Meet the Staff

Ivette Lopez Bledsoe, LCSW, EMDRC, BCB, BCN

I am fascinated by the ways people create meaning in their lives. This curiosity began at an early age and when I was a senior in high school I applied to work abroad. I was shocked when informed that I was too young and needed a "useful" college degree. This lead me to obtain an undergraduate degree in engineering and then after graduating I finally went abroad to work.

I returned with a desire to learn clinical skills. I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a Master of Social Work degree. After graduating in 1993, I dedicated my career to learning from and working with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. This included working with perinatal complications, rehabilitation services for adolescents, prison health education, chronic illness, and rural health services.

Through personal and clinical experiences it became evident to me that most individuals long to connect with themselves, others, and their environment and it is a disconnection that often brings suffering. This awareness led me to delve wholeheartedly into mind/body studies and I developed a deeper understanding on how habitual thoughts and behaviors can keep us stuck in a place of fear and suffering. Mind/body techniques such as biofeedback, neurofeedback and EMDR can provide tools to re-pattern old behaviors by transforming old patterns into new and healthier ways of being.

My interest in mind/body therapy led me to obtain dual board certification in both biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. I have obtained over 350 hours of advanced training in neurofeeback assessment and treatment and have combined psychotherapy with biofeedback since 2002. I have made sincere effort to continue learning by mentoring with many of the field's top experts such as Paul Swingle, Ph.D, Richard Soutar Ph.D, John Demos LMFT, Thomas Brownback Ph.D, Debbie Elliott, LPC, and Nancy Wigton, LPC. I am a member in good standing with the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and served on the ISNR Research Foundation Board in 2010-2012.

I am very grateful for the experiences and people I have worked with and continue to work with. For it has been my clients, mentors, family and friends that have inspired me to deepen my knowledge and personal growth.

Licenses and Certifications for Ivette:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Georgia
  • Board Certified in Biofeedback - Biofeedback Certification International Alliance
  • Board Certified in Neurofeedback - Biofeedback Certification International Alliance
  • EMDR Certified- EMDR International Association
  • Certified Clinical Herbalist - Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies
  • Certified Meditation Instructor - Canyon College
  • Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor -