The human brain.
The most complex and wondrous mechanism known to man—a 100 billion cells (neurons) communicating through electrical pulses (brain waves) traveling along a trillion or more pathways.
Your brain is control central for your mind and body. It's the originator of your every thought, the storehouse for all you'll ever learn. It monitors and manages all the physical activity of your life. And it determines in large measure how you respond emotionally to the world around you.
Neurotherapy uses the innovative techniques of brain training to help you achieve emotional balance in your life and reach your peak performance levels physically and mentally. It also can help your children overcome the most common barriers to personal and scholastic achievement.
Sherry M. Todd, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, TFTdx earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University and a MS in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Todd served as the Program Director for the CACREP Accredited Masters in Counseling Program at Regent University for four years. She is the Clinical Director of the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services’ (TEMS) Critical Incident Stress Management Team, on the Green Cross Board of Directors, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialist certification committee, two advisory boards, and is a Premier Speaker with the National Center for Crisis Management. Sherry was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award, 2009 Making a Difference Award from TEMS, the 2008 Chi Sigma Iota National Outstanding Supervisor / Practitioner Award, and the Paul Fink, MD Outstanding Art Therapist Award in 1994. Sherry has extensive experience in crisis response, traumatic stress, suicidality, and cutting edge treatments.
Early in her career, Sherry recognized the brain played a key role in trauma and attachment problems with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. A significant number of us will experience a traumatic or critical event in our lifetimes. It is Sherry’s firm belief that traumatic stress is the underlying cause of most psychological problems and many medical conditions. Traumatic stress affects every aspect of our lives. Our thoughts, feelings, bodies, and behaviors are affected, as well as our relationships and spiritual beliefs. Because traumatic stress is multidimensional and the way the brain stores it, resolving traumatic stress requires more than talk therapy. As a Board Certified Register Art Therapist, Sherry views art as a direct and irrefutable snap shot of a person’s unconscious brain processes. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is also a powerful tool to change how the brain processes traumatic events. Cranial Electro Stimulation has also proven very effective in reducing beta waves in the brain to treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Later Thought Field Therapy (TFT) was incorporated into her practice and has been used to resolve phobias and traumatic stress symptoms. More recently, Biofeedback and Neurofeedback have been part of her treatment toolkit. Neurofeedback is providing the most effective and least invasive treatment available.