success stories

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'."

Mary Ann Radmacher

Success Stories

Anxiety & Depression

Like many of her patients, I came to Dr. Stephanie with a complex set of problems—autoimmune disease, insomnia, fatigue, and depression. I was specifically looking for ILS as I had been told about its sleep benefits by a friend. Well, that was just the beginning of a wonderful therapeutic relationship. The ILS immediately corrected the residuals from a previous vertigo episode. As I used it, I began to feel sharper and more energetic. Even with bouts of insomnia I found it would give me the clarity to navigate my day.

We embarked on neurofeedback later as well, and despite the 100+ hours I had previously done with another therapist, I made measurable progress as based on my brain map and my life! Dr. Stephanie is knowledgeable in many areas, including women’s health, and her counsel was very beneficial. My health improved, my mental state (challenged by previous use of benzodiazepines) improved, and I looked forward to every session.

On a more personal note, she is brilliant and delightful, positive, and compassionate. I highly recommend her. In fact, I send everyone I can her way!

Lily, Professional Artist

Sensory Motor, Vision, Speech, and Focus Deficits

I brought my 8-year-old son to Brain and Body Solutions because I was concerned about his physical, social, and cognitive development. One of my particular concerns was that he wasn’t able to learn to ride a bike. As his birthday approached almost 2 months later, we had a lot to celebrate. He was asking for a new bike for his birthday! There were so many things that had changed about my son. Now he was able to ride a bike, and he was so proud of his accomplishment! He was able to tie his shoes, to cut with scissors, to hit a ball with a bat, and to hold his pencil properly. His reading and musical abilities on the piano improved. He could dance to a beat, and he was actually asking for healthy foods! I never thought I’d be making green smoothies with my son because he WANTED them.

Dr. Rimka and her team gave my son a full health makeover. I look at all the changes she slowly and gently taught us how to make, and I am so grateful we were led to you. My son can fulfill his purpose, and I know it is such a unique and impactful one! Without Dr. Rimka’s dedication and expertise, this wouldn’t be possible.

Sherry, Sales Executive

Therapists Say:

I have referred several of my clients to Dr. Rimka for neurofeedback. In conjunction with my therapy, the clients who have completed neurofeedback, have, in my opinion, experienced increased insight and happiness. They have also experienced a decrease in depression, anxiety, dissociation, negative thoughts and insomnia.

I wish all my clients were willing to incorporate neurofeedback into their treatment.

Cynthia Cosson, Licensed Professional Counselor, DBT Intensively Trained, Imago Therapist

Mood Disorders

My 24 year old daughter had been undergoing treatment for a mental illness for 5 years prior to seeing Dr. Rimka. She had severe anxiety and issues with sleep requiring anxiety and sleep medications. Dr. Rimka was recommended by her DBT talk therapist. Her therapist said that she had seen good results for other patients seeing Dr. Rimka dealing with stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. We were only hoping to stop sleep medications. But I also agreed with her therapist that she seemed over-medicated as she was on other anxiety and depression medications as well.

Honestly, I thought of neurofeedback as "hokey" and not a real treatment. I was reluctant when I heard Dr. Rimka talking about other patients who had their psychiatrists wean them off psychotropic medications, because I was fearful about my daughter stopping medications. It had taken a long time for her to reach a certain level of stability, and I did not want to risk losing that. 

She received about 20 neurofeedback sessions, and I am truly amazed at the difference in my daughter. I feel that the neurofeedback in conjunction with ongoing therapy made a huge difference. She was less anxious and was able to finally get off of Ambien and her antipsychotic medications. She has achieved a level of stability and function that I did not ever expect.

I loved that Dr. Rimka really listened to her and explained the process thoroughly. She gave her the tools for self-regulation with anxiety that my daughter didn’t have. And, Dr.Rimka helped heighten the awareness about the relationship between diet and mental health. This was especially important for the sense of empowerment it gave my daughter to affect her own mental health. She is happily married, working, and fully functioning now.

I have much more respect for neurofeedback and the impact it can have on the brain than before. It is a non-invasive tool that can aid a person in healing. And I appreciated Dr. Rimka taking the time and interest to get input from the family, her therapists, and in explaining the process to us all so we felt safe.

Dr. Rimka really seems to care about her clients. She changed our lives. Thank you!

