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Brain Balance Wichita

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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.

NEW: Adult Program

Now more than ever we are called to be on the top of our game and function at higher levels. Whether you need a competitive edge at work, want to improve your quality of life, or long for improved or deeper connections with family and friends, the Brain Balance Program can help you get ahead.

Stories from Brain Balance Center of Wichita

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Our Team

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Dr. Michelle Robertson

Executive Director

A Texas native, Dr. Robertson moved to Wichita in 2003 to be a full-time faculty member in the Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) program at Friends University. When introduced to the work of Dr. Robert Melillo, the founder of the Brain Balance program, she was impressed with how well it aligned with her own training, education, and experience, and soon after brought the program to Wichita. While Dr. Robertson lives primarily in Wichita, she serves as the Executive Director for the Wichita, Nashville, and Minneapolis Brain Balance centers.

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Amy Downing

Director of Operations

Amy has been part of Brain Balance since September 2016.She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. She was instrumental in bringing Brain Balance to Wichita, KS. Amy acted as the Center Director for the Wichita center from 2018-2022 before transitioning to the Director of Operations for Brain Balance of Nashville, Wichita, and Minneapolis. She is a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist through IBCCES earned Dec. 2019, a certified Functional Medicine coach Aug. 2021, and has over 6+ yrs experience supporting families and students through their Brain Balance journey. Having an autistic son herself, she saw him make tremendous gains behaviorally, socially, and academically through completing the Brain Balance program in Kansas City. Amy’s passion is to bring hope and healing to parents of struggling children through the groundbreaking approach that makes up the Brain Balance program.

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Carlee Todd

Director of Staff Development

Carlee joined the Brain Balance team in 2017, shortly after the center opened, working as a coach and as an assessor. Since that time, she has served the center at every level, gaining expertise in program protocols and center development, and helping hundreds of children and their families along the way. Carlee currently serves as the Director of Staff Development wherein she provides high quality support and training for all Brain Balance employees. Carlee earned her M.S. in Family Therapy from Friends University and is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Kansas. Previous work experience for Carlee includes private practice therapy, working in a local church counseling center, working as a therapist case manager at a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls, and teaching parenting classes for a local pregnancy crisis center. While Carlee was completing her certification in play therapy at the KC Play Therapy Institute, she also enjoyed leading therapeutic play groups at preschools and working with mothers on attachment-based play therapy activities in order to help facilitate secure attachment relationships. Out of all of the work Carlee has been involved in, getting to watch the students work hard to achieve their goals while they are enrolled in the Brain Balance program, is the most rewarding!

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Kelli Grant

Director

Kelli joined the Brain Balance leadership team in January of 2023, and she is currently serving as the center's lead Director. Kelli has a passion for helping others discover their full potential and has previously worked in public service and business as a private coach. Since receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s at Wichita State University, she has taught college courses in both Criminal Justice and Sociology. Kelli has a passion for community wellness and believes that Brain Balance has a tremendous impact on improving overall wellness. She is thrilled to join the team at Brain Balance and to see progress in people who are enrolled. Kelli is excited to help make breakthroughs possible!

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Erin Downing

Coach

Erin is our most veteran coach who has been working at Brain Balance since August of 2020. Erin was enrolled as a student in our program prior to her employment and experienced significant changes in herself. This experience gives her a unique purpose and insight into what Brain Balance can accomplish in the lives of children and their families. Erin is a strong brainstormer who strives to create new ideas to engage children in different ways while staying focused on the goal of helping them generate the changes needed to transform their lives. She continues to be a strong advocate for our students and holds a strong expertise when it comes to the efficiency of our program nights. She loves Brain Balance because of its love and appreciation for helping children grow in so many different ways.

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Christina Wankum

Receptionist & Coach

Christina has been with Brain Balance since August of 2022 and is currently serving as the morning receptionist and Coach. In addition to her office duties, she also assists with our program delivery. Because of her personal journey in learning to manage her ADHD, she has a passion for service and believes in the Brain Balance mission of helping anyone who is struggling with the hard emotions that often accompany behavioral and learning challenges. Christina received her Bachelor’s in Leadership and Public Relations Communication in 2020 from Emporia State University and is currently working on her Master of Science in Family Therapy degree at Friends University. She has a heart for coaching which also led her into her role of Head Coach of Disc Golf at Hesston College. The desire to foster compassion-driven growth amidst hard places, inspires her in her work with kids and their families at Brain Balance.

