Dr. J. Blair Cano, PsyD, MSCP
Clinical Director & Clinical Training Director
Dr. Cano is a Navy veteran, licensed psychologist in Colorado and Hawaii, and founder/clinical director of Neurofeedback Colorado Springs. In the Navy, she served with VF-101, a fighter squadron based out of NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA, where she worked as an avionics electrician on F-14 fighters. After leaving the Navy, she returned to Colorado Springs to finish her education. Dr. Cano has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from From CSU-Pueblo, and a certificate in Forensic Criminology. She holds two Master’s degrees; Clinical Psychology from University of the Rockies and Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies, with emphasis in neuropsychology. She spent 3 years (5,000 hours) training with a Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist in Colorado Springs, to complete her internship and post-doctorate clinical hours. The training provided experience in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of highly complex children and adults, most of which with co-morbid diagnoses. This is also where Dr. Cano was introduced to and trained in neurofeedback. Dr. Cano takes a unique and comprehensive approach to neuropsychological evaluation, considering neurodevelopmental and medical bases for debilitating psychological symptomology. As a retired Navy veteran, the doctor works extensively with the veteran and active duty military population and their families; advocating for a comprehensive mind-body assessment and treatment approach.
Trent Claypool, PsyD
Director of Sports and Mental Performance
Dr. Claypool is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of athletes, eating disorders, and trauma. He graduated from the University of the Rockies in 2010 and was licensed in 2011. In his postdoctoral residency, he was supervised in the treatment of eating disorders and psychological assessment. After obtaining licensure Dr. Claypool worked from 2011 through 2018 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) as a Staff Psychologist in the Wellness Center, an integrated health clinic, and operated a private practice where he worked with military dependents and families. At UCCS he served as the lead clinician for an integrated eating disorder team and also served as the liaison for a NCAA Division II Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. His work included coordinating care with coaches, physicians, and personal trainers, helping coaches decide when to return athletes to practice, what training stress is indicated, recovery from injury, anxiety and mood issues, and performance enhancement. Dr. Claypool has worked with athletes from several sports including track and field, judo, wrestling, ultra trail running, swimming, ballet and dance, Olympic weight lifting, golf, baseball, softball, and soccer and across several skill levels from resident athletes at the Olympic Training Center and college athletes to young athletes beginning in their sport. Dr. Claypool was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2014. Since then he has obtained training in EMDR for addictive disorders, complex trauma, sexual trauma, and attachment-related injuries. Dr. Claypool utilizes a trauma- and attachment-informed perspective approach to treatment and recovery and integrates several therapeutic modalities. From 2015 through 2018 he served on the Task Force to Give Guidance on Addressing Sexual Assault of the American College Health Association, which included publication of a position statement, guidelines on sexual assault prevention, and a toolkit, Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach. He is a recipient of the Ruth E. Boynton Award for Distinguished Service to the American College Health Association. Dr. Claypool is an invited speaker nationally on sexual assault prevention and specifically engaging men in addressing sexual assault. Dr. Claypool enjoys spending time with family, running, triathlon, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Road Runners.
Amy Long, PsyD, LPC, EMDR Therapist
Dr. Long is a post-doctoral intern at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), where she is focused on neuropsychological evaluation of children and adults. Dr. Long received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of the Rockies, and recently her Doctorate in Psychology from University of the Rockies. Amy has experience working with the geriatric population in an inpatient mental health setting and is familiar with the grief and loss issues often present in this population. She also has experience working with caregivers who often experience overwhelming stress and burnout. In addition, Dr. Long works extensively with complex trauma and personality disorders. She holds a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is currently working to finish requirements for the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Dr. Long’s approach to assessment and therapy is from an integrative perspective, using a wide range of mind-body techniques such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, and EMDR. Moreover, she utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a way to teach individuals new skills for effectively managing overwhelming emotions, problematic relationships, and racing thoughts or ruminations.
Jessica May, MA
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counseling Candidate (LPCC) at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs and is supervised directly by Dr. Cano. She recently completed a master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and is working towards earning her CAC II license (Certified Addictions Counselor Level II). Jessica has experience treating clients with a wide variety of needs and practices through a trauma-informed, attachment-based lens. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs but left for a few years to play Division I Volleyball at Rice University in Houston. After being sidelined by injuries and overcoming multiple reconstructive surgeries sustained as a high-performance athlete, she finished her bachelor’s degree at CU Boulder in 2011. Jessica is the proud mother of a four-year-old daughter who (she thinks) is too smart and cute for her own good! In her downtime she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Suzanne Wells, B.S. Psychology, B.S. Biology with emphasis in Biomedical Sciences
Suzanne is the Medical & Health Services Manager for Neurofeedback Colorado Springs. Suzanne handles all the insurance and billing related matters, as well as overall human resource & practice questions. Prior to starting at NFCS, she spent 5 years working as a Financial Foundations Specialist at a Fortune 500 company, specializing in both insurance and finance for military members and their families. Suzanne received dual Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Biomedical Science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Currently, she is completing a Masters in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Health Care. As the daughter and spouse of military veterans, Suzanne holds a special place in her heart for our military and their families. Additionally, she is of the belief that everyone deserves to receive world class care and works diligently to assure that clients get the best possible care we have to offer.
Amanda Gagnon, Scheduling & Assessment Coordinator
Amanda joined the Neurofeedback Colorado Springs team in the Fall of 2017, and is currently pursuing a double major in Business and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is the proud daughter of a military officer, and holds a special place in her heart for our military and their families. Amanda is typically one of the first people you will speak to when you call. She schedules appointments, coordinates neuropsychological testing, and administers assessments. She will facilitate meetings and treatment with our doctors and clinicians so you can get the best possible care we have to offer.