Brain Balance Chula Vista


Brain Balance Has a Non-Medical Approach to Help Your Child

Brain Balance is the leading drug-free program designed to help kids improve focus, behavior, social skills, anxiety, and academic performance. Our comprehensive programming incorporates learnings from cognitive, behavioral and nutrition fields—an integrated approach that is literally redefining what’s possible.

Is something blocking your child’s social, behavioral or academic progress? Brain Balance picks up where conventional approaches leave off, going beyond the treatment of symptoms to address root causes. At Brain Balance, we’re not about coping with barriers. We’re about knocking them down, one small breakthrough at a time.

Research Shows Brain Balance is Effective

A Harvard study found that kids who participated in the Brain Balance Program saw a significant reduction in ADHD index scores, discernible changes in hyperactivity, enhanced cognitive attention, and reductions in oppositional behavior.

We are continually collaborating with world class researchers to show the efficacy of the program and reveal through data how the Brain Balance Program can help children, teens and adults improve.

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About the Brain Balance Program®

The Brain Balance Program is made up of physical and sensorimotor exercises, academic skills training and healthy nutrition. It is tailored to the needs of your child, and delivered in a uniquely systematic approach that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

A Whole-Brain Approach

The program engages the brain and body together, through sensory engagement, physical development and academic learning activities.

Personalized to Your Child’s Challenges

The program is tailored to your child’s needs and development level, delivered with the frequency and duration needed to drive meaningful change.

1:1 Coaching & Support

Our coaches will personally guide you through the program, including evaluating progress and leveling up as your child advances.

1:1 Nutrition Sessions

A Nutrition Coach will help customize a healthy nutrition plan fit for your child's lifestyle and needs.

On-Demand Resources

You’ll have access to a Program Portal where you can view on demand helper videos, nutrition content, and program resources.

Program Format

Your child can work onsite at your local Brain Balance Center with our coaches three times per week.

We also offer an at-home virtual option that is parent-led. You'll have weekly video check-ins from your program coach.

Stories from Brain Balance Center of Chula Vista

"My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD. She attended phase one of the program and has seen significant improvement in behavior and socialization skills."

Dakota, Age 8

"Words cannot express how delighted I am as a Mom for my child attending the Brain Balance program in San Diego. For those of you who have children that struggle and their actions, in turn, affect everyone around them, you are not alone! The last thing I ever wanted to do was medicate our child. So I kept researching and immediately our chiropractor and Occupational Therapist recommended the program. After his assessment at Brain Balance, I gained an amazing new perspective about my child and learned that they can get to the root of his struggles with his brain! No need for scans, and no need for a diagnosis."

Hunter, Age 8

"There are not enough words in a dictionary to describe what brain balance has done for our family!"

Michelle, Age 12

"Ariel has gained self awareness and improved his focus. This has had positive effects at school and socially. We highly recommend Brain Balance."

Ariel, Age 10

"This is an excellent program and in my experience the results were observable even after just a few sessions. My daughter loves coming to Brain Balance and has had such a good experience she says she wants to be a Brain Balance Coach when she grows up. After two weeks I received my daughters 1st positive note home from school and after a month she no longer needed her behavior chart at school. At home I see she is less impulsive, her meltdowns are almost non-existent, she is able and even enjoys playing on her own, she is less reactive, and is willing to and utilizes calm down methods."

Colette, 5

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Our Team

Jon Pak
Jon Pak

Executive Director

Jon’s passion to open the Center is born out of the experience in raising a son with developmental disabilities and seeing other parents struggle to find real solutions for their kids while going around in circles with the traditional medical route. His background includes serving on the board of Kids Included Together, Just in Time for Foster Youth as well as volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. His desire to mentor and impact the lives of others is contagious. Jon’s undeniable vision for an inclusive society with equal opportunities and growth made him follow his passion to help others and open the first Brain Balance Center in San Diego.

Amanda Lee
Amanda Lee

Center Director

Amanda has a Masters in Education and brings over 15 years of experience working with students, families, communities, and school districts. As a lifelong learner, she’s a sponge for information and active in promoting equity and access to quality education. She believes every person should have the opportunity to actualize their full potential and to live life to the fullest. Her other passions include dancing, beach volleyball, enjoying the outdoors, travel, and being a foodie.

