Ronald J. Swatzyna, Ph.D., L.C.S.W

Biography

Dr. Ronald J. Swatzyna received his Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy from The University of Texas Arlington. Currently, he is the Director of Electro-Neurophysiology Research and the Director of Neurotherapy at the Tarnow Center for Self-ManagementSM located in Houston, Texas. Dr. Swatzyna is a licensed clinical social worker supervisor, and board certified in neurotherapy and biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). For the past 20 years, Dr. Swatzyna has analyzed and treated the most diagnostically challenging cases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a researcher, he has presented and/or published over 60 peer-reviewed papers on brain dysfunction, psychotropic medication and other related topics at national and international conferences. In addition to his contributions to the literature, Dr. Swatzyna is a Special Editor for WebmedCentral plus and Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. Dr. Swatzyna is the Chair of the Sigma Xi Institutional Review Board, Rice University/Texas Medical Center Chapter and is on the board of directors. Prior to his career in mental health, Dr. Swatzyna served in both the Vietnam and the first Gulf War.  Finally, his personal battle with a traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder has motivated him to become a leading expert in brain dysfunction.

The NeuroClinics specialize in NeuroAnalysis and NeuroTherapy. The NeuroAnalysis includes analyzing the electroencephalographic recording and BrainMapping the location of the abnormalities accounting for the symptoms. The analysis produces the protocols for NeuroTherapy individualized for each child.

The Clinics use a unique, innovative technology that works with trainees’ brainwaves, and is used to treat Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), behavioral disorders and Autism.

The technology that the Clinics use trains the brain easily while the trainee plays games, surfs the internet or watches any content s/he chooses on the computer. This treatment method and innovative technology enables treating learning disabilities and memory problems as well as emotional and behavioral problems stemming from ADD/ADHD, Autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

In the USA, around 10% of the children are diagnosed with ADHD. The families of these children experience daily frustration, worry and helplessness as they struggle to help their children survive in the normal society and cope with the pressures of studying in big classes, in a demanding, achievement oriented society.

Traditional solutions such as Ritalin and other stimulants are beneficial only to some of the children. Many other children develop serious side-effects while taking Ritalin, such as loss of appetite, loss of weight and depression. The problem with the drugs is that they do not address the source of the problem. They treat the symptoms only, and they work for just a few hours a day.

The drug-free treatment method at NeuroClinics is a breakthrough that enables an efficacious treatment of these children, with results that last for years.

  • The treatment method is based on many studies that were published in peer-reviewed scientific literature and report high success rates (around 80%).
  • The innovative technology used in NeuroClinics allows for treatment in the clinic or at home, under tight supervision of the therapist.
  • The treatment sessions take place while the patient plays computer games or surfs the internet, and it is therefore fun and interesting to them.
  • The method helps to improve attention problems, difficulties to focus and impulsivity.
  • The method improves children’s ability to integrate well socially, both in the class and outside.
  • The method improves academic performance.
  • The treatment results last for years.
  • The method works wonders also with adults (no age limit).
  • Biofeedback (BCB board certified)

  • Neurotherapy (BCN board certified)

  • QEEG Topographical Brain Mapping