Susan Dermit Brown, Ph.D.admin-neuro
Co-Founder & Director
Dr. Brown brought to her development of NeurOptimal® a varied path of careers and achievements in medical, psychological and academic environments. Her accomplishments include five degrees culminating in a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, numerous awards for academic excellence, publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, a full-time academic position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Division of Behavioral Medicine and licensure both as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Nurse (now inactive). Despite the academic achievements, Dr. Brown’s first love has always been direct work with clients. Dr. Brown’s role in the conceptualization, development and evolution of NeurOptimal®® has been strongly tied to her belief that personal change does not have to be effortful to be effective and lasting, and much of her work has been to ensure that NeurOptimal® is not only safe and effective but unmatched in its ease of use. Now retired from her clinical and consultation activities, Dr. Brown retains a central role in Zengar’s ongoing Research and Development.