GreyMatters Neurofeedback Team




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Shari Johansson -

Greymatters Neurofeedback Director

Shari Y. Johansson (RDH, MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D) is a licensed professional counselor.

Since 1993, Shari has been involved in counseling dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in deep relationship with God and others. Areas of specialized interest include: abuse recovery, grief work, identity issues, life direction, marital issues, parenting, adoption parenting and all things relational.

Attachment Relationships, Anxiety, Grief, ADHD; Issues: Anger Management, Codependency, Family Conflict, Obesity/Weight loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Behavioral Issues, Divorce, Life Coaching, Parenting, Self-Esteem, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma/PTSD, Biofeedback & Neurofeedback

If you or your child is struggling with symptoms of ADHD and the emotional and often social difficulties that go along with it, then neurofeedback is a great life changing, non-invasive solution. I myself grew up with these difficulties, so when my son was in Kindergarten and we got the call to have an early parent/teacher conference, I instinctively knew what is was about. My son is bright, creative, and very distractible! 

As a therapist, I know what the effects are of long-term medication use on a developing brain, and I did not want to go down that road. Desperate for an alternative, I began my journey into understanding neurofeedback. Like many, I was a skeptic at first, and it took several years to jump in with both feet, but when I did, it changed my life as much as the lives of my children. 

For years, our evening routine was a struggle for both kids to get work done- if the assignments and materials even made it home! The procrastination and obvious torture to sit and do the work after having been at school and working all day were difficult on the whole family. It was familiar because it was how I grew up. 

We tried all types of tutoring, vision therapy, various brain learning centers, diet modifications and environmental changes. Each year and each new modality brought slight changes, but nothing that eased the dread and struggle of getting schoolwork completed. Because I had been following the advances in neurofeedback technology, I recognized that the difference of QEEG guided neurofeedback, and how it would be able to specifically address the needs of my child’s brain. I jumped in and had both kids going for training during the summer months. 

In the first month or so, I noticed subtle changes in attention, mood, ability to follow through and less resistance with chores and such. But wow! When school started, I realized how dramatically neurofeedback had changed the brain function of my children. The school term immediately revealed how drastically our lives had changed. The lost items, the difficulty getting out of the house in the morning, were too big not to notice, but the defining moment was noticing that homework & school projects were getting done without me! 

Math had been a huge struggle throughout the years, despite the brain clinic work we’d dutifully completed. Now my son, who in junior high could not easily perform mental math or multiplication tables, was doing well in higher math. He went on to graduate with honors and is now studying mechanical engineering. 

Years later, I am still amazed at the potential he had all along but could not access due to brain firing dysregulation. The changes brought about by neurofeedback allowed him to enjoy school and more importantly to enjoy learning.

Dr. Michael Pierce

Greymatters Neurofeedback Partner

Michael Pierce has directed the medical program of a large destination wellness spa with a commercial kitchen and dormitories that cared for mental and physical illness using physical medicine, food, lifestyle modifications and humanistic psychology. 

He has a doctorate in chiropractic, a post doctorate in neurology with specialty national board certification, a Bachelor of Science degree, has completed culinary school and attended graduate business school. He teaches internationally in health care, business and in peaceful unarmed police aikido weapons control tactics (PACT). Dr. Pierce is faculty instructor for neurophysiology for the Vollmer Polygraph and Forensic Institute. He has consulted for over 100 medical businesses in the US and Europe and designed several natural supplement products while lecturing for the industry.

Michael was raised in an environment of active diet modification and saw firsthand the changes in families, nursing mothers, infants, children, pets and livestock on modified diets and supplement regimens. 

Dr. Pierce has been a coma recovery team leader with interns from Northwestern Health Sciences University and has led the intentional recovery of coma/persistent vegetative state using chiropractic neurology. He has been faculty including associate professor of neurology for the Carrick Institute, colleges, and associations in fields of health care including neurochemistry, clinical neuro-diagnosis, neurological rehab, lab-based nutrition, healthcare business and business ethics, massage therapy, acupuncture, mental health, genetics, laboratory science, occupational therapy, culinary science, and law enforcement. He is the neurophysiology, statistics, and psychophysiology instructor for the Vollmer Institute for Polygraph Examiners. His work has ranged from animal populations to pediatric neurology cases where the placebo effect cannot confound alternative methods. 

He has collaborated intensely with biological dentists, holistic veterinarians, behavioral optometrists, psychologists, and biological psychiatrists. He has consulted for over 80 practices in the US and Europe. He has formally studied music, eastern and western philosophy, and medical anthropology. 

Dr. Pierce has worked closely with high‐net‐worth families, performers, celebrities and professional athletes on chronic health issues and peak performance. He was a health care freedom lobby advisor in Minnesota and a health food industry consultant for both retail stores and for nutritional supplement manufacture and sales. Michael has experience in business development, operations management, product design and education for small and large clinics, nutritional supplement companies and retail stores. He is currently completing the diplomate in quantitative electro-encephalography brain mapping analysis and mentorship.

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Angie Dancer

M.A., Registered Pyschotherapist

Angie is a neurotherapist and registered psychotherapist. She loves to connect her understanding of how the brain operates to the well proven idea that relationships heal us. In addition to neurofeedback, she provides counseling for children and adolescents. Through play, she is able to explore the issues that kids face such as anxiety, depression, behavioral/relational struggles and the affects of traumatic experiences. Angie also loves working with parents to help them process the parenting world.

When she is not in the office, Angie loves to be with her family. Her husband Benjamin (a high school teacher who sometimes co leads parenting groups with her) and her children – Lòrien, Bo, and Lyla bring her great joy.

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Caitlyn Matthies

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist,

Caitlin obtained her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Caitlin’s faith is an important part of who she is and why she has chosen this work. Caitlin is a Colorado native and has always loved being outdoors, dirt biking, four-wheeling, and truly loves Colorado. She played collegiate sports in her undergraduate and was a pitcher in the sport she loves, softball. 

Caitlin has specialized training in EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, ASIST, and is a Neurotherapist. 

Caitlin has a history of working in management, Human Resources, and behavioral health. In her clinical internship, Caitlin worked at residential facilities and in-home care providing individual and group counseling to children and teens. She also provided counseling to children in an Elementary School setting and she practiced under Shari to learn Neurofeedback.

Specialties / Areas of Interest:
Young adults / millennials
Spiritual growth/issues
Divorce recovery
Children / adolescents