Dr. Elena Kantor is a clinically trained psychologist with extensive practical and research experience in behavioral and mental health. She obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology from the Moscow State University, PhD in Psychology from the Academy of Science Institute of Psychology (Moscow), and Post-Doctoral training from Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Professions. Her career includes clinical work with children, adolescents, Harvard University students as well as over a dozen years of work with top level athletes of the Soviet Union National Olympic Team.
Following her interests in alternative treatments, Dr. Kantor accomplished comprehensive training in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback at the ADD Center (Toronto, Canada), Cambridge Health Alliance (Cambridge, MA), and Neurodevelopment Center (Providence, RI).
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately “feed back” information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Neurofeedback, or EEG Biofeedback, is a way of training brain function. It is useful for many medical and psychiatric symptoms, including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Autism, PTSD, OCD, Migraine, and other types of pain. EEG Biofeedback is a non-drug approach to many childhood and adult conditions of brain dysfunction that have traditionally been treated with medications that often have serious side effects. Neurofeedback has also proven useful for improving already above-average athletic performance by helping athletes with "reak perforrmance" training.
Dr. Kantor is a member of American Psychological Association, Association of Applied Sport Psychology, International Association for Psycho-Social Rehabilitation.
Child or Adolescent
Sleep or Insomnia
Trauma and PTSD