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Brain Balance San Diego

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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 of San Diego

"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

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Jon Pak

Executive Director

Upon learning about the Brain Balance program, Jon’s excitement for opening a Center in the San Diego area has grown since day one. His passion to open the Center is born out of the experience in raising a son with developmental disabilities. He values many incredible connections with other friends and families in the community that share a similar experience. His background includes serving on the board of Kids Included Together, Just in Time for Foster Youth as well as the Korean American Coalition of San Diego.

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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.

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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.

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Katie Mello

Coach

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.

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Shanelle Sanchez

Interim Head Coach

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

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Victoria Hoey

Coach

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.

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Kai Gutierrez

Coach

Kai was born and raised in Southern California and recently moved back down to San Diego after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology. She has a background in Physical Therapy and worked as an aide for 2 years before starting at Brain Balance. Outside of coaching you can find Kai lost in the world of whatever book she’s reading that week, at the beach, rock climbing or out being a social butterfly with friends.

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Angie Arciga

Program Director

Angie has over 6 years experience working with Brain Balance of Los Angeles and is excited to join the San Diego and Chula vista team! She graduated with her BS in Exercise Science from CSULA and brings experience in the Physical Therapy field. Her creativity and background in music bring unique ideas and ways to work and have fun with children while developing and creating new neural pathways. She also enjoys traveling, singing and playing mariachi music, and being out in nature.

Events

Brain Balance of San Diego Events

30-Day Mindfulness Challenge - August 2022
Mindful breathing is a very basic yet powerful mindfulness meditation practice. The idea is simply to focus your attention on your breathing—to its natural rhythm and flow and the way it feels on each inhale and exhale. We encourage you to begin preparing for the upcoming schedule and routine changes by practicing mindful breathing daily and throughout the new school year to help improve concentration and reduce anxiety. Take just one minute every day to relax, take a breath, and be present. Download your calendar and guide here.

Back-to-School Help - FREE BILINGUAL Virtual Workshop
Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn practical tips to set your student up for success this new school year: Structure and routine Age-appropriate expectations Brain breaks Brain training exercises This BILINGUAL workshop is for caregivers and professionals to support neurodiverse students including students struggling with executive functioning, focus, reading, processing, socializing, and more. Attendees will receive a free guide and assessment special.
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Assess-a-thon
Saturday, August 27, 2022 and Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Get ahead this school year and understand your child’s baseline for learning, social skills, behavior, focus, and more. Don’t wait for fights over homework, calls from teachers, or get stuck behind a backlog of other concerned families. Assessment by appointment only for kids, teens, and adults. Limited availability. Ask about our Back-to-School enrollment special, available for a limited time.
Email: sandiego@brainbalancecenters.com

Brain Balance of Chula Vista Anniversary Event
Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate Brain Balance of Chula Vista’s Anniversary with a tour and program specials! Learn more about our research-based, drug-free, brain training program and see the program in action. The Brain Balance Program is designed to help improve focus, learning, behavior, regulation, sensory processing, memory, motivation, and more for kids, teens, and adults. Limited assessment and enrollment specials and surprises for attendees only.
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Webinar Events

Every month we offer a free webinar on a common struggle that children and young adults across the country may experience. Each of these webinars offers information, actionable strategies for change, as well as a deeper understanding of WHY these challenges are happening and how to address the root cause.
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BRAIN BALANCE OF SAN DIEGO

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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Location

10175 Rancho Carmel Drive
Suite 124
San Diego, CA 92128

Phone

855-932-2797

Hours

Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays by appointment only

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