Dr. Reid Schwartz
Dr. Reid Schwartz, of Chicago, passed away suddenly on May 20, 2022, aged 74.
Reid was born on January 29, 1948, in Chicago, to Delle and Alfred Schwartz. He attended the University of Chicago, completing a PhD in Educational Psychology. It was while working at The Orthogenic School that he met his wife Mary, who also worked as a counsellor there. Mary and Reid were married on June 29, 1973 and had two sons, Arman and Josh, raising their family in Olympia Fields. In his career as a clinical psychologist, Reid continued to pursue research in neuropsychology, and was especially committed to helping children and young people.
Reid was a man of great energy and enthusiasm, endlessly engaged with books and music, food and art, always excited to learn something new about the world. He threw himself into his interests with passionate commitment. Once a competitive golfer, he took up track cycling in his mid-40s, winning a Masters Worlds Championship in 2010 as well as Masters US National Championships, and establishing Masters US and World Records in 2018. Most recently, he had taken up photography, capturing beautiful images of wildlife and art. He also enjoyed time with family—cycling and dog-walking with Mary, making everyone impeccable coffee, and going to museums, concerts, farmer’s markets, and restaurants together.
Reid was a constant source of support and encouragement to everyone around him. He will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife Mary, sons Arman (Heather) and Josh (Leigh), and sister Karen.
Donations may be made to Experimental Station, an organization providing community support and youth advocacy via Blackstone Bicycle Works, on Chicago’s South Side, Reid’s home for the last 50 years.
Background and Services
Dr. Schwartz was educated and trained as a neuropsychologist at the University of Chicago. He has B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. His primary training experiences beyond the classroom were at the University of Chicago Hospitals and University affiliated facilities. He is a senior clinician with 40 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of ways. He is also a world class athlete in track cycling. Dr. Schwartz is a Masters World Champion and has won numerous Masters US National Championships. The services he provides are in the following areas:
- Neuropsychological testing and differential diagnosis
- Counseling for children, adolescents and adults
- State of the art EEG Neurofeedback and neurotherapy
- Independent Educational Evaluations
- Peak performance training and sports psychology from the child athlete to nworld champions
- Quantative EEG (QEEG)
- Consultation and assessements for gifted children
- Expert Witness testimony
- Optimal performance brain training for students, scholars, high level professionals, and preparation for college and graduate school
- entrance examinations as well as licensing board examinations
As a licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Schwartz does not prescribe medications. However, he does work collaboratively with physicians who prescribe medications and who use other medical interventions. Dr. Schwartz has collaborated with physicians at leading hospitals such the University of Chicago, Northwestern, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Children’s Memorial, Hope Children’s Hospital, Loyola Medical Center, Rush Hospital, University of Illinois Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic. He also has worked with physicians in private practice as well as those at smaller local hospitals such as Hinsdale Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital. A partial list of the problems he has helped people with is shown below.
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders
- Learning Disabilities, Auditory and/or Visual Processing Problems, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning Disorders, and other
- neurophysiological conditions that effect school and workplace functioning
- ASD – Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Aspergers
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), concussions, strokes, and other Neurological disorders
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic pain disorders including fibromyalgia
- Seizure disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Marital problems
- Child Custody issues
- Developmental delays