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Brain Balance Midlothian


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 Midlothian

"The director and staff are incredibly knowledgeable, organized and motivated to help your child improve his/ her skills! I am amazed at the level of professionalism and warmth that they show on a daily basis. My child made significant improvements with this program!"


"If you’re cautiously considering Brain Balance, schedule a meeting. It’s worth it. If you’re wondering if it is all worth the commitment and money. It’s worth it. If you’re wondering if you can handle a new routine. You can and it’s worth it. Brain Balance exercises helped my child gain control so normal activities didn’t result in violent outbursts of emotion. Now we’re all happy playing Monopoly together, even when we lose. A short moment of victory, but still significant. A Brain Balance Win."


"One of the best experiences my daughter has had. She's completed the program and looks forward to her follow-ups. She's happy, more communicative, understanding, and patient. She's flourished into a go-getter!"


"Highly recommend Brain Balance. My son was 9 when he started the program and went 3 times per week for six months. The staff was amazing and I never felt like we were on this journey alone. The results from the beginning to the end have been tremendous for my son. Very thankful for Brain Balance!"


"Our son has pretty significant struggles and we couldn't have even imagined how far Brain Balance would bring him. I didn't want to force him to make eye contact with people if he didn't want to, but Brain Balance showed us that he did want to, his muscles weren't strong enough to hold that contact. He does it all of the time now and you can tell he is so happy that he can!"


"We came to Brain Balance because our son was having issues focusing in the first grade and was getting easily distracted at school. Our family wanted to find a way to support our son through a natural avenue and not resorting to medication to assist with his ability to focus. Thanks to Brain Balance, key wins include: less emotional responses to transitions, increased ability to focus, improved physical coordination, increased ability to absorb information, resulting in improved grades in school!"


"Joining Brain Balance was the best decision I made! The awesome staff at Brain Balance are there to support you all the way through and provide you with all of the tools to help you succeed. I am seeing results in my daughters' school behavior, home life, and we are able to enjoy more activities in public settings together without the fear of outburst. This program is making a huge difference not only in my daughter's life, but also in our relationship."


"Brain Balance brought my sweet, loving son back to me. He was sleeping all day, angry, had lack of motivation, and was lethargic. It all changed when he woke up, got ready to go, and told me that he did a good job getting ready. I know that Brain Balance works - my son now is open to sharing his thoughts and feelings, he is interacting and playing with his siblings, following our families routines, and he is hugging his family members again."


"Brain Balance has been a game changer for my family. To see my son progress has been a true blessing, and it's because of the amazing coaches, directors, etc. at BB. From the beginning they have been in our corner and always available to answer questions or just let me vent. I encourage anyone that is having issues with their child - whether it is academic, emotional, anxiety - to give Brain Balance the opportunity to change their lives for the better!"


"How grateful we are for the loving, nurturing guidance Wendy's team at Brain Balance gave our 5 year old son! The whole body science based and healthy habit approach to progress benefited our whole family. Our child's measurable results in 8 months are remarkable and, in addition, his cooperation and willing heart are astounding. He's learned life skills and habits that have set him up for success in life socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally."


"We couldn’t have made a better investment in our son’s future. As my son progressed in the program, he gained strength, confidence, and new abilities. We believe wholeheartedly that the work our son has done with Brain Balance has significantly improved his physical, emotional, and learning abilities. Our family has sincere gratitude for the Brain Balance team for changing our son's life."


"When I walked into Brain Balance, I was truly lost. He was barely speaking in complete sentences, had zero focus, struggled to make friends and was getting in trouble at school. Today he's like a completely different kid. His speech has improved to the point where we can have conversations. He's making friends at school and doing great academically. Most of all, my son now gives me hugs and tells me he loves me when he couldn't before."


"I cannot sing the praises of this program loudly enough! It is NOT a quick fix - it is the exact tool we needed to make lasting changes. The staff is so knowledgeable, welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. Our child was really struggling when we began, and just a few months in, we had already begun to see marked improvement in her ability to self-regulate and communicate feelings. Her overall attitude was more positive, and she just seemed happier."


