The Neurovation Center as a whole is more than the sum of its parts. Each staff member is an important part of that whole. Here are the people that make Neurovation happen!
Jeffrey J. Schutz
MA, MA, LMFT, BCN, ORD
Senior Neurofeedback Clinician,
Owner and Executive Director
Jeff is the Founder and Executive Director of The Neurovation Center. He has pioneered integrative techniques for assessing and integrating neuroanalysis and neurofeedback into mental healthcare. Jeff is also the CEO of NeuroInnovation Consulting Services, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology through Liberty University, doing research on the integration of neurofeedback into mental healthcare.
Laura E. Schutz
Co-Owner; Accounting / Bookkeeping
Laurie is Jeff’s life partner in running The Neurovation Center (and the Schutz home overall). She is actively involved with personnel support and resourcing, as well as brainstorming and trouble-shooting everything behind-the-scenes. She is the one who keeps a close eye on The Neurovation Center bottom line as the Bookkeeper. Laurie is an outdoor enthusiast, loving all things about gardening, birds, hiking, and just plain getting out into God's Creation. (And don't let her sweet disposition fool you - she's a crazy great athlete and can run Jeff into the ground when they jog!)
Director of Office Administration
Jason keeps TNC running well and smoothly on the business end of things. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, charges, or other matters related to finances or clarifying details of your healthcare plan, he's the guy to talk to. And don't hesitate to ask him anything – Jason is approachable, a great listener, and always available to take care of you and your concerns. He's a wealth of insurance information, able to find / work out most insurance questions (if in fact there is an answer to be found!) and a wonderful person to talk to when it comes to the "unfortunate" part of treatment (that is, the cost of it!).
Lindsay K. Higdon
MS, QEEG-D, BCN
Clinical Director of Neurofeedback; Senior Neuroanalyst
Lindsay is the Clinical Director of Neurofeedback and Senior Neuroanalyst at TNC. She started at TNC in 2013 and is a Board Certified Neurofeedback Clinician - Senior Clinical Fellow. She was the first person in Connecticut to become Board Certified as a QEEG-Diplomate.
PHD, MA, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Clinician
Clinical Director of Therapeutic Services,
Senior Trauma Clinician
Diana is one of the most experienced trauma therapists you will find. Period. She is devoted to giving hope, healing and help to individuals, couples and families suffering from complex trauma. Drawing from a wealth of professional experience with and personal healing from trauma, Diana creates an environment of safety and compassion where clients can leave behind the pain from the past that shackles present emotions and leaves a cloud of fear over the future. Her breadth of knowledge in integrating various trauma-focused techniques means that Diana has a wealth of resources to address trauma with skill and grace. She has the cultivated ability to keep an eye on her client’s tolerance of painful memories and triggers while balancing humor, authenticity and encouragement to calm the emotional storms.
Meleah’s passion for counseling is about helping people navigate the challenges of life and stay on-track with the direction they desire to journey through life. She enjoys working with children and adults alike and avoids the one-size-fits-all approach. Meleah adapts her style to her client’s needs, and she finds ways to align her approach with client goals through enthusiasm and authenticity.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Colleen has a passion for working with people to create the life they desire and overcome the challenges they face. She believes in a very collaborative therapeutic process. Colleen prides herself on being non-judgmental and intuitive. Colleen is a mindfulness-based practitioner, NFB technician and EMDR certified trauma clinician. Her preferred population includes adolescents and adults, but she has experience across all ages and conditions. Choose Colleen if you’re looking for a partner who will tailor every session to your unique needs.
Colleen is a yogi with a strong connection to multiple holistic healing modalities. An animal lover, outdoor enthusiast, wife and mother. Choose Colleen if you are looking for a partner to walk with you to heal and achieve your highest potential.
UCONN School of SW
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rebecca has experience helping families discover their strengths and overcome life’s difficulties with her supportive and compassionate, yet challenging, nature. She’s the youngest of seven, so trust that she can handle whatever you dish out. Rebecca believes clients have the tools needed to be successful, and just by taking the step toward therapy are showing immense bravery and growth. When not providing therapy, you can find Rebecca hiking (please do- she gets lost sometimes), at the movies watching superheroes do their thing (Batman was her first love, & she will reference him in session), or boxing at the gym (the youngest of seven was mentioned before.) Being multifaceted herself, she looks forward to getting to know the many parts of each of her clients. If you were wondering, Rebecca earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College.
Licensed Marriage and
Theresa is a specialist who works as a trauma expert and as a relationship expert – often with clients who need both! Her passion and training as a counselor revolve around bringing a sense of healing and wholeness into relationship systems while helping clients find balance and freedom to live life fully. Theresa’s calm, compassionate and open demeanor lends to the experience of welcoming and non- judgmental sessions. Her commitment to goal-based outcomes and structured interventions means she is as committed to the positive changes as you are, making the most of your time investment.
Kimberley specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Bringing compassion, understanding, and insight, she supports and guides individuals who struggle with a variety of counseling care concerns such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, legal trouble, truancy, aggression, and family conflict. Kimberley is able to access a wide an array of clinical techniques, including extensive experience in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).