Brenda VanFleet RN, BCN, HC
Registered Nurse, Certified Neurofeedback Clinician, Certified NeurOptimal Trainer, Health Coach
Brenda earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Graceland College, now known as Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa. She has had over 40 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings. She has developed her assessment and psychosocial nursing skills through years of direct patient care in various settings; Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Medical/Surgical, School Nursing, Public Health, In Home Nursing. She has worked closely with Therapists, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Providers.
She has always had an interest in holistic health care, self-improvement and self-regulation skills, and has applied it to her nursing in every role throughout her career. She holds her CPR Instructor Certification and enjoys teaching and helping people in various ways. In previous years she and her family have been active participants with DFS in providing an Emergency Foster Home for children in need.
Brenda believes that each person has the opportunity to take an active role in their wellness, health and wellbeing. When given the appropriate tools many individuals will improve their own outcomes by learning increased self-regulation skills. She desires to help empower them to be the best they can be.
Brenda & Ron VanFleet
Although her interest in holistic and integrative medicine began with her nursing career, her particular interest in Neurofeedback began with her own family. Her interest and pursuit was furthered when friends came to her asking for help for themselves or loved ones. Under what she believes to be Divine direction and through multiple testimonies she completed her requirements, earned her International Certification and opened “Directed Minds/Kavanah LLC, Neurofeedback for Life.”
Brenda is an active member in her local church and attributes her ability to help others through Neurofeedback to her God with the support of her family and friends. She finds joy in facilitating the changes people experience through this non-invasive, self- regulatory therapy.
Brenda has earned international certification through Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
CNT – Certified Neuroptimal Trainer
Bachelor’s Degree in Judaic Studies with emphasis in Hebrew language
Dave & Katie Cromwell
Katie Cromwell is a Certified Neuroptimal Trainer at Directed Minds. She also works currently in the Independence School District, as well as teaching spirituality and Hebrew language classes at a learning center in the area. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Judaic Studies with emphasis in Hebrew language. She has always loved reading and putting in to practice anything on the topic of self-development; including brain health, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy (MBSR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Her interest in Neuroptimal came when she experienced chronic sleep issues after undergoing a medical procedure. The Neuroptimal training alleviated her sleep issues and gave her greater clarity of mind and general well-being. She decided to pursue becoming a trainer in order to help deliver the same benefits she experienced to others.