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Unfortunately, many people who think they may have Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) do not live in an area served by any TMS professionals. Luckily, some TMS professionals are able to provide services over the internet or telephone. Although diagnosis can't be performed over the internet or telephone and distance can provide a significant barrier to psychotherapy, the following people provide coaching and other services to people who aren't able to travel to meet a provider face to face. More information can be found in our page on Structured TMS recovery programs.

Currently, all additional practitioners listed are able to conduct sessions remotely. Click here to go to the Additional TMS Practitioners page.

Dr Rochelle is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Arkansas. He incorporates the TMS diagnosis and treatments in his practice. He says that only when people "accept the idea that unpleasant emotions in the unconscious mind actually cause physical symptoms will we see an end to the current epidemic of TMS musculoskeletal pain in its many varieties." He is also a contributing author to Dr Sarno's The Divided Mind. (Source)

Address has not been verified Orthopedic Surgery 403 Morrow St N Suite F Mena, AR 71953 Main Wiki Page on Dr. James Rochelle Contributed the article, "My Perspective on Psychosomatic Medicine," in The Divided Mind, by Dr. John Sarno. 2006.

Will Baum is a psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area. He has written a number of articles for, the Huffington Post, and Where the Client Is. He is cross trained in psychodynamic talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Will Baum's practice is focused on anxiety/depression, relationships, chronic pain, and addiction recovery. He has experience working with an "extremely wide range of clients and concerns." (Source)

Recent Change of Address 4448 Ambrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 610-0112 TMS Wiki Profile / Website Main Wiki Page about Will Baum Will Baum has written several TMS related articles for Where the Client Is. Information about them can be found on the TMS in the Media page.

Arnold Bloch, LCSW has been in practice for over 25 years, during which time he has seen over 200 clients with TMS. He holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California, and studied under long-time TMS therapist, Don Dubin, MFT. Bloch has a close working relationship with David Schechter, MD (Source) who himself has seen over 1000 patients with TMS. He has dedicated himself to "the alleviation of chronic pain, especially when that pain can not be satisfactorily explained by conventional medical examination." He believes in the power people have in "freeing themselves from the suffering brought about by a negatively conditioned mind," and he seeks to help people develop the skills to choose the mind and body states they desire to have.

Bloch has been very active in the TMS community. He has attended TMS conferences and stays up-to-date on the latest mind-body research and treatment techniques. In the fall of 2012, Bloch participated in a TMS webinar, alongside Dr. Schechter. (Source)

Available via Phone and Skype 1280 Willsbrook Ct Westlake Village, CA 91361 (805) 796-9540 Survey Response / Website TMS Webinar with Dr. Schechter and Arnold Bloch

Samantha Bothast is a psychotherapist at the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CA headed by Alan Gordon, LCSW. Samantha uses both a cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approach in her sessions. Samantha worked as a medical social worker for 19 years prior to working at the Pain Psychology Center. (Source)

Available via Skype 9777 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1007 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 853-2049 Contact Form

(Deceased) Don Dubin was a committed and loved TMS therapist who worked with David Schechter for many years.

Alan Gordon is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Monica who specializes in the treatment of chronic pain using the the TMS approach. He is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Pain Psychology Center, a TMS treatment center in Los Angeles. He is also a board member of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA). He was the primary organizer (chair) of the 2nd annual TMS Conference held in LA in March 2010, where he gave a presentation entitled Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in the Treatment of Mind-Body Disorders. His efforts were a key factor in making the conference a success. Alan also co-organized and presented at the 2013 clinical training in Los Angeles with Howard Schubiner, MD in partnership with the PPDA.

Alan developed a free multimedia TMS Recovery Program, which he donated to the TMS Wiki in 2013. He has also written an article called Miracles of Mindbody Medicine for the Healthcare Counseling and Psychotherapy Journal.

Alan is also one of the answering therapists for the Ask a TMS Therapist program.

