ABOUT US

our mission statement

To support our patients with mental or neurological disorders from the initial diagnostic to the end of the intervention, offering them state of the art technology to evaluate and treat the brain with integrative modalities. Our services use different techniques aimed to modulate neural functions for the purpose of improving brain function. Our highly qualified and experienced clinical staff offers the human treatment that every patient looks for in their recovery. We listen and care; our goal is to improve our patients quality of life

Multicultural & Multination

Here at Boston NeuroDynamics, we are a melting pot of different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, and languages.
While our office is located in Brookline, Massachusetts, we collaborate all across the US, host professional trainings in three different countries, and have associations all over the world. We are proud of our diversity and are always looking to expand our network, utilizing technology to learn and grow all around the globe.

meet the team

Diana Martinez, MD, PhD, LMCH, BCN

Diana Martinez, MD, PhD, LMCH, BCN

Co-Founder & Co-Director

Diana is a medical doctor with a specialty in Neurorehabilitation. She received her medical degree from University of Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2002, Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation from IAHP, Philadelphia, USA in 2006; M.Sc in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2009, Fellowship in Neurophysiology from University Hospital, Cleveland, USA in 2012 and PhD from De Montfort University from Leicester, UK in 2018. She has 15 years of experience treating severe brain injured patients in United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. She developed, along with other professionals, an integrative intervention to rehabilitated neurological conditions including neurofeedback and other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. She is the CEO (since 2012) of Neocemod (Neuromodulation Center), Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico, with experience treating patients with epilepsy, learning disorders, behavioral disorder, mood disorders, sleep disorders, TBI and CP. She has extensive experience in neurophysiology, EEG/qEEG/ERP interpretation. She is an international consultant for Neurofeedback professionals and currently she combines clinical work and research; which lead to studying the effects of Neurofeedback in epilepsy for her PhD thesis. She continues to receive invitations to give lectures and workshops for ISNR, BFE, NRBS and SMNB (Mexican Neurofeedback society) and other international neurological and neurophysiology societies. In 2017 she became the Director of the Neurofeedback Clinic at the Trauma Center at JRI in Boston, and she is the cofounder of Boston Neurodynamics, offering high quality training and consulting for neurophysiological evaluations, neurofeedback, biofeedback and other noninvasive brain stimulation interventions.

Diana is fluent in Spanish.
diana@bostonneurodynamics.com

Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, BCN, LICSW

Ainat Rogel, PhD, MSW, BCN, LICSW

Co-Founder & Co-Director

Ainat is the co-founder and co-director of Boston Neurodynamics where she practices neurofeedback, performs and analyzes brain mapping (qEEG) and trains and supervises neurofeedback practitioners. She currently serves as the ISNR (International Society of Neurofeedback and Research) Board of Directors Secretary. Ainat has a PhD in Computer Science and Neurobiology, a licensed independent clinical social worker, and a BCIA certified neurofeedback provider and supervisor.

Ainat advocates incorporating neurofeedback and biofeedback as part of therapy in general, and in her practice specifically focuses on developmental trauma. She also believes in fundamental and large-scale research studies. Therefore, in addition to seeing clients, Ainat gives international presentations and trainings, supervise students and conducting evidence-based research.

Ainat received her Ph.D. in Computer-Science and Neurobiology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, received her MSW from Simmons College in 2014 and her LICSW in 2017. She has worked in brain research at various institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH-Harvard, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Since 2010, she has focused on neurofeedback research and clinical work at the Mental Health Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel and at Ben-Gurion University. Ainat also worked as a clinician and group intake coordinator at Arbour Outpatient Clinic in Jamaica Plain, Boston. She has been on the staff at the Trauma Center at JRI since 2012 as a chief scientist of neurofeedback and a senior affiliate at the neurofeedback clinic. She also trains and supervises NFB clinicians. She coordinated the child Neurofeedback Study and was part of the adult NFB study.
ainat@bostonneurodynamics.com

