Dr. J. Blair Cano, PsyD, MSCP
Clinical Director & Clinical Training Director
Dr. Cano is a Navy veteran, licensed psychologist in Colorado and Hawaii, and founder/clinical director of Neurofeedback Colorado Springs. In the Navy, she served with VF-101, a fighter squadron based out of NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA, where she worked as an avionics electrician on F-14 fighters. After leaving the Navy, she returned to Colorado Springs to finish her education. Dr. Cano has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from From CSU-Pueblo, and a certificate in Forensic Criminology. She holds two Master’s degrees; Clinical Psychology from University of the Rockies and Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies, with emphasis in neuropsychology. She spent 3 years (5,000 hours) training with a Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist in Colorado Springs, to complete her internship and post-doctorate clinical hours. The training provided experience in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of highly complex children and adults, most of which with co-morbid diagnoses. This is also where Dr. Cano was introduced to and trained in neurofeedback. Dr. Cano takes a unique and comprehensive approach to neuropsychological evaluation, considering neurodevelopmental and medical bases for debilitating psychological symptomology. As a retired Navy veteran, Dr. Cano works extensively with the veteran and active duty military population and their families; advocating for a comprehensive mind-body assessment and treatment approach.
Trent Claypool, PsyD
Director of Sports and Mental Performance
Dr. Claypool is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of athletes, eating disorders, and trauma. He graduated from the University of the Rockies in 2010 and was licensed in 2011. In his postdoctoral residency, he was supervised in the treatment of eating disorders and psychological assessment. After obtaining licensure Dr. Claypool worked from 2011 through 2018 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) as a Staff Psychologist in the Wellness Center, an integrated health clinic, and operated a private practice where he worked with military dependents and families. At UCCS he served as the lead clinician for an integrated eating disorder team and also served as the liaison for a NCAA Division II Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. His work included coordinating care with coaches, physicians, and personal trainers, helping coaches decide when to return athletes to practice, what training stress is indicated, recovery from injury, anxiety and mood issues, and performance enhancement. Dr. Claypool has worked with athletes from several sports including track and field, judo, wrestling, ultra trail running, swimming, ballet and dance, Olympic weight lifting, golf, baseball, softball, and soccer and across several skill levels from resident athletes at the Olympic Training Center and college athletes to young athletes beginning in their sport. Dr. Claypool was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2014. Since then he has obtained training in EMDR for addictive disorders, complex trauma, sexual trauma, and attachment-related injuries. Dr. Claypool utilizes a trauma- and attachment-informed perspective approach to treatment and recovery and integrates several therapeutic modalities. From 2015 through 2018 he served on the Task Force to Give Guidance on Addressing Sexual Assault of the American College Health Association, which included publication of a position statement, guidelines on sexual assault prevention, and a toolkit, Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach. He is a recipient of the Ruth E. Boynton Award for Distinguished Service to the American College Health Association. Dr. Claypool is an invited speaker nationally on sexual assault prevention and specifically engaging men in addressing sexual assault. Dr. Claypool enjoys spending time with family, running, triathlon, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Road Runners.
Jeff Citro, LPC
Jessica May, MA, LPCC
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counseling Candidate (LPCC) at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs and is supervised directly by Dr. Cano. She recently completed a master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and is working towards earning her CAC II license (Certified Addictions Counselor Level II). Jessica has experience treating clients with a wide variety of needs and practices through a trauma-informed, attachment-based lens. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs but left for a few years to play Division I Volleyball at Rice University in Houston. After being sidelined by injuries and overcoming multiple reconstructive surgeries sustained as a high-performance athlete, she finished her bachelor’s degree at CU Boulder in 2011. Jessica is the proud mother of a six-year-old daughter who (she thinks) is too smart and cute for her own good! In her downtime she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Brittany Helm, MA, LPCC
Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) at Neurofeedback Colorado Springs, supervised directly by Dr. Claypool. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and recently received a Master’s degree in Counseling & Human Services with an emphasis in clinical mental health and addiction counseling; she is working towards licensure as an LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor). She has experience treating individuals with a variety of co-occurring disorders and mental health difficulties in inpatient and outpatient settings from a trauma-informed, attachment-based perspective. In her free time Brittany cherishes spending time with her family, painting, swing and blues dancing as well as archery.
Bailey Westerfield-Cao, B.A., NLC
Bailey hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Bailey has three years of experience working as a Registered Behavior Technician, providing ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Bailey is relocating to Colorado Springs after being away for three years and she is thrilled to be back. Bailey is looking forward to hiking, white water rafting, and being close to her family.
Melanie Sida, MSN, APRN, CPNP-BC
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified
Melanie is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in various treatment settings with individuals ages 3 to 21. Melanie’s approach to mental health care is individualized, with emphasis placed on building a therapeutic, trusting relationship with each client. She uses practical and holistic interventions along with psychotropic medication and genetic testing. She believes that human beings are complex and each person has unique life experiences, so, it is important to look at each client’s situation from a biological, psychological and developmental perspective in order to deliver care that provides each client with the opportunity for personal and sustained positive growth.
Mary joined the Neurofeedback CS team in September 2019. She has always had empathy for people and their different walks of life. Mary holds a special place in her heart for family dynamics, especially military families after being immersed in the Colorado Springs Military culture. Mary is one of the first people you will speak to when you call. She schedules appointments, coordinates neuropsychological testing, administers assessments and assists with medical management intakes. She will facilitate meetings and treatment with our doctors and clinicians so you can get the best possible care we have to offer. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and training for triathlon events.