(Source1, Source2, Source3, Source4)

Available via Skype 1247 7th St., Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 945-6811 and 9777 Wilshire Blvd. #1007 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 945-6811 Contact Form Forum Profile / Personal Website / Pain Psychology Center Main Wiki Page About Alan Gordon Ask a TMS Therapist Responses

Karen Kay is a licensed clinical psychologist with psychoanalytic training, and has a private practice in West Los Angeles. She has worked with TMS patients throughout her 25+ year career, and has been supervised by Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D. (the psychologist who developed the psychotherapeutic approach to TMS in collaboration with John Sarno, M.D.) as well as Eric Sherman, Psy.D., and Frances Sommer Anderson, Ph.D. She has been an approved supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 1991. She says, "I have had great success in helping people who struggle with mind-body difficulties. In addition, I have specialty training in working with children, adults, and families."

1800 Fairburn Avenue Suite 109 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 446-0500 TMS Wiki Profile Survey Response Website

Suzi Kimbell is a psychotherapist with training in somatic, body-centered psychotherapy, EMDR, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and trauma and PTSD treatment from a mind-body perspective. She attended the clinical training in Los Angeles in November 2013. Suzi also suffered from chronic back pain, which she overcame using the TMS approach. She writes, "My own recovery from TMS led to my passion for helping those with chronic pain, whose symptoms are so often misunderstood by the traditional medical community. I know first hand how powerful Dr Sarnos ideas are and that recovery from pain is truly possible." (Source)

Available via Phone and Skype 860 Via De La Paz, Suite F6 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 463 7598 Insurance Accepted: All PPO insurances (Suzi Kimball is an out of network provider) Survey Response

Catherine Lockwood is an experienced Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, California. She has studied under many notable ISTDP instructors and continues to attend workshops and seminars on ISTDP. She also attended the 2013 Clinical Training for the Treatment of Mind-Body Disorders in Los Angeles. There, she observed how Howard Schubiner, MD and Alan Gordon, LCSW, the presenters of the training, are utilizing ISTDP in their approaches to treating TMS. Catherine writes, "I am passionate and dedicated to continuing to improve my skills in ISTDP, TMS and trauma treatment." (Source)

Available via Video 179 Barrington Place, Suite B Brentwood Village Los Angeles, CA 900049 (310) 488-5292 Survey Response / Website

Daniel G. Lyman is a psychotherapist at the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CA headed by Alan Gordon, LCSW. He earned a master's degree in Social Work and in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and specializes in the treatment of mindbody pain syndromes. In describing his treatment approach, he writes, My goal in therapy is to provide a safe place to challenge our current beliefs and behaviors regarding our pain (TMS). The process is two-fold: The first part is changing the nature of our relationship to our symptoms, and the second part is discovering why the symptoms are there in the first place. These concurrent paths help to decrease the symptoms in the present as well as discourage the symptoms from recurring in the future. Daniel also specializes in working with the LGBT population, including couples and family issues. (Source)

Daniel is one of the participating psychotherapists in the Ask A TMS Therapist program. Read his responses here.

Contributed article: 10 Days of Silence: Meditation, Pain, & How You Can Become the Most Emotionally Healthy Person You Know, by Daniel G. Lyman (Part I), (Part II).

Available via Phone and Video (617) 470-6043 Survey Response / Forum Profile Ask A TMS Therapist Responses

Gillian Marcus is a clinical therapist with a private practice in West Los Angeles specialized in TMS. She attended the Los Angeles conference When Stress Causes Pain for TMS practitioners in November 2013. Gillian also has a personal history of TMS, and used a combination techniques including psycho-education, therapy, meditation and other self-help techniques to help relieve her TMS symptoms. (Source)

Available via Phone 2001 South Barrington Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 288-3536 Survey Response

Brooke Mathews is an experienced psychodynamic therapist based in Southern California. A former board member of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA), Brooke earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California, and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of California. She writes, I have devoted a great deal of my practice to working with and advocating for patients who can't seem to find anything medically or physically wrong...My approach is to treat the whole person, whether you come in with pain and are subsequently depressed, or your pain is a result of your anxiety, I work with patients to address the source of the problem and resolve the issues with pain. Brooke also has a personal connection to TMS, suffering fro chronic migraines in the past. (Source)

