Rachel Ragsdale, LPC, BCN
Founder and Owner
Rachel, Founder and Owner of NeurOptimize, studied Psychology at Baylor University where she earned her undergraduate degree. She went on to earn her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Rachel oversees all clinical operations and team specialists across all locations, while serving as a licensed professional counselor and board certified neurofeedback specialist and handling all qEEG analysis, treatment planning, and protocol creation. Rachel's own life was transformed by neurofeedback more than 10 years ago. She has unique insight and personally values each and every client's own journey thanks to her own experience with neurofeedback. In her free time, Rachel is an avid golfer and adrenaline junky. She loves spending time with her dog and her two-year-old son, Jordan. Rachel would tell you that NeurOptimize is her other baby and she cares for it as such.
Carli Streich, LPC, BCN
Founder and Owner
Carli, Founder and Owner of NeurOptimize, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She went on to earn her Master's in Clinical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. In addition to overseeing all clinical operations and clinical team of neurofeedback specialists, Carli is a licensed professional counselor and board certified neurofeedback specialist, handling treatment planning, protocol creation, and qEEG analysis. Carli believe that communication and clear expectations are key contributors to the exceptional client experience she strives to provide at NeurOptimize. She believe that life, especially the challenging parts of it, are not meant to be done alone and she works to offer that support to each and every client who walks through the door. In her free time, Carli loves to hike, do yoga, and spend time outdoors with her family and her puppies.
Director of Operations
Brandi graduated from Metro State University of Denver with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Physiology. As the Director of Operations, Brandi is responsible for all training and clinical operations at NeurOptimize. She is continuously working to refine the client experience through the treatment process so that each and every client has a positive, beneficial experience. Her background as a Division II All-American volleyball player prepared her for managing a multi-location chiropractic practice prior to coming to NeurOptimize. She is passionate and excited to be a part of this growing team of licensed clinical specialists.
Nicole Modesitt, ATC, CLC, BCNC
Chief Science Officer
Nicole graduated with honors from Florida Southern College where she studied athletic training and sports medicine. She continued her education at the University of Colorado, earning a post graduate degree in pre-med studies. From there Nicole when on to work with the University of Denver Hockey program as part of their sports medicine team. She also worked with the gymnastics, soccer, and lacrosse programs.
Nicole has been with the NeurOptimize team since 2016, specializing in neurofeedback and concussions. She is currently pursuing her qEEG diplomat and functional medicine certifications. In her free time, Nicole loves to play volleyball, watch hockey, and spend time with her puppy, Lilo.
Angie Noack, LPC
Lead Neurofeedback Specialist & Counselor & Director of Education
Angie received her Bachelor's degree from Mid-America Christian University where she studied Behavioral Science and Music Performance. She went on to earn her Master's degree from Colorado Christian University in Counseling. Angie serves as a licensed professional counselor at NeurOptimize and is currently in the process of becoming a Board Certified Professional in Neurofeedback. She combines fundamental elements from both studies the help change her clients' lives. She has clinical experience in treating addiction, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, concussion recovery, and performance anxiety. Angie is a fitness enthusiast who loves to spend time with her puppies whenever she gets the chance.
Mary Page Smith, MSN, FNP, CNM, BCN
Mary Page has more than twenty years of experience providing primary health care as a nurse practitioner. She combines her expertise in functional medicine with neurofeedback to provide deeper understanding and education to clients. Mary Page founded her own neurofeedback company and wanted to expand her ability to reach clients with neurofeedback technology, which led to her partnership with NeurOptimize. Mary Page earned her MSN from Regis University and went on to gain her post-graduate certificate as a Certified Nurse Midwife from the University of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband, kids, and puppies.
National Sales Director
Gary earned his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University. He previously worked as a performance coach with certifications in Strength and Conditioning, Applied Functional Science, and Corrective Exercise. He is now serving as the CEO of a technology company that specializes in using artificial intelligence to solve large-scale health problems. Gary struggles with health issues of his own, including severe concussions and multiple musculoskeletal surgeries, which led him to pursue opportunities that made quality healthcare more accessible. He believes in a data-driven, holistic approach that is paired with a client-centered experience. The Florida native has spent most of his life in Denver and loves traveling and spending time with his family in his free time.
Dr. Grant Smith, DC
Dr. Grant Smith has two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Finance and Marketing. Having spent many years in the business sector, Dr. Smith decided to leave corporate America to pursue his dream of becoming a chiropractor. During his time studying at Parker University in Dallas, he focused on athletes. In particular, he focused on restoring functional movement. While in Dallas, Dr. Smith was a founding member of the Parker Sports Performance Program and also served as the President of the Parker Sports Performance Club. Clinically, Dr. Smith focuses on restoring postural alignment to the gravitational bearing individuals. He uses both Gravitational Pattern Alignment (GPA) and Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT) in his daily practice.
Gabi Whitmer, MA, LPC
Lead Neurofeedback Therapist & Counselor
Gabi graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Sport and Performance Psychology. Gabi is currently completing her training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a licensed professional counselor and neurofeedback therapist, Gabi's clinical experience includes patients with eating disorders, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In her free time, Gabi enjoys playing and coaching basketball, skiing, live music, and cheering on Pittsburgh's sports teams.
Katie Cass, BCN, LPCC
Katie has a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, focusing on Human Rights, and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She began working in the mental health field in 2012, learning the best practices for working with culturally diverse populations addressing a breadth of mental health concerns. Katie is a licensed professional counselor candidate and a board certified neurofeedback specialist with experience in trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, and couples counseling. The Tennessee native loves to travel, backpack, do yoga, go running, and spend time with her family.
Kristin Mazzarese, M.Ed., LPC, BCN
Lead Neurofeedback Specialist & Counselor
Kristin has a Master's degree from Penn State University, where she studied professional counseling, school counseling and neurotherapy. Kristin has diverse clinical experience that ranges from anxiety and depression to academic performance and learning disabilities. Kristin has had the opportunity to see the impact neurofeedback therapy can have with her own children and is especially passionate about exposing more people to the positive benefits. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, skiing, and yoga.
Marina Bommarito, MA LPCC
Marina earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa where she studied psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. She is also working toward her BCIA-certification and serving as an intern at the Insight Counseling Center here in Denver. Marina believes in empathy and empowerment when it comes to treating clients. Marina has worked internationally and domestically with clients of all ages to guide lifestyle improvements and provide support during transitional times.
Michelle, MA, LPC
Lead Neurofeedback Specialist & Counselor
Michelle earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Lee University in Tennessee. She worked for years with college students. She went on to earn her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked as a Mental Health professional since 2011,. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Michelle is the Lead Clinician at our Highlands Ranch office where she works with clients as a Neurofeedback Specialist. She has spent her life working with people, helping them heal and grow more into the best and healthiest version of themselves. She lives near the Highlands Ranch office with her husband, two kids and hound dog; and she loves playing outside in Colorado.
Yvonne studied Psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she graduated with her Bachelor's degree. She has completed a number of neurofeedback trainings in both California and Colorado, as well as having extensive experience with administrative responsibilities. Yvonne combines her education, experience, and passion for holistic health care to facilitate a pleasant and simple client experience at NeurOptimize. In her free time, Yvonne enjoys traveling, cooking, and studying herbal medicine.
Director Of Neurofeedback Services
Kim studied Psychology and Kinesiology at the University of Houston, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree. She went on to become a Certified Life Coach and is currently in the process of becoming a Board Certified Professional in Neurofeedback. She has training and certifications from NASM, NSCA, and IMG Academy. Over the last ten years, Kim's focus has been rooted in youth sports performance. She is passionate about training and mentoring athletes to achieve peak mental performance. Kim strive to address mental health across all spectrums and believes neurofeedback is an essential tool in doing so. In her free time, Kim loves to play sports, explore new cultures, spend time with her niece and nephew, and catch live shows.
Becca Hart, LPC, PMH-C
Becca studied Sociology at the University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor's degree. She went on to achieve her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. As a licensed professional counselor, Becca believes in treating the whole person with a trauma-informed approach. She is trained in Brainspotting and Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Focused Therapy, both of which she relies on when treating individuals, groups, and families. In addition to her work within NeurOptimize, Becca is also passionate about providing outreach services to the community in the context of preventative care and education.