Our Team

Who We Are

Southern California TMS Center was established for the treatment of depression using the revolutionary FDA approved treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and is now one of the largest providers of TMS in the United States. Under the direction and guidance of our Chief Medical Officer, Todd Hutton MD, the trained staff of Southern California TMS Center is there to answer any of your questions and help in your recovery from depression.

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President / Chief Medical Officer – Todd M. Hutton, MD

Dr. Todd Hutton is a board certified Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine where he teaches residents in Psychiatry, and is on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Hutton completed his advanced TMS Therapy Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hutton was also elected as TMS Clinical Society President for the 2019-2020 term.

Dr. Hutton received his Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1985, and his Doctor of Medicine in 1989 both from the University of California, Irvine. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he spent his last year as Chief Resident. He has compiled and preformed numerous TMS research studies and was asked to speak at the American Psychiatric Associations annual meeting on TMS, as a world leading expert.  Dr. Hutton has even been called on to TV shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz for his TMS experience and expertise.

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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.

If a psychiatric illness is diagnosed, one of our providers will discuss the various treatment options available, and assist the patient in deciding on a well thought out approach to their care.

Our Providers

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Todd Hutton, MD, President / Chief Medical Officer

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…

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Shameer Debnath, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Debnath is a dual board-certified psychiatrist in psychiatry and addiction medicine who has been part of the Southern California TMS family since 2015. He completed his residency training at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center-Columbia University/NY-Presbyterian …

Stephanie Debnath, NP, Clinical Director

Stephanie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Autism Specialist through the IBBCES. She has been a psychiatric nurse since 2005, starting her career at Cedars-Sinai hospital in an inpatient setting. There, she worked on a team for crisis …

Angharad Ames, MD, Interventional Psychiatrist

Dr. Ames is a board-certified psychiatrist who is passionate about cutting-edge treatment approaches to alleviate mental suffering. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master’s of Arts at Stanford University, where she studied …

Brittany Burney, DNP, Assoc. Clinical Director, Spravato

Brittany joined the So Cal TMS team bringing over a decade of experience in providing direct patient care across diverse psychiatric mental health settings. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a graduate of Loma Linda University with a Doctorate of Nurse …

Aryeh Goldberg, MD, Interventional Psychiatrist

Dr. Goldberg is a board-certified General Adult Psychiatrist with subspecialty training in Forensic Psychiatry. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he also …

Adam Kapitz, PA-C, Psychiatric Physician Assistant

Adam Kapitz is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) specializing in psychiatry. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in integrative physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he conducted research focusing on stress-related physiology and emotional behavior. He completed…

Nancy Pletcher, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Pletcher is a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Nancy has worked in various settings throughout her nursing career from the operating room to oncology care. Nancy was trained in New York City at the Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics…

Joshua Poole, MD, Interventional Psychiatrist

Dr. Joshua Poole is a board-certified psychiatrist who is fascinated by the human mind and the various ways that emerging interventional treatments can be used to benefit his patients. He finished his medical school and residency training in Riverside, California at UC Riverside School…

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Brandon Schneider, MD, Interventional Psychiatrist

Dr. Schneider is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who specializes in mood disorders, including treatment-resistant depression. After attending Yale University as an undergraduate, he received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and then completed residency at the …

Our Staff

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Amy, LVN – Associate Clinical Director

Amy has over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 2007 and is the senior TMS technician and TMS coordinator of our Pasadena office. Amy will be more than happy to answer any…

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Tracy, LVN – Regional Clinical Manager

Tracy joined our Southern California TMS team in May 2015 and is one of our senior TMS technicians. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has over 15 years’ experience in medical management & aesthetics and is pursuing her Masters…

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Stacy, LVN – Regional Clinical Manager

Stacy joined our team in 2015. She is a graduate of Riverside City College with an Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing and Health Science. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 2012…

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Celina, LPT – Regional Clinical Manager

Celina joined our TMS team in 2017 and has worked in Mental Health as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for the past 9 years. Celina has worked with a diverse group of the population from adolescents to elderly including mentally challenged…

Lazlo – TMS/Spravato Technician

Lazlo attended Woodbury University where he graduated at the top of his department, receiving his degree in psychology with a focus on clinical psychology. He has worked in the field of mental health for over 2 years helping those who struggle with …

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Cara – Co-Lead Technician

Cara joined our team in 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCLA and has been conducting research in the mental health field for the past 5 years. She is currently in school pursuing a career in Psychiatry.

