About TMS & Brain Health
TMS & Brain Health is a Los Angeles-based integrative brain health center. We are proud to be the first dedicated Express Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Ketamine infusion provider in Southern California. We specialize in treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, OCD, and other mood disorders. As an immersive brain and mental health center, we provide scientifically proven and cutting-edge options to individuals instead of typical pharmaceutical antidepressants or therapy.
Our office’s focus is dedicated to ensuring the highest-quality patient care by focusing on the unique needs, experiences, and desired outcomes of those who entrust us with their care. We believe in making treatment accessible to as many people as possible through varied payment options, including insurance.
Our care model incorporates the latest psychiatric research and connects you with technology shaped by those advances in the field. We are experts in Express TMS, a powerful form of TMS therapy which creates long-lasting changes in just 3-minute sessions. Another radical treatment approach we offer are Ketamine infusions, a powerful medical regimen that is thought to “reset” the brain in individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain. Note that Ketamine infusions are “off-label,” and not yet FDA-approved.
Individuals suffering from depression and other mood disorders often find themselves with no options once therapy and medications have been exhausted. When other treatments have proved ineffective, both Express Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and ketamine infusions are ground-breaking treatment options offered at our clinic.
Aviva Bernat MD, CCEP, CAc. – Supervising Physician & Director of Education
Dr. Aviva Shira Bernat is an Integrative and Holistic physician. She completed her medical training in Internal Medicine with sub-specializations in Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She holds board certifications in all three medical specialties. Dr. Bernat brings expertise in fully integrating mental health, physical health, brain health, nutritional medicine and Energy Medicine. She is passionate about bridging these worlds to help her patients heal their bodies, hearts and spirits. She approaches each patient with compassion, humility, patience, commitment and hope.
Nima Fahimian MD – Medical Director
Our medical director and expert psychiatrist, Dr. Nima Fahimian, is double board-certified in both Integrative Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Fahimian is well known for advancing the field of psychiatry with his particular expertise in psychopharmacology, biofeedback, and Express TMS. With a head for research and a heart for clinical care, Dr. Fahimian ensures that his patients are treated with the most effective, up-to-date, and safest treatments available. Dr. Fahimian was trained at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he was appointed to be the Chief Resident during his psychiatry residency. Dr. Fahimian has held faculty appointments at UC Davis, UC Irvine, and is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UC Riverside.
Meredith Sagan MD, MPH – Consulting Psychiatrist
Dr. Meredith Sagan is a holistic psychiatrist with a specialization in the treatment of trauma and addiction through mind-body integration. Dr. Sagan has been heavily involved in personal growth since her first trip to India in 1992, where she conducted research on yoga therapy in the treatment for anxiety and established her expertise in stress reduction and life skills education. Since then, Dr. Sagan has found that the common cause of people’s stress, anxiety, and mental health issues stems from a lack of connection with their core self. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in foster care systems, correctional facilities, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings, and elite residential treatment facilities. Dr. Sagan completed her psychiatry residency at University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric (Semel) Institute and West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital.
Our team’s contributions toward clinical research highlight our passion for successful patient outcomes through Express TMS. Our efforts help construct an understanding of the extent to which TMS and ketamine infusions can reduce the symptoms of common and chronic mood disorders, helping patients improve their quality of life in just 3 minutes.
- A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
- Making the case for individualized TMS protocols: Full recovery using 16 Hz LDLPFC TMS
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR): How Can We Optimize Outcomes in CNS Research?
- In Vivo Brain Imaging of Human Exposure to Nicotine and Tobacco