Available via Phone and Skype Recent Change of Address 3331 Ocean Park #101 Santa Monica, CA 90405 (917) 692-4085 Survey Response

Andrew Miller is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) and a TMS/PPD sufferer. He has over a decade of experience with TMS as both a patient and as a clinician. As a clinician, he received his Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles. Incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and psychodramatic techniques, he has helped his clients reduce TMS/PPD symptoms, more masterfully deal with difficult emotions, and more skillfully cope with lifes adversity. Currently, Andrew works in private practice and runs groups at treatment centers across Los Angeles.

Available via Phone and Skype Recent Change in Address 566 S. San Vicente Blvd. Suite 203 Los Angeles CA 90048 and 1314 Westwood Blvd. Suite 201 Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 776-5102 Website Survey Response Forum Profile / Introductory Thread / Success Story

Jessica Oifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. She has worked with David Schechter, MD and in 2013 she attended the Clinical Training for the treatment of mind-body disorders in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica is also trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model, an approach that helps restores balance to the body after traumatic stress. On her general treatment approach, Jessica writes, My process often includes non-judgmental exploration of my clients past and present experiences, as well as the development of concrete skills to reduce the physical and emotional symptoms that traumatic stress can have on the body and nervous system. (Source)

Available via Phone and Skype 4640 Admiralty Way Suite 318 Marina del Ray, CA 90292 and 15300 Ventura Boulevard Suite 328 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 538-9548 Survey Response / Website

Colleen Perry is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in the Los Angeles area. She focuses on eating disorders and body image issues, along with helping people with chronic pain. She says "In individual therapy we explore the direct link of the unconscious mind to the manifestation of pain in the body. Traditional forms of pain treatment such as physical therapy, pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications and injections, surgery, acupuncture, chiropractic care, or massage, do not address the underlying emotional issues that are causing the pain in the first place. All that these other forms of pain management can give you are temporary relief...The most immediate relief for clients upon receiving the TMS diagnosis is that there is nothing structurally wrong with their body and are therefore encouraged to go about their daily activities of life without giving into the pain."

Available via Video 1247 Seventh St. Suite 300 Santa Monica 90401 (310) 259-8970 Website TMS Wiki Profile Main Wiki Page on Colleen Perry Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Pohl is a clinical health psychologist with both master and doctorate level education in health psychology and additional training in pain, chronic illness, and other health-related issues (source). Dr. Pohl also has developed a specialty in trauma and health psychology (source). She writes, "It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. It requires facing ones problems head on and it can stir up feelings of shame and vulnerability. You may experience difficulty with trusting someone to accompany you on this journey; but also trusting that positive change is possible. It is important to find someone you can connect with to start your healing and growth. In my work with clients, I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment" (source).

2730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600 Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 709-4582 Insurance Accepted: All PPO insurances (Dr. Pohl is an out of network provider) Survey Response / Website

Arlen is a licensed psychologist in California. He has a doctorate in psychology. He says "I had been focusing on the mind body connection for a long time before I got exposed to Dr. Sarno. His thinking filled in important gaps for me. I have now spent several years specifically extending his diagnostic formulations into effective treatment for those people whose pain is caused by or worsened by emotions that have gotten directed into physical pain. I consider physical therapy, anti-inflammatory or pain deadening drugs and surgery to all have potential value. However, If you are not satisfied with the limitations of those approaches and believe that your pain has a significant emotional component, I can work with you on healing it." (Source)

1923 1/2 Westwood Blvd, Suite 2 Los Angeles, CA 90025 and 20501 Ventura Blvd, Suite 395 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Website (818) 999-0581

David Schechter is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Schechter has over twenty five years of experience with the Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) diagnosis, has treated over a thousand patients has published original research on the subject and is the author of The Mindbody Workbook. While a medical student at NYU, he was a successful patient of Dr. Sarno. Dr. Schechter was a speaker at the 2nd Annual TMS Conference in March 2010. His presentation was entitled "Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Mind-Body Disorders." (Source)