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Meghan Low

Lead Assessor & Coach

Meghan has been at Brain Balance since November of 2022. She came to Brain Balance because of a desire to work with people. She was a quick learner who dove into the methods that drive changes in the Brain Balance program. This led her into her role of Lead Assessor and to specialize in the work with our 1:1 program students. She has a knack for meeting kids where they are and loves the fun environment that Brain Balance provides along with hearing the inspiring growth stories that our parents share! Meghan graduated from Friends University with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Sports. As a former college softball player, her goal is to help student athletes progress through the emotions that come with sport. She is looking forward to continuing to do similar things at Brain Balance, as she helps kids progress through our program and help them become the best they can be.

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Caitlin Richmeier

Assessor & Coach

Caitlin has been at Brain Balance since October of 2022 and is currently serving as an Assessor and Coach. She came to Brain Balance through her degree program at Friends University as an Intern. She completed her internship and graduated from Friends University in December 2022 with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Services and has continued with the Brain Balance team. Caitlin has a strong passion for helping others and brings this into her work as a patient care technician at the hospital and her role as a CNA the past nine years. She loves watching Brain Balance students achieve their goals through the program. Caitlin is a consistent and compassionate member of our coaching team and brings a very calm presence to her relationships with the students.

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Brayden Tonn

Evening Receptionist

Brayden has been at Brain Balance since June of 2022 and is currently serving as our evening receptionist. He was a part of our Brain Balance program and believes in the ability of our program and coaches to benefit children because he has experienced it himself. He is so proud to be a part of such a large impact. Brayden attends Andover Central High School and is involved in band and choir. These experiences have taught him how to be a part of a whole and have translated over to his work at Brain Balance. Brayden is a positive and encouraging presence at our front desk who is always willing to help out and interact with anyone who walks through the front door. He really enjoys the staff and general atmosphere of Brain Balance as it offers a safe and encouraging place to grow. The desire to encourage and provide a warm space for kids is what Brayden will continue to take into his work at the front desk.

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Emma Moseley

Virtual Program Director

Emma has dedicated her time and education to supporting students who struggle academically. In addition to her work with Brain Balance, Emma is also a certified dyslexic tutor. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and gain confidence along the way.Emma holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations with a Minor in English from the University of Mississippi, and a Masters of Secondary Education and Humanities from Grand Canyon University. Emma is originally from Minnesota but has since lived in Mississippi and New York, though her travels have taken her all over the map. She currently resides in Nashville with her basset hound, Harold. She's always looking for her next adventure outdoors, whether it's a hike or floating in a lake.

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Priscilla Mora

Coach

Emma has dedicated her time and education to supporting students who struggle academically. In addition to her work with Brain Balance, Emma is also a certified dyslexic tutor. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and gain confidence along the way.Emma holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations with a Minor in English from the University of Mississippi, and a Masters of Secondary Education and Humanities from Grand Canyon University. Emma is originally from Minnesota but has since lived in Mississippi and New York, though her travels have taken her all over the map. She currently resides in Nashville with her basset hound, Harold. She's always looking for her next adventure outdoors, whether it's a hike or floating in a lake.

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Daelynn Reno

Coach

Daelynn is excited about making an impact in kids’ lives, working at Brain Balance gives her that opportunity. She feels that she can help kids grow and use the tools that Brain Balance provides to enrich their lives so they can experience happy and functional lives that every child deserves. Giving people a sense of alleviation and function in their lives so they can access their full potential is especially important to her. Daelynn is very passionate about the brain and body connection and how it operates. She wants to find more ways to help others access their fullest potential. Daelynn feels that having a positive approach to life is one of her strengths. She continues to see where things can improve and works to help improve them. She is a determined and resolute individual that strives to be compassionate in all her interactions.Daelynn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies and a Master of Science degree in Family Therapy. She uses the knowledge she has gained as a Marriage and Family Therapist to help her navigate the complexities of neurodivergence.

