Our Healing Team 


Greetings from Debra, Pat, Sonja and Dr. Gary Johnson!

Beyond The Brain Therapies offers a customized approach to maximizing your potential. We assist you in the process of understanding and integrating your body - soul - spirit into the fullness of life.  We are part of a network of healing professionals who desire the highest quality of life for you and the world we live in.   Come experience safety, support, knowledge, energy, balance and make your hopes a reality. 

Debra Nelson, MA LMFT
Owner, Evaluator, Counselor and Biofeedback Specialist

Hello.  I created Beyond the Brain - Therapies as an outreach to those who are interested in pursuing greater health and wellness through alternative and gentle means.  We offer biofeedback, music therapy, art therapy, neurofeedback, traditional counseling, spiritual guidance, nutritional - educational referrals, grief / trauma healing, brainspotting, emotional support, pet therapy and mindfulness training. 

I am passionate about offering a variety of options so that everyone can live a better life.  Energy is a key to new possibilities and hope.

debranelson@ beyondthebraintherapies.com

Office: 651.307.4993

Fax:     651.464.2289

Patricia Johnson, MA LMFT OTR/L

Pat has 30 years experience as an Occupational Therapist and is also a Marriage and Family Therapist.   She specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, spiritual concerns, chronic medical issues, relationships, prenatal experiences, presurgery preparation and other healing needs.  Pat is very passionate about helping people heal from trauma through brainspotting .  She is also experienced as an EMDR therapist.  She is on the Brainspotting Board and is available for Professionals seeking Brainspotting Consulting.



Cell:    763.244.4783

Dr. Gary Johnson, DC

Dr. Johnson is a consulting Doctor of Nutritional and Chiropractic medicine.   He is also a Biofeedback Specialist and Supervisor offering incredible knowledge and support.  Dr. Johnson works with those who desire to maximize their health potential utilizing alternative means.   He also serves those with medical conditions and mental health needs by incorporating lifestyle, supplementation, collaboration with health professionals and a synergistic approach. 


We are happy to have Dr. Gary's expertise and happy disposition on our team of healers.  Let us know if you would like a consultation with Dr. Gary Johnson by clicking on the "Contact" tab above.




Sonja is a consulting Biofeedback Specialist.   She works with all ages of individuals to help them reach their full potential of healing and energy.  Her professional journey has brought her to a variety of specializations including ministry and drug and alcohol counseling.    Sonja enjoys helping to people to gain strength, vitality and hope.

Sonya Kirkbride, LADC CBT

Direct Cell: 612-384-2689