Kana Suppaiah, PMHNP 

Advanced Neurofeedback Clinic
2301 NW Thurman #A
Work: 503-243-7907
Portland, Oregon   97213 Voice Mail: 503-358-9486
Fax: 503-243-4469
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail: kana@nurofeed.com

Location:

NW Portland
At the corner of NW 23rd and Thurman. Just across the street from Northwest branch of the Multnomah County Library.  We are close to the NW 23rd shopping area and one block ease of Food Front Co-op. Parking is available in the back of the building.
 

Degrees:

RN (UK) BA

Psychology
MN Mental Health Nursing
BCIA Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback-EEG Fellow

Licenses:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Training & Certifications: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Certified Neurotherapist/EEG biofeedback provider
Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist
EMDR
TFT
Family Therapy
Hypnosis
Availability: Routine, Urgent Care and Crisis
 
Affiliations: American Mental Health Alliance
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback of America
Oregon Nurse's Association
Milton Erikson Foundation
EEG Institute
Society for Neuronal Regulation
Upledger's Institute

Fees:
 
$125 per Individual Evaluation session
$95 per Individual session
$450 for QEEG with report
$300 for QEEG without report
* advance purchase of ten sessions with QEEG receives 10% discount*

Specialization

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ADD/ADHD
EMDR and Hypnosis Autism

Focus of Practice & Interests

Many of my clients have been previously diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, learning disorders, autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Head Injury, Schizophrenia, Depression, and Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Pharmacology and Neurofeedback to integrate treatment for mind and body Cranial Sacral Therapy Interactive Metronome

Background & Experience

I was influenced by Gandhi when I was in high school in Sri Lanka. Non-violence has been the major theme of my life. Then I was influenced by the works of Krishnamurti. His influence became much deeper and wider. I became a nurse and in the early 1980's went into psychiatric nursing. I was fascinated by gestalt therapy and psychodrama. I was in a gestalt therapy group for 6 months. I also attended a few workshops with the late Dr. Fine, on psychodrama.

 While working as a psychiatric nurse in the VA hospital I had the opportunity to work with lots of PTSD clients from Vietnam and World War Two, and attended special training sessions for working with PTSD.

At the same time I did work with a psychiatrist who was influenced by the Bateson team at Palo Alto Mental Health Clinic. We used to do a self help group for many years using "Brief Therapy". I got trained in hypnosis and attended as many workshops as I could with Jay Haley, Cloe Madison, Ernest Rossi, Watsalwick, Steven Gilligan, Camillo Loriedo. I was also trained at the family institute with Neil Babcock in Family Therapy.

Patient & Client Populations Served

Elder (66 yrs and up) Teenage (13 to 17 yrs)
Adult (18 to 65 yrs) Pre-teen (8 to 12 yrs)
 

Children (4 to 7 yrs)

Orientation & Approach

In the mid 1990's, I became familiar with Neurofeedback, then trained and got certified. In the late 
1990's I was enticed by body work and was trained through the Upledger's Institute in five levels of 
Cranial Sacral Therapy. I also did my graduate work in mental health to become a psychiatric nurse
 practitioner with prescriptive privileges. My approach is to integrate mind and body using a variety of 
modalities and technologies.

Personal Comments

The bottom line is that I like to learn, and my life is a learning process. When I work with people I share
 that 'learning process' whatever the different modalities may be, both my education and experience.

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