Hilla Rogel, M.Ed

Hilla Rogel, M.Ed

Director of Communications & Operations

Hilla is the Director of Communications and Operations here at Boston NeuroDynamics. Outside of Boston NeuroDynamics, Hilla is a middle school math teacher who has taught in a diversity of places from low socio-economic urban schools and correctional facilities to upper middle class high achieving schools. Hilla has her B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and M.Ed in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami. Hilla is also RYT 200 hour yoga and 85 hour prenatal instructor who has taught children, students and adults. She has seen the impact that neurofeedback has on individuals and would love to answer all your questions!
info@bostonneurodynamics.com

Beth Elliott, MSW, LICSW

Beth Elliott, MSW, LICSW

Therapist, Neurofeedback Clinician

Beth is a 1988 graduate of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and she is an experienced clinician with a history of practicing social work in various capacities. With her family, Beth has lived in various parts of the U.S., working in psychiatric acute care hospital settings both in Worcester, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington; as well as doing evaluations for vocational rehabilitation clientele in Columbus, Ohio. She also has been licensed in and has experience with facilitating adoptions, a population near and dear to her heart. Since returning to her native New England in 2013, Beth has worked as an outpatient clinician at Riverside Community Counseling and Arbour Counseling Services, furthering her understanding of all phases of mental health treatment and outpatient care. It was Beth’s great privilege to participate in the BCIA Neurofeedback training given through Boston NeuroDynamics in October 2019, and she continues to deepen her understanding of neurofeedback treatment of various disorders through combining it with many aspects of psychotherapy.
beth@bostonneurodynamics.com

 

advisory board

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work integrates mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. He is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Trauma Center in Boston. Bessel is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed scientific articles, including two major scientific publications on neurofeedback for PTSD and four books, including the New York Times best-sellerThe Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Website: besselvanderkolk.com
Leon Morales-Quezada, MD

Leon Morales-Quezada, MD

Dr. Leon Morales-Quezada is a physician-scientist with experience in neurocognitive rehabilitation, noninvasive neuromodulation, applied psychophysiology, and technology development for neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Morales-Quezada received his MD degree from Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes and completed clinical training in emergency medicine and intensive care. He also completed a fellowship and Masters in Neuropsychology Rehabilitation at Touro College, a PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences from De Montfort University in Leicester UK, and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Morales-Quezada was awarded with the prestigious Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Harvard-NIH program, Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Nacional Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. He is currently a Research Faculty from Spaulding Rehabilitation Research Institute and fellow from the Ellen R. and Melvin J. Gordon Center for the Cure and Treatment of Paralysis. Dr. Morales-Quezada research interests focus on noninvasive neuromodulation, the placebo effect, and technology development applied in rehabilitation and behavioral medicine.

Mirret M. El-Hagrassy, MD

Mirret M. El-Hagrassy, MD

Mirret M. El-Hagrassy, MD, is a licensed neurologist, board-certified in Neurology and Epilepsy. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. El-Hagrassy is conducting research and training in neuromodulation with an emphasis on neurologic disorders, and her current research projects involve the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain as well as EEG changes in healthy volunteers. She has co-authored book chapters and papers (in press) on clinical research and non-invasive brain stimulation. Dr. El-Hagrassy has a special interest in non-invasive brain stimulation, EEG, epilepsy, and neurofeedback. She enjoys living and working in multicultural environments and multi-specialty groups. Dr. El-Hagrassy completed her medical training at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt) over a decade ago, and has moved to the US since. She completed her neurology residency at SUNY Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, NY), clinical neurophysiology (EEG and Epilepsy track) fellowship at Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio).
Larry Rudolph, PhD

Larry Rudolph, PhD

Larry Rudolph is a Senior Research Scientist and VP at Two Sigma Investments LLP, a Visiting Scholar at NYU, Affiliate off CSAIL MIT, Academic Board Member of the Mass Open Cloud, and CTO of ReDigi. After receiving his PhD from NYU Courant Institute, he has been on the faculty of CMU, Hebrew University and MIT as well as a project manager at VMWare. He has authored over a 100 conference and journal articles, authored 3 books, and advised dozens of graduate students.