioner for the Brain RX team.

As a veteran healthcare professional, she has devoted the last several years of her career to specialization in the behavioral health field, specifically trauma treatment and women’s programs. She has started programs from the ground up- building from both the administrative and direct client care sides. Prior to that, she excelled in multiple roles with Rady Children’s Hospital, fine tuning her technical expertise in the medical field. Her titles at Rady Children’s Hospital have been in both quality and staff management, system organization and financial management services. She loves roles that utilize both her creative and objective sides- her right and left brains- especially ones that have direct client contact.

In her spare time, Christina enjoys giving back to the recovery community, traveling, spending time with friends and going on long walks with her dog, Hutch.

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(818) 612-0964