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North County’s Only Fully Dedicated Neurofeedback and Brain Health Center

Is there an area that you would like to improve on in life?

What is true potential and quality of life worth to you?

Do you feel there is something that holds you back from being at your optimal?

Do you want to operate at the cutting edge of your ability?

At Brain Excel we apply neurotechnology to identify individual brain performance markers, and model a customized training protocol to help you access your optimal brain function. Using an evidence-based approach along with clinically valid techniques in applying neurofeedback, allows Brain Excel to offer clients cutting edge service in obtaining their brain performance needs.

Consider Brain Excel a gym for your brain fitness.

Excel your brain, Excel your life!

Neurofeeback for anxiety and cognitive health

 "My cravings for nicotine and alcohol had completely disappeared. I used to find “dry January” fairly difficult, and I’ve “quit” nicotine several times, failing to ever actually kill the craving before. I sleep very differently now. I fall asleep quickly and typically stay asleep, with nice dreams. Prior to NFT, I had a recurring nightmare that I was fighting for my life EVERY night for well over a decade. Most days I wake up refreshed, whereas before, most days I woke up exhausted. My husband and I were TTC for our second child for over a year, even going as far as meeting with IVF clinics… I fell pregnant naturally the first cycle after I started NFT. I credit the success to how this therapy truly relaxes the mind and body.
This is harder to measure, but I have found a tremendous personal improvement with my social anxiety and stress management.
All in all, I couldn’t recommend Elia at Brain Excel more. He’s the perfect combination of professional and personal! If you’re looking for true long term gains in your life, working at the ROOT of the problems and not just masking with drugs"                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

~Rebecca P.

Blue Surface


  • ADD / ADHD
  • Sleep
  • Enhanced Creativity
  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Brain Injuries
  • Autism & Asperger's
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Seizures

Peak Performance

  • Athletic Performance
  • Cognitive Improvement
  • Creativity Boost
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Focus & Attention
QEEG brain mapping for young children


Our spacious and comfortable office offer a relaxing environment for receiving neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a type of brain training technology that has been very successful in building more efficient brain physiology. By simply tracking specific brain wave rhythms and reinforcing only those which are associated with better brain health, neurofeedback has had unparalleled success improving brain performance to a point that reduces severe symptoms of cognitive and psychological dysfunction.

Neurofeedback allows your brain activity to control the video and audio quality of a video game that are played during the session. This engages the brain to reproduce the rhythms that earn better quality of audio/visual feedback.
Similar to the way muscles of the body are able to be trained and improve, regular neurofeedback training allows the brain to develop healthier patterns of activity, that are sustainable beyond the completion of the training.

QEEG brain mapping review of client's unique brain performance profile

Everyone from young children to seniors can improve their own brain function, by engaging the brain in a specific way. 

Brain Excel's services are directly supervised by the Peak Brain Institute and its founder, Dr. Andrew Hill. Recognized as one of the world’s top exponents and providers of neurofeedback, Dr. Hill has documented the kind of success that has surpassed more conventional and medical results.

Unlike traditional neurofeedback clinics, Brain Excel is a one-of-a-kind center that also offers yoga wall therapy, meditation, mindfulness, breath work, nutrition, and individualized health and fitness counseling.

Brain Training

~Dennis D.

Blue Surface


Brain Excel is a full-service brain fitness center. We accommodate a wide variety of clients, and assist many individuals who wish to improve stress management, attention skills, sleep quality, and other brain health and performance basics.

Brain Excel will provide you with a brain assessment (QEEG) and a custom tailored neurofeedback program for your brain and your specific training goals. Our brain fitness and wellness tools can help you learn new skills and improve your overall quality of life. Find out more click here...

We work with anyone who wants to improve their brain fitness. Everyone from young children (ages 5+) to seniors can readily benefit from neurofeedback training. Extensive research has verified the outstanding success of neurofeedback for anyone who wants to improve their brain function. The effects are targeted at broad regulatory functions, which help with mood stability, focus, stress management, and overall cognitive and psychological performance.

Share your goals with us for addressing something you are struggling with or for performance improvement.

"As I begin my 4th month of neurofeedback, the momentum is building. I awaken with optimism and often reflect on creative ideas for focused priorities that had not previously occurred to me. Also, I am able to enthusiastically multitask to accomplish my highest priorities without distraction or procrastination, a previous barrier. I have become more accepting of my relationships, and am able to calmly listen and observe the feelings and needs of others."                                                                                                                                                                                               



Elia Nikolaev Brain Excel Neurofeedback San Deigo

Founder and Neurofeedback Technician

As a certified hypnotherapist and yoga therapist, Elia's extensive professional and clinical experience of over 15 years has centered around the function of the human body, and especially as it pertains to improving one's quality of life. Having thousands of hours of professional and clinical experience, as well as benefits to himself and his family members, has reinforced Elia's fascination with the brain and mind, naturally concluding in the discovery of neurofeedback. After witnessing mood, attention and sleep improvements from Neurofeedback training in his own life he was inspired to become a technician, training with one the world’s top experts in this method of brain regulation, Andrew Hill, Ph.D of Peak Brain Institute.

A life-long calling to bring more health and wellness resources to the community has compelled the founding of Brain Excel.


"As a very Senior Citizen I was concerned about 1. Cronic Fatigue.  2 Memory Loss. and  3. Focus. Since these three subjects were listed on the neurofeedback help list, I signed-up and received about 50 treatments. I am convinced that there has been noticeable improvement in all three categories.  I am therefore giving Brain Excel a strong 10 out of 10 recommendations. In addition, the QEEG results verified my positive opinion."                                                                                                                                                                                               

~Ron W.

"Following consistent sessions with him, I started noticing I was able to sleep better through the night (if I woke up I was able to go back to sleep with more ease), I woke with less anxiety and was able to problem solve and think of solutions easier when I did feel stress.

I 100% recommend. A package will be worth your time and money investment and more, because it will positively change how you feel day to day."                                                                                                                                                                                               

~Alison M.

"We found Brain Excel for our 16 year old son. He was diagnosed with ADHD in sixth grade and experienced a pretty severe concussion from a bike accident when he was 14. Our goals that were most important to improve were his sleep and executive functioning. After his 15th session my husband and I could see a drastic change in his sleep patterns and his overall disposition. This was an amazing feeling and we felt so good and happy that we found a place like Brain Excel.  We recently completed his 30th session where we compared his brain map from the beginning vs the end and the results were overwhelming!"                                                    

~Nancy  A.


Brain Excel, LLC
538 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

phone: (760) 542-8319

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