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


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…

Nancy Pletcher, NP

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…

Dr. Aryeh Goldberg

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 …


Dr. Shameer Debnath, Associate Medical Director

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

Stephanie Debnath, NP

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

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 …

Dr. Joshua Poole

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…

Our Staff


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 senior TMS technician and TMS coordinator of our Pasadena office. Amy will be more than happy to answer any…


Tracy, LVN – Senior TMS Tech

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…


Annie – TMS Tech

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…

Ella – TMS Tech

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…

Erika, LPT – TMS Tech

Erika, LPT – TMS Tech

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…


Cara W.- TMS Tech

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.


Celina, LPT – TMS Tech

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…

Ariel – TMS Tech

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.


Jon M, LVN – TMS Tech

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.


Kelly, LVN – Clinical Director

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…

Brian – TMS Tech

Brian went to Santa Ana college and received a Medical Assistant Certification as well as a Phlebotomy license. He has been working in health care for 5+ years. Brian is very passionate about Mental health as well as …

Christian – TMS Tech

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 …

Alexandria, TMS Tech

Alexandria is a kiwi (from New Zealand) and she has extensive experience in health. She has worked as a registered nurse in Australia and New Zealand in acute surgical inpatient settings and worked in a psychiatric intensive care unit for 2 years in London. Alexandria has a …


Shawn B, LVN – TMS Tech

Shawn is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and a valued member of the SoCal TMS team. He is a TMS technician who works closely with our physicians and patients to coordinate your care. He hopes to return to school to obtain his bachelors in nursing.

Caroline, TMS Tech

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 …


Nestor C – TMS Tech

Nestor has been a TMS Technician for over two years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.


Sho K, LPT – TMS Tech

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!


Sonny, LVN – TMS Tech

Sonny joined the Southern California TMS family in 2018. He has been a Licensed Vocational Nurse since 2002 and has specialized in hospice care, pediatrics, chemical dependency and psychiatric nursing…


Stacy, LVN – TMS Tech

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…

Christina – TMS Tech

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 Tech

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.


Jaime – TMS Tech

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…

Hannah – TMS Tech

Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, Davis. She has a strong passion for understanding the mind and helping others, and she plans on becoming a physician’s assistant in the future. Her past experiences …

Adrienne, LVN – TMS Tech

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 …

Lisa – TMS Tech

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 …

Nathan – TMS Tech

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 …

Nidia – TMS Tech

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 – TMS Tech

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.

Skyler – TMS Tech

Skyler is a licensed EMT with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences. She has a history of working within the mental health field at a substance abuse center and as a tutor for those with learning difficulties. She enjoys making connections and …

Lucy – TMS Tech

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 – TMS Tech

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 Tech

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 …

Paige – TMS Tech

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 Tech

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 – TMS Tech

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 …

Cassie – TMS Tech

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.

Andrea – Spravato Coordinator

Andrea has worked in the medical field for 8 years. She is currently completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, where her passion in mental health really began. Excited to continue her devotion for helping others. She wishes to further her education and become a Nurse Practitioner.

Samantha – TMS/Ketamine Technician

Samantha earned her B.A in Psychology from Portland State University and has been working in the mental health field since 2017.

Lazlo – TMS/Ketamine 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 …

Diego – TMS/Ketamine 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 …

Omar – TMS/Ketamine 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 …

Leela – TMS/Ketamine Technician

Leela received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from UCLA, and will be attending medical school at the UCSF School of Medicine in fall of 2024. For the past 4 years, Leela has dedicated herself to learning about mental illness and how to support …

Administrative Staff


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..


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 – Adminstrative Assistant

Becca joined our team in April of 2018. As administrative assistant, she works closely with our Director and Associate Director of Patient Relations. She is currently earning her degree in Psychology.


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…


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…


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, Operations, 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)…


Jessica Jenkins, MHA – Director of Operations

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 – Patient Relations Manager

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

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

Amanda – Medical Receptionist/Biller

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, 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 – VoB / Prior Authorization / Billing Department

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.

Marqueshia – Assistant to HR and Operations

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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