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Mindful Health Solutions – Los Angeles

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5455 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite #903, Los Angeles, California 90036

TMS Center

We’re a team of clinicians and staff who have dedicated our lives to research, education, and treating those with mental health conditions. We’re especially passionate about helping those with Treatment-Resistant Depression and providing the most advanced therapies available, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal spray, both FDA-approved for advanced depression.

Mental health conditions can be profoundly painful and isolating, making it difficult to seek help. Our team provides a unique, patient-centered experience to help you find the appropriate treatment and relief from your symptoms. We’re grateful to be practicing psychiatry during this era in which there are so many new treatment possibilities and new hope for those with mental health conditions.

Antidepressants are invaluable aids in the treatment of clinical depression and other mood disorders, but they’re not for everyone. According to the World Journal of Psychiatry, antidepressants don’t improve symptoms in 10–15 percent of people with depression and only partially improve symptoms in 30–40 percent. Also, many people experience side effects from antidepressants that can impact their overall well-being. On the other hand, TMS therapy has shown significantly better results than antidepressants with a small risk of experiencing mild, short-term side effects. One in two patients treated with TMS had a 50% reduction in their symptoms and about 30% of patients experience full remission, which means that their symptoms go away completely. While most patients begin to show improvement after two to three weeks of TMS treatments, it can take up to six weeks to achieve the maximum benefits. It is important to understand that mental health treatment plans are not a one-size-fits-all situation. Treatment plans may take longer or require different treatment option combinations to work best for certain patients. It is important for patients to communicate clearly with their provider about how their treatment plan is working. Collaboration between patient and provider can greatly impact the results of a patient’s wellness journey.
TMS is a safe treatment. While it is a relatively new mental health treatment, it was FDA-approved for the treatment of depression in 2008. Since then, there have been millions of individual treatment sessions performed in the United States. Our clinicians who administer TMS treatments are professionally trained and put each patient’s comfort first. TMS treatments do not hurt during or after each session. There are very few side effects of TMS therapy. Most side effects are mild and short-lasting, and can include: headaches, sleepiness, lightheadedness, scalp discomfort, twitching or tingling of the facial muscles. Many patients find the headpiece to be uncomfortable on their scalp and mild headaches are common during the first few treatments, but these generally go away within the first two weeks as people get used to the sensation. Patients rarely drop out of TMS because of side effects. More serious side effects happen very rarely, but can consist of: seizures, hearing problems from the loud clicking noise that occurs. during treatment, mania, which is more likely to occur if an adolescent has bipolar disorder However, our expert providers will use their professional knowledge to help avoid serious side effects like the ones listed above. Generally, patients will feel just like their normal selves. They will be able to drive and go back to their regular activities. Some people report feeling a little tired or having a mild headache, but that usually goes away after the first week or two. Other people report more energy and better focus, as well as the ability to ignore obsessive, anxious thoughts after treatment.
TMS delivers localized electromagnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of your brain that regulates mood. These electromagnetic pulses stimulate neurons, which release neurotransmitters and hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. Depression and other mental health conditions are linked to an imbalance of these neurotransmitters. TMS for depression works to restore that balance and can provide a more lasting impact on relieving depression symptoms than other treatments, such as antidepressants. During a TMS treatment, the patient sits in a comfortable chair while the TMS coil is properly set in place on their head. (While this may sound intimidating, it really isn’t!) After the headpiece is in place, electromagnetic pulses are sent to the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain responsible for mood. While the pulses are being sent to the brain, patients can watch TV, listen to music, or talk with our staff. If they want and are comfortable, they can also have a friend or family member in the room with them during their TMS treatment session. Each treatment lasts about 20-30 minutes. The full course of treatment of TMS for depression will generally be five days a week for four to six weeks. We know that coming in five days a week for weeks on end is a commitment, but the results could impact your mental well-being for a lifetime.
Anxiety is sometimes treated with TMS, along with migraines and OCD. There is evidence that TMS may help for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, certain types of chronic pain, smoking cessation, PTSD, and autism in adults. There is also evidence TMS may help in recovery from stroke. There is evidence that it may help in mild dementia and certain other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis may benefit as well.
Yes! Most major insurances cover TMS, and we’ll work directly with your insurance provider on your behalf to help you get covered.
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monday   9AM-6PM
tuesday   9AM-6PM
wednesday   9AM-6PM
thursday   9AM-6PM
friday   9AM-6PM
Treatments
Medication Management
Talk Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Spravato (Esketamine)
Ketamine Infusion
Psychiatric Services
Conditions Treated
Major Depressive Disorder
Anxiety
OCD
Bipolar Disorder
PTSD
Depression
Accepted Insurances
Anthem
BlueCrossBlueShield
Cigna
Magellan Health
Aetna
MHN
Optum
United
Blue Cross
Other
TriCare
VA-TriWest
Kaiser
Manufacturers Used
BrainsWay
MagVenture

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Providers

Christopher Chin

Although his undergraduate learning primed his interest in the neuroscience of human experience, he initially entered the medical field with the aspiration to become a primary care physician, as he greatly idealized the doctor-patient relationship. Over time through his medical studies and personal experiences, he developed an appreciation for the profound psychological and social consequences of psychiatric conditions. Caring for individuals living with these experiences as a psychiatrist became a natural fit for him, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Dr. Chin has a collaborative and holistic approach with his patients. Taking time to understand his patients’ personalities, situations, and preferences enhance his ability to modulate his approach and provide the most personalized care. He views clinical medicine as the art of understanding and responding to individual value judgments, and psychiatric practice is no different. He values his patients’ questions as it opens the door for dialogue and understanding of the best treatment for the individual.

