Mental Health Professionals

Learn more about modern neuroscience breakthroughs now available to professionals and their clients.

When an individual has lived through trauma, whether neglect, abuse or accidental injury, their brain CHANGES in function . The traumatic events cause negative neuroplasticity, "roadblocks" on the electrical pathways of the brain. Balancing the brain can “reset the switch” allowing the person to rest, to learn and to adapt to change more easily.

We would like to invite you to a Vitanya Brain Performance Center for an educational opportunity to learn more about Vitanya products, technology and programs.

Schedule a 45-minute Neural Insight Session to “test drive” the technology with one of our brain performance coaches.

Ask about our Mental Health Advocacy Program which allows qualified professionals to go through a 30-day Discovery at no cost to you, paid for by our Mental Health Advocacy Fund.

Thinking well beyond

Vitanya Invites You to a Lunch and Learn


with Speaker: Stacey Smith, PhD.


Our brains, which control our behaviors and thoughts, are intricate systems of electrical and chemical activities with about 86 billion neurons. While the brain is designed to adapt to changes in our environment, we have found that it can also become dysregulated. This dysregulation can cause the brain to be under-stimulated when it should be attentive or over-stimulated when it should be calm. At times, the brain may self-correct, and at other times, this dysregulation becomes the new normal. Neurofeedback is used to correct for this dysregulation and allow the brain to become optimized. When combined with therapy, this optimized brain allows our clients to better engage in the therapy process and make more conscious, healthy decisions. Together, these two interventions can create lasting change and recovery for our clients. At this point, we have measured significant reductions in trauma, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and stress when using the Vitanya neuroscience protocols. At the same time, we have seen increases in the quality of life, stress resilience, and executive functioning. 


  • Participants will gain knowledge of neurofeedback and effects on Brain Functioning.
  • Be able to describe the Brain/Gut connection and the impact on physical and emotional health, including trauma, ADHD, substance use, personality and other disorders. 
  • Identify how neuroscience impacts behavior, cognition and trauma.

Topics Covered: 

  • Neurofeedback: Improving Brain Functioning
  • The Brain/Gut Connection
  • The Impact of Neurofeedback on TraumaVitanya Pilot Studies
April 17th, 2020
11:30am – 1:30pm
Lunch begins at 11:30am
Program will begin at 12:00pm

Vitanya Corporate Center
8010 E Mcdowell Rd, Suite 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

with Speaker: Stacey Smith PhD.
Stacey Smith PhD - National Director Of Clinical Outreach
Dr. Stacey Smith is a licensed psychologist in Arizona and Texas with extensive work in the addiction field in residential, PHP, and IOP settings. He has held positions as IOP Director, Clinical Director, and Chief Clinical Officer. Additionally, Dr. Smith has assisted in creation of a randomized clinical trial for research; presented multiple times at professional conferences; and taught at the collegiate level. Dr. Smith trained in EMDR techniques. Most recently, the focus of his work has been the examination of brain functioning and how that relates to healing processes, and how advanced, neuro-technology can play a key role.

To register for this Vitanya program: please click on the link below. There is no charge for this program. A certificate of completion will be presented at the end of the presentation.

This presentation is approved for 1 CE
NBCC Approval Number SP-XXXX

For ADA needs or to register by phone or email, please contact me directly at:

Ellen Sohus, MC, LPC, LISAC
Director of Community Relations
8010 E. McDowell Rd., Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
O. 480-696-3800
M. 602-796-5860

RSVP to April 17th Event
For event questions please contact Ellen Sohus:  (602) 796-5860

Dr. Stacey Smith

Stacey Smith, PhD, CSAT, EMDR

Success Stories

“I can now say that incorporating a brain performance relapse prevention program has created the opportunity for us to do a greater depth of work with our clients in a shorter time frame. I am so very grateful for their presence in our community.”

Vitanya Brain Performance Centers