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Salvatore Barba, PhD, BCN

Salvatore Barba, PhD, BCNSal has been a licensed psychotherapist for more than 40 years. He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Northeastern University in 1976, and pursued further clinical training at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, obtaining his Masters and Doctorate in Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, (ITP) in 1989. Sal has trained in Gestalt Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Experiential Psychology, Existential Psychology and Contemplative Psychology. He has trained with numerous professionals in the field of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Buddhist Psychology. Sal is a Focusing Oriented Therapist (FOT), and was trained by Mary McGuire, Psy.D., and Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D. at the International Focusing Institute in the late 1980's. He has been a certified Focusing Instructor. He integrated EEG Neurofeedback and Biofeedback into his practice in 2004, and conducts QEEG mapping to develop training methods for optimal brain functioning.

As he employs these therapies, Sal helps his clients to engage with their own experiences and thoughts as they pursue ways to attain a meaningful and optimal life. He integrates biofeedback methods into his clinical work with adolescents, adults and couples, and engages in a reflective process as he develops caring and compassionate clinical relationships with his clients.  

Sal is an affiliate of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, (BCIA) International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, (ISNR) The International Focusing Institute, and a member and instructor at Nalandawest: an International Buddhist teaching Center. He is Board Certified in EEG Biofeedback.

Sal welcomes your inquiries. To make an appointment or to arrange for a confidential phone consultation with Sal to discuss how the therapies he employs may help with your concerns, please click here.

Professional Endorsements: 

Dr. Sal Barba is a very accomplished clinician who integrates neurofeedback with psychotherapy in order to obtain excellent long-term improvement in patients. Dr. Barba has an extensive background and training in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and LORETA (low resolution electromagnetic tomography) which he employs to develop neurofeedback protocols for many complex disorders. I highly recommend him!

Joel F. Lubar Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Tennessee
Director Southeastern Neurofeedback Institute Inc.
BCIA Senior Fellow-EEG, Board Certified in Neurofeedback
QEEG Diplomate

I have had the privilege of training hundreds of neurotherapy providers in their many stages of experience. One who really stands out for me is Dr. Barba. He is an inquisitive learner, who regularly challenges me to consider important topics. He is wise and a gentle soul, who clearly cares and uses what he’s learned to the utmost benefit for his patients.  I highly recommend him!

Cynthia Kerson, 2(PhD), QEEGD, BCN, BCB, BCB-HRV Founder, CEO, Director | Applied Psychophysiology Education (APEd) Professor | Saybrook University Dept. Applied Psychophysiology

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Barba for several years. He is a gifted neurofeedback therapist and is at the cutting edge of using quantitative EEG to guide his training. I highly recommend him! Please contact me if you have any questions.

Jonathan E. Walker, M.D., Board Certified in Neurology and EEG


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