For Dr. Chin, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an effective, non-invasive therapeutic technology, and it provides an opportunity of robust improvement for many patients unresponsive to medications and psychotherapy. Having worked with patients with treatment-resistant conditions, he is excited to be able to offer this option to his patients. Moreover, the development of TMS as a therapeutic has contributed to the fundamental understanding of clinical depression and the brain’s role in other psychiatric conditions.

Jody Whitehouse

Dr. Jody Whitehouse has always had a fascination with human behavior and a drive to alleviate suffering, even from an early age. When a family member was diagnosed with cancer, she saw firsthand that the body and mind are not distinct entities and that the quality of life matters as much, if not more, as the quantity. She vowed to learn how to help people lead fuller, richer lives. In her work with patients, she considers the whole person, not just the symptom or disorder.

She believes that everyone has an innate drive toward wellness and health. Unfortunately, the pathway to achieve well-being may be thwarted when old patterns that worked for earlier times are not serving us. In some cases, therapy is an appropriate solution. In other cases, genetics and biology overshadow development and there is a need to use the scientific tools at hand—Medication, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and the newer therapies coming online such as Esketamine—to help relieve suffering. Dr. Jody Whitehouse combines the methods available to create treatment plans and help each individual and their unique needs.

Over the course of her career, she has seen the limitations of medication and therapy alone. She is excited to be able to offer TMS to such patients that haven’t found relief or recovery from psychopharmacology and psychotherapy alone. She has seen patients respond well to modalities such a TMS, and is passionate about providing patient first care that allows each individual to find what works best for them.

Misha Elder

Misha Elder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is joining Mindful Health Solutions as a Psychotherapist. She practices general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues. She has a concentrated interest in the family of origin trauma.

Misha can trace the origins of her interest in the human mind to very early childhood. She always had a natural curiosity about why people behave the way they do and showed a tendency to turn toward those who were struggling around her. She would later learn that these inclinations were the building blocks toward a career in psychology and that her early observations of human dynamics would prove instrumental in connecting with my clients.

As a Psychotherapist, she draws from a variety of psychotherapy orientations including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. Misha has a patient-first and collaborative approach, as she strives to tailor each treatment plan to each client, using what works and leaving the rest.

Misha Elder decided to join Mindful Health Solutions due to its focus on evidence-based treatments, particularly the newer research on psychedelic-assisted treatment. She is excited to be a part of a clinic that is embracing the new frontier of mental health, by using treatments such as TMS therapy and esketamine treatments as successful alternatives to traditional medications.

Raymond Hsu

Dr. Raymond Hsu is a California-based Psychotherapist with a broad variety of patients. Dr. Hsu’s interests revolve around the concept of anti-fragility, resiliency, and positive psychology. In his opinion, there is a tendency to focus on the negative aspects of mental health (e.g., illness, maladaptive behaviors, avoidance). Dr. Hsu guides his patients to rewire the negative aspects of their life (i.e., emotions, behaviors, thoughts) and gain insight into their anti-fragility and resilience.

One of Dr. Hsu’s main focuses in therapy is to build a solid rapport to ensure a good alliance is built between him and his patient. He offers a compassionate yet direct approach to therapy, which may feel abrasive for some. Similar to the Crucible Model in couple’s therapy, Dr. Hsu wants to help a patient move towards their respective goals by pushing past the challenges that are brought about by change.  

Dr. Raymond Hsu is passionate about holistic care for his patients. Having access to therapy alongside traditional medications, or other alternative treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine, can ensure patients find a path that works best for them as unique individuals. Dr. Hsu understands that there is no cookie-cutter model that works for everyone. Fully embracing a holistic approach to mental health, he values that each person’s path to anti-fragility and resilience is different and embraces one’s journey toward that path.

Sinmi Bamgbose

When she was young, Dr. Bamgbose was enthralled with the stories her father told her about his work as a clinical psychologist. She appreciated how he was able to talk to people and learn their thoughts, hopes, and fears, and help them integrate all of these elements into a more satisfying life. That, combined with a plethora of physicians in her family who always encouraged her to pursue medicine, led her down the path to psychiatry.

Dr. Bamgbose has an easy-going, laid back style. She loves connecting with her patients and making them feel comfortable sharing anything with her. She is very thoughtful and values collaborating with her patient on a treatment plan. She thinks humor is important and enjoys laughing with her patients as well!

She looks forward to integrating both Esketamine nasal spray and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) into her practice. TMS offers a non-medication intervention that may be better tolerated for some patients and thus allows greater flexibility in treatment planning. This is especially important for pregnant patients and others who want to explore other nonpharmacological treatment methods.

Jazmyne Bosley

Jazmyne Bosley is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is passionate about serving her community and providing patient-first care. Jazmyne is committed to providing a safe space for patients to be their authentic selves while seeking treatment. She works with her patients to create a comprehensive treatment plan to target their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. She practices general adult psychiatry but specializes in major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and schizoaffective disorders. However, she is skilled at treating other mental health issues as well. Jazmyne is intrigued by how the brain works and how it connects to the body and behaviors.

Jazmyne began her career serving the community as a naval officer in 2006 and is dedicated to continuing this service in the mental health sector. She is devoted to positively impacting her patients and being a part of their journey to wellness. Jazmyne greatly appreciates patients with an openness to self-discovery and exploration. She works with her patients to ensure they feel seen and heard, and she invited them to be fully engaged in their uniquely tailored treatment plan.    

Jazmyne Bosley joined Mindful Health Solutions because of our patient-first care approach. She also appreciates our evidence-based treatment options, such as esketamine and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy. She is excited to offer these treatment options in addition to medication management to help those suffering from treatment-resistant depression.