Available via Internet Video 8500 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 705 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 657-1022 310-six nine four-9814 fax and 10811 Washington Blvd, Suite 250 Culver City, CA 90232 310-836-2225 (310-836-BACK) 310-six nine four-9814 fax TMS Wiki Profile / Survey Response / Q&A Answers / Workbook and CDs / Website Main Wiki Page About David Schechter / Board member of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA) / Curriculum Vitae Insurance Accepted: PPO provider for Blue Cross, Shield, United, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare. No HMO's.

Clive Segil is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon from Los Angeles with 30 years of experience in the management of musculoskeletal disorders a healer not just a physician/surgeon, with creative approaches to patient problems. Dr. Segil sees the patient as a whole person not only a disease, and he places great emphasis on the mind-body connection, applying the concept of what is best for the patient. This means that he uses treatments that result in a cure, at best, and at very least, a marked improvement in their well-being. (Source)

2080 Century Park East, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90067 (310) 203-5490 (310) 203-5412 fax Website CURRICULUM VITAE Survey Response Insurance Accepted: All

Dr. Smith wrote one of the few doctoral dissertations on mind-body medicine (Claremont Graduate University 1998). He gives lectures and seminars on Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), as well as contributing to research on the subject. (Source)

The Noetic Health Institute Irvine, CA (949) 460-0820 Website Resume

Jill is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the Los Angeles area. She says "My interest in TMS grew after my own experiences with chronic pain for many years and my frustration with the traditional medical community. I knew there were many people suffering from 'mystery illnesses' that needed relief, guidance and support. I read Dr. John Sarno's book and was introduced to TMS through Dr. David Schechter in Los Angeles and Don Dubin MFCC. I am in private practice in the West Hollywood area, and chronic pain and somatization is one area of interest of mine. Unconscious 'bad' feelings that have been suppressed since childhood such as anger, guilt, sadness, rage, disappointment, unloveability and low self-esteem often emerge as somatic symptoms in various parts of the body." (Source)

Available via Phone 8240 Beverly Blvd Suite #8 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 692-3759 TMS Wiki Profile / Survey Response / Website Insurance Accepted: Private Pay

Clark has a masters in Humanistic Psychology (Mind/Body focus) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a licensed psychologist in California. He receives most of his referrals from Dr. Parvez Fatteh in the San Francisco Bay Area, who is a Sarno adherent and is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation, with a sub-specialty (Board Certified) in pain medicine.

He says, "About 8 years ago I was working with a client who had a number of issues, with the most compelling one severe tendon/muscle pain in his arms. He was diagnosed with repetitive motion injury and was so incapacitated that he couldn't even pick up his two year old daughter. This client introduced me to Sarno's work as he worked through his pain. The philosophy of Sarno's beliefs were familiar to me because of my background in mind/body psychologies in my Master's program at Sonoma State University. Approximately 7 years ago I had a close family member go through excruciating back pain. She consulted with over 10 health practitioners (mainstream and alternative) and did not find any diminution of the pain until she read "The Mind Body Prescription". She was pain free in about 2 months." (Source)

Available via Phone 1902 Webster St San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 923-6760 Survey Response / TMS Wiki Profile / Website Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Managed Health Network.

Katy Wray graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1989, and has been in practice for over 20 years. She specializes in relationship issues, anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. She describes her therapeutic style as "interactive and collaborative." She says, "We will work together on coming to a deeper understanding of what is happening in your life. Different possibilities and choices can then become available to you." (Source)

2506 Clay Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 922-8121

Santa Cruz area

Dr Eisendorf MD is a doctor with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California. He says: I try to understand my patients. I want to know what their experiences have been, what their joys and challenges are, and what's getting in the way of their more full enjoyment of life. My studies with Dr. John Sarno, author of "Healing Back Pain", "The Mindbody Prescription", and other books, has strongly influenced my practice of medicine. The mind and emotions have a profound effect on our physical and mental health and well-being. To better understand this relationship and help patients use the mind to their advantage, I teach classes and offer monthly support groups. (Source)

