Dr. Leah Lagos, Clinical and Sport Psychologist; Board Certified Biofeedback Therapist
A trusted, effective, and evidence based approach to improving health and performance.
Dr. Lagos is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York who is board certified in biofeedback. For more than seven years, she has dedicated herself to providing heart rate variability biofeedback, an advanced and results oriented method for treating anxiety and depression, to her clients.† Dr. Lagos is also a researcher, lecturer, author of published studies and a textbook chapter, as well as the Chair of the Optimal Performance Section of the Association of Applied Physiology and Biofeedback.
Above all, Dr. Lagos is a concerned, compassionate, and caring psychologist who is interested in helping clients interested in psychological treatment to reduce anxiety and manage stress. Through the combination of biofeedback and psychotherapy, Dr. Lagos treats you with the warmth and care that you deserve and customizes your treatment to your unique needs.†
Biofeedback therapy is a key area of expertise that distinguishes Dr. Lagos from other New York psychotherapists and psychologists. By giving you “feedback” or millisecond accurate mirroring of what the heart is communicating to the rest of your body, New York psychologist Dr. Lagos helps you to gain control over your body’s responses to stress. Through a combination of traditional psychological approaches and biofeedback therapy, Dr. Lagos helps you to improve mood, reduce anxiety, decrease muscle tension, and improve focus.
Dr. Lagos’ research interests are in the implementation of heart rate variability biofeedback with golfers. In addition to her sport psychology research evaluating biofeedback to enhance sport performance, Dr. Lagos is exploring biofeedback as a potential treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Dr. Lagos’ sport psychology research, which was featured in the fall 2013 edition of Biofeedback Magazine, evaluates the impact of ten-weeks of heart rate variability biofeedback training on the post-concussion symptoms of athletes who have experienced mild traumatic brain injuries. Full text of the article can be found at: "A Preliminary Study: Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Treatment of Postconcussion Syndrome"
As a specialist in sport psychology, Dr. Lagos can also help you to achieve your performance goals in sport or business. Many of her clients who are competitive athletes or high performers in the business or political world come to her to gain extra motivation and focus on setting and achieving important goals in their life. Dr. Lagos, a noted sport psychologist in the New York area, is proud to offer biofeedback, psychotherapy, and sport psychology services to the areas surrounding Manhattan and New Jersey.Click here to read more