MADISON THACKER, CLIENT CARE MANAGER, M.ED, BCN-T
Madison Thacker has been part of the TNNFB team since the beginning of 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. At TN Neurofeedback, she supports clients through interpreting brainmaps and managing the neurofeedback process. She has been certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Allicance as a Neurofeedback Technician and continues to receive ongoing training and mentorship to advance her clinical expertise. Madison’s dedication to client care and passion for holistic mental health maker her a valuable part of the TN Neurofeedback Team!
NICOLE TRADER, CLIENT CARE MANAGER, M.ED, BCN-T
Nicole has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since May of 2023 and is in training to become a neurotherapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Biology from NC State University and recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. She is certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance as a Neurofeedback Technician. Nicole finds great fulfillment in guiding clients on their journey of growth, self-discovery, and healing. She is passionate about the mind-body connection and fostering a safe space for clients to achieve holistic wellness.
ESMERALDA RAMIREZ, TECHNICIAN MANAGER, BCN-T
Esmeralda Ramirez has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since May of 2021. She is currently studying at Middle Tennessee State University where she is pursuing a bachelors degree in psychology with minors in neuroscience and healthcare services. Once she graduates in December 2021, she plans to continue with her education by pursuing a Masters of Arts in psychology.
JACOB NEWKIRK, BCN-T
Jacob Newkirk has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since June of 2022. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. Once he completes his degree he plans to pursue licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Jake is a valued addition to the TNNFB team, where he brings warmth, wit, and sincere care for our clients.
MARIANNE GREGG, BCN-T
Marianne has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since July 2022. She received her undergraduate degree in art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA before moving to Nashville where she worked as a freelance artist and is now completing her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. A lifelong learner, Marianne is passionate about growth, healing, and renewal through therapy.
MEGAN MCMAHON, TECHNICIAN
Megan has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since October 2022. In 2019, she received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University where she studied English and Psychology. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University. Megan is passionate about collaborating with clients as they work towards change, healing, and growth.
NICOLE STENGEL, BCN-T
Nicole moved to Nashville from NY in 2017 and began working with Tennessee Neurofeedback in March of 2023. Nicole has been in the medical field for almost 15 years and loves learning about holistic methods to promote mental health. On her downtime, she can be found on a yoga mat, in her backyard hanging with her pups, kayaking with her husband, or planning her next adventure. Nicole has received her neurofeedback certification through the BCIA, and her experience and warm presence add to our team’s effort to help clients feel at ease during their neurofeedback process.
JENNA STOTTS, TECHNICIAN
Jenna Stotts has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since April 2023 and is pursuing her neurofeedback certification through the BCIA. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Social Work through the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s online program, and she plans to continue her education by pursuing a masters in Social Work and ultimately becoming a licensed clinical social worker. She is excited to be a part of this community and to be a part of our clients’ healing journey.
ALLY ROBIRDS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR, BCN-T
In addition to her role as a certified neurofeedback technician, Ally serves our community by spreading the word about neurofeedback. Ally is always on the lookout for providers who are interested in learning more about what we do, and she facilitates opportunities for professionals to deepen their understanding of brain mapping and neurofeedback. Ally’s work is essential to our efforts to continue broadening access to neurofeedback. Ally completed her BS in psychology at Auburn University and plans to continue her education to become a therapist in the near future.
MAGGIE DAUGHERTY, TECHNICIAN
Maggie is in her third year at Lipscomb University where she studies neurobiology, psychology, and chemistry. She plans to pursue doctoral work in behavioral neuroscience after graduation. Maggie is currently pursuing her technician certification through the BCIA. She loves being in an environment where she is constantly learning new things, and is excited to be working in a field that connects her passion for an individualized/holistic approach to treatment with her interest in how the brain works!