Anna Raab M.A., BCN is the Owner and Director of Abundant Living Neurofeedback and Counseling. She is a highly competent and compassionate clinician with a passion for helping people attain complete mental health and healing. She implements the highest standards of Neurofeedback technology and Counseling ethics in her practice.
Anna was a University Scholar at the University of Tennessee and received her Masters degree in Counseling and Biblical Studies from Harding School of Theology in Memphis, TN.
Having over a decade of experience helping hundreds of clients, Anna is one of the most highly qualified board certified clinicians and mentors in the field of neurofeedback. Her success rate and commitment to healing are unparalleled.
During the certification process she received her mentoring from Dr. Richard Soutar, who is a pioneer and author in the field. Anna also has a license in pastoral counseling and a Masters degree in counseling. Anna has been distinguished in her career by invitations to educate in the field of Neurofeedback, including the 2021 Social Workers’ Summit as the keynote speaker and the 2018 Muskogee Nation Department of Health conference in Tulsa, OK.
Previously, Anna served as the Director and Managing Therapist at RenuYou Neurofeedack Center of Tulsa. In 2013, Anna founded Abundant Living Neurofeedback and Counseling in order to help others meet their highest potential mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
In her career as a therapist, she has successfully treated and helped individuals recover from ADHD, Autism, Processing disorders (including but not limited to Auditory processing, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalcula), depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD from widespread trauma, Panic disorder, OCD, sleep disorders, addictions, Traumatic Brain Injury, migraines, Central Sensitization Syndrome, Conversion Disorder, Essential Tremors and Stroke. Through the message of hope and tools for healing, she thrives on helping others find Abundant Life.
She gladly offers free consultations for anyone who would like to find out more on how she can help.
Kahlil Michael Saliba
Kahlil Michael Saliba, M.D., Consulting Psychiatrist, earned his medical degree 1987 with an emphasis in general psychiatry from American University of Beirut and St. George Hospital in Beirut. Dr. Saliba then began his Residency and Fellowship at the University of Iowa here in the US 1983. He completed his residency and fellowship with an emphasis in General Psychiatry along with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Saliba is double board certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry certifies him to attend children and teens. The certification in General Psychiatry attests to his qualification to attend all other ages. These allow Dr. Saliba to see a full life range of patients from small children all the way to the elderly.
He has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment of children, adolescent and adults. Dr. Saliba is also especially knowledgeable with ADHD and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorders. Saliba has been an invited conference speaker over the years on many subjects such as autism, ECT, depression, psychopharmacology, pervasive development disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and bullying in schools.
As a practicing psychiatrist for over 25 years, Dr. Saliba attended many different mental health conditions, stating, “No issue is too small or too large for this practice to handle.” He sincerely cares deeply for his patients, which includes both young and old. Patient care is the heart of his practice.
He has resided with his wife, Dr. Lodie Naimeh, a specialist in Allergy and Immunology, and four children in Tulsa for over seventeen years. On a personal level, in his free time Dr. Saliba enjoys running, cycling, and traveling. Dr. Saliba strengthens Crossroads Counseling because of his philosophy of patient care. At Crossroads Counseling, all people young or old, small or great find gentle care and wise counsel for a better future.
Manager and Assistant Director Salena graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, with a Minor in Biology, in December of 2018 from Northeastern State University. Her passion for psychology motivated her to start the Psychology Club NSUBA. She was acting president for the club for one year until she graduated, and the club is still active today.
Salena’s fascination with the human brain was a huge influence for her areas of study at NSU and drives her love for the field of Neurofeedback which combines her education perfectly. Salena is fiercely driven for excellence and believes any task can be accomplished through hard work, dedication, and passion.
During her free time Salena enjoys hiking, weightlifting, and spending time with her family. Salena shines a bright light at Abundant Living with her strong love and boisterous laughter. She serves the practice with all her heart and is a treasured assistant to the director and owner, Anna Raab.