Anonymous mom of an independent, healthy client

Panic Attack & Social Anxiety

It is very difficult to put into words exactly how instrumental Dr. Rimka has been in helping my son work through his challenges.  Although he graduated from high school in 2014,  the years of battling social anxiety and emotional turmoil took its toll on him, leaving him mentally paralyzed.  He was unwilling to practice driving on the freeway with his permit,  refused to take his driver’s test from fear of failure, and was mostly incapable of walking into a store and applying for a job. Being unable to drive, work, or go to school contributed to him feeling even worse about himself. Despite being very intelligent, he was so anxious that panic attacks were very common to the point he couldn’t even speak.

Throughout 2015, Dr. Rimka worked with him through Neurofeedback, nutrition, counseling and some good old fashioned tough love.  It was not always easy.  At times he regressed and stopped eating and caring for himself.  Dr. Rimka knew he also needed a therapeutic male influence, but his anxiety was so intense in the beginning that he had panic attacks on the day of the appointments for that therapist referral. So she continued to balance his brain and reduce his anxiety so that he would feel safe enough with someone besides only her. By bringing Jeff into the therapy process,  my son was able to finish the last steps in his care. The combination of Dr. Rimka and Jeff's love/support/wisdom and a touch of helping his brain “grow up” was what he needed.  

I am so proud to say that today, my son has a license, is working 20 hours a week, drives a car he saved for and bought by himself, is taking his supplements (on his own), and making plans for his future.  In addition, he smiles all the time and seems genuinely happy!  He would not be where he is today without Dr. Rimka and Jeff.  The gratitude and love that we have for them can never be expressed.  I will be bringing my entire family to Dr. Rimka, and I highly recommend her to my clients, friends, and family.

Andi, Massage therapist

Autism Spectrum, Sensory Integration, Anxiety, Focus

We first came to see Dr. Rimka at Brain and Body Solutions in December 2010 to try neurofeedback for our then 5-year-old son who is on the Autism Spectrum.  What impressed me right away was that she recommended things (diet changes, supplements, probiotics, etc.) we could do on our own before starting the neurofeedback/brain training.  She was interested in getting our son to the best "physical place" first so he would get the most benefit from the brain training.  We started with just my one son, and sure enough everyone in the family now receives excellent preventative health care ranging from supplement coaching, immune system building, chiropractic care, weight loss, stress management, and more. In fact, the office even provided consulting to help me realize a big part of the problem for my son’s recovery was not under his control because it was stress created by what was happening to him during his school day. And, they helped my husband and I learn Imago communication skills so we could be on the same team as partners in choosing how to help our boys.

Dr. Rimka has been an invaluable source of information, inspiration and healing for our whole family.  We are glad to be permanent Practice Members keeping our entire family healthy.

Elizabeth S., Warrior Mom

PTSD & Hopelessness

I don't even know where to start about Dr. Rimka and her practice except to say I'm a raving fan.

I am a 55 year old woman who was going through a big crisis after a series of disappointments in life. I had been diagnosed with Complex PTSD. I was unable to focus and felt like my life was over. Throughout my treatment with BrainCore and nutritional changes she displayed not only her incredible knowledge and expertise on the connection between the brain, environmental conditions, nutrition and toxins, she was patient and she never gave up on me no matter how I tried to convince her I was too broken.

Dr. Rimka was patient, kind, and went over and beyond what any other provider ever has in my life. Finally, I have shifted and turned a corner in my life. I believe in myself again and am ready to face the world with a much more resilient attitude.

Her office is as warm and inviting as she is. Her strong and loving presence is a gift. And her commitment to her patients is unwavering. I only wish I had met her when I was much younger.

But like she says, “It's never too late to become what you might have been. “

Teresa, Real Estate Agent, Mental Health Advocate Speaker, and Singer

Sensory Integration and ADHD

We highly recommend Brain and Body Solutions for children with sensory challenges as opposed to the routine reliance and potential dependency on medication that render children passive and unresponsive to their growth. We are the parents of a 9 year old boy, who have exhibited a high level of sensory challenges that manifested themselves during pre K. My wife was distraught when the school called her and suggested that he may not be suited for the school without some controlled medication. We began looking for options and a school that better suited his sensory challenges. After some intense research, Brain and Body Solutions headed by Dr. Stephanie Rimka came upon us. The program was twofold, first identify through the observing of brainwaves and their performance respective to varying degree of sensory functions. The program is comprehensive, and Dr. Stephanie Rimka is judicious and caring as she explains how the program works and holds your hand along the way. You can feel her positive energy ready to work with your child, and she journeys with them.

