Dan Staso, PhD

Dan Staso

Dan Staso, PhD is a licensed psychologist in California.  Dr. Staso has been in private practice since 1982 and wrote his doctoral dissertation on biofeedback. He  is Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCIA).  He has specialized in neurotherapy for the past 15 years.  Dr. Staso is a member of Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).


He began his training in neurofeedback in 1991 at the Menninger Clinic where he learned how to conduct alpha-theta training.  In 2001 he was trained by the late Margaret Ayers, one of the pioneers in neurofeedback.   During his career, he has conducted over 8000 neurofeedback sessions.  He regularly attends professional conferences in this specialty and is constantly refining his skills to improve success.  Some of his mentors (among others) include Jay Gunkelman, Nancy White, PhD, Paul Swingle, PhD, Nick Dogris, PhD, and Bob Thatcher, PhD.  He has learned to operate a variety of neurofeedback systems, including Cygnet, Bioexplorer, NeurOptimal, Biograph Infinity, NeuroField, NeuroGuide surface Z score and LORETA Z score, QEEG brain mapping, ClinicalQ brain mapping, Peak Achievement Trainer, Neuro-Gen, pirHEG and nirHEG.


From 1995-2000 Dr. Staso received 300 hours of post graduate education in psychopharmacology.  He passed a comprehensive test and became Board Certified, Fellow, Prescribing Psychologists Register.  He is knowledgeable of medications and works with physicians to coordinate with care.


Dr. Staso has extensive experience and training in EMDR, cognitive behavior therapy, voice therapy (Robert Firestone), meditation, and hypnosis.  He has served on the faculty at the California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles where he taught Psychopharmacology, EMDR, and Fear of Intimacy.   In the 1980’s he was on the faculty in the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills.