Meet the Team

Dr. Phyllis Books, MA, DC, CCN, DABCN

Chief Executive Officer

Dyslexia & Learning Disability Expert Dr. Phyllis Books is a pioneer in working with the body and its role in the learning process. Dr. Phyllis Books has the heart of a mother, the brain of a scientist, and the soul of a wise elder. Considered a cutting edge healer and catalyst by her peers, her clients view her as “calm..caring..competent.”

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Kathy Balcer, MEd

Educational Consultant, Coach, Parenting Expert

Kathy Balcer is a graduate of the University of Texas, with her master’s degree in education and counseling from Texas State University. She has worked in education as a special education teacher, regular education teacher, basketball coach and guidance counselor in grades K-12 for 36 years. She is passionate about educating the whole child by finding out what blocks their learning, socially and academically, and promoting their strengths. Kathy says that, “Seeing students suddenly recognize their own strengths is intoxicating!”


Karen Davis


Karen brings a wide array of teaching, organizing and community involvement. She homeschooled her two youngest children, has taught sailing, swimming, aerobics, gymnastics, been a Girl Scout troop leader and camp director. Currently she teaches yoga and is involved with the neighborhood senior activity. She is highly organized and is our “Swiss Army Knife”.

Beth Ann Davis

Brainercises Coach

Former patient of Dr. Books, Beth Ann helps kids learn their Brainercises and helps Dr. Books with office work and walking Chauncey. Beth Ann is adventurous, uplifting and fun…the kids all adore her.


the Wonder Dog

Chauncey is our official greeter and our therapy dog. He sprinkles his unconditional love and support wherever and whenever needed. He also senses if you’re not a dog friendly person and will disappear until his presence is needed again.

Rosita Alvarez, BFA

Books Neural Therapy Coach, BNT Certified Practitioner, Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, Online Learning Support

Rosita Alvarez is available to coach students in BNT and is almost certified in all 3 levels.  She has been a Level 1 Resonance Repatterning Practitioner for 16 years.  Resonance Repatterning (RR) , formerly known as Holographic Repatterning, is a powerful process to help you clear the beliefs, behaviors and negative emotions that create limitation in your life.  A tutor, teacher and past director of alternative education cooperatives, she loves keeping the flame of the love of learning alive.

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Abby Adams

Camp Counselor, Biofeedback Technician, Brainercises Coach

Abby is our “Camp Counselor” and unofficial pied piper of children. She has a magic touch with little kids ..and with adults. Trained early on in Girl Scouts, she has achieved Braonze, Silver and Gold awards.

She is extremely professional and knowledgeable about biofeedback, and on top of that she is a great artist and cellist.

Amy Rojas

Wellness Coordinator

Amy comes with lots of work experience coordinating people, programs and events. She smooths out the wrinkles in our schedules and helps keep projects moving forward.  Plus Amy has a  B.S. from the University of Texas in Exercise Science and health Promotion, and she  is a former Jazzercise instructor. Dr, Books especially appreciates her big heart and genuine love of people.

Barbara Guysiner

LMT, Certified Books Neural Therapy Practitioner, Biofeedback

Barbara comes with 30 years experience in the field of dental hygiene.   She is a licensed Massage Therapist, helps with biofeedback and brainercises. She is recently certified in Books NeuralTherapy.

She has a gentle demeanor and great compassion.