Clinicians

Steven D. Cochran, LCSW, BCN, a licensed clinical social worker, is board certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Mr. Cochran earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Houston in 2003, graduating Cum Laude. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston in 2006, with honors. His experience includes an internship at the Children’s Assessment Center where he received extensive training in childhood trauma, PTSD, group therapy, and play therapy working with sexually abused children. Mr. Cochran served as president and CEO of Southwest Health Technology Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, from 2007 to 2015.  SW Health was a leader in school-based neurofeedback interventions, as well as a pioneer in addictions research utilizing neurofeedback.  Mr Cochran is the owner and clinical director of the Neurotherapy Center of Houston, LLC.  The Neurotherapy Center of Houston provides neurofeedback services for people of all ages for a wide range of conditions.  In 2011, Mr. Cochran published an article titled “Corporate Peak Performance” in the journal of Biofeedback (Volume39, Issue 3, pp. 123-126).  He has been a frequent guest lecturer at the UH-GCSW since 2010 and has acted as an instructor for the didactic training course necessary to obtain BCIA certification.

Laura Durkee, M.A, LPC- Intern, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Texas, supervised by Jill Ahrens Tucker, LPC-S. Laura has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Houston Baptist University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Laura expects to be board certified in Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) in early 2020. Laura is privileged to receive ongoing training from various leaders in the field of Neurofeedback, as she is incredibly passionate Neurofeedback as an intervention. Laura is a member of Applied Association of Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) and the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).

Laura has a special interest in working with clients to process trauma, help them build emotion regulation skills, regulate mood and impulsive behaviors, alleviate suicidal thoughts and/ or self-harm, and to increase self-acceptance. Laura works with clients to navigate through difficult life transitions including addiction and recovery, and times of adjustment such as grief, troubled relationships, anxiety, stress, and depression. Laura is trained in: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for LGBT Youth, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Neurobiology of Complex Trauma. She has also received training in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Play Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.