A Texas native, Dr. Robertson moved to Wichita in 2003 as a full-time faculty member for 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 began to pursue bringing the program to Wichita. Dr. Robertson earned a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Louisiana at Monroe, a master’s degree from Abilene Christian University, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Midwestern State University. She is a tenured professor at Friends University and practices as a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the greater Wichita area. In addition to her private therapy practice, her work as a tenured professor, and her involvement at the Brain Balance center, Dr. Robertson serves locally at Kidzcope, Inc., is a member of the Wichita Junior League, and a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She and her husband have two children, both of whom have completed the Brain Balance program.
Amy Downing was determined to bring the Brain Balance Program® to Wichita after seeing her autistic son make tremendous improvements behaviorally and socially through his enrollment at Brain Balance of Kansas City. Her passion is to bring hope and healing to parents of struggling children through the groundbreaking approach that makes up the Brain Balance Program.
Amy received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and has over 20 years of experience working in Business and Customer Service for several large companies in Wichita, KS and Oklahoma City, OK areas. In addition to one autistic
child, Amy has five other children, three of whom have academic and behavioral challenges. Those children have experienced great improvements after participating in the Brain Balance program at the Wichita center.
Carlee joined the Brain Balance Wichita team in 2017 shortly after the center first opened where she started as a coach and assessor. Across the next several years, as she witnessed the transformation experienced by the children in the program, she deepened her commitment to the team. She now serves as the Program Director, a role that allows her not only the ability to help children with diverse needs but to also support their families, too. Carlee earned her Master of Science in Family Therapy degree from Friends University. She also received her B.S. in Psychology and Human Services from Friends University, along with a minor in Religion. Carlee’s previous work experience includes her role as a therapist in a private practice setting, a church counseling center, and a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls. She also taught 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 playgroups at preschools and working with mothers on attachment-based play therapy activities in order to help facilitate secure attachment relationships. Out of all 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, has been the most rewarding!