About

Committed to the Wellbeing of Others

In 2017, Kaka Ray opened TN Neurofeedback (Tennessee Neurofeedback) as part of her trauma therapy practice. After 15 years of counseling clients as a marriage and family therapist, Kaka began exploring brain-based modalities to help them reach deeper levels of healing. While attending a conference with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, Kaka learned about neurofeedback and its role as one of the crucial mechanisms for healing the effects of trauma on the brain. Kaka began using neurofeedback treatment with her clients, and after experiencing the profound difference she was seeing in the speed and depth of their healing, she founded Tennessee Neurofeedback to provide neurofeedback services to more individuals facing a variety of barriers to wellbeing. In 2020, Kaka’s daughter Kelsi joined the TN Neurofeedback team and now leads the clinic as the General Manager. Kaka and Kelsi love working together to promote access to neurofeedback and brain-based mental healthcare.

Five years later, Tennessee Neurofeedback has helped nearly 2,000 clients improve their quality of life through decreasing anxiety and depression, ADHD symptoms, sleep issues, trauma and PTSD, and more.

We are proud to be locally owned in the Nashville area.

Our mission is to cultivate an inviting, warm atmosphere in our offices and provide long-lasting healing to those who seek it.

Our People Make the Difference

KAKA RAY, FOUNDER AND CEO, BCN-T

Kaka Ray, LMFT, BCN is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Neurotherapist, who specializes in brain-based treatments and trauma resolution. She is master trained in brain spotting, an innovative new treatment in brain-based therapy. In May of 2017, Kaka founded TN Neurofeedback when she discovered the ways in which neurofeedback could deeply benefit her clients and individuals seeking trauma resolution and performance enhancement. She has since achieved board certification in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). As an expert in trauma and human systems, Kaka works in short intensive sessions to prevent and manage crises. The model of intensive sessions coupled with cutting edge brain-based treatment such as brainspotting and neurofeedback is proven to make the therapeutic engagement more efficient and effective.

KELSI RAY, GENERAL MANAGER, BCN-T

After finishing a Masters degree in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Kelsi returned to Nashville to work with Kaka at Tennessee Neurofeedback. Kelsi holds certifications from BCIA and the International QEEG Certification Board. She is also completing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University, and has completed level 1 and 2 brainspotting training. Kelsi is passionate about creating an environment at the clinic that enables clients to feel safe and hopeful. She loves working with our outstanding team and seeking opportunities for our staff to develop deeper knowledge of neurofeedback and client care.

CASSIE BARTELS, CLIENT CARE MANAGER, BCN-T

Cassie, BCN-T, has been with Tennessee Neurofeedback since November 2020. A Nashville native, Cassie graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in health care. She currently attends Trevecca Nazarene University where she is studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is completing her QEEG-T certification. Cassie is passionate about healing trauma through a holistic, whole-body approach. Her care for the well-being of our clients makes her an invaluable part of our team. When not at the clinic, you can find her curled up with a good book or walking her dogs at the park.

CHRIS HENSON, CLINICAL COORDINATOR, BCN-T

Chris Henson, BCN-T received his B.S in Psychology with a dual minor in Neuroscience and Criminology from Middle Tennessee State University. He began working as a technician at Tennessee Neurofeedback in August 2021. Chris has always been fascinated with how the mind works, and is excited to gain further knowledge in this field. Chris is part of the TNNFB management team and is enthusiastic about ensuring that clients have the best experience possible during their neurofeedback process.

MADISON THACKER, BCN-T

Madison has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since January 2021. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Pepperdine University, she moved to Nashville to pursue her Master of Education in Human Development Counseling at Vanderbilt University. She joined the Tennessee Neurofeedback team excited to learn about this burgeoning technology that is changing lives every day, and has since been certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) as a Neurofeedback Technician. Madison’s dedication to client care and passion for holistic mental health make her a valuable part of the team at Tennessee Neurofeedback.

JACOB NEWKIRK, TECHNICIAN

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, TECHNICIAN

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.

HANNAH FLIGEL, TECHNICIAN, BCN-T

Hannah, BCN-T, has been a technician with Tennessee Neurofeedback since March 2021 and is a certified neurofeedback technician through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2017 with degrees in Public Policy Leadership and Psychology. She moved to Nashville in 2020 to pursue her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Vanderbilt University. Hannah is passionate about working alongside people as they embark on their journey toward healing and clarity.

ESMERALDA RAMIREZ, TECHNICIAN, 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.

CINDY KILTON, TECHNICIAN, BCN-T

Cindy, BCN-T, has been with Tennessee Neurofeedback since July 2021 and is a certified neurofeedback technician through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). She is pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Vanderbilt University. Cindy believes in a holistic approach to mental health and providing a safe, welcoming space for clients on their journey toward healing and growth.

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As our team grows, we want to work with great people who have a passion for cultivating the values of our company. We are a business with a purpose and we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.

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