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Dr. Schechter's Resources  (see Media links on Home Page, as well)


TMS Psychotherapists      Los Angeles Area)

Best way to be referred is to appoint with Dr. Schechter and he will personalize a referral appropriate for  you and your condition.

  • Justin Barker, PsyD-- A West LA based psychotherapist who did his dissertation on TMS; does groups (with me) and individual therapy

  • Jessica Oifer MFT - A Marina Del Rey, CA psychotherapist's website about her practice, including TMS. Successful and engaging.  Associates.

  • Samantha Bothast,  LCSW--An Encino based psychotherapist who also works via tele-psychology.  Highly Skilled.  

  • Hasanna Fletcher, MFT .  Excellent work, all tele-therapy now!   Kind and caring.

  • Andrew Miller, MFT---a Los Angeles therapist doing TMS work as well as eating disorders.

  • Better Mind Center group Led by Christi Uipi, LCSW, and Bernice Hurtado, LCSW.   LA based.  Virtual care.  PRT trained. 

  • Amber Murphy, LCSW.  LA therapist. TMS. Associates

  • Daniel Lyman, LCSW-- A Portland-based psychotherapist, excellent.   Developing a larger group.  Associates-Daniel Gaines, J. Shafir.

  • Alan Gordon LCSW and Derek Sapico group - Beverly Hills group of TMS psychotherapists and interns. Pain Psychology Center.  Many of the staff are trained social work interns.    

  • TMS Pain coach:  Amari Dior 323-359-1681  Marina Del Rey PRT. also groups.  PRT trained. Cost effective.


Outside Los Angeles Area: (For medical doctors, see that page)

  • Santa Barbara and Buellton, CA -- Susan Farber, MFT;  Jessica Nagler, PhD

  • Santa Cruz, CA-- Hasanna Fletcher, MFT       

  • Marin County/SF, CA--  Clark Grove, PhD

  • Sacramento, CA-- Les Aria, PhD  323-776-3632

  • Phoenix, AZ  Liz Wallenstein LMHC,

  • Cleveland, OH  Daniel Ratner PhD

  • Baltimore, MD  Arnold Bloch LCSW

  • Boulder, CO-- Charles Horowitz, PhD at 831-402-5002

  • Dallas, Tx -- Jonna Barta, PhD at 214-629-6986.

  • Miami, Fl--  Ilene Donin, PhD at 914-450-9379

  • New York City area-- Fran Anderson PhD, Eric Sherman, PsyD,  Arlene Feinblatt, PhD,    Kirsten Fliegler, PsyD,  Margaret Chan, PhD, and Kristina Sarno Horner LMHC. Fran, Eric and Arlene were part of Dr. Sarno's team for decades! 

  • Monsey, NY:  Chaim Perl-- TMS Coach,  English, Yiddish, Hebrew, 845-533-3082  

    • Outside the USA​

  • Australia: Rose Hoey, RN, ISTDP trained Melbourne therapist; Hal Greenham ( in Melbourne ; Mary Bayles in NSW, James Alexander in NSW.                      Israel:  Chana Studley   (tms and 3 principles).  Also see MD list in Israel for referrals.

  • Espana (Spain).  Encarna Espunawww.DolorCronico.Com.Es Resources in Spanish. Espanol.  

    • Medical Disclaimer: ​

  • UK: Dystonia.  Neil Durrans. NLP and Hypnotherapy background.

  • I suggest you speak with a TMS doctor in your geographic area for other referrals. I do strongly believe a diagnosis of TMS should be made by a medical doctor before beginning psychotherapy for TMS. I also believe that follow-up visits with a medical doctor can maintain the pain relief focus if you do see a therapist.

(Listing is not considered an endorsement and ideally referrals come after a physician visit and diagnosis)

Other TMS coaches

  • Alec Kassin  (athletes a specialty, US and EU)

  • Mia Khalil  (NY, US. Corporate Consulting)

  • Miriam Gauci Bongiovanni  (Malta, EU, US)

  • Jen Johnson  (Christian focus)

(Listing is not considered an endorsement and ideally referrals come after a physician visit and diagnosis)

Online Resources for TMS

updated  Apri 2024

TMS Therapists and other Resources

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