Brain Prodigy Inc. was founded and created by Dr. Daina Debly in order to offer her patients and the public an adjunct therapy and/or alternative to medications when targeting mental health symptoms and Optimal Performance goals. Neurofeedback training is considered to be a safe and natural approach to improving mental performance.
Daina Debly, MD, MHSc., FRCPC
Dr. Debly is a licensed Psychiatrist in private practice in Burlington, ON. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Linguistics preparing her for graduate studies in Health Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) at the University of Toronto. After working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for several years in hospital settings, she began her study of medicine at McMaster University. Her fascination with the relationship of human behaviour and biology led to her career in Psychiatry. She completed residency training at McMaster University and is an active Fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Debly has worked as an in-patient hospital psychiatrist with individuals suffering from severe mental illness in General Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, and patients with complex medical conditions at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (2014-2018). Her main area of clinical interest includes developmental and complex trauma as well as supporting individuals striving for elite performance.
Cheryl Wood, RSSW, EAF, YTT500 (Yoga)
Cheryl Wood is a Social Service Worker and registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She holds a certificate in Children’s Mental Health, as well as Children’s Grief and Bereavement and has worked in several organizations in the Mental Health Care field.
Working from a Trauma Informed perspective, Cheryl designed and facilitated psycho-educational workshops, Expressive Art groups, and provided individual counselling, at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. Through a partnership with Trent University she also led a yearly, 10 week program for Trent University students, The Creative Response, designed to support female students who had experienced sexual violence.
Cheryl also worked at Hospice Peterborough running Children’s Grief Groups and supporting children one-on-one through the grief process. Using her skills as a Yoga Teacher and Expressive Art’s Facilitator, Cheryl has incorporated Mindfulness, Meditation and art in her work with adults and children. Cheryl is currently training as a Sandplay Psychotherapist and is pleased to be working at Brain Prodigy running the Neurofeedback clinic.