Kenny Fraser
Kenny Fraser

Center Coordinator

Kenny was born and raised in Northern California. In 2014, he moved to San Diego to attend and play collegiate basketball at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated in 2018 from UCSD with a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Business. Kenny has enjoyed working with children through basketball as well as at a before and after school program at an elementary school.

Shad Sommers
Shad Sommers

Head Coach

Shad is new to San Diego and very excited to bring his background in education, fitness and sports to Brain Balance. Shad went to school for psychology and later sports management, mending his two passions of sports and education/learning about people. Most recently, Shad was an elementary and middle school teacher at a small school in Israel before moving back to the states. Shad is excited to learn more about San Diego and all of the amazing families to come to Brain Balance.

Jay Rasoul
Jay Rasoul


Jay is a student at the University of California San Diego studying for a Business Psychology B.S. degree. He enjoys going to the beach, studying the stock market, volunteering for nonprofit organizations, and learning new things.

Kyung Pak
Kyung Pak


Kyung is an independent business lawyer with over eight years of experience managing her own practice. Over the last several years, Kyung has enjoyed a transformational path towards self-improvement through a committed practice to yoga, meditation, and healthy eating. You will often find Kyung sharing her most recent vegan recipe and she truly knows how to make healthy eating taste amazing. With an infectious smile, Kyung brings an incredible amount of love to improve the lives of adults and kids.

Rachel Silva
Rachel Silva


Rachel was born and raised in Northern California. There she attended ShastaCommunity College where she played collegiate basketball and graduated fromCalifornia State University, Chico with her bachelor’s of arts in Kinesiology and a minor in Coaching. She has enjoyed working with kids from many years of life-guarding, teaching swim lessons, and working at a recreation center. She moved to San Diego in August of 2019 to pursue her passion for fitness and helping others.

Katie Mello


Katie was born and raised in the Bay Area where she attended San Jose State University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities. She loves the multidisciplinary approach Brain Balance offers, and can’t wait to learn more about and help support all of the families that come to Brain Balance. When she’s not at work, you can find Katie walking on the beach, lifting weights, or preparing (and eating!) a healthy meal.

Shanelle Sanchez


Shanelle is originally from Long Beach. She graduated CSU Long Beach with her B.S. in Biological Sciences.

Melanie Miller Himmel
Melanie Miller-Himmel


Melanie was born in Australia but grew up in sunny San Diego. She has a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from San Diego State University, and recently graduated from Boston University's Doctoral program in Occupational Therapy. Through her experiences teaching music, and working in early intervention including in public school settings, Melanie has worked with numerous students and families to collaborate in setting and achieving meaningful goals. When she's not at Brain Balance, you can find Melanie trying new recipes, with her nose buried in a book, or chasing her toddler around the house.

Victoria Hoey
Victoria Hoey


Victoria Hoey was born and raised in San Diego. She earned her degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences and has over 6 years experience as a nanny. Her favorite subjects are child development and psychology. Her career goals are to be in social work and be an advocate for children.


Brain Balance of Chula Vista Events

Grand Opening - Chula Vista center
Saturday, September 11, 2021
12:00pm-2:00pm (1pm Ribbon Cutting)

You're invited to celebrate Brain Balance of San Diego's newest center in the heart of Chula Vista Village at 310 Third Avenue, Suite C-7 (91910). Learn how we can support your student with academic, social, or behavioral challenges. There will be tours, program specials, food, giveaways, and family activities. Families, alumni, and community partners welcome. Bilingual staff will be available.


Dyslexia 101 - Virtual Workshop
Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm
Dyslexia is the most commonly diagnosed learning disorder often involving difficulty reading and decoding. Join Brain Balance of San Diego and Chula Vista to learn the myths around dyslexia, its impacts, assessment and intervention help, and what you can do about it at home. Followed by live Q&A. 

IEP 2.0: Beyond the Basics
Special Education Advocate and Speech Pathologist Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP will provide advanced tips, strategies, and hope for your IEP parenting journey.

Click here to view the recorded webinar.


Brain Balance helps children who struggle behaviorally, socially, and academically through a holistic and integrated approach that is customized to meet the needs of each child.

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310 3rd Avenue
Suite C7
Chula Vista, CA 91910




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