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Mindful Health Solutions – Seattle

You Deserve to Feel Better

115 NE 100th Street, Suite #300 Seattle, WA 98125
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General Information

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.
OPENING HOURS
monday   8AM-5:30PM
tuesday   8AM-5:30PM
wednesday   8AM-5:30PM
thursday   8AM-5:30PM
friday   8AM-5:30PM
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
Blue Cross
Other
TriCare
VA-TriWest
Medicare
Kaiser
Anthem
BlueCrossBlueShield
Cigna
Humana
Aetna
Optum
Manufacturers Used
BrainsWay
MagVenture

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Providers

Jibran Ahmed

Jibran Ahmed is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) joining Mindful Health Solution’s Seattle clinic. While his work is in general psychiatry, he has an interest in schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Jibran is passionate about the importance of people having easy access to mental healthcare. Before joining the healthcare field, he taught in low-income and underserved communities. Seeing the impact that a lack of mental healthcare had in these areas drove him to return to school and begin a career focused on providing that much-needed care. In his eyes, treatment can significantly increase the quality of life both mentally as well as physically.

He joined Mindful Health Solutions due to his patient-oriented style. He works with patients on a one-to-one level and ensures that both parties work together to create the best treatment plan. Having access to innovative treatment options such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy and esketamine provide each patient with more chances at finding success. Jibran Ahmed has seen the positive effects of these treatments and looks forward to being able to offer holistic help to his patients and make a difference.

Tamra Johnson

Tamra Johnson is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over a decade of experience. Her interest in psychiatry began when working as a nurse in a primary care setting. She saw how many people struggled with anxiety and depression symptoms without much help. She was connected to these patients and their stories. As a result, she decided she wanted to be in a place where she could help ease their suffering.

Tamra specializes in working with patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar disorder. She also works with both adolescents and adults. With her interest in integrative psychiatry, she wants to explore treatment options with each patient to get them the relief they need. Tamra agrees with our belief that mental health care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are a number of alternative treatments that can be customized to each patient. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy and esketamine treatments can be used with medication management to meet patients’ unique needs. In fact, she has had several patients experience success with such alternative treatment plans.

Tamra Johnson would describe her work style as very collaborative. She wants to understand each patient’s unique story to best help them move in their journey to wellness. She is excited to work somewhere that values patients first, and she can’t wait to help patients find relief and success.

Albert Wertz

Dr. Albert Wertz is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in treatment-resistant depression and alternative treatments for depression. He has experience in working as both an inpatient and outpatient psychiatrist in a number of medical and health centers.

Dr. Wertz believes in the results of new alternative treatment plans and is eager to offer them to his patients alongside Mindful Health Solutions. He trusts the positive results of options such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy and esketamine treatments, and he offers them to his patients when appropriate as another opportunity for them to find relief.

After working with both outpatient and inpatient groups, Dr. Albert Wertz is eager to work on advancing the treatments of TMS and esketamine for patients and getting to help them in new ways. He strives for a collaborative space to work in, where he can work with each unique patient and figure out what specific method of treatment will help them.

Christopher Wilson

Dr. Christopher Wilson has been in the psychiatry field for over twenty years and works with patients who have treatment-resistant depression, as well as ADHD, PTSD, and other mood disorders. During medical school, he was drawn to psychiatry and wanted to learn how and why the brain worked the way it did. He prefers to utilize psychotherapy in order to collaborate with patients and form a genuine connection with them. He has worked in emergency psychiatry, inpatient services, a psychotherapy-based private practice, community mental health services, and behavioral health in large multispecialty medical groups.

Dr. Wilson has witnessed the difficulties and struggles of those who don’t respond to medications. He understands how each patient’s treatment plan is different from one another. He believes that alternatives such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal treatments can make a big difference in treatment methods.

Dr. Christopher Wilson’s ideal patient is someone who is willing to collaborate with him to create the best treatment plan possible for their unique needs. He enjoys answering questions so each patient understands the process. He also aspires to be a supportive ally for patients who are LGBTQIA+ or from any other minority community.

William Kamens

Dr. William Kamens sees adults for general psychiatry and is happy to help patients with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, and other conditions.  Psychiatry has been an enlightening way for Dr. Kamens to see his patients broadly as people, in ways that allowed for complexity and differences. He finds it humbling to work in a field where there is so much still unexplained and unknown. 

One main reason why Dr. William Kamens joined Mindful Health Solutions is because he wants his patients to have access to a wide range of evidence-based treatments, including medications, psychotherapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS and Esketamine are newer treatments that we can offer patients when they haven’t found success with other treatments. Dr. Kames feels fortunate to be part of a practice with so much expertise in these treatments. 

Dr. Kamens has a collaborative approach with his patients. He likes to know what his patients’ goals are so that he can tailor the treatment to help them achieve their goals as much as possible. Knowing what’s important to his patients helps him to know what treatments to recommend or when to suggest a change to the treatment. He find that his patients experience the most success if they are open to talking about their treatment options.

Michael Speed

Michael Speed is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a specific focus on ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, and mood stability management. He has worked with pediatric populations and adults as a PMHNP, along with ages across the lifespan as a registered nurse, with most of his RN time working on a pediatric inpatient psych unit. While doing his military service, he developed an understanding that personal happiness and success both begin with stable mental health. Recognizing this need contributed to his pursuit to become a mental health provider, and his overall goal to help others improve their quality of life through mental health improvement.

As a PMHNP, his working style is a collaborative approach. Treatment planning should be created jointly between provider and patient, keeping the patient’s best interest in mind. He believes in working towards helping the patient achieve a healthy life balance and meet the needs of each person individually.

Michael Speed also has training in alternative treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine to provide to his patients. He is invested in making sure that patients have access to alternative treatments in order to find what works best for them. These treatments offer an approach to mental health care that offers successful completion of patient goals after medication trials have not been beneficial. His overall belief is that working towards helping the patient achieve a healthy life balance and meet the needs of each person individually means doing what specifics are best for them and providing the options to do so.