Get to know the Serin Center Lead Specialists by reading the biographies below. You can also read biographies about the rest of our valued team as well by reading our Team page.
Amy Serin, PhD
Neuropsychologist and Founder
Dr. Amy Serin conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for ages 4 through adult for ADHD, learning disabilities, IQ, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders and giftedness. Dr. Serin takes a strength-based, results-oriented approach to her psychotherapy.
Mark Ruggiero, MD, FAAP
Board Certified Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrian
Dr. Mark Ruggiero specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, teens, and young adults and their families with a wide spectrum of neurodevelopmentally based health and wellness challenges including motor disabilities, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Learning and Mood Disorders.
Dominic Di Loreto, MA, BCIA
Director of Applied Neuroscience
Dominic Di Loreto, MA, BCIA has 6 years of experience developing and implementing neuromodulation treatments in premier clinics in the United States. Dominic is an International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) award winner who graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he studied the physiology of anxiety using EEG and cortisol.
Jessica Hunter, MS, LPC, CFTP
Director of Therapeutic Services
Jessica Hunter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 8 years of experience in the field of mental and behavioral health and a previous 10 years in education. Jessica completed her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, and her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Certified as a Family Trauma Professional (CFTP), Jessica is also trained in EMDR Therapy and is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), the American Counseling Association (ACA), is co-coordinator for the Central and Northern Arizona EMDRIA Regional Network, and is a board listed Clinical Supervisor for the state of Arizona.
Insomnia is influenced by hyperarousal as evidenced by EEG data. Those with insomnia exhibit higher amounts of beta activity compared to control groups, which is often associated with anxiety. Individuals with insomnia often exhibit accelerated heart rate or hyperarousal compared to healthy controls. This may contribute to greater hypervigilance during the night, which leads to greater sleep-related difficulties (falling asleep and staying asleep)
Source: International Journal Of Psychophysiology