In 2003 The Discovery Clinic, Inc. was founded by two neurofeedback
therapists, Ann Richman, M.A of the Richman Discovery Clinic and Marty
Deboer, Ph.D. of Psychoeducational Services.
As both therapists worked together, they found that their differences in
training and experience and similarities in philosophy and approach create
a powerful synergy.  We aimed to provide the best treatment available. Our
guiding principles are to:

  •  Provide thorough, individualized assessment and treatment.
  •  Maintain the highest level of expertise through continuing education
  •  Provide a comprehensive, compassionate, professional service
  •  Serve as a referral center by helping clients find addition needed
  • Serve as a resource center by providing ample opportunity for
    consultation, family support programs and educational materials

Ann R. Richman

Ann earned a B.S. in Speech/ Language Pathology and an M.A in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University. She is certified in learning disabilities, developmental delay, and social/emotional disorders. She is also certified by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.  She has worked in elementary schools as a speech/language pathologist and has had a private practice. During the more than 15 years as a neurofeedback therapist, Ann has provided successful remediation programs for a multitude of clients.

Norzaini Zulkefli

Norzaini has earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, a Certified Play Therapist and Certified Interactive Metronome Therapist. Making a difference in a child's life, while working effectively with all the people involved in the child's life, family, guardian, educators and community are my primary goals. Delighted to assist, guide, share, educate and create an awareness to stay positive in reaching out to the community while tapping each individual's potential to promote his/her abilities in reaching for the stars. If you can dream it, you can achieve it!

Naes de Venecia

Naes has earned a M.S. in Voc Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health from Illinois Institute of Technology. She has a wide-range of experiences ranging from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Formerly RIC), The Chicago Lighthouse, to conducting assessments for Chicago Public Schools. In addition, she has led educational programs for adolescents and has worked with age groups as young as 3 y/o to equip individuals with essential skills. With experiences in both for-profit and not- for-profit, Naes is driven to make a difference within clinical practice.

Hildy Lieberman

Hildy Lieberman has been with The Discovery Clinic since its inception. Over the years, she has held many job titles at The Discovery Clinic, but presently handles much of the back scene at the clinic. She is a caring person who is attentive to our clients’ monetary and appointment needs. Questions regarding billing of many Insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid could be sent directly to her if needed.

Marilyn Deboer

Marilyn has worked at The Discovery Clinic for 15 years and is now a clinical consultant for the clinic.  Marty has earned a  B.A in sociology/ Elementary Education, an M.A in psychology from teachers college, Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago.  Her post-doctoral training in clinical psychology includes the Siegal Institute for Communicative Disorders at Michael Reese Hospital, the Pediatric Neuropsychological Services at the University of Chicago, and the Family Institute of Chicago.  She has recently been in private practice on the North Shore providing psychological assessment, consultation and psychotherapy.