Ariel – Lead Technician

Ariel has worked in healthcare for 8 years and has a passion for mental health. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from CSUCI. She is always motivated to help and care for others around her in any way that she can.

Ella – TMS/Spravato Technician

For the past two and a half years, Ella has worked as a Behavioral Technician, supporting patients through their mental health and substance abuse struggles. She has a passion for helping patients and is excited to advance her career as a TMS Technician…

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Brian is a UCSB graduate with a degree in Biopsychology. He has research experience working with type 2 diabetic patients and has worked in healthcare for years as a nursing assistant, medical assistant, and now as a TMS technician. He plans to become a physician …

Chelsea, LVN – TMS/Spravato Technician

Chelsea graduated from nursing school in 2016 and also has her associates degree in behavioral science and psychology. She has worked as a behavior therapist in ABA therapy for children, home health nursing, pediatric nursing and chemical dependency/dual …

Caroline, TMS/Spravato Technician

Caroline has had an interest in mental health and cognitive function since early on in life. She recognizes the importance of being healthy physically and mentally. Caroline has worked in the mental health field for over 5 years, which has served to further enhance her …

Omar – TMS/Spravato Technician

My name is Omar Sakr and I graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Biological Sciences. I love working in the mental health field. I have been working with autistic children for over …

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Sho LPT – Sr. TMS Technician / Staffing Coordinator

Sho is an LPT with a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from UCR and a year of experience in mental health. You may see him in the Rancho Cucamonga and Orange offices, happy to chat and lend a helping hand. You might even spot him in an office near you!

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Sonny, LVN – Lead Technician

Sonny joined the Southern California TMS family in 2018. They have been a Licensed Vocational Nurse since 2002 and has specialized in hospice care, pediatrics, chemical dependency, and psychiatric nursing. They are driven by their desire to provide compassionate …

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Annie – Lead Technician

Annie is TMS technician and completed her graduate studies in psychology and neuroscience. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley, and went on to get her MSc in England and France. She then specialized in MR imaging at the University of Oxford…

Christina – Sr. TMS Technician/Spravato Technician

My name is Christina and I received my bachelors degree in Applied Psychology and global studies at the University of Santa Barbara, California. I have been involved in the mental health field for more than 3 years. I am an advocate for …

Victor – TMS/Spravato Technician

Victor has worked in healthcare for over 8 years with 4 of those years being in mental health. Victor has a passion for helping others and plans to pursue a degree in Health Information Technology. Victor likes to play soccer and take walks on the beach on his free time.

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Jaime – Lead Technician

Jaime joined the SoCal TMS team in early 2020. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s in Public Health. He enjoys seeing the positive results of TMS and is glad he can continue to help positively change the lives of many. Jaime plans on returning…

Diego – TMS/Spravato Technician

Diego graduated from the University of California Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior and a B.A. in Criminology, Law, & Society. As an experienced healthcare professional, Diego hopes to continue his educational ventures and …

Adrienne, LVN – Sr. TMS Technician

Adrienne has worked as a LVN supporting both inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis psychiatric and behavioral health populations ranging from young adulthood to geriatric since 2014. She developed her passion for nursing while working as a nursing assistant in …

Chloe- TMS/Spravato Technician

Chloe is a certified nurse assistant committed to supporting patients in their mental health journey. She has worked in healthcare for years and understands the importance of providing empathetic care to individuals facing mental health challenges. Chloe is excited to be part of the So Cal TMS team where she can combine her dedication to mental health with her commitment to personal and professional growth….