2025 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 458-5524 Website Insurance Accepted: Cigna, Healthnet, Wellcare, Humana, BCBS, United Health Care, Wellpoint

Hasanna received a M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 1992 from JFK University and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1995. She says "For the past fourteen years I've been helping people with a wide range of issues, such as relationship problems of all kinds, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transitions, spirituality, parenting, self esteem, and chronic physical pain. I cured my own long-standing back, neck and hip pain 10 years ago after reading Sarno's Healing Back Pain. Unfortunately, I didn't discover TMS in time to avoid two unnecessary shoulder surgeries in both shoulders. It has been so satisfying to help my clients avoid a similar mistake! " (Source 1) (Source 2)

Available via Phone and Skype 2715 Porter Street Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 476-8556 Hasanna has contributed a short article on Choosing a TMS Therapist to the TMS Wiki. Survey Response / TMS Wiki Profile / Website Insurance Accepted: Not on any preferred provider lists, but some PPO plans will reimburse at a lesser amount

A traditionally trained physician, Dr. Emmett Miller is one of the founders of modern mind-body medicine. Although Dr. Miller is not trained in the treatment of TMS specifically, his treatment methods have been very helpful to others with TMS, including author Steve Ozanich, as he mentioned in a forum post (listed below). Dr. Miller now practices in California. using different holistic approaches such as guided meditation and deep relaxation as well as cognitive behavioral techniques, his practice focuses on helping people overcome a variety of chronic illnesses and problems, including stress, anxiety, and physical pain. Dr. Miller also provides life coaching sessions. (Source) Read Steve Ozanich's forum post mentioning Dr. Miller and mindbody medicine.

Available via Phone and Skype To make an appointment with Dr. Miller, follow the steps listed on this webpage 329 S San Antonio Road, Suite 9 Los Altos, CA 94022

18834 Rock Creek Rd Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-1807 (530) 478-0160 fax Website

An experienced clinical and health psychologist, Dr. Engelman has been working in the field of psychophysiologic disorders for 30 years. Part of the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA, Dr. Engelman often works with referrals from physicians (both TMS physicians specifically and physicians in general) who think thier patients may have a psychological compontent to their pain. Her approach includes mindfulness, biofeedback and other mind body approaches to working with pain. She also conducts Animal Assisted Therapy. Dr. Engelman currently has two offices, one in Orange, CA and one in Laguna Niguel, CA. (Source)

30131 Town Center Drive, Suite 292 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 or 1310 W. Stewart Drive, # 608 Orange, CA 92868

(949) 460-4908 Survey Response / Website Insurance Accepted: Aetna (in network provider), Blue Cross (out of network provider)

Patti is a licensed clinical social worker. She says of TMS "Treatment consists of identifying and acknowledging the suppressed emotion (anger, sadness, fear, etc.). That's it. It is not necessary to delve into the scenario which triggered those feelings in order to release the physical symptoms. Those symptoms were only there to protect your conscious mind from the feelings. So once the feelings are revealed, the symptoms simply fall away." (Source)

Peaceful Sea Counseling 920 Samoa Blvd, Suite 209 Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-0370 Website Insurance Accepted: Most providers including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AARP, Tricare

PPDA Practitioner Aimee Aron attained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health with a special focus in multicultural counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. Her primary approaches are Multicultural and Existential Humanistic Therapies. These approaches demonstrate respect for and evaluate the individual, the relationships in their lives, the culture with which they identify, and how they make meaning of the experiences and elements of their lives. Value is found in examining the subjects of gender, age, ethnicity, spirituality, socio-economic status, and many other cultural forces in determining how a person has come to be who they are, what they believe about the world, and the troubles they are bringing to therapy. She helped found the Rocky Mountain Stress Check-Up organization, which reaches out to physicians about Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS).

