About Infraslow Associates

Who We Are

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Mark Lewellyn Smith, LCSW, BCN, QEEG-D

Founder / Owner
Mark Llewellyn Smith is the owner and Clinical Director of Neurofeedback Services of New York. He is a licensed clinical social worker, whose early career was established in the world of work, providing clinical services to the nurses, doctors, and staff of NYU Medical Center and Downtown Hospital in New York City.

Due to his proximity to the Twin Towers at Downtown Hospital, Mark spent many years following 9/11 working with first responders and their families. He developed psychophysiological interventions that included neurofeedback and biofeedback for those with PTSD and CPTSD. That experience put him on the path to developing a trauma focus in his practice.

In private practice since 2000, Mark is a leading developer, teacher, and clinician of neurofeedback interventions for a variety of disorders. Infraslow Fluctuation (ISF) training, now a primary intervention in EEG biofeedback therapy, was developed by Mark from his experience training the “Ultradian” rhythms: the lowest energy the brain produces. This type of neurofeedback has had a profound, positive impact on the lives of his clients, as well as, the clients of the hundreds of therapists he has taught in the last decade.

Mark was also an early adopter of sLORETA neurofeedback training. This experience, memorialized in publications, led to the development of a 19- channel ISF intervention and the research collaboration with Otago University and Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD. 

He was among the first to use Z-score training in clinical practice. As an early adopter and developer of Z-score training, he worked closely with several manufacturers in the neurofeedback community to develop Z-score neurofeedback interventions for a host of clinical presentations.

QEEG or brain mapping is an integral part of Mark’s approach to psychophysiology. He has taught QEEG in Europe, Asia, on the continent of Africa, and throughout the United States. He has been a mentor to scores of clinicians who seek Diplomate status in this analytic process.

Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago in New Zealand
Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD, is professor of Neurosurgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago in New Zealand. His main interest is the understanding and treatment of phantom perceptions (sound, pain), especially by use of functional imaging navigated non-invasive (TMS, tDCS, tACS, tRNS, LORETA neurofeedback) and invasive (implants) neuromodulation techniques.

His main interest is to understand commonalities in different diseases such as in thalamocortical dysrhythmias (pain, tinnitus, Parkinson’s disease, depression, slow wave epilepsy) and reward deficiency syndromes (addiction, OCD, Personality disorders, etc.)

A third pillar of his research relates to the neurobiological underpinnings of the ‘self” and ‘other’ in the brain, as it relates to social interactions, philosophy and religion.

He has developed “burst” and “noise” stimulation as novel stimulation designs for implants, and is working on other stimulation designs.

He has published 37 book chapters, co-edited the Textbook of Tinnitus, and has authored or co-authored 270 articles. He is reviewer for 85 scientific journals.

Sharie Woelke (OT reg. (Ont.), RP, BCN)

Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist
Sharie Woelke is an occupational therapist and registered psychotherapist who is board certified in neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She is the clinical director of Renew Neurotherapy in Ontario, Canada.

Sharie has clinical experience working with veterans and civilians with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, brain injury, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, chronic pain, stroke and more.

Sharie has provided both community and hospital-based intervention. She incorporates multiple intervention modalities and aims to provide clients with a holistic and supportive approach.

Sharie has written a series of e-books for brain injury rehabilitation service providers and taught Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome and Neuroplasticity: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery workshop throughout the United States from 2015 – 2018.  Sharie currently co-teaches Foundations in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Mild to Moderate Severity through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Sharie is a member of ISF Associates, a group led by Mark Smith (developer of ISF Neurofeedback) dedicated to providing quality education, tools and resources and high-quality research in the field of neurofeedback. She is currently studying her Masters in Distance Education and develops tools, resources, education, and provides coordination support for the ISF community.

Raymond McGarty

MS MLADC LCS BCN, Owner
Raymond McGarty has been in the behavioral health field for many years. His primary area of expertise has been addictive disorders and trauma. He has run many treatment programs throughout the United States, including serving as the Clinical Administrator of the Betty Ford Center. He has presented training workshops, and been on the faculty of a number of addiction institutes, as well as the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR). He has extensive clinical training in a number of clinical modalities, including Emotion Focused psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatosensory Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Twelve Step Facilitation, clinical hypnosis, and neurofeedback.

Ray is a workshop facilitator/instructor with ISF Associates and provides consultation and mentoring support to ISF learners.