Lucy – Lead Technician

Lucy earned her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Minor in Global Health at UCLA. Throughout mental health roles in community, research, and residential settings, she has improved accessibility among multicultural populations and …

Rylee – Sr. TMS Technician/Spravato Technician

Rylee graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience in the behavioral health field as a Registered Behavior Technician, working with individuals with …

Brenda – TMS/Spravato Technician

Brenda obtained a BA in Psychology from CSULA. She began her career in the ABA field as a behavior therapist and then as a case manager. She worked helping children with disabilities and their families. She then accepted an opportunity to work in the …

Ray- TMS/Spravato Technician

Ray is currently in school pursuing a career in Respiratory Therapy. Ray has worked in rehabilitation and mental health for over 8 years, 4 being in the mental health field. Throughout his career, Ray has been dedicated to providing compassionate support, advocating for greater awareness and resources, and fostering …

Madisen – TMS Technician

Madisen is a graduate of California State University Northridge with my bachelor’s in Public Health. I have been a TMS technician who is certified on using Neurostar, Brainsway and Magstim TMS machines. I have previously worked as a medical assistant in aesthetics and CNA in assisted …

Dary – TMS/Spravato Technician

Dary has done extensive work with the unhoused population as well as with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and plans to obtain his Doctorate in the same field. He is dedicated to helping people heal and enjoys …

Dennise – Spravato/TMS Technician

Dennise is currently working on completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Throughout her journey in nursing school, she has found a love and passion for mental health. She has experience in behavioral health working as a behavioral technician. She plans on continuing her education to become …

Tyler- Spravato/TMS Technician

Tyler received her Psych Tech License at Mount San Antonio College. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, supporting and helping patients with their mental health. She enjoys the process of watching her patients grow and flourish.

Leeanna – TMS/Spravato Technician

Leeanna obtained her degree in Business at the University of Cincinnati, after graduation Leeanna realized her love for mental and behavioral health and has been in the mental health field for 5 years! Leeanna has a passion for helping others and plans to pursue a degree in psychology in the near future.

Jasmin – TMS/Spravato Technician

Jasmin has a bachelors degree in Psychology and many years of experience in mental health. She started as a behavioral therapist for children and adults on the autism spectrum and has a true passion for helping people struggling with mental health challenges. Her brother who is on the autism spectrum is…

Dale – TMS/Spravato Technician

Dale has worked in community mental health for over 5 years and has long term goals of becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. They earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz and worked closely with NAMI Santa Cruz and mutual aid collectives while living in the Bay Area. They are excited…

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Jon LVN – TMS/Spravato Technician

Jon has been a member of the SoCal TMS family since 2019 and has worked as a psychiatric nurse for over ten years, with experience in addiction, residential treatment, and outpatient care.

Vincent- TMS/Spravato Technician

Vincent has been gaining clinical work experience in the healthcare and mental health field for years. He began his journey pursuing healthcare with a desire to become a Firefighter, however life had different plans. Vincent started working as an Emergency Medical Technician in the Bay Area for about a year, where he got his…

Deja, LVN – TMS/Spravato Technician

Deja has had a lifelong passion for helping others with many years of experience in the healthcare field. She is a Licensed Vocational Nurse that values the importance of patient centered care, and enjoys working as a team to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible.

Nathan – Sr. TMS Technician

Nathan majored in Neuroscience and graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2020. His background in science and passion for mental health drives his current career aspirations. Nathan plans to pursue graduate school in the future …

Paige – Spravato/TMS Technician

Paige earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from CSUCI and she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from GCU. Paige has worked in the field of mental health for the past 2 years and is very passionate about helping those who are struggling.

