Dr. Stratton is a psychological assessment and neurofeedback professional licensed to practice by the California State Board of Psychology. She is an alumna of Wellesley College and a psychology and lingistics graduate of UCLA, where she worked with Dr. Ivar Lovaas, the psychologist famous for developing the specialized behavioral therapy known as applied behavioral analysis (ABA), a learning technique widely and effectively used with autistic and developmentally delayed children.
Dr. Stratton earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute and her Psy.D. degree from the American Behavioral Studies Institute, both in Los Angeles. Her clinical dissertation was entitled, A Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Protocol for the Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her research Ph.D. from the University of Devonshire in England evaluated a reading curriculum presented with music and movement and it effects not only on reading in second grade children but also on their attention and self-esteem.
Dr. Stratton’s clinical psychology background initially focused on the administration and interpretation of neuropsychological measures. This was followed by a psychoeducational diagnostic fellowship at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles and adjunct work as both an educational therapist and private university instructor, neurofeedback training with principals of the EEG Institute (Dr. Siegfried and Sue and Othmer, whose pioneering EEG biofeedback work is described in the prize winnig book A Symphony in the Brain by New York Times science writer, Jim Robbins).
These career steps preceded Dr. Stratton’s working aa neuropsychologit and EEG biofeedback practitioner with Lynne Mielke, M.D., in her Pleasanton, California, integrative health clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. Dr. Stratton is also clinically experienced as a child and family therapist in residential care providing diagnosis and treatment for seriously emotionally disturbed/dual diagnosed adolescents and their families yet her current work focuses mostly on neurofeedback, health care guidance and advocacy, and psychotherapy for older adolescents and adults.
Dr. tratton’ earlier healthcare work encompassed community clinic management (Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center in Santa Monica, CA and the clinic of the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Cheviot Hills CA, and medical and surgical training initiatives for the Tenet Healthcare Corporation where she directed medical and surgical training program for the 150+ acute care hospitals in the s system worldwide. She is the co-author of the successful funding proposal to launch the internationally utilized “Peer Counseling for Elderly Persons (PEP)” model once featured on both 2020 and Sixty Minutes and is the former President of the Board of the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, California.
In her business career Dr. Stratton was a management consultant working on site in several corporate settings including Gateway, Xerox, Sony, IBM, Texas Instruments, Cisco, Merrill Lynch Asset Managers, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Polaroid, Applied Materials, and others where she coached mid- and upper level management and technical staff in career transition skills and personal development. She has also coached start-up technology entrepreneurs, recruited in the health care and advertising industries, and was Executive Assistant to the CEO of Merrill-Lynch Asset Managers in Los Angeles.
Additional positions and projects include early eligibility work in South Central Los Angeles, the evaluation of a tripartite pilot program of the Superior Court of Los Angeles, the Child Development Center of Los Angeles, and the Mark Taper Family Foundation to assess the impact of a group format counseling intervention for children of divorce. She held the Directorship of the Los Angeles Urban Studies Political Science Internship Program for Wellesley College, the Directorship of the Los Angeles Technology Executive Roundtable for the former Digital Equipment Corporation, and leadership roles in the American Youth Soccer Organization and Brentwood (Los Angeles) Presbyterian Church mission effort in Nicaragua.
Dr. Stratton is the founder and principal of Lifetime Development in Pleasanton, California, a center that provides psychological and neuropsychological assessment understanding and referral, and a range of biofeedback and complementary means to reduce various symptoms and disorders. She is currently organizes the San Francisco Bay Area Functional Medicine Forum, belongs to the American Psychological Association. and is a founding advisor to the Neurofeedback Advocacy Project in Oregon. He recently joined the foundation board of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (Orlando, FL and Warsaw & Wroclaw and is a member of the Research Committee) She is a former board member of the Los Angeles Wellesley College Alumnae Association, the Bay Area Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, an officer of the Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles, and a former member of the publicity committee of the International Society of Neuronal Regulation.
Dr. Stratton is quite active in the out-of-doors, enjoys gardening and many kinds of social and group dancing while being a devoted mother of a daughter and son.
4450 Black Ave. Suite E
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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