about Gregory Alter, Psychologist

Assessment and Diagnostic Services

I treat a wide range of people with many different types of problems, always basing my treatment on thorough assessment:

  • anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, traumatic stress injuries)
  • depression
  • obsessions and compulsions
  • work related evaluations and injuries
  • ADHD, and learning disabilities
  • substance abuse disorders, alcohol abuse
  • court and forensic issues

I consult at MindBuilders™which focuses on assessing and treating attention deficit disorders (ADD, ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities in both children and adults.  At MindBuilders™, I , emphasize treatment combining psychotherapy and coaching with Neurofeedback (Brainwave Biofeedback), Cognitive Enhancement Training, and Auditory Integration Training (AIT), among other modalities. MindBuilders offers extraordinarily comprehensive assessment services.

Home biofeedback, neurofeedback, and light & sound neurotherapy services add to the treatment approaches I offer, which are cost-effective and convenient. I also sell a variety of types of neurofeedback, biofeedback, and neuroentrainment devices for use both by patients and other professionals. 

We welcome inquiries both by phone (510.545.6463) and on the Internet at

The call is private and confidential.


Gregory Alter, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I have a doctorate in Social/Clinical Psychology, 1979, from the Wright Institute, Berkeley. I was the co-founder of a unique, organized behavioral healthcare delivery system in Northern California, which I worked for from 1982 to 1995. I founded AlterMedX Health Systems ™ in 1995, renamed NeuroAdvanta, in order to specialize in the most innovative clinical approaches and to develop cutting edge behavioral healthcare technology. 

I am licensed in California (Psychology License PSY7422).  I also have been awarded certifications in a number of areas of practice that are national or international in scope.

I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. I have specialty Board Certifications in Clinical Health Psychology from ABPP, General and EEG (Neuro) Biofeedback from BCIA. I am a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners with additional certification by the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Forensic Health Psychology.


I am Board Certified in both General and EEG (Neuro) Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA).

Biofeedback Certification Seal  Why use a certified practitioner? (from the BCIA website)

The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) is the only institute recognized worldwide granting certification to biofeedback practitioners. BCIA was established in 1981 with the mission of protecting the general public by establishing strict standards for biofeedback practitioners. Currently, approximately 1,500 health care professionals have achieved this certification in general biofeedback, EEG biofeedback, or pelvic muscle dysfunction. Many clinicians have more than one certification.

Certification demonstrates professionalism and adherence to carefully developed standards as a health care provider. Procedures are consistent with the Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines, giving credibility and evidence that your practitioner maintains knowledge and skill levels.

Health care professionals who achieve BCIA Certification demonstrate commitment to professionalism by completing basic degree and educational requirements, learning to apply clinical biofeedback skills during mentorship, and passing a written examination.

BCIA certified professionals must agree to practice according to the Ethical Principles of BCIA and of their profession and in accordance with appropriate laws of their state. When working with a medical or psychological disorder, a BCIA certificant must carry an appropriate license/credential for independent practice or agree to work under the supervision of another health care professional.  ·  about  ·  recent  ·  products  ·  services  ·  contact  ·  resource links
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