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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!


 " I 100% recommend Brain Excel for anyone having trouble sleeping or difficulty managing stress. Following consistent neurofeedback sessions, I started noticing I was able to sleep better through the night, feel more rested, wake up with less anxiety, and am able to problem solve easier even if I do feel stressed"
                                                                                                                                                                                  ~Alison M.

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


Our spacious and comfortable offices 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.


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."                                                                                                                                                                                               



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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. The natural conclusion of this was the discovery of neurofeedback and tutelage under Andrew Hill, Ph.D. and Peak Brain Institute.

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



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

phone: (760) 542-8319

Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation.  Learn how we can help you meet your brain fitness goals!

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