TMS Therapists and Other Resources

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

 

TMS Psychotherapists Resources (most personalized referrals occur after MD consultation)

(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.

  • Suzanne Engleman, PhD-- Orange County, CA. A skilled clinical/health psychologist. Experienced. Laguna Niguel, Orange. 

  • 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.

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

  • TMS Pain coach:  Dior, Amari 323-359-1681  Marina Del Rey PRT.    amari@bodyamorwellness.com also groups

 

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

             SF, Santa Barbara, New York, Dallas, Seattle and Portland.

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

  • Santa Cruz, CA-- Hasanna Fletcher, MFT       

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

  • Phoenix, AZ  Liz Wallenstein LMHC, LizWallensteinTherapy.com        

  • 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

  • Seattle, WA-- Serena Sterling, PsyD  at 206-707-9396

  • New York City area-- Fran Anderson PhD, Eric Sherman, PsyD,  Arlene Feinblatt, PhD,    Kirsten Fliegler, PsyD, 

  •        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  

  •       Australia:   Rose Hoey, RN, ISTDP trained Melbourne therapist; Hal Greenham (info@mindbodyhealing.com.au) in Melbourne ; Mary Bayles in NSW, James Alexander in NSW.                      Israel:  Chana Studley   (tms and 3 principles)

  • 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)

Online References for TMS

updated August 2022