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 Medical Director, 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.

Chief Medical Director – 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.

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 doctors will discuss the various treatment options available, and assist the patient in deciding on a well thought out approach to their care.

Our Doctors

Todd Hutton, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Hutton is a board certified physician in the area of General Psychiatry and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of adult psychiatric problems, including but not limited to. Major Depressive Disorder, schizophrenia, alcohol and chemical dependency, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress…

Roula Creighton, MD

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 at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Creighton’s goal is to work together…

Shameer Debnath, MD

Dr. Debnath is a board-certified psychiatrist 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 has experience in multiple areas in psychiatry including substance abuse treatment centers, community clinics, and is active in private practice with a focus on psychopharmacology. Dr. Debnath has a special enthusiasm for the very personal and cutting-edge treatment of TMS therapy that he has witnessed help change so many lives.

Eric Noble, MD

Dr. Noble 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 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, psychopharmacology and talk therapy treatments to help people achieve mental well-being…

Our Staff

Joann Gadsky – Director of Patient & Physician Relations

Joann Gadsky is the Director of Patient and Physician Relations at SoCal TMS Center and has worked as a healthcare provider since 1990. Joann has an extensive background in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging, and Cardiovascular and Cancer Preventative Screenings. Joann has worked with TMS Therapy since its approval by the FDA in 2008..

Jessica Jenkins, MHA

Jessica joined SoCal TMS as Associate Director of Patient and Physician Relations after moving to Los Angeles from Missouri. Jessica has over 6 years of health care administration experience in both clinical and academic departments. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with a Master of Health Administration degree as well as a dual…

Stephanie – LVN, Clinical Director, Senior TMS Technician

Stephanie joined Southern California TMS Center in 2011, and is our Co-Clinical Director and Senior TMS Technician. She has been a Psychiatric Nurse for the last 13 years, with previous experience in ECT and in-patient adult psychiatry. Stephanie oversees our internal certification training and maintains Quality Assurance across our Centers…

Amy – LVN, Clinical Director, Senior TMS Technician

Amy has over 10 years of experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 2007 and is the Co-Clinical Director and is also a Senior TMS technician. Amy is a valuable member of our treatment team…

Celina – LPT, TMS Technician

Celina has worked in Mental Health as a licensed psychiatric technician for the past 8 years and has worked with a diverse group of the population from adolescents to elderly including mentally challenged, mentally ill and dual diagnosis individuals…

Christopher – CNA, TMS Technician

Christopher became a CNA in 2010, and began working at an in-patient rehabilitation center for adolescents. Christopher went on to work as a Behavioral Health Worker in the mental health field, and moved on to gain experience in multiple units including: ER, ICU and OR…

Diana – LPT, TMS Technician

Diana became an LVN in 2015 and began working at an alcohol and drug rehab facility where she got the bulk of her experience. She went on to work at a pediatric urology office before deciding to get back to psychiatric…

Erika – LVN, TMS Technician

Erika joined the team in 2017. She has been a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for 12 years. She has previous experience in inpatient/outpatient adult and child psychiatry, as well as experience in the ER at UCI Medical Center working with patients in acute psychiatric crises. When Erika is not working, you can find her in the…

Jill – LVN, TMS Technician

Kelly – LVN, TMS Technician

Kelly is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and a valued member of the Southern California TMS treatment team. She is a lead TMS technician who works closely with our physicians and patients to coordinate your care…

Lian – LVN, BS, TMS Technician

Mandy – LSW, LVN, TMS Technician

Mandy has worked in the mental health field since 2013 when she became a Licensed Psychiatric Technician. Mandy’s experience includes working with the chronically homeless and mentally ill populations and providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents. Last year, Mandy obtained a Masters in Social Work and…

Olivia – BS, TMS Technician

Olivia joined Southern California TMS Center after graduating with a degree in neuroscience from UCLA. She is currently a TMS Technician and hopes to pursue medicine in the future…

Rebecca – LVN, TMS Technician

Rebecca has been a Licensed Vocational Nurse since 2015 and has over 12 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. Rebecca has experience in residential and outpatient programs working with individuals with…

Sherri – LPT, TMS Technician

Sherri has vast experience in the mental health field. She has specialized in psychiatric nursing since 1990, and has been a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for 27 years. Sherri has worked for the Department of Defense, and Wounded Warriors at Camp Pendleton for 6 years prior to joining SoCal TMS. She is the TMS technician and TMS…

Sonny – TMS Technician

Sonny began his nursing career in 2002 and has specialized in Psych, Hospice, Pediatrics and Chemical Dependency. We are thrilled to have Sonny on our team as a TMS Technician. Sonny is a diligent patient advocate and is always available to answer your questions…

Stacy – LVN, TMS Technician

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…

Tracy – LVN, TMS Technician

Tracy joined our Southern California TMS team in May 2015. Tracy has been in the medical management & aesthetic field for over 10 years. We value her expertise and passion for helping patients who struggle with major depression….

Yesenia – LVN, TMS Technician

Yesenia has been part of Southern California TMS since 2013, first as a technician at Community Hospital Long Beach, and now in Orange and Long Beach. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Biola University and has worked in the mental health field for over 5 years. She is currently working towards earning a Master…

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 native, with a quick smile and here for all our patient’s needs…

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 also coordinates special projects…

Tina – Billing Specialist

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…

Becca – Administrative Assistant

Becca joined our team in April of 2018. She works directly with our Patient Relations team in insurance verification. Becca is a vital part to the smooth process our patient’s experience with their insurance coverage…

Tami – Human Resources

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, and is Certified as a professional Mediator, specializing in employment issues. Tami is a fan of the…

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