Mental Edge Fitness Solutions Team


Tracy Alston

Owner & Operator

Tracy Alston is a mental fitness consultant, a licensed professional counselor, a certified clinical trauma professional, and board-certified in Biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Tracy is the Founder and CEO of two companies located in Mooresville, N.C., New Mentality, P.C. and Mental Edge Fitness Solutions, Inc.

Tracy draws on her extensive training as well as her own athletic experience to help her clients. A graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Alston earned top academic honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. She attended Wake Forest on a full athletic scholarship, playing four years in the Atlantic Coast Conference as a shooting guard and small forward on the Wake Forest women’s basketball team. During her basketball career, she received the Distinguished All ACC-Defender award. She also holds a dual master’s degree in community agency counseling with school licensure from Lenoir-Rhyne University, in Hickory, N.C., where she also served as an assistant women’s basketball coach.

Tracy has discovered the unlimited proven results of bio and Neurofeedback for its ability to reach the masses through its impact on peak performance and peak productivity.


Connie Essen

Neurofeedback Technician

Connie, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mount St. Joseph University in 1998. In 2012, she moved along with her husband and 3 daughters to the Charlotte area.   In 2015 Connie joined Tracy’s team at New Mentality in Mooresville where she was trained to be a Neurofeedback Technician. Knowing that neurofeedback is a type of brain training to teach the brain new and more efficient habits, she was anxious to get started.

At New Mentality she trained a variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, adults that wanted to improve their overall stress levels, clients with traumatic brain injuries, and children with ADD, anxiety, etc.  In December of 2020, she moved over to Mental Edge Fitness inside Champions Sports Performance in Cornelius. Here, she trains our clients to achieve peak performance ranging from adults wanting to be better at their job to young athletes wanting to improve their focus on and off the field/court.

“The past 6 years have been such a gift.  I have seen so many people’s lives change for the better because of neurofeedback.  When I started this job, I treated veterans with PTSD. To see the difference in them from the start of treatment to the end was and is one of the most rewarding experiences in my life".


Kathy Hodge

Neurofeedback Technician & Performance Coach

Kathy Hodge has been a Neurofeedback technician since March of 2020. In October of 2020, I visited New Mentality seeking Neurofeedback treatments to assist me with sleep issues and distractibility. The treatment was life-changing. As a long time peer coach my love for helping people live their best life was a perfect match with the mission Tracy Alston has at Mental Edge Fitness Solutions..

“Before starting at Mental Edge Fitness Solutions, For 5 years Kathy was a staff member at Grace Life International. Working successfully as a Discipleship Counselor she then transitioned into peer mentoring and coaching. This gave her more time to spend with her clients according to their needs. It was upon learning about Neurofeedback that I connected the reason why we struggle with consistency to live our best life. Kathy has been married to her spouse for 32 years. They have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.

My favorite pastime is hopping in our truck and exploring the beauty of North Carolina. However, my most favorite place to be is with those I love.

Destiny Farrell

Destiny Farrell

Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)

Certified Mental Performance Consultant through Association for Applied Sport Psychology

BA in Psychology

Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology


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