Cynthia – TMS/Spravato Technician

Cynthia received her Bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. Her journey in the mental health field started as a mental health worker. She was then blessed with the opportunity to expand her knowledge in TMS, Spravato, and neurofeedback. Cynthia is fascinated …

Bonnie – Spravato Technician

Bonnie obtained a BA in Psychology and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is certified as a TMS technician and in Spravato/Ketamine administration. She is passionate about neuroscience, understanding …

Brianna – TMS/Spravato Technician

Brianna has worked for a number of years in the Mental Health field. She has a passion for working with patients that struggle with mental health. Brianna is a hard worker and enjoys the challenges and rewards that comes within this field. She is excited to be a part of the TMS team. Brianna has finished…

Eleanor – TMS/Spravato Technician

Eleanor graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Masters of Nursing Science. She has worked in various mental health settings and has over 20 years experience in psychiatry.

Claire- TMS/Spravato Technician

Claire has worked in mental health for over a decade. Claire is passionate about her community and helping those who are struggling though their tough time. She is focusing on growing herself and her career through dedicated work in the mental health field and volunteer work focused on how mental health …

Amanda- TMS/Spravato Technician

Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and she then completed her pre-medical studies and EMT training at UC Los Angeles. Amanda also has a background in educational and clinical psychology research, with a first-author publication in the journal….

Tyson- TMS/Spravato Technician

Tyson was pursuing a degree in music education, but while also working in healthcare, found a greater passion and career path within mental health. He is passionate about caring for others, those close to him, and anyone who is going through difficult times. Tyson is focused on pursuing his goals within mental health and establishing a career in holistic care.

Chelsea – TMS/Spravato Technician

Chelsea received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Hong Kong and is expecting to receive her master’s degree in Applied Neuroscience at King’s College London. With years of clinical and research experiences specialized in neuromodulation and neuroimaging…

Alex- TMS/Spravato Technician

Alex has been working in Psychiatry and has worked in academia doing research and TMS. He has a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience from UCR and a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences from PONCE Health Sciences (Missouri). He is passionate in helping patient’s getting better mentally and physically…

Marie- TMS/Spravato Technician

Marie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at UCI and is getting her master’s in child development at CSULA. She has been conducting research in cognitive developmental psychology, behavioral psychology and cell and developmental biology. She wants to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology. 

Hannah- TMS/Spravato Technician

Hannah received her bachelor’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She has been working in mental health and has experience in residential and inpatient settings. Hannah has a passion for learning and is excited to be a part of the growing community of TMS…

Sandra- TMS/Spravato Technician

Sandra graduated from UCSB with a B.S. in Psychology and Brain Sciences. She will be obtaining a Master of Science in Applied Data Science and plans on using data science to help impact and improve the mental health field. She has two years of experience working in the mental health industry and is passionate about helping people.

Administrative Staff

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Krystal – Billing Manager

With over 12 years experience as an insurance biller, we were excited to have Krystal join SoCal TMS in January 2016. Krystal manages billing for several of our offices, as well as being a “Jackie of all trades” in our Pasadena office. Krystal..

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Tina – Biller

Tina is an important part of our billing and reimbursement team. She came to the medical field after more than two decades working in fundraising…

Marqueshia – HR & Staffing Coordinator

With over 8 years of experience in Human Resources and Training & Development, Marqueshia Lattimore joined SoCal TMS as an Assistant to HR & Operations. She also serves as a Staffing Coordinator for all locations and is a proud member of the PIHRA …

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Kai – Office Manager

Kai joined Southern California TMS Center in April of 2015. As the Office Manager of our Pasadena Office she has over 20 years of Medical Office and Medical Billing experience, with an additional 5 plus years of patient care. Kai is a Pasadena…

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Tami Wiersma – Human Resources Director

Tami Wiersma provides Human Resources services for all SoCal TMS facilities; as a Consultant she works for many other medical and professional practices throughout LA and Orange County. She holds a PHR designation, a Bachelor’s in Business Mgmt…

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Karen Genilo – Bookkeeper

Karen has been an accountant since 1982. She joined SoCal TMS in September 2017 to keep their books and manage the day to day financial activities. She is happy to work with the SoCal TMS Team!

