Our Staff

Our Neurofeedback Department

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Ashley Mcilroy, BS – Manager of Neurofeedback Services

A Florida native, Ashley graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a BS in psychology. Soon after, she was hired and trained by a neuropsychologist as a psychometrician in Melbourne, Florida. Ashely has enjoyed being able to work one-on-one with people in helping them better their lives.

Ashley is excited about neurofeedback, as she says she is able to see the treatment side of how to help the clients with whom she works.

Ashley and her boyfriend, who is in the Air Force, moved to Colorado where he is now stationed.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her boyfriend and adopted cat, Pippa.

Our Neuropsychology Department

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Lisa Barker, Ph.D., Manager of Neuropsychology Services

Lisa is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who provides assessment services to individuals with a variety of referral questions. While her specialty is concussion and TBI, she also works with individuals who experience other cognitive challenges including PTSD, behavioral health issues, ADHD, and aging-related questions.

As a graduate of Brigham Young University, Lisa studied with Dr. Erin Bigler. She completed her internship at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX, and her two-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas.

Lisa has worked in various settings including adolescent residential treatment facilities, within a military treatment facility, and within a community mental health outpatient clinic. She has been pursuing an interest in neurofeedback since her move to Colorado Springs more than three years ago.

In addition to her neuropsychological activities, Lisa is a registered yoga instructor and enjoys singing with her three older children.

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Zoe Bonack, Psy.D., BCN, QEEG-D, Clinical Director

Zoe’s passion thrives on being able to give people answers to better help them understand their struggles.

Passionate about how the brain works and discovering ways to help people become more successful in their lives, Zoe enjoys working with individuals through the use of psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and neuropsychological testing. She particularly enjoys the neuropsychological evaluation process and in helping people determine their strengths and struggles.

Zoe’s personal experience with her stepdaughter, who struggles with autism and developmental disabilities, has further fueled her desire to help families find the support they need. In neurofeedback, she discovered a tool that helps people move beyond their perceived limitations and feel more hopeful about their future.

In her free time, she enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, playing with her dog Lambeau, and spending time with her husband and stepchildren.

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Stephanie Spies-Upton, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Stephanie Spies-Upton, is a Neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at Neuro Hope, who’s interests primarily lie within the intersection of forensic psychiatric neuropsychology, specifically with those who have persistent serious mental illness and with neurodegenerative diseases. She completed her MA from Sam Houston State University in Clinical Psychology and then taught at the university after graduating. She also worked for a private practice who held contracts with Social Security and the Department of Rehabilitative Services, providing psychological assessment and tailored recommendations for clients. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University with specialized training in Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology and completed her internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo with a neuropsychology rotation. Her research interests are focused on psychopathy, mental illness, race, trauma, executive functioning, and biomarkers (e.g., cortisol) within legally-involved individuals. She is also interested in cultivating cultural competence within the field of psychology for working with oppressed and marginalized populations, specifically with gender and sexual minorities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner, two daughters (1 and 3-years), and her three dogs in the outdoors and creating artwork from her own photography.

Sophie Miller, – Psychometrist

Sophie grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a BS in Psychology and minor in neuroscience.

Before graduating, she completed a year-long internship in psychometry at the University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Hospital. She has worked in inpatient, research, but mostly outpatient psychometry since 2015.

In her free time, Sophie enjoys hiking, road trips, and spending time with her family, husband, and two beloved pets. She recently moved to Colorado Springs and is excited to settle in!