Who We Are

Ann Lowe
Dr. Ann Lowe
Beverly J. Rattray
Beverly J. Rattray, MFT
Brian Wong
Brian Wong




Ann Lowe

Dr. Ann Lowe

Dr. Lowe received her Ph.D. from UCLA. Her long interest in mind-body connections has led her to the practice of neurofeedback. As a nurse practitioner who has prescribed medicine for a multitude of conditions, she now can provide a non-pharmaceutical treatment for her patients.

She has a long career in the health care industry. As a registered nurse and nurse practitioner she has worked in hospitals, homeless shelters, prisons, and private offices. Currently she provides the following services:

Neurofeedback to manage such issues as mood disorders (anxiety, depression), ADD, ADHD, PTSD, pain syndromes, migraine headaches, insomnia, strokes, behavioral disorders, and anger. However, this list is not inclusive of all symptoms impacted by neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback for peak performance to enhance achievement in artistic endeavors, sports achievement, or academic excellence.

Wellness Coach for weight management. This involves monitoring blood pressures, blood sugars, BMI, and health behaviors.

Biofeedback techniques, such as Alpha-Stim (cranial electrical stimulation) for Stress Management and Heart Rate Variability.


The Process
Accessing Dr. Lowe's services does not require a doctor's referral. Call the office and speak to Delia, the office secretary, who will schedule an hour appointment. This first session will involve a comprehensive history, a discussion of your goals for treatment, and the prospective plan of care. Most neurofeedback plans involve two sessions a week for a total of at least 20 sessions. The assessment usually includes performing the Quiktest which analyzes response to high and low stress situations, ability to shift tasks, and speed of processing information. The results of this test along with the history are instrumental in designing a comprehensive neurofeedback training program.

Alpha-Theta is a special type of neurofeedback that allows the individual to access deeper areas of the mind while in an emotionally inhibited state. This allows the person to view difficult issues from a more objective manner. Alpha-Theta has been used successfully as an adjunctive therapy to recover from traumatic events, to release addictions, and to discover new pathways to personal fulfillment.

Qualifications
Education
Ph.D.: UCLA School of Nursing
MSN: UCLA School of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner
BSN: California State University, Los Angeles

Certifications
American Nurses Association: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist: California College of Ayurveda

Licensures (state of California)
Registered Nurse
Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing License

Work Experience
ICU Nurse; Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in hospitals, private practice, and the California Prison System;
Head Nurse/Nurse Practitioner in HUD-funded geriatric center

Research

Brain Mechanisms in Aromatherapy: fMRI and Mood Changes in Response to Odors in Females with Functional Abdominal Pain
The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of pleasant and unpleasant odors on the brain activation patterns and mood of women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Designed, coordinated, and analyzed the brain scans. Location: UCLA School of Nursing, Center for Neurovisceral Stress, and UCLA Brain Mapping Center

Awards

2010: Winner of the Patsy A. Perry Biological Nursing Award for the Sigma Theta Western Institute of Nursing for research: Brain Mechanisms in Aromatherapy: fMRI and Mood Changes in Response to Odors in Females with Functional Abdominal Pain

2008: Recipient of the Alsace Lovelace Brain Mapping Center award ($5,000)

2007: Recipient of the Oppenheimer Seed Grant for CAIM ($30,000)

2007: Recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Tau Grant ($4,500)

2005: Recipient of scholarship to the UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program

2004-2005 University Fellowship Award: University of California, Los Angeles

Beverly J. Rattray, MFT

Beverly J. RattrayBeverly is a marriage and family therapist who has worked in the community for over 13 years, specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. Her work with volatile and highly reactive individuals finds a new dimension with the adjunct of neurofeedback.


Specialty Focus
Management of highly volatile issues within the context of the family system. These issues can present as destructive behaviors within intimate relationships, anger, aggression, addictions, and child abuse. She facilitates healing through the linking of trauma to the repetitive dysfunction within the family and to addictive patterns.


Experience
Beverly has a long history of public service. Early in her career she worked in detention centers and retreat homes to assist troubled adolescents.

She also worked as a registered nurse in critical care units and psychiatric units, and provided crisis intervention for acute psychiatric patients.

In 1996 she pursued her interest in psychology and worked in institutions such as: St. Vincent de Paul Shelter for the Homeless in San Diego, the Family Service Center for Marines in Camp Pendleton, and Dr. Raese and Associates in Temecula. In 2006, she developed Beverly Counseling Associated in Murrieta, CA. Over the years, her experience has included providing individual, family, and group therapy for men, women, and children.

Additionally Beverly is a certified provider and the director of court-mandated groups including: Anger Management, Domestic Violence, a Child Batterers’ Program, and Parenting Classes.

Qualifications
Education
1998 United States International University: San Diego
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration in Chemical Dependency
1992 California State University: San Bernardino B.A., Psychology
1972 Norwalk Community College of Nursing: Norwalk, CN A.D., Nursing, Registered Nurse
1964 Miami Bible College: Miami, FLA Certification in Bible Study Certifications


Brian Wong

Brian WongExperience
Brian Wong received a dual degree in the majors of Neuroscience and Biochemistry at UC San Diego. His main research interests include understanding the molecular and cellular basis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. The majority of his research projects involved developing novel biosensors for Neuroscience research and investigating the cellular basis of Schizophrenia. His background in science research led him to explore the field of Neurofeedback. Brian is enthusiastic about non-pharmaceutical treatments and holistic approaches in medicine.

Qualifications
Education
2010-2013 University of California, San Diego
B.S. Physiology and Neuroscience
2010-2013 University of California, San Diego
B.S. Biochemistry/Chemistry

Work Experience
2012-2013 Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Laboratory of Genetics; Cellular and Molecular Basis of Schizophrenia
2010-2012 UCSD Department of Bioengineering
Theoretical Neuroscience and Engineering Lab; Calcium Biosensors

Research
New approach for fluorescent, Ca2+ indicator with a cross-linkable moiety, 2010 UCSD Summer Research Conference

Awards
2010 : UCSD Howard Hughes Research Scholars Program