The National Institute of Mental Health is currently recruiting participants for a clinical study to see if using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to guide repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) helps locate the best area for treatment and to explore [..]
Welcome to TheraMind® Center of Santa Barbara
The TheraMind®Center of Santa Barbara is a unique outpatient treatment facility specializing in the treatment of Depression and other Mood Disorders and neurological disorders including Chronic Pain, Migraines, Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Stroke Rehabilitation. The Center is one of 13 outpatient treatment facilities operated nationally by TheraMind Services, Inc., a leading national provider of outpatient neuropsychiatric treatment services. The new TheraMind Center brings cutting edge neurologic and psychiatric treatments to the Central Coast. Our board certified medical professionals utilize the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to address our patients’ neurological and psychological needs.
The Center, conveniently located just off of the La Cumbre exit from Highway 101 at 351 Hitchcock Way, employs an integrated, multidisciplinary, team approach to the delivery of neuropsychiatric patient care. The Santa Barbara TheraMind Center is under the medical direction of Dr. David Agnew for neurology and Dr. Erwin Ramos for psychiatry. Our medical professionals routinely work in collaboration with numerous other psychiatrists and neurologists in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast. In addition, depending upon a given patient’s needs, the staff at the Center also collaborate with Tiffany Thompson, MFT, Ph.D. for psychotherapy and neurotherapy, Barbra Mousouris, CA, C.Ht., HTp. For hypnotherapy, Erika Winston, LMT for therapeutic massage and many other local, highly trained and certified medical professionals.
David C. Agnew, M.D., FAAPM, is one of the pioneers in pain medicine in the United States. 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, 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. Dr. Agnew is a founding member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Western U.S.A. Pain Society, the American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the California Pain Medicine Association, on whose boards of directors he has served. He was appointed to the faculty of The USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, in 1976, has served on the board of directors, as well as president of the Los Angeles Society of Neurology and Psychiatry. He served as head the Pain Department at the St. Francis Medical Center in Santa Barbara from 1986 to 1994 and today maintains a private practice in neurology and pain medicine in Santa Barbara. See “Our Staff”.
Erwin F. Ramos, M.D., 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. 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.” See “Our Staff”.
At TheraMind, our commitment is to improve the lives of patients with the most advanced therapeutic, non-drug alternatives for treating chronic pain and a broad variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and other psychopathologies. Advanced diagnostic technologies, including quantitative EEG and fMRI, enable our physicians to develop a unique treatment regimen for each patient combining, as needed, the latest FDA approved therapeutic technologies available, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), tDCS/tACS, pEMF, neurofeedback, biofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), among others. Our patients tell the story themselves:
“I had suicidal thoughts, no motivation and a lack of interest in friends and family. I tried four antidepressants; they didn’t relieve any of the issues I was having…and included side effects I wasn’t willing to tolerate. I decided to try TMS, and started to feel a difference after my 5th week of treatment. I feel motivated at home, more joyful around people and enjoying life again!!” KH
“I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I have suffered from depression since my high school years, and went undiagnosed until my mid-thirties. At 57 I found myself taking 4 antidepressants, 1 anti-anxiety pill, 1 stimulant and 1 sleeping pill. My depression went unchanged, and I continued to suffer depression to the point of being suicidal. ECT was suggested to me but I didn’t like the procedure involved or possibility of memory loss. I was introduced to TMS at my psychiatrist’s office, and I hoped it would maybe be the answer to my prayers. TMS has turned my life around! I laugh and love again, I have so much more motivation and my memory has improved tremendously. TMS has been a true miracle in my life!” S
Santa Barbara’s new TheraMind®Center — Setting the standard for Integrated, Multi-disciplinary Neuropsychiatric Healthcare! For an appointment or to learn more about our services, call (805) 845-4455.
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