Center for Accelerated Psychology — Staff
Orli Peter, Ph.D., BCIA-EEG
Director and Founder
Dr. Orli Peter is the Director and Founder of the Center for Accelerated Psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience contributing to the field of psychology as a practitioner, researcher, and educator. She has conducted psychological research at the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and the RAND Corporation. She served as a professor of psychology for eight years at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, where she directed the graduate program in psychology and provided clinical supervision to over 100 therapists in training.
After earning her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Peter was awarded diplomate status in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Dr. Peter also completed postdoctoral fellowships in social and clinical psychology at UCLA and the Deveraux Foundation.
Dr. Peter then further advanced her education and training by focusing on the emerging field of neuroscience, earning numerous certifications: she is certified in Applied Neuroscience by Cambridge College, is a certified screener for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS) by the Irlen Institute, and is a certified provider of Electroencephalogram (EEG) - Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). Combining her knowledge of psychology with neuroscience, she became an innovator in using neuroscientific techniques to increase the efficacy and efficiency of traditional and cutting edge psychotherapies.
Dr. Peter participates in ongoing study groups with internationally renowned UCLA neuroscientists, Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Allan Schore. Both are pioneers in the area of Interpersonal Neurobiology and its application to helping people regulate emotion and connect compassionately to each other. In addition, Dr. Peter regularly studies in New York City with Dr. Eileen Russell and Dr. Diana Fosha, founder of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Therapy, a psychological treatment that incoporates many of the neuroscientific advances to foster transformational growth.
At her center, Dr. Peter treats adults and adolescents who suffer from a variety of mental and physical conditions, including mild and severe anxiety manifestations, depression, sleep disturbances, and post-traumatic stress. She has helped restabilize survivors and witnesses of 9/11, Iranian refugees, Israeli victims of terrorist attacks, and families who have fled war-torn countries. Dr. Peter is a volunteer for Disaster Mental Health at the Red Cross, and in 2003 she received certification as a psychologist for Homeland Security by the American College of Forensic Examiners. She is a Board member of both the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Ethics.
Dr. Peter has published numerous research articles and book chapters, and she has been a contributing columnist to the Los Angeles Times.
She has presented professional papers internationally and has been the subject of local feature articles and stories. Full List of Publications.
She lives in Los Angeles where she pursues her passion to fuse neuroscientific discoveries with psychological treatments.
John Putman, M.A., M.S., MFT, BCIA
Mr. Putman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years
experience in the mental health field. Over the last 14 years, he has
specialized in using neurofeedback to treat anxiety, attention deficits, depression, craving, compulsions, stress-related issues and other mind-body symptoms.
He is a certified biofeedback provider (B.C.I.A.C.
Fellow) and has an M.S. in Electromedical Science, an M.A. in Clinical
Psychology, and a B.A. in Mathematics. He has lectured widely on
neurofeedback and has published several scientific papers in the field. Publications.
Laura DiBiagio, M.A., BCIA-EEG
Laura DiBiagio, M.A. Transpersonal Psychology, is a biofeedback and neurofeedback therapist who specializes in applied psychophysiology. She is experienced in Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and certified by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in EEG. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 20 year and taught traditional Sivananda yoga at the Advaita Yoga Ashram. She is a graduate of the ‘School for the Work’ of Byron Katie, and has been a facilitator of the Work in self-inquiry groups for the past two years.
Dana Costantino is a medical assistant who integrates neuroscience and ancient yogic practices in her work and personal life. She is trained in the application of brain music treatment and is a certified instructor in Hatha Yoga.
She is also a music reviewer and has published articles in Harper’s Bazaar, The Inside Connection, and Time Out New York. Her daily practice includes yoga and meditation techniques supported by modern scientific research.
Orli Peter, Ph.D., BCIA-EEG
Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties
Director and Founder, Center for Accelerated Psychology