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, BCN, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is board certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Houston Baptist University. Laura completed her clinical practicum experience working at Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department, where she gained extensive experience working with children and adolescents with a wide variety of issues, including ADHD, anxiety, behavioral problems and anger, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relational issues. Since then, she has gained experience and training in the area of RO-DBT, which means she’s able to deal with issues of under control and overcontrol behaviors, as well as training in the area of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal, and Emotion regulation skills. Her counseling approach is eclectic and treatment is tailored to each individual using a multi-dimensional approach that combines both neurofeedback therapy and psychotherapy grounded in cognitive behavioral techniques.
It is important to Laura to support her clients by providing them a safe, non-judgmental environment, observing their strengths while also encouraging clients to practice looking at other perspectives, challenging negative and dysfunctional thought processes, and helping clients engage in new and effective behaviors. Laura is passionate about destigmatizing mental health while helping people believe in themselves and find their strengths. Laura has a strong belief that with commitment, willingness to take an active stance, and a support system, people can make desired changes. As a positive ally in the community for people who identify within the LGBTQ+ population, in addition to her professional training, her experience has guided her practice in providing effective, culturally competent support for diverse groups including sexual orientation, gender identity, spirituality, ethnicity, and ability. Laura is a proponent of self-compassion and mindfulness; and, she has completed numerous trainings ranging from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Solution-Focused play therapy.