Who We Are


The Monterey Center of Alameda (TMC) has been helping people find happier, healthier, more balanced and productive lives for over 6 years. Founded on the awesome and inspiring peninsula of Monterey, TMC has now relocated to the charming, central locale of Alameda Island in San Francisco’s East Bay. Our facility boasts the comfort of a home, with a meeting room, front reception desk, a study area, private consultation room, sauna and more. The facility is available for day-use conference rentals. We are a two-minute walk from the state park and beach where you can catch a sunset over the spectacular downtown San Francisco skyline across the bay. Valerie Hastings, Ron Fitch, and our group of practitioners have over 38 years of combined experience, forming a powerful basis for success. We are certified individuals in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback applications. The services we provide are unlicensed by the state of California and we fully comply with California S.B. 577, as an alternative and supplemental approach to addressing wellness options not otherwise legally available.

valerieDirector, Valerie Hastings, has researched various physical, mental and spiritual pursuits over the past 20 years. After becoming a state regional gymnastics champion in her youth, she went on to realize the world of Metaphysics and Kinesiology at UCLA with Valerie Hunt Ed.D. From there, she pursued world travel and has experienced the varied cultures of East, South & West USA, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, the Philippines and even remote regions in central Oaxaca, Mexico and Sierra Leone, Africa. As she progressed, she delved in alternative healing modalities of the body by experiencing, studying and interning Rolfing for seven years. During this period, she started her own bi-annual practice of fasting for detoxification. Following this, she spent intensive time in New Mexico upon the study of Carl Jung’s theory in application by assisting in the research of Alvaro Lopez-Waterman for his extended thesis. In 1993, Ms. Hastings discovered the biofeedback work that she practices today. She attributes the holistic approach of the Biofeedback, together with Detoxification, to eliminating her formerly chronic back pain, chronic fatigue and PTSD. In 2006 she founded The Monterey Center. Currently she is a certified provider of biofeedback, as well as offering life-coaching guidance, with supplemental education and training. She does this when she’s not directing center administration and activities or being wife and mother.


Jeffrey Levine – Education Supervisor, Jeffrey Levine has a passion for unleashing the untapped potential in individuals, businesses and organizations. For the past two decades he has worked with individuals and businesses to improve performance and take them to the next level. He believes that effectively run businesses are a source of social responsibility all in themselves, and that by performing at their optimum, they can change the world. He has worked in such diverse fields such as high-tech, finance, insurance and real estate, and is skilled in both engineering and marketing. He was also an early innovator in using the Internet and social media, leading seminars to teach businesses and individuals how to utilize social media in their marketing efforts. When he is not coaching professionals, he is doing work to ensure children are getting a good education, or working on other volunteer projects. Jeff holds a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Business Psychology from The University of the Rockies. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership and Development.

What We Do

Because we use two or three different modes of collecting analysis data, we can get a clearer understanding of the root causes for unwanted symptoms or conditions, and on what’s unique with every individual. Thus our practice is one of the most thorough because we understand that not every prior-labeled condition is exactly alike. A GSR (galvanic skin response) biofeedback meter is one modality used, that can measure the meanings of issues of the spirit, mind, body connections. The biofeedback work is a primary application, along with education & training (if needed), detoxification and Neurofeedback to boost the mind’s hardware system, the brain and nerves. Drugs, hypnosis or trances are never used. In fact results from our processes often empower individuals to be free from addictions and compulsions. Whether one believes in the spirit or not, or that it and the mind are separate from the body and brain, is not consequential to the treatment. It works anyway. We are merely guides down known paths. The client pro-actively performs scientifically proven methods, with guidance, so the gains are profound, resulting in more permanent gain on a cognitive as well as experiential level. One’s experience is therefore self-determined at every step. The Monterey Center of Alameda is your alternative one-stop for positive Mind, Body and Spirit transformation. Being steps closer to whole wellness will be what you take with you when you leave, or stay.

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