"Brain Balance has been a game changer in our family. Our son was really struggling with anxiety and his behavior and emotions were all over the place. From his evaluation he was hooked and wanted to attend every day. It took until about week 6 to start seeing the benefits and change in behavior and attitude, but from then things just kept improving. We will forever be grateful to everyone at Brain Balance for the time they put into our family. They made it fun for our son and he is so happy with how far he has come."


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Our Team

Wendy Pickenpaugh

Center Director

Wendy Pickenpaugh has always had a deep interest in helping struggling children, which is what lead her to receive her B.S. in Pre-K and Elementary Education with a concentration in Developmental Psychology & Special Education. In May of 2013, with the desire to provide struggling children with the necessary tools to be more successful, Wendy began her career with Brain Balance. Since that time, she has become a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist and has gained extensive working knowledge of neuro-behavioral disorders from her widespread training and experience successfully guiding hundreds of children through the Brain Balance program. Wendy is also a wife, mother, and avid equestrian.

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Alena Stubenhofer

Assistant Director

Alena Stubenhofer is a Certified Cognitive Coach. She has had a specific interest in working with, and supporting, students who may struggle in various areas ever since she learned alongside of them as an elementary student. Her passion led her to join the Brain Balance team after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Development with a concentration in Disabilities Studies from Virginia Tech in May of 2021. This focus allowed her to deepen her knowledge as well as understand and appreciate the elements that help people live healthy and fulfilling lives. She is extremely excited to support each individual student and their family’s journey as a part of the Brain Balance team! Alena enjoys playing the guitar and singing, creating digital art, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tracy Boone

Program Director

Tracy is a Certified Cognitive Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer with over 6 years of experience successfully coaching children and young adults with varying struggles and strengths through the Brain Balance Program. She works closely with our families to help encourage and educate them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Her passion is sharing her love of wellness and knowledge of how it can impact one’s life. In addition to Tracy’s experience and training at Brain Balance, she was a track and field head coach for the Special Olympics for 10 years. She also home-educated her daughter from Pre-K through graduation! Tracy enjoys spending time at the gym, riding her bike, hanging out with friends and family, and watching her church babies.

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Niki White

Engagement Director

Niki White is the mom of two boys who came to Brain Balance when her youngest son was having academic and social difficulties in school. After exploring other alternatives without success, she learned about Brain Balance and enrolled her son. Her entire family benefited so greatly from the growth he achieved during and after completion of the Brain Balance program that she wanted to share this success with other families, so she joined the Brain Balance team! Niki brings to the center practical knowledge from a parent perspective of the challenges that brings each person through the door and is available to help guide them through their own Brain Balance journey.

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Autumn Robertson

Lead Coach

Autumn has always enjoyed working with children. After graduating high school, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in education. Having received her Associates in Elementary Education, Autumn is now working towards completing her Bachelor’s degree at Regent University. She is a Certified Cognitive Coach! Additionally, Autumn has had the opportunity to travel to several countries where she has worked with children of all ages in academic and recreational settings. In her spare time, Autumn enjoys playing soccer, playing piano, and spending time with her family.

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Sarah Flippin

Sensory-Motor/Cognitive Coach

Sarah has been passionate about helping children grow and learn since she was a teenager. She is a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist and comes to Brain Balance with over thirteen years of experience teaching in a preschool setting. Sarah received her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development, as well as a minor in Psychology, from Virginia Tech in May 2014. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking and baking, crafting, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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Jessica Cogle

Sensory-Motor/Cognitive Coach

Jessica has always loved working with children and teens. In her younger years, she gained experience as a babysitter, nanny, and camp counselor! Her passion for development truly flourished in college. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Developmental Psychology from Liberty University in May 2023. She is so excited to apply her knowledge and background here at Brain Balance! As an avid equestrian, Jessica spends her free time at the barn with her horses.


Brain Balance Center of Midlothian Events

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 Midlothian holds regular Live Webinars on various topics to help our students and parents. We also partner with other speakers who are experts in social behavior and learning challenges. Please like our Facebook page and visit Facebook Events to find out the latest upcoming event.


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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15833 City View Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113




Mon / Wed / Fri: 11am-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5:30pm