On June 12, 2017, TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara announced our role in a collaborative clinical research project with Westmont College. This Independent Review Board (IRB) approved study, under the direction of Westmont’s neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. Ronald See, aims to evaluate [..]
Dr. Pritha Dhungana
Dr. Pritha Dhungana completed her undergraduate studies at Mussorie Public School, Mussorie, India graduating as an ISC Science Major and did her medical training at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1995 earning an MBBS. She did an externship in Internal Medicine at Lund University Hospital in Lund, Sweden from June to August, 1993 and an observational externship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Lincoln Hospital/Trauma Center in Bronx, N.Y. from December, 1998 to June 1999. Dr. Dhungana did her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL from September 2001 to August, 2004. In 2004, following completion of her residency she was awarded a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Florida, College of Medicine which she held until August, 2006. She has actively participated in research for the Women’s Health Initiative at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Yeshiva University in Bronx, N.Y. in 1997 – 1998 and in an ADHD Study at the University of Florida, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, in Gainesville, Florida in 2000 – 2001. Following completion of her fellowship, from 2007 to 2011 Dr. Dhungana provided psychiatric assessments and medication management services for outpatient clinics located in Tavares, FL, Ocala, FL and Orlando, FL, and in May of 2008 opened her own private practice in Clermont, FL where she provides a broad range of psychiatric services for adults as well as children and adolescents.
Dr. Dhungana received the America’s Top Psychiatrists Award for 2007 – 2008 and is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition to English she is fluent in Nepalese. She is a member of the American Psychiatry Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of the Florida Psychiatric Society.
Steven G. Galston, M.D.
Vernon Hills Center
Dr. Galston is president of Neuropsychiatric Associates of Illinois, a psychiatric private practice group in Northern Illinois. He also is the Medical Director of the Eating Disorder Program of Highland Park Hospital and the Medical Director of the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program at Highland Park Hospital.
He did his undergraduate training at Washington University in St. Louis where he was Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Galston is a graduate of Chicago Medical School and did his psychiatric training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He currently is an instructor at both Northwestern University and The University of Chicago Schools of Medicine, and is Board certified in both Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Galston specializes in all areas of adolescent and adult psychiatry, with special interests in depression, eating disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder and anxiety. He has lectured throughout the Chicago area on the treatment of eating disorders and psychopharmacology.
This spacious TheraMind® Center offers Neurostar™ TMS therapy under the Medical Supervision of Dr. Cornell Overbeeke and Clinical Direction of Dr. Brian Richardson.
James S. Marks, M.D.
Vernon Hills Center
Dr. Marks has twenty years of experience working with patients suffering from Mood and Anxiety Disorders, including recurrent, severe and treatment-resistant depression.
Dr. Marks is a partner with Neuropsychiatric Associates of Illinois, and has been in practice there since completing Residency training in 1992. He has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry since 1993. Dr. Marks earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and went on to complete his M.D. at the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1988. He completed Residency in Psychiatry at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois in 1992, serving as Chief Resident during his final year of training.
Dr. Rad Gharavi, M.D.
Oak Park Center
Dr. Rad Gharavi has an extensive knowledge of pharmacological and pharmacological treatment of a variety of psychiatric conditions including Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and psychotic spectrum disorders. Dr. Gharavi completed his residency at Mount Sinai-NYU medical center in New York City where he served as Chief Resident in emergency psychiatry and treated a multitude of psychiatric emergencies. He has been practicing psychiatry for more than 12 years and has served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Loretto Hospital as well as the Psychiaric Director. He has served as Clinical Director at Hartgrove Hospital where he continues to serve adult and adolescent clients, and currently serves as Clinical Director at Riveredge Hospital.
Dr. Dawna Gutzmann, M.D.
Dawna Gutzmann, M.D. has over 20 years of private practice experience in treating the mental wellness challenges of patients. She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and trained in psychiatry at Northwestern University School of Medicine. After studying the available, non-pharmacological alternatives, Dr. Gutzmann determined to offer patients TMS therapy because, unlike traditional drug therapies, it is targeted only to the specific regions of the brain involved in mood regulation and is free of side effects.
Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon, PsyD, DABPS, CHt.
Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon is a licensed clinical and sports psychologist. She board certified in Forensic Clinical Psychology and Sports Psychology. She is also a certified hypnotherapist and success coach. Dr. Aimee is the owner and director of Dr. Aimee and Associates, an integrative health and wellness practice specializing in primary care medicine, psychiatry, psychology and coaching.
Dr. Aimee earned her Bachelor’s degree from Univ. of Illinois at Chicago and earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. In 2009, Dr. Aimee earned her insurance and securities licenses to further broaden her knowledge base and skill set, which uniquely qualifies her as a wealth and success coach.
Dr. Aimee is an active Advisory Board Member of the DuPage Young Professionals Network and volunteers her time as the Treasurer of 100 Women Who Care, West Suburban Chapter. With almost 20 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and businesses, Dr. Aimee specializes in educating and empowering people to create and achieve happiness, balance, and health in their lives. She is a much sought-after speaker and presenter with an engaging and dynamic style. In addition to her professional roles, Dr. Aimee enjoys music, especially jazz, sports and fitness, spending time with family and friends, and plays the alto saxophone.
Dr. Erwin Ramos, M.D.
Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Vero Beach Centers
Dr. Erwin Ramos completed his undergraduate studies at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 1992 earning a BS in Psychology. He did his medical training and received his Medical Degree from the University of the East Medical Center in the Philippines. In 1999, following completion of his M.D., he participated in research at Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center with the Department of Infectious Disease and Pediatrics. He entered his Psychiatric Residency in 2006 with Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and trained in psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University in New York. Upon graduation, Dr. Ramos accepted a Fellowship opportunity with the University of Florida in Community and Public Psychiatry under the guidance of Dr. Richard Chistensen, MD, MA, who is well known for his Community Mental Health efforts in Floridian urban and rural communities.
Upon completion of his Fellowship in 2011, Dr. Ramos was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Public Psychiatry at the University of Florida Center for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in Vero Beach. While at the University of Florida, Dr. Ramos provided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatments as an option for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. In 2014, Dr. Ramos commenced his individual practice using TMS therapeutic services as an integral part of the therapy for Major Depressive Disorder and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Ramos is notorious for his belief in taking time to educate his patients about their diagnosis and providing a basic understanding of how various treatment regimens work. Dr. Ramos’ TMS motto is “changing lives…one pulse at a time.”
Dr. Larry Salberg, M.D., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.S.M., F.A.H.A.
Dr. Salberg is the Medical Director of the TheraMind Center in Merrillville, Indiana. Dr. Salberg received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He completed his internal medicine year at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and his neurology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he served as chief resident in his final year. He is board certified in neurology and sleep by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He also earned board certifications from the American Board of Electroencephalography as well as the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. Dr. Salberg currently serves as assistant professor of clinical neurology at Indiana University and is on the adjunct staff in the Department of Neurology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Salberg maintains memberships in several neurological societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Sleep Disorders Association, and was a member in the National Stroke Council.
Dr. David C. Agnew, M.D.
Santa Barbara Center
David C. Agnew, M.D. is one of the pioneers in pain medicine in the United States. Dr. Agnew is a cum laude graduate of Mercersburg Academy and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison University. He completed his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, interned at the Guthrie Clinic in Pennsylvania which was followed by a neurologic residency at the Barrow Neurologic Institute in Arizona. After completing one of the first fellowships in intractable pain studies ever given at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, England, he began his professional career as the Director of Neurology at the City of Hope National Medical Center. Working with an interdisciplinary team consisting of neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and anesthesiologists, pharmacologists and physical medicine specialists, as well as neurophysiological researchers, Dr. Agnew and his colleagues developed the basic treatment models confirmed by published clinical studies on which most chronic pain treatment programs in this country are based.
He is a founding member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Western U.S.A. Pain Society, the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine on whose board of directors he has served. He was appointed to the faculty of The USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, in 1976 and has served as President and a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Society of Neurology and Psychiatry. In 1986 he was invited to head the Pain Department at the St. Francis Medical Center in Santa Barbara where he currently maintains a private consulting practice in neurology and pain medicine.
Dr. Agnew is the author of twenty-four publications in neurology and pain medicine. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Pain Medicine in 1995, one of twelve so honored. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neurology, has served as a Director of the Board of the California Academy of Pain Medicine since its inception and recently has been honored by investiture to the Society of St. John (Order of Hospitalier Knights) for his long-standing work in the Episcopal Church. He is a senior consultant to the Society of Industry Leaders in neurology and pain medicine of Vista Research and was recently elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary society for scientific research. In addition, has worked as a co-founder of Phoresus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Agnew serves as a consultant for health and medical product design and development for several medical device companies and has recently assumed responsibilities as president of Advanced Integrated Neurosciences, P.C., a California affiliate of TheraMind Services, Inc.
Dr. Daniel Franc, M.D., Ph.D.
Santa Monica Center
Dr. Daniel Franc earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his residency in neurology at UCLA Medical Center, where he remains on clinical staff in the Neurology Department.
Dr. Franc offers patients a comprehensive holistic approach to treating disorders affecting the neurological system including diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, memory loss, severe depression, other neuropsychiatric problems and brain-related and nervous system conditions. Using the newest therapies, tools and technologies, Dr. Franc works to ensure the best possible outcome for patients through proper diagnosis of complex symptoms, early detection, proper management and aggressive treatment. Dr. Franc uses the latest functional and structural applied neuroimaging technologies for the purpose of diagnosing and guiding treatment for memory and other neuropsychiatric problems. Dr. Franc is a certified NeuroStar TMS Therapy Provider.
Dr. Sheldon Jordan, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Santa Monica Center
Dr. Jordan graduated from Brooklyn Tech in Industrial Design and completed his premedical studies at Harvard University. He majored in art, psychology and natural sciences at Johns Hopkins and was a Goldwyn Scholar and graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1977 with the Upjohn Award for best student in combined research and academics and the Gold Medal in Surgery. Thereafter, he undertook his Medical Internship, Residency and Fellowships in clinical neurophysiology while staffing the electroencephalography laboratory and electromyography laboratory and completed all studies in 1981.
Dr. Jordan is recognized as a top neurologist by Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who, Global Edition, and Super Doctors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Addiction Medicine and American Board of Interventional Pain Medicine. In addition, he holds certifications by the American Society of Neuroimaging in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography and Ultrasonography. He is also a certified NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Provider and treats patients using NeuroStar TMS Therapy.
He has taught on the faculty at UCLA and USC as Clinical Associate Professor; helped found the Stroke Service at UCLA; and participated in some of the early work in surgical monitoring, brain mapping and evoked potential physiology. Dr. Jordan has been in private practice in Westwood and Santa Monica since 1981 with emphasis on interventional pain management, neuroimaging, clinical neurophysiology and sports neurology. Dr. Jordan is also a neurology consultant for US Soccer Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, professional boxing and the NBA. He has also served as a consultant for the State of California, Commission of Judicial Performance.