Gail Hardman-Woung, LCSW
Gail is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years experience working with children and adults from the hardest places. She is an expert in her field. Gail is trained in traditional therapies, but favors right brain treatment protocols with high rates of efficacy such as Life Span Integration (LI), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She holds year long certificates in Attachment, and Foster & Adoption Therapy and also teaches Therapeutic Parenting using Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) strategies.
Twenty three years ago, Gail foster-adopted three older children as a single mother. She married, and now has a birth child as well. Gail and her husband raised their children, and now enjoy six grandchildren.
Like many active people, Gail has a history of concussions. After a car accident, she was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neurofeedback was a Godsend for Gail! She was sleeping better and feeling better in a short amount of time. She became curious about Neurofeedback and researched all the ways that it was being used. She wanted to get Neurofeedback to as many people as possible! Her private practice was too full to accommodate Neurofeedback, so she called on some friends to help and together, they created Portland Neurofeedback, LLC.
Ellen Summers , PhD
Tamara Boyd, QMHA
Dr. Summers is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with a variety of populations. She currently specializes in treating adults who experienced childhood trauma.
Dr. Summers and Gail Hardman-Woung have been in the same consultation group for more than a decade sharing an interest in state-of-the-art treatment protocols, such as EMDR, Tapping, Neurofeedback and Life Span Integration. Portland Neurofeedback is delighted to have Dr. Summers as the Neurofeedback Supervisor.
Dr. Summers and her wife became adoptive parents in 1992, creating a biracial family. They have raised two daughters, whom they adopted as babies, and they now enjoy the blessings of having a grandson.
Tamara has a background in bodywork and sports therapy, as well as many years of experience working with children and families involved in therapeutic care. She has long had an interest in the brain-body connection and is very excited to now be working with Neurofeedback.
Tamara was a foster parent for many years, adopted children, and had a biological child, as well. Three of her children are now adults, and two are in high school.
Tamara was introduced to Neurofeedback when she was experiencing adrenal fatigue and chronic pain (from an overly-taxed central nervous system). She started experiencing the benefits almost immediately, including pain relief, restful sleep, increased energy and more creativity! She enjoys working with our clients, and witnessing the life-altering changes that can happen with Neurofeedback and expert trauma therapy.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Patient and compassionate, Russ brings to the counseling relationship an ability to connect with his clients and help them know they are not alone on the journey. He has over 20 years’ experience as a pastoral counselor, teacher, speaker, husband and father.
Russ completed his Master’s in Counseling program in 2015, and is currently working on licensure in the state of Oregon. He has worked with couple’s in premarital and marital counseling and is certified in Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment, is certified in Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Russ is trained in Life Span Integration and in Flash EMDR.
As a father of 7, which include 5 adopted children, Russ has experience working with adoption, family adjustment and attachment issues. He also works with clients dealing with addiction issues, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and life adjustment issues.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Jennie's professional approach views each client through a biopsychosocial lens. She is trained in many traditional therapeutic approaches, but favors an integrative approach.
She uses a client-centered, strength-based approach, integrating Art therapy, LI (Lifespan Integration), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Flash EMDR. Jennie adapts her approach to meet the needs of each client and help her clients achieve their goals. Jennie completed her Master’s in Counseling program in 2018 and is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Oregon.
Jennie has experience working with adoption, family adjustment, women's issues and attachment issues. She also works with clients dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD and life adjustment issues.
Shila is a licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. Her areas of specialty include attachment, trauma, medical trauma, grief and loss, and special needs. Shila has significant training in neurobiology, mental health, attachment, parenting Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and the effects of trauma, abuse, neglect, prenatal exposure, and institutional care.
Shila has her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University (PSU) in Child & Family Studies, and a Master of Social Work degree from PSU. She is licensed by the State of Oregon, and is trained in EMDR, TFT, and LI. In addition, she is a certified Theraplay therapist. Shila considers it a privilege to work with each and every individual, and to walk with them on their journey of hope and healing.
Shila was honored to receive the 2017 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Angels in Adoption award. Shila and her husband are the parents of ten children, five of whom were adopted. In January of 2020, you can find Shila at her new private practice in Hillsboro, OR.
Tracy Fasser QMHA
Tracy is a Certified Neurofeedback Technician. She holds a bachelor's degree in hospitality management. Tracy is the mother of an adult son and a teenage daughter, both of whom she adopted from the foster care system.
Tracy has a warm and kind nature, and she enjoys supporting our clients on their path to health and healing!
Ashley joined her forever family through foster care at the age of five and a half. She had a cracked jaw and a history of trauma. Coming from a hard place, Ashley knows first hand what it takes to heal and become healthy. After a head trauma in 2017, Ashley greatly benefited from receiving forty plus sessions of Neurofeedback.
Prior to working at Portland Neurofeedback, Ashley was a dog groomer for seven years. She recently moved from making dogs beautiful, to helping people heal. Prior to dog grooming, Ashley worked with disabled children. Her future goals include entering the field of nursing.