Center for Accelerated Psychology — Staff

Orli Peter, Ph.D., D.A.B.P.S.

Dr. Orli Peter

Founder and Director

Dr. Orli Peter is the founder and director of the Center for Accelerated Psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience contributing to the field of psychology as a practitioner, researcher, and educator. She conducted psychological research at the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and the Rand Corporation. She served as a professor of psychology for eight years at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, where she directed the graduate program in psychology; she was also the clinical supervisor for the therapists in training.

She has published research articles, book chapters, and has been a contributing columnist to the Los Angeles Times. Today she maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills, California, where she directs the Brain Yoga Center.

Dr. Peter earned her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and completed postdoctoral fellowships in social and clinical psychology at UCLA and the Deveraux Foundation. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties and has been certified in Applied Neuroscience by Cambridge College.

Dr. Peter’s focus in on helping people who suffer from a range of mental and physical conditions, including anxiety manifestations, depression, sleep disturbances, and post-traumatic stress. She has helped survivors and witnesses of 9⁄11, Iranian refugees, Israeli victims of terrorist attacks, and families who have fled war-torn countries.

John Putman, M.A., M.S., MFT


Mr. Putman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. Over the last 14 years, he has specialized in using neurofeedback to treat anxiety, attention deficits, depression, craving, compulsions, stress-related issues and other mind-body symptoms.

He is a certified biofeedback provider (B.C.I.A.C. Fellow) and has an M.S. in Electromedical Science, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and a B.A. in Mathematics. He has lectured widely on neurofeedback and has published several scientific papers in the field.

Dana Costantino

Dana Costantino

Medical Assistant

Dana Costantino is a medical assistant who integrates neuroscience and ancient yogic practices in her work and personal life. She is trained in the application of brain music treatment and is a certified instructor in Hatha Yoga.

She is also a music reviewer and has published articles in Harper’s Bazaar, The Inside Connection, and Time Out New York. Her daily practice includes yoga and meditation techniques supported by modern scientific research.



Orli Peter, Ph.D., DABPS
Founder and Director, Center for Accelerated Psychology
Licensed Psychologist