About Us

Local Providers

Rhonda Osborne

I have been serving individuals and families of rural areas as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over the past 20 years, treating a broad range of life challenges from mental health, addictions, trauma, family turmoil, and neuropsychological conditions. I am licensed in both Nebraska and Colorado, in both mental health and addiction treatment. I specialize in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG or brain mapping) recording and interpretation to offer additional clinical insight regarding symptoms, concerns, and treatment options for individuals who continue to struggle despite previous counseling experiences, alternative approaches to treatment often provide the missing keys to the health solution they are looking for.

Tara Krueger

I am a neuro technician and a current graduate student working towards my licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I offer counseling services, delivery of brain training services, psychoeducational services, while specializing in quantitative electroencephalogy. I am excited to begin the journey of working with individuals and families in our rural area.

Ronnie Bahler

Ronnie Bahler is our office manager. She is a friendly face you see when you first walk into our waiting room. Ronnie can help with payments and filling out paperwork.

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Jay Gunkelman

Jay Gunkelman entered the field of EEG and neurofeedback in 1972, establishing the first laboratory in a State Hospital in Jamestown, North Dakota. After moving to California to manufacture Biofeedback hardware, Jay was hired as a technologist in the world’s busiest EEG laboratory, handling over 100 EEGs a day, totaling to over 500,000 studies. Jay became the first person certified in computer analysis of the EEG in 1996. He has authored book chapters, a book on EEG artifacts, numerous scientific papers, and in 2005 he authored a paper on EEG Endophenotypes, linking genetics and EEG, which remains a popular lecture topic internationally. Jay was the subject of an award winning documentary: “The Signal in the Noise” in 2022, winning the “Science award” and the “Best Feature Length Documentary Award” at the London International Film Festival.

Mary L. Tracy

Dr. Mary was a classically trained as an EEG teach in the early 70’s in a research and performance lab with the US Department of the Navy and at the University and VA hospitals in in Neurology departments. She is a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California and has practiced for 32 years. Her current passion as an EEG educator for MindMedia USA and Stens Academy in the didactic and practical instruction of clinicians and techs whoo desire foundational or advanced knowledge and training in EEG Neurofeedback and Quantitative Eelectroencephalography (qEEG).

Dr. Mary is a certified EEG mentor professionals internationally for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and the international qEEG Certification Board certifications.

Nicholas Dogris

Dr. Dogris is the CEO and Co-founder of Neurofield, Inc., a company that develops specialized neurostimulation and neurofeedback modalities designed to restore functionality to the brain. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and specializes in Health Psychology, wellness and mind body physiology. He is an expert in QEEG brain mapping and is a board certified QEEG Diplomate. He is also board certified in neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Over the last 25 years Dr. Dogris has innovated many neurofeedback interventions and invented the NeuroField neurostimulation/neuromodulation system in 2007. In clinic, he continues to innovate and create new ways to bring balance to the brain in the effort to improve the functionality of the person.

Dr. Dogris engages in multiple forms of psychotherapy including EMDR, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities. He has over 15 years of experience working for the Inyo and Mono County Superior Court system conducting child custody, sentencing and competency evaluations. Dr. Dogris is traditionally trained and is able to conduct psychological evaluations including IQ and Personality testing.

When not engaging in clinical practice Dr. Dogris enjoys playing music and is versed in multiple instruments including bouzouki, guitar and drums. He enjoys writing and recording music in his studio and performing with his band.

Thiff Thomson

Dr. Thompson is a board certified neurotherapist, licensed psychotherapist, and neurofeedback professional. Dr. Dogris and Thompson are Santa Barbara’s only Quantitative EEG Diplomates (QEEG-D) from the QEEG Certification Board (meaning that their processing and interpretations of brain maps are valid and certified). Dr. Thompson is a Registered EEG Technician, a medical credential bestowed by the American Society of Neurodiagnostic Technicians. She has worked in neurology clinics, as well as clinical settings. She holds two Masters degrees, one in Depth Counseling Psychology and another in Communication from Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of Maryland, respectively. She has a PhD in Psychology; her dissertation was on the intersection of psychodynamic psychology model of the psyche and electroencephalography (EEG).

Dr. Thompson has served as the Executive Director of the Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience, and worked as a neurodiagnostician in neurology clinics. Dr. Thompson regularly delivers public and trade organization lectures on Brain Mapping (Quantitative EEGs), Clinical Quantitative EEGs, Brainwaves 101, neurotherapy, and induced meditative states at various organizations, such as the International Society of Neurotherapy Research, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and The Biofeedback Society of California conferences. Variations on the theme have been presented at Pacifica Graduate Institute and to the lay public of Santa Barbara in public lectures.

See her 2014 article on Brainwaves 101 for the magazine: The Therapist

When she’s not in the lab, Dr. Thompson teaches evening yoga classes. She instructs at a handful of Santa Barbara yoga studios and is known for the cardio-vascular and spiritual combination that is her hallmark style.

Dr. Thompson’s central aim with all clients is to help them evolve. Neurofield Neurotherapy develops and delivers cutting edge neurotherapy techniques into mainstream Santa Barbara, by bringing her skills in Brain Mapping (Quantitative EEG), Brain Training (using neurofeedback, biofeedback, and neurotherapy protocols), and brain-oriented psychotherapy to locals and visitors so that Neurofield Neurotherapy may serve as a source of healing for all individuals in need.

At Flatland, we have contracted with Brain Science International (BSI) to read complex brain maps that are recorded in our office. Brain Science International (BSI) is a world leader in EEG, QEEG and functional QEEG (fQEEG) analysis (brain mapping). BSI provides EEG interpretation, analysis and consultation and neurofeedback recommendations, processing several hundred EEG/QEEG records for clinics throughout the world each month.
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