Brain Balance of North Oakland is Now a Board Certified Cognitive Center

Brain Balance Achievement Center of North Oakland, MI is now a designated Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

Brain Balance offers a personalized, drug-free program that provides answers to social, emotional, behavioral and academic development. Brain Balance was founded in 2007 and currently has more than 100 centers. Brain Balance employs a personalized and integrative approach through sensory engagement, physical development, academics and nutrition.

The Brain Balance Center of North Oakland has shown their commitment to providing the best possible service to everyone who walks through their doors by completing the IBCCES certification program, which requires that at least 80% of student-facing staff at each location complete a training and certification program that focuses on working with individuals with a variety of needs, such as anxiety, dyslexia, autism and ADHD.

BB Oakland staff

“At Brain Balance of North Oakland, we are dedicated to helping parents understand the ‘why?’ behind their child’s struggles and the root cause of their child’s symptoms.  As a parent myself, I spent years searching for answers and interventions that I hoped would help my son.  It was a frustrating process that led to few real answers, even fewer improvements, and feelings of hopelessness and isolation.  My search ended with Brain Balance, because that was the intervention that could explain the ‘why’ behind my own son’s struggles, and then resolve them!  At Brain Balance of North Oakland, we believe in each child’s unlimited potential, and we are blessed to spend every day supporting families as they help their child reach that potential,” said Carrie Odrobina, center owner and director.

Brain Balance of North Oakland is an active member of the community as well as a recipient of community awards for Best Staff and Best Customer Service. The Center also hosts several free community and family events throughout the year that are open to all families, but especially targeted for those who might have challenges that need extra support. This past year, those events have included:

  • A bowling day
    • An interactive and educational bat hike on local trails
    • Participation in local parades and community health events
    • Donation drives for charities and sponsorship of an adoptive family at Christmas

The Center is also dedicated to education and helping both parents and professionals stay current on ways to ensure healthy brain development for their children and clients.  In 2019, Brain Balance hosted more than a dozen presentations for school, medical and counseling professionals, and child advocacy and parenting groups in metro Detroit.

“Professional training is incredibly important in our industry, and IBCCES has standardized training and certification that is globally recognized,” said Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Vice President of Programs and Outcomes at Brain Balance Achievement Centers. “We worked closely with the IBCCES team to develop instruction that meets the needs of our more than 100 centers. This new training program will give our team an even greater understanding as they work with students who face challenges with attention and focus, anxiety, learning, socialization and more.”

“IBCCES is proud to work with an organization that recognizes the need for ongoing professional training. Because Brain Balance works with children with a variety of needs and cognitive disorders, the Board Certified Cognitive Center program was a perfect fit.” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in cognitive disorder training and certification for healthcare, education and corporate professionals around the globe.

About Brain Balance

Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer a personalized, drug-free program that provides answers to social, emotional, behavioral, and academic development. Brain Balance identifies the root causes of challenges and helps strengthen individual performance. Since 2007, this integrative program has changed the lives of tens of thousands of families. Visit to learn more.


Delivering The Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders – IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders. As the only training and certification program endorsed by The Autism Society of America, one of the largest grassroots autism organizations in the world, IBCCES is committed to increasing the quality of life and services provided to individuals on the spectrum.

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