Patrick Holmes – Director of IT, Ops, & Compliance

Patrick Holmes is the Director of Information Technology, Operations, and Compliance. Pat develops solutions blending technology, people, and processes. From 1998-2017, Pat was founding VP Technology for IPC Healthcare (NASDAQ:IPCM)…

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Jessica Jenkins, MHA – Executive Director

Jessica joined SoCal TMS Center in 2016 after moving to Los Angeles from Missouri. Jessica has over a decade of health care administration experience in both clinical and academic departments. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with a …

Lexi – Administrator

Lexi joined SoCal TMS in April 2021. Since earning her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings with an emphasis on psychiatry and mental health. In addition …

Priya – Intake Coordinator

Priya originally is from California but moved to NC as a child. She earned my Bachelors in Psychology at East Carolina University then pursued an MD overseas. Life threw some twists at her so after finishing the MD she began working in mental health in a variety of private practices. She learned about and became involved with TMS & …

Amanda – Claims Specialist

Amanda graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cal State University, Fullerton in 2018. Her experience is a culmination of her time as a research assistant, medical assistant, medical biller, and family-community service worker. She is passionate about …

Jessica – Social Media Manager

Jessica, from Richmond, Virginia, relocated to Los Angeles in 2021 in order to pursue many creative endeavors. Her duties ensure smooth daily operations and assistance wherever needed. Jessica is excited to be a part of the SoCal TMS team and is looking forward to supporting others through her work.

Cynthia – Lead Benefits Specialist

Cynthia is a billing specialist with over 5 years of experience. She graduated from ACC and received the Medical billing and Coding Certificate. She joined Southern California TMS Center as part of the VOB team.

Edward – Biller

Edward brings over a decade of experience to his role as a medical biller. Before joining the team at SoCal TMS, he’d most recently held the role of Senior Payment Posting Representative at Acclara and had previously spent over 5 years as Billing Lead at Advanced Sleep Medicine. He is a Los Angeles …

Christian – IT Support Technician

Christian joined SoCal TMS in 2021. He graduated with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience. He is passionate about research and the fundamentals of Neuroscience. He wishes to do more research in the future and apply his knowledge to help others understand …

Nidia – Administrative Coordinator

Nidia graduated with a bachelor’s in respiratory care but became involved with TMS by working in psychiatry and neuro research. She has been working in health care for 8 years with neuro research experience in MS, Traumatic brain injuries, depression, anxiety …

Sara – Administrative Coordinator

Sara received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in 2018 and has worked in mental health ever since. She has a passion for helping others and has been a TMS Technician for two years.

Cassie – Intake Coordinator

Cassie graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt with a bachelors in psychology and a music minor. She has a passion for mental health and alternative medicine. She enjoys painting, music, and the outdoors.

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Kelly, LVN – Director of Patient Relations

Kelly is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and joined Southern California TMS center in September of 2017. She works in the Orange County locations. She hopes to return to school to obtain her Bachelor’s in Nursing…

Lisa – Intake Coordinator

I am a Licensed psychiatric technician with 10+ years experience in mental health and disability disorders. I worked for a men’s prison as well as outpatient mental health services with children and families of children suffering with depression and …

Regina-Benefits Verification Specialist

Regina has over a decade of experience in billing, and has honed her expertise across various facets of the field. From front-end verification and authorizations to quality assurance and back-end claims follow-up, her journey has been multifaceted. Homegrown from Pasadena, she is deeply rooted in her community and finds fulfillment in assisting patients along their path to wellness.

Alexandria-Administrative Receptionist

Alexandria received her bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology with a minor in Diversity Studies from the University of Washington. She enjoys working in the mental health field and plans to complete a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and pursue licensure to become a LMFT.  Alexandria is passionate about helping those that struggle with mental health issues and is excited to help contribute to the SoCal TMS team in a positive way.

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