About Dr. Lagos

Leah Lagos Psy.D, B.C.B. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in health and performance psychology and is known for her pioneering work in HRV biofeedback
Dr. Lagos treats a broad range of disorders and performance challenges.  

As a health and performance psychologist with an expertise in heart rate variability biofeedback—the relationship between the mind (psyche) and the body (physiology)—I’m endlessly fascinated by the body’s ability to shape and influence our cognitive well-being.”

- Dr. Leah Lagos

Changing Lives Every Day

Her expertise includes strategies to reduce anxiety, boost resilience to adversity, and enhance health. She offers a framework for clients to clarify their needs, achieve their goals and increase their effectiveness. 

Dr. Leah Lagos

Mastering Mindfulness, Emotional Agility, and Dynamic Leadership

Areas commonly explored include self-regulation, mindfulness, strengthening introspective sensitivity, oscillating between dynamic physiological states for peak performance, emotional pivoting, how to let go from the heart, shifting one’s relationship with pain, maximizing flow, dynamic leadership and resilience.

Training your heart to manage stress

Heart Breath Mind: Train Your Heart to Conquer Stress & Achieve Success

Dr. Lagos maintains that the heart is the pathway to emotional control. For more than fifteen years, she has consulted, taught, conducted research, lectured, and developed programs to help individuals of all ages reduce their anxiety and improve performance through biofeedback. 

She is the principle author of “Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Strategy to Manage Competitive Anxiety,” which was published in Biofeedback magazine by the Association of Applied and Physiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). 

Dr. Lagos is also the lead author of “Virtual Reality Assisted Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Strategy to Enhance Golf Performance,” which was published in AAPB’s Biofeedback magazine.  

Cultivating Courage, Confidence and Resilience

Unique to the field of sport psychology, Dr. Lagos has worked with amateur and professional golfers of all ages, and has conducted risk assessments for draft prospects of the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at the NFL Combine, as part of Professional Sport Consultants, Inc. 

She has also consulted with professional basketball players and their families on issues related to career development for the National Basketball Association (NBA). 

Dr. Leah Lagos has worked with collegiate athletic teams across the United States, including competitors in track, rowing, basketball, football, and golf. 

She has also helped to cultivate and support substance abuse prevention programs with more than 25 teams at Rutgers University and developed a disordered eating prevention team to coordinate care of student-athletes at the University of Miami. 

Peak performance training for the business & financial elite

Dr. Lagos works with distinguished performers in the business and financial world to overcome performance anxiety, reduce stress, manage mood, improve energy, build confidence, and strengthen resilience. 

She is a Licensed Psychologist in the States of New York and New Jersey and is Board Certified in Biofeedback. Dr. Lagos consults individuals as well as senior partners and head managers of several organizations. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the Association of Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, as well as the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe. 

Dr. Lagos also serves as Co-Chair of the Optimal Performance Section and an Executive Board Member of the Association for Applied Physiology and Biofeedback and is a guest editor for Biofeedback magazine.


Pioneering treatment for traumatic head injury

For the past 15 years, Dr. Lagos has also treated athletes suffering from post-concussion syndrome.

For many concussed athletes, concussion symptoms can last for months or years. Dr. Lago’s protocol significantly improved their recovery after just ten weeks of training, including physical conditions (anxiety, depression, panic) and cognitive functioning (mental clarity, brain speed, and focus). Her paper “Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Post-Concussion Treatment” was published in AAPB’s Biofeedback magazine. 


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