About

Committed to the Wellbeing of Others

In 2017, Kaka Ray opened TN Neurofeedback (Tennessee Neurofeedback) in Brentwood, TN 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 well-being. In 2020, Kaka’s daughter Kelsi joined the TN Neurofeedback team and now leads the clinic as the General Manager. In 2023, TN Neurofeedback expanded to a second location in Chattanooga, TN to provide accessible treatment to a wider community. 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, MMFT

After finishing a Master’s degree in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Kelsi returned to Nashville to work with Kaka at Tennessee Neurofeedback. Kelsi’s primary focus is to create an environment that enables clients to feel safe and hopeful, while using cutting edge technology to improve brain health. She loves working with our outstanding team and seeking opportunities for our staff to develop a deeper knowledge of neurofeedback and client care. Kelsi holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, and is certified by the BCIA and the International QEEG Certification Board. Kelsi has also completed level 1 and 2 Brainspotting training. In addition to working with neurofeedback clients, Kelsi has a private practice where she works with individuals with trauma and anxiety.

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, 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, 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.

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, BCN-T

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.

MAGGIE DAUGHERTY, BCN-T

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!

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We are not currently hiring, but always love hearing from people who are interested in what we do. If you’d like to put an application on file for future openings, please reach out!

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