We can see how he has grown through the help of the brain training sessions he received. He has learned to swim, to ride his bike, to write comic books, to tell lots of stories, has had both supporting roles in song and dance theatre and school talent shows, been the star of the play “The Emperor Who Had No Hair," is a member of the boy’s scout, and makes breakfast for mom and brings it upstairs on a tray.  He is now attending a public elementary school since September 2016, and is an A student in both behavior and academics. He has had no adverse adjustment to this new school where the class size is now double.

We are convinced that our son benefited immeasurably from the brain training he received with Dr. Stephanie at BBS, and we highly recommend her wherever we can.

Marlon and Kim, Retired Military

Migraines, TMJ pain, Stress

I originally came to Dr. Rimka for help with severe and debilitating migraines and TMJ pain that even with multiple medications and injections would sometimes not get any better. All I could do at times was lay in bed until I managed to pick up my daughter from school. Working as a personal fitness trainer, this meant losing the ability to work and the stress of declining income was terrifying. I also had severe stomach pain and overall just needed a lot of help figuring out what was going on in my body since I took such good care of myself with diet and exercise.

In that first adjustment, when she put her hands on me, I felt like her hands were powerful and healing. I would come in in extreme pain and leave pain free. She is caring, a great listener, makes herself available when you need her most especially in a crisis,and is very attentive. Dr. Rimka is also very knowledgable about nutrition, up to date science and therapies, and uses very good professionals for referrals if you need it, which I did. She finally helped figure out what what causing the stomach pain and had the best physician referral to help me resolve it as well.

We also did neurofeedback for the migraines and stress. She saw me through a very rough time in my life of realizing my marriage needed to end and my special needs child needed to change schools. All the time, she was so caring and made me feel like a priority no matter what. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Marcia, Personal Fitness Trainer and Warrior Mom

success stories:

"After experiencing extreme anxiety and debilitating fatigue, I was referred to Dr. Stephanie Rimka for neurofeedback. The atmosphere was kind and supportive. After a couple months, my anxiety and fatigue were improving by leaps and bounds. Still to this day, a year and half later, my work at Brain & Body Solutions has lasted, and I feel better than I have in years."

- E.W., Neuroscientist

I have referred several of my clients to Dr. Rimka for neurofeedback. In conjunction with my therapy, the clients who have completed neurofeedback, have, in my opinion, experienced increased insight and happiness. They have also experienced a decrease in depression, anxiety, dissociation, negative thoughts, and insomnia.

I wish all my clients were willing to incorporate neurofeedback into their treatment.

-Cynthia Cosson, Licensed Professional Counselor, DBT Intensively Trained, Imago Therapist

Like many of her patients, I came to Dr. Stephanie with a complex set of problems—autoimmune disease, insomnia, fatigue, and depression...Dr. Stephanie is knowledgeable in many areas, including women’s health, and her counsel was very beneficial. My health improved, my mental state  improved, and I looked forward to every session.

- Lily, Artist

I  had been diagnosed with complex PTSD. I was unable to focus and felt like my life was over. She was patient, kind, went over and beyond what any other provider ever has. Finally, I have shifted and turned a corner in my life. I believe in myself again and ready to face the world with a much more resilient attitude. Her strong and loving presence is a gift and her commitment to her patients is unwavering. I only wish I had met her when I was much younger but like she says, 'It's never too late to become what you might have been.'

- T.D., Speaker/Performer

We first came to see Dr. Rimka to try neurofeedback for our then 5-year-old son who is on the Autism Spectrum...Dr. Rimka has been an invaluable source of information, inspiration, and healing for us.

- E.S., Supermom

Just wanted to thank you for the work you did with me last time I was home. What a beautiful gift you gave me - you gave me my creativity back! My spirit is definitely lighter and happier to be around!

-Robin, Artist

It is very difficult to put into words exactly how instrumental Dr. Rimka has been in helping my son work through his challenges...Despite being very intelligent, he was so anxious that panic attacks were very common to the point he couldn’t even speak...The gratitude and love that we have for them can never be expressed.  I will be bringing my entire family to Dr. Rimka, and I highly recommend her to my clients, friends, and family.

- Andi, Massage Therapist

Emotionally things feel different since our work together. I feel a certain calmness around decisions, and that's nice! Spiritually I notice my thoughts changing to more positive, inspired ones without even consciously trying. Thank you so much for helping me find myself again.

                                                                                          - Cindy, Retired

I feel great today! In fact, I've never felt better.
I don't know what you did, but you did wonders. Thank you!

- Adrienne, HR Executive