860 Emerson Street #0 Denver, CO 80218 (303) 900-8672 Website

Pam Benison has been treating people with TMS/PPD for over 18 years. She encountered Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain, in 1994, used the knowledge he presented to successfully treat her own back pain. Most recently, she has studied with Dr. Howard Schubiner and has incorporated his book, Unlearn Your Pain, when working with her clients. Because of her 32 years in private practice, Pam draws upon many types of therapies and relaxation techniques that eliminate stress and progress one toward satisfaction and growth. Some of these methods are: gestalt psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, insight therapy, positive psychology, couples therapy, various forms of meditation and breath work. Pam received her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and her Master's degree from the University of Denver. She is a fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association. She is willing to meet with clients via the phone or Skype.(Source)

Available via Phone and Skype 7950 So. Lincoln St., #100 Littleton, Co. 80122 and 1625 Larimer St., #2704 Denver, Co. 80202 303-797-8137 Survey Response / Website

Dr. Henri has been treating people with Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) for over 9 years, and during that time has treated close to 200 people with TMS symptoms. She is able to draw upon her own experiences with chronic back pain, which she had for about one year, when she is treating her clientele. Henri uses several different therapy techniques to help her clients including EMDR, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT), and Brainspotting depending on the situation. Henri uses these multiple techniques to design a unique treatment for her patients. Dr. Henri graduated with a Bachelors in Arts from Stanford University and received her PhD in Clinical/Health psychology from Ohio State University. In addition, Henri completed her internship and Post-doctoral fellowship from UCLA. (Source)

1325 Dry Creek Dr. Suite 101 Longmont, CO 80503 (720) 771-9248 TMS Wiki Profile / Survey Response / Website Insurance Accepted: Aetna, United Behavioral Health, Humana, Mental Health Network, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, and Anthem/BCBS

PPDA Practitioner Catherine Tilford earned a Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado in Denver and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University. In 2011, she was trained by the PPDA to provide Stress Check-Ups and is a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Stress Check-Up Network. Through counseling, Catherine supports personal growth by helping individuals move forward with self-awareness and strength. She provides a safe place in which you can explore your experiences and the problem or painful emotions that are standing in your way of living a personally meaningful and fulfilling life.

Available via Skype 2010 W 120th Avenue Suite 100 Denver, CO 80234 (303)720-9424 Website

Dr. Denkin has seen over 500 patients with PPD/TMS symptoms over a nine year span. She continues to receive education and training on treating PPD. Her speciality is in mind-body work, chronic pain, somatic disorders, anxiety, diet and nutrition to help others. In addition she does treat patients via skype.

Available via Phone and Skype 51 Locust Avenue Suit 302 New Canaan, CT 06840 Survey Response

Dr Zagar is the Director, Neuropsychology Services at The Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut, P.C. They offer Mind-Body Medicine, which typically focuses on interventions believed to promote health and wellness such as Yoga, Relaxation, Biofeedback, Clinical Hypnosis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. The Mind-Body Medicine perspective views illness as an opportunity for personal growth and healthcare providers are guides in this transformative process. Frequently, Mind-Body Medicine focuses on the impact of stress and the development of illness and the worsening of symptoms such as pain. (Source)

Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut 75 Kings Highway Cutoff Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 333-1133 Website Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Healthnet, Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS, United Health Care, Wellpoint

Nicole Sachs is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, and has been treating people with TMS for over 10 years. During that time she has seen over 100 clients with TMS. Sachs is the author of the book, The Meaning of Truth, which describes her practice and treatment methods. She is also a recovered TMS patient herself, and a previous member of Dr. Sarno's Alumni Panels, where she would tell Dr. Sarno's new patients about her own experience with TMS. In 2013, the PTPN recorded an interview with Nicole Sachs, where she again described her battle with chronic pain, and her success with the TMS approach.

