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.
You’ll have access to a Program Portal where you can view on demand helper videos, nutrition content, and program resources.
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.
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Sarah McDowell, M.A., LPC-S
Owner and Executive Director
Sarah McDowell holds a Master’s degree in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor. She is an owner of Shiloh Counseling Services, which has served the Lubbock community for over 20 years. During her many years of counseling with children and adolescents, Sarah became aware of the increasing need to treat the root cause of the behavioral, academic, social, and sensory problems that plague so many of Lubbock’s children. Sarah opened Brain Balance of Lubbock in 2017 to meet that need.
Bryan holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from West Texas A&M University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and he has provided counseling services for individuals and programs in the region for over 20 years. He most recently provided the Clinical Management of programming and therapists for patients and families overcoming neuro-based challenges associated with traumatic brain injury and stroke in Lubbock. Bryan appreciates his role as a facilitator of change when working to achieve positive outcomes with individuals. Bryan is a native West Texan and enjoys playing golf, running, and gardening.
Reyna came to Brain Balance as a coach in 2018, where she then proceeded to take on the role of Assistant Director. She has since then stepped into the Program Director role. Reyna loves connecting with families and seeing their growth within the program. Reyna studied at South Plains college where she received her associates in science. She then continued her education at Texas Tech where she received her Bachelors in Psychology. Reyna enjoys the great outdoors where she can hike, photograph nature and skate with her fur baby Kailo.
Adam Goodnight, M.S., BCCS
'Community Relations Director
Adam comes to Brain Balance from the professional fields of mental health counseling and business management. A graduate of Lubbock Christian University, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with an Emphasis in Sports Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling from the same university. Adam is also a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist and has several years of experience in helping children and families that struggle with a variety of cognitive challenges. Some of the activities and hobbies Adam likes to participate in are playing soccer, walking his dogs, and spending quality time with his wife and baby boy.
Brain Balance Center Lubbock 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.
BRAIN BALANCE CENTER OF LUBBOCK
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.