Who We Are – SoCal TMS Center

Southern California is the national LEADER in TMS Therapy. As one of the largest TMS providers in the United States, Southern California TMS Center is second to none when it comes to clinical knowledge and patient care. We are one of the first centers in the nation to offer outpatient treatment for depression by using a cutting edge, FDA approved technology called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Lead by Dr. Hutton, the staff at SoCal TMS Center is continually trained in new applications and protocols. The level of compassion, dedication and, most importantly, patient care, are values in which we take great pride.

Todd-Hutton

Our Medical Director – Todd Hutton, MD

Dr. Hutton is the “Clinical Mastermind” behind SoCal TMS Center. He is a board certified Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Hutton earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of California, Irvine. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and spent his last year as Chief Resident. Dr. Hutton continues to stay up to date in the field of Psychiatry as an Associate Clinical Profession at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where he teaches residents. He is on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA and completed his advanced TMS Therapy Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

In private practice since 1993, Dr. Hutton is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of many psychiatric conditions. Such areas include, but are not limited to, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Chemical Dependency, as well as Worker’s Compensation psychiatry.

As a renowned industry expert and speaker, Dr. Hutton has appeared on the TV show Doctors, CBS, featured in American News Report, and multiple other TV and radio stations. In fact, he was the expert commentator on KTLA radio during the 911 crisis in 2001.

What Makes us Different?

Lead by industry expert – Dr. Todd Hutton

One of the first clinics to offer TMS in the United States

One of the largest TMS clinics in the nation

Over 55,000 treatments administered

Outcomes of SoCal TMS have been published in Brain Stimulation Journal

Many clinics will have TMS Technicians fill multiple roles in the office (i.e. administrative assistant, billing coordinator, etc.). Our Technicians are credentialed, experienced and are dedicated solely to TMS and patient care.

Our clinicians are kept up to date on training and medical education.

Our Mission

Southern California TMS Center was established in 2009 for the treatment of depression using the revolutionary FDA approved treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Today, Southern California TMS Center is one of the nation’s leading providers of TMS therapy. Our vast experience is focused on TMS Therapy which ensures that you will receive the latest in this specialized treatment. Under the guidance and direction of Medical Director

Todd Hutton MD, our trained staff is there to answer any of your questions and help in your recovery from depression. SoCal TMS has locations throughout Southern California, including Pasadena, Orange, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks and West Los Angeles.

We look forward to helping you in your freedom from major depression.

Our Doctors

Dr. Todd Hutton, Chief Medical Director

Dr. Todd Hutton is a board certified Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In private practice since 1993, Dr. Hutton is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of many areas of adult psychiatric problems, including but not limited to Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Chemical Dependency, as well as Worker’s Compensation psychiatry…

Dr. Roula Creighton

Dr. Creighton joined Southern California TMS Center in 2017. Dr. Creighton is committed to her patients and believes there is always room for growth and improvement. She has excellent training in TMS, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. She received her MD at the University of California San Diego, and completed her Psychiatric Internship and Residency Training Program…

Dr. Shameer Debnath

Dr. Debnath has been a part of the Southern California TMS family since 2015. He attended the University of California Irvine prior to receiving his medical degree from the University of Silesia. He completed his residency training at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center-Columbia University /NY-Presbyterian Hospital program where he also served as Chief Resident. He currently…

Dr. Eric Noble

Dr. Eric Noble joined Southern California TMS Center in 2017. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his training at UCLA. He works with all types of people to help understand the thoughts, feelings and experiences that lead to stress and emotional pain. Dr. Noble is certified in and uses a combination of treatments, including…

Our Difference

Southern California TMS was one of the first TMS providers following FDA clearance and is now the nation’s leading provider of TMS Therapy. We focus on compassionate care, excellence in treatment, and always put the needs of our patients first. With dedicated TMS technicians, experts in case management, and a Medical Director who is an Internationally recognized leader in the field, we offer you the highest level of treatment possible.

At SoCal TMS, we are constantly striving to not only improve our treatment, but we maintain that there is still a challenge with removing the stigma of mental health

from the public eye. Our quarterly patient seminars, physician and therapist outreach, and alliance with groups such as NAMI, allow us to stay connected with our patients and continue to speak for those that are not always able to speak for themselves.

Southern California TMS Center is your connection to the best in compassionate care for your major depression disorder. We are a leader of excellence and will always make compassionate and respectful care our Number One priority.

Testimonials

Matthew E.

I experienced joy again… TMS dramatically improved my bipolar symptoms – after over 20 other therapies failed. I experienced joy again after a long time thanks to SoCal TMS. I’ve worked with a lot of doctors and multiple TMS clinics. Dr. Hutton and his amazing staff are thoughtful, creative, responsive, dedicated medical providers. They are..

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Jason C.

TMS treatment has substantially helped me cope with depression. I had been seeing many different psychiatrists, tried nearly all the SSRIs and SNRIs with little improvement. I tried Ketamine Therapy, being told that it was almost a miracle treatment, but it did little to help. You need to be patient with TMS therapy. It took…

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Mike C.

What do other people considering treatment need to know? I have noticed a huge change. I have been hospitalized over 15 times, including a three month stay in a treatment center, and this has helped more than any of my hospitalizations. ECT was also treatment I have undergone, and this was superior with far, far,…

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L.T.

I first experienced depression in 2007 – my depression has been mild but chronic. Depression has negatively impacted all areas of my life.
 I decided to receive TMS Therapy because I didn’t like the side effects of medication. I started to notice a change in mood between half way and three quarters …

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William S.

Dear Lauren and Dr. Hutton, I want to thank you for saving my life, literally not figuratively. I have suffered from major depression for more years than I care to think about. I’ve tried talk therapy, CBT, all sorts of medications, I had been hospitalized a couple of years ago, and nothing seemed to be …

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Christine

My name is Christine and I started seeing Dr. Todd Hutton on 07/27/05. Dr. Hutton diagnosed me with bipolar disorder. I was very sick with depression before coming to Dr. Hutton. I tried to kill myself several times and was not successful. My life had no hope or zest. I took medication for my depression …

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