Available via Phone Website Survey Response / Profile Page / Forum Threads Nicole Sachs's Recovery Story (video)

Dr. Leonard-Segal graduated with honors from the George Washington University Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has practiced medicine since 1982 and has devoted the past twenty years to helping patients overcome back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, chronic tendon complaints and similar conditions. She emphasizes the mind-body connection and is one of a handful of physicians nationally who uses an approach that closely parallels the pioneering work of John E. Sarno, MD at the New York University Medical Center and the Rusk Institute. She brings her interest and expertise in mind-body medicine to the Center for Integrative Medicine. (Source1, Source2)

George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine 908 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 833-5055 (202) 833-5755 fax Website Contributed the article, "A Rheumatologist's Experience with Psychosomatic Disorders," in The Divided Mind, by Dr. John Sarno. 2006. Insurance Accepted: none

Dr. Brady is no longer accepting new patients. (Source) Dr Brady is the founder and Director of the Brady Institute for Health at Florida Hospital in Celebration, Florida. Dr. Brady has practiced Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine throughout Central Florida for over fifteen years and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He is the Administrator and Senior Medical Director of Florida Hospital's sixteen Centra Care urgent care clinics. (Source)

With William Proctor, he has written a book entitled Pain Free for Life. In it, Dr. Brady describes how he overcame his own pain:

"Turn on your TV!" she said. "John Stossel is interviewing Dr. John Sarno,who says he can cure back pain like yours." the Stossel interview of Dr. Sarno can be viewed for free here.

I wasn't optimistic ... But the more he talked, the more I listened--and the more intrigued I became. Following the show, I remembered that a friend had given me one of Sarno's books, and after a little rummaging around, I managed to find it. ... His ideas set me on a journey of healing that eventually cured my pain, and led me to where I am today. (p. 33)

Dr. Brady refers to TMS as Autonomic Overload Syndrome (AOS), but the explanation that he gives for AOS is fundamentally the same explanation that Dr. Sarno gives for TMS. (Scott Brady. Pain Free for Life. New York: Hachette Book Group. 2006.)

The Brady Institute for Health P.O. Box 2982 Windermere, FL 34786 (407) 876-1888 Website

Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Nutrition 3188 Atlanta Road Smyrna, GA 30080 (770) 319-6000 Insurance Accepted: US Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana PPO, Blue Choice Senior, Cigna HMO, Cigna PPO, One Health Plan of Georgia, Inc HMO / POS / Choice/ PPO

Pocatello, Idaho 208 234-1099

Dr. Stracks believes that the mind and body are intimately connected and that almost all disease processes involve an interplay between the two. His training in integrative medicine has taught him that all treatment plans must include not only a mind and body component but a social and spiritual component as well. In addition, Dr. Stracks believes that the most powerful interventions involve changes in nutrition, activity level, and other lifestyle areas, and he works to partner with patients to effect these changes. Dr. Stracks believes that many conditions can be controlled or even reversed with mind-body techniques, lifestyle changes, and other integrative therapies, and he likes working with patients and their primary physicians to safely reduce medication use whenever possible. (Source)

Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness 1100 E. Huron Street Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60611 312-926-DOCS (3627) Co-host of first TMS conference. TMS Wiki Profile / Survey Response / Q&A Answers / Website Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid, Medicare, TriCare, Unicare, UnitedHealthcare, and other PPO network plans

Dr Herzog has extensive training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has managed thousands of impairments and disabilities from common soft tissue injuries to spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, joint replacement, amputation and stroke. He now focuses on outpatient musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions, frequently occupational in nature. He has delivered such care to patients throughout Maine since 1993.

Dr. Herzog is a third-generation Osteopathic (D.O.) physician, who remains true to the holistic and natural principles of Osteopathy. Additionally, he has had extensive training in the Allopathic (M.D.) system and is M.D. Board Certified in the specialties of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and also Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He says, "Today, there are many options available to people for the treatment of medical conditions. While interventional approaches are occasionally appropriate, often times minimally invasive techniques can result in fewer risks and better long-term functional outcomes. We believe in a proactive approach to healthcare, which empowers patients to manage their wellness, and avoid future functional impairments." (Source)

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