Kara Knapp, Assistant Manager, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in December of 2014 from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is CECPD (Center for Childhood Professional Development), certified in Child Development. Kara has worked extensively with children to help both parents and their children understand struggles and create solutions. Her experience greatly aids in her ability to navigate our work with challenged children at Abundant Living.
Outside of work, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and three stepchildren. They attend Battle Creek Jenks and love serving at church. She also enjoys reading. Kara’s sweet spirit and servant’s heart, combined with her sincere love for people, make her a treasured part of the Abundant Living team.
A passage she loves is, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world (John 16:33).” Kara is definitely a peace maker.
Verena is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has 26 years experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children, families, couples and groups. Her work as a therapist has been devoted to helping people overcome obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals, enjoying healthy and satisfying relationships, and living abundant lives. She is dedicated to helping others find hope and to helping them step into the lives they are designed to have.
Verena earned her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Psychology in 1993, and her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Studies from Oklahoma State University in 1996, with a focus in multicultural counseling. She has completed over 100 hours toward a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. While studying in Indiana, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in The Psychology of Adjustment, Career and Life Planning, Human Sexuality, and Psychopathology. She was selected from among her peers to serve as the Lead Clinician in the Counseling Practicum Clinic where she supervised masters- and doctoral-level students in the daily operation of the clinic and the provision of counseling services to the community. She also worked as a counselor in conjunction with the Radiation Oncology Department of Ball Memorial Hospital, providing therapeutic services to individuals receiving radiation treatment for various cancers, as well as their families.
Verena spent one year completing psychological assessments at Eastern State Hospital (now Oklahoma Forensic Center) in Vinita, OK and in the Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program with Family & Children’s Services in Tulsa, for the completion of her PhD Internship. She served as the Triage Supervisor for Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health and was later recruited to serve as the Milieu Therapist until 2008. Since then, Verena has been providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, groups, and families within the greater Tulsa area and in Tulsa Public Schools.
Verena presented at the national conference of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, in 2001. This workshop highlighted a group treatment for adolescents who had engaged in sexually abusive behavior with younger children. She completed multiple assessments for this population during her internship with F&CS, focusing on treatment and prevention of further abuse in these and other children’s lives. The results of Verena Masters thesis was published in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy in 1998. Her Bachelors research project was presented at the Oklahoma Counseling Association in 1992. Through her work as a therapist, psychometrist, and researcher, Verena has developed a unique set of skills for assessing and treating the effects of child abuse, sexual abuse, and the effects of familial and generational trauma.
In addition to her experience in assessing and treating trauma, Verena has helped hundreds of persons struggling with depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety and phobic disorders, grief and loss, conflict in relationships, divorce, poor self-esteem, behavioral problems, ADHD and attention problems, parenting issues, addictions, gender identity issues, and problems caused by cultural and environmental issues. She is trained and skilled in using multiple therapeutic tools which she adapts to meet the needs of each client. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, gestalt and family systems therapy, RET, and both Thought-Field Therapy and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Verena believes in the importance of addressing the whole person in therapy, including one’s spiritual beliefs and identity. She is a Christian therapist and utilizes Biblical principles in her work with her clients.
Outside of work, Verena loves spending time with her 2 daughters and their “mini-zoo” of pets. She loves hiking, swimming, and exploring nature, spending time with her large family, singing, and watching movies. She has lived in Tulsa for the last 21 years. She has attended Foundations Church for over 10 years, and has served in both the children’s and women’s ministry.
Ashley was born and raised in Stillwater, OK. From a young age, she was curious about why people do what they do. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and a minoring in Sociology.
For nearly two years after graduating from college, she worked as a Certified Case Manager II at a local community mental health center where she advocated for her clients, monitored their symptoms, linked them with community resources, and wrote the treatment plans that the therapists would later sign off on.
For a few years, she worked outside of the mental health field as an administrative assistant. However, after she was laid off due to a reduction in force by Covid-19, she decided to pursue her master’s degree. She is currently working towards a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Outside of work, Ashley enjoys camping, spending time with her friends and family, and photography. She has an 8-year-old black and tan dachshund named Woody who is her baby.