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Amanda Crawford

Assessor and Coach

Amanda loves working at Brain Balance, she enjoys working with all the kids and learning new things every day. Amanda trained to become an assessor at the Wichita location in early January 2024. She loves working with all the different personalities, and watching the kids flourish from the beginning to the end of the program, she finds this extremely rewarding. She Enjoys being able to incorporate play and imagination. Amanda’s passion is to drive behavioral change in children’s lives so that they can meet fundamental and personal milestones outside of the program. She desires to make an impact on every child that walks in the door so that when they leave, they know that a coach invested in their talent. As someone who struggled in academics now through Brain Balance, she can understand how our personalized program drives change! Amanda feels her strength lies in being about to build trust and strong bonds with others, being thoughtful, intentional and a team player. She also always has a smile on her face and is authentically kind and compassionate. Amanda has an associate degree from Butler Community College in Liberal Arts and will Graduate from Wichita State University in May 2024 with a bachelor’s in psychology and certificate in Community Psychology. She also plans to apply to a master’s program in counseling to become a cognitive behavioral therapist or a school psychologist with an ABA certification.

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Deanna Mosher

Inquiry Manager

Deanna has been working at Brain Balance since September of 2022, using her skills in the role of Inquiry Manager, alongside Julie Prater. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wichita State University and a Master’s in Family Therapy from Friends University with several years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her strong listening skills and empathy allow her to connect on a deep level with families who are exploring options for various struggles and/or improve their overall functioning and well-being.

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Talia Bauchmoyer

Virtual Coach

Talia has been at Brain Balance since July of 2022. Talia heard about Brain Balance about five years prior while she was working in a daycare and was inspired to hear about the impacts Brain Balance has on kids and adults. Talia has been working with our virtual program, coaching and offering those big impacts that initially drew her in. She graduated from Emporia State University December of 2022 with a double major in Psychology and Business and loves applying her knowledge of human behavior into her work with our enrollees. Talia’s down to earth and energetic personality give her the ability to meet students where they are at and encourage them to work hard for their changes. She loves working with the kids and adults and being able to walk with them on their journey through the program.

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Kelly Cabrera

Virtual Coach

Kelly Cabrera has been at Brain Balance since January of the year 2020 and currently serves as a valued member of our virtual program coaching team. She has previously served in several roles, including front desk receptionist, coach, and Program Director, but has moved to part-time since returning to graduate school. Kelly studied Psychology and Human Services at Friends University, along with vocal performance. Before coming to Brain Balance, she worked as a Pre-K teacher for four years which sparked her love for children and adolescents. Kelly is currently working towards acquiring her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has had the opportunity to help adolescents grow and develop at her church while assisting as a mentor and tutor. Her faith has provided her with important values such as compassion, empathy, love towards others and also an opportunity to give a second chance to those that need it the most. Many times, the families that come to the center see it as their last hope. As a firsthand witness to the impactful changes the enrolled families have experienced, Kelly is excited to continue instilling the hope that breakthroughs are possible at Brain Balance.

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Lauren Maclean

Virtual Coach

Lauren loves working at Brain Balance because she gets to make a positive impact on people’s lives every day. Lauren is attending Gustavus Adolphus College where she is working towards her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minoring in gender and women’s studies. She plans to go on to earn her master’s degree in sports psychology. She feels her experience at Brain Balance will help her become more well rounded in a field that she is passionate about. Lauren has always had a passion for helping people. She has a deep drive to support people in achieving their mental and emotional wellbeing for peak performance. Lauren has excellent communication skills and a lot of patience and excels at being able to adapt to different learning styles. She looks forward to being able to utilize the skills while virtually coaching them through the Brain Balance Program.

Events

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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 CENTER OF WICHITA

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

8200 E. 34th Street N
Building 1000, Suite 1008
Wichita, KS 67226

Phone

316-883-3949

Hours

Monday: 10am – 7:30pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-7:30pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm

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