My practice is focused on helping people reach a healthy adjustment to their unique life circumstances. I provide evaluation, treatment, and support for people with a variety of health concerns including chronic pain, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and chronic medical conditions.
I work with the interplay of biological, behavioral, and social factors to improve quality of life and facilitate a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. I work with individual adults to help increase flexibility and balance in both body and brain. I would be honored to collaborate with you, and other members of your treatment team, to help you on your path to reduce suffering, pain, and distress and increase your quality of life, performance, and well-being.
Training in chronic pain management, biofeedback, psychophysiology, microcurrent electrical therapy, cranial electrotherapy stimulation, High Performance Neurofeedback, audio-visual entrainment, nutrition, and mindfulness techniques, gives me the ability to choose from, or blend together, a wide variety of treatment options specifically tailored to your unique personal circumstances. My experience has taught me that a combination of these approaches, tailored specifically to the individual's interests and needs, will be most effective in helping them back on their path to health and well-being.
I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My training and employment experiences include work in clinical neuropsychology, individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy, psychological and behavioral health assessment, chronic pain management, biofeedback and applied psychophysiology, drug and alcohol treatment, rehabilitation services, community counseling, treatment of severe mental illnesses, health education, and hospital program design.
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of Oregon, Washington, and California and am certified in General Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (www.bcia.com). I am a registrant with the National Register of Health Service Providers (www.nationalregister.com).
My professional associations include:
The American Psychological Association (APA)
The American Pain Society (APS)
The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
The National Headache Foundation (NHF)
The Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)
The Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience (WABN)
D. Nierenberg, Ph.D., BCB Copyright June, 2007 Rev. May 2020