Daniel G. Long II, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
Dr. Long is a staff psychologist at the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. In addition to providing counseling services, he is the program director and founder of the West Virginia University MindFit Clinic, which is geared specifically toward the assessment and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other learning-related issues.

Dr. Daniel Long is a clinical psychologist and board certified neurofeedback therapist who has been providing cognitive enhancement services since 2009. Dr. Long helped establish WVU as one of the very first universities in the nation to offer a comprehensive program that employs both cognitive training and neurofeedback for students with ADHD and other cognitive concerns. In addition, Dr. Long has had the opportunity to work with a variety of professional and collegiate athletes, including Olympic medalists and NCAA champions. He previously served as a consulting psychologist with the Nike Oregon Project and held a secondary appointment with WVU Athletics. Finally, Dr. Long is active in conducting research in the area of ADHD assessment and non-pharmacological treatment. 

Dr. Long is an instructor and supports ongoing research and development in the field of ISF, with particular interest in the areas of assessment and treatment of ADHD and cognition.

Karlien Balt 

BSc Human Physiology, Genetics & Psychology & Specialized in Neurophysiology (Hons) (MSc)
Karlien Balt studied BSc Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology and specialized in Neurophysiology (Hons)(MSc). She has trained with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) in EEG Biofeedback, Biofeedback, QEEG and ISF. She is Board Certified in QEEG. Karlien has presented at workshops and conferences and has a special interest in ISF training. 

She has published articles on ISF and continues advance research in this field. Understanding the role of ISF in the nervous system has progressed her work into the field of trauma.  She is currently involved in the development of programs with the Department of Social Services in South Africa and working with children and foster parents in this regard.  She is passionate about growing the field of neurofeedback (specifically ISF) and making it accessible and affordable to more people.

Karlien is an instructor and mentor with ISF Associates.

David Pavlick, MS, LCSW, BCN

Founder of Litchfield Neurofeedback
David Pavlick, founder of Litchfield Neurofeedback is a locally renowned neurofeedback therapist and psychotherapist in CT who specializes in problems of trauma, addictive and habitual behaviors, eating disorders, stress, anxiety and mood disorders, attention and learning difficulties, autism, and the effects of legal entanglement on individuals in recovery. He is notable for his work with children, teens and young adults.

After graduating from Hope College with a B.A in Philosophy, David moved to New York City and worked with runaway adolescents until he entered graduate school at Columbia University. His professional career included work at psychiatric hospitals, private & public clinics, residential treatment programs, school consultations, smoking cessation programs, eating disorder treatment & education, and university instruction. David has been the founding director of six institutional start-up programs and was involved with a research study involving successful mitigation of Fronto-temporal Dementia with the use of EEG biofeedback. In the past fifteen years has championed the successful use of EEG Biofeedback in his clinical work.

David has written and presented on eating disorders, chronic mental illness, exercise compulsion, children’s issues, and play therapy. He was a founding and Executive Editor of the Contemporary Psychotherapy Review and has published in the, the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities and the Association for Play Therapy Bulletin. He has held clinical directorships at The Country Place, Hartford Hospital and Forman School. He has supervised interns from seven universities including Columbia, Fordham, Hunter, New York University, and University of Connecticut.

David is an instructor with ISF Associates.

Tanya Morosoli, MSc, BCN

Neuropsychologist
Tanya Morosoli obtained her Degree in Psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience from Barcelona University, Spain and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the European University Miguel de Cervantes.

She did a postgraduate intensive course on Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR), Harvard Medical School in 2013 and was invited to collaborate as Teaching Assistant (TA) and Senior TA for 5 years in this Clinical Research educational program, currently offered by Harvard School of Public Health. She was Mexico City Site Director of this course (2019-2021).

Founder and Director of a Neuropsychology Clinic, she leads a multidisciplinary team who provide comprehensive assessment and treatment. She has used neurofeedback for the past 20 years as part of a comprehensive approach and recently started a practice in Switzerland. She has been Board Certified in Neurofeedback since 2008; she is part of the faculty that teaches a Neurofeedback BCIA didactic course in Spanish and has provided mentoring towards BCIA certification.

She was founder member and Past President of the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback. She is founder and board member of the Biofeedback Certificate International Alliance-Hispanoamerica (BCIA-H) and has served on ISNR board as International Member-at-large for more than two years. In 2021, she was awarded the ISNR Presidential Award of Merit and the The Joseph and Ann Marie Horvat Distinguished Service Award for accomplishing international collaboration. She is associate editor for Neuroregulation.

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