History of Lighthouse Neurofeedback + Behavior Analysis
Lighthouse Neurofeedback and Behavior Analysis was born in Maine. It was the vision of founder, Adam Potter, BCBA. Adam started his behavioral health career in Colorado, where he worked for the largest behavioral health service providers in the state. There, he learned a lot about working with individual clients, teams, and systems of people. Adam took his skills to Maine, where the demand for behavioral health services was great. There, he saw that the scope of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) could be broadened to include involuntary behavior, such as heart rate, breathing, and brain function. Adam started using biofeedback with his behavior therapy clients, and noticed that they progressed significantly faster than his clients who did not use biofeedback. As he immersed himself in the field, Adam discovered that neurofeedback is the cutting edge of biofeedback, and it holds very exciting potential for dramatic healing. Adam started training in neurofeedback in 2014, and he has learned from some of the top leaders of the field ever since.
The vision for Lighthouse Neurofeedback and Behavior Analysis is to have several walk-in clinics that also provide in-home services for behavior therapy and bio- and neurofeedback. The company was incorporated in early 2016, so it is still growing. However the potential for Lighthouse to change lives is staggering. As it grows, so will the lives of the people touched by its services.
Adam Potter, MA, BCBA, BCN
Founder, Clinical Director
Adam received his undergraduate degree from Shepherd University with a BA in Psychology/Sociology and his graduate degree from Naropa University with an MA in Transpersonal Psychology. He received his BCBA credential in 2010 and his BCN in 2017. Adam has extensive experience working with adults and children with severe behavior problems and developmental disabilities. Adam has studied Buddhism and meditation for over 30 years and has always been interested in understanding how people can heal themselves and how he could transform the lives of people who thought they could not live a normal life. Adam became interested in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback for their potential of enhancing the efficacy of virtually any other therapy and has been studying and training in neuromodulatory services for the last 10 years. Adam is incredibly driven and dedicated to evidence-based approaches to healing, and wants to bring the most advanced and powerful healing modalities to his clients. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time outdoors with his children.
Jennifer Snow, MA, BCBA
Behavior Clinic Coordinator
Jennifer received her BA in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and her MA in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in ASD from Ball State University. She was a Registered Behavior Technician for over 3 years and recently certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2018. Jennifer's career in ABA started in Atlanta, where she served children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a severe behavior clinic under the guidance of her undergraduate professor. She expanded her areas of practice when she moved to Colorado in 2015, where she has been working as a mentor and behavior therapist in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, day programs, and the community with individuals of all demographics. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains and trying new things with her friends. She has a strong passion for people and continues to look for new opportunities to use the science of behavior analysis to support people in her community.
Nick Berger, MA, LPC, RBT
Lead Neurotherapist, Psychotherapist
Nick has been interested in electronics and biofeedback from a young age. He built a galvanic skin resistance biofeedback device when he was 12. Nick studied philosophy and psychology in college, and went to Naropa University for his Masters Degree in counseling psychology. Before working at Lighthouse, Nick was in private practice for 12 years, providing individual and family therapy. Nick has been doing neurofeedback since 2012.
William Mauldin, MA, BCBA
Lead Behavior Therapist
William has a passion for helping children with developmental and language delays and their families and has been working with children with developmental and language delays for the past eight years. William graduated with his BA in 2010 from Mississippi State University. Following graduation, William took two years to work directly one on one with children with developmental disabilities in Birmingham, AL and then attended graduate school and received his MS in 2013 from Auburn University in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities. William became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in October 2013 and is a professional member of the Colorado Association for Behavior Analysts.
Alie Armstrong, RBT
Senior Behavior Therapist
Alie received her B.A. in Psychology from Washburn University. After receiving her degree, she became a research assistant in the graduate ADHD clinic as well as an intern in IO psychology for Payless World Headquarters. Upon completion of the internship she decided to go a different route and took a job as an ABA therapist. She has worked both in-home and at an early intervention center as an RBT before relocating to Colorado in June, 2018. In her free time she loves to see live music, explore with her dogs, go camping, and create craft cocktails
Patricia Kostoff, RBT
Patricia (Patty) Kostoff graduated in 2014 from MSU Denver with a BA in Human Services, focused in Mental Health. After graduation, she worked for over 10 years in a biofeedback and homeopathic clinic. Desiring a change of pace, she decided to begin a career in behavior therapy and received her RBT certificate. Patty is truly passionate about the impact these therapies have on the lives of many children and their families and has recently decided to pursue a Master's in ABA with an emphasis in Autism. In her free time, Patty enjoys spending time with her birds, playing video games, and watching comedy & horror films with her friends.
Blake Ross, RBT
Blake has been learning about ABA for the last five years. He has always had a passion for working with kids, and holds a special place in his being for the field of mental health. He is currently in the process of acquiring his RBT certificate. In his free time, Blake likes to be in the mountains exploring the wilderness with his dog, and disc-golfing.
Hannah Bartels, RBT
Behavior Therapist, Neurofeedback Technician
Hannah Bartels graduated in spring of 2017 with a BA in psychology/sociology from MSU Denver. Post graduation she received her RBT certification at a behavior health center and continued to work there for over a year. She desired to learn more about the brain, and found additional neurofeedback work with another company in early 2018. Hannah then discovered Lighthouse and its perfect combination of behavior and neurofeedback therapies. She is overjoyed to be a part of the company and continues to grow. She’s passionate about finding a way to combine different therapies for each individual client to treat and assess their specific needs. Hannah will be continuing her education in 2019 with a master’s in neurobiology. In her free time Hannah enjoys running, hiking and painting.
Gordie Howe, RBT
Behavior Therapist, Neurofeedback Technician
Gordie earned his BA in Psychology from Naropa University in 2016, and is currently pursuing his MA in Counseling through Adams State University. He is passionate about providing support to others through behavior therapy and biofeedback. In his free time, Gordie enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Kailee Foerster, RBT
Kailee recieved her BS in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences and minor in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2017. During this time she worked closely with several non profits and schools across Northern Colorado. She recieved her RBT certification in 2018 and has worked as a Behavior Therapist in the greater Boulder area for the past year. Kailee is also a children's yoga teacher and has studied ways to promote neurodevelopment through movement and breathwork. She is passionate about holistic approachs to mental and behavioral health and excited to be a part of the Lighthouse team.