Katherine R. Rizzo
Katherine R. Rizzo, DO, has graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science and from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rizzo served as Chief Resident of the University of South Florida Psychiatry Residency Program. She has a particular interest in Integrative Psychiatry (a holistic approach that utilizes both conventional and complementary therapies in the treatment of psychiatric disorders) and completed a distance education program with the University of Arizona on Integrative Medicine in Psychiatry.
At the University of South Florida, Dr. Rizzo served on the following professional committees: USF Psychiatry Resident and Medical Student Education Committee, University Psychiatry Center Benzodiazepine Review Committee, USF Grand Rounds Subcommittee, and the USF Recruitment Committee.
Dr. Rizzo has worked at Gracepoint Wellness Center as well as volunteered at USF Bridge Clinic. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Rizzo has been certified in NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) since August 2019.
Karan Narwal – TMS
Karan Narwal is our certified TMS specialist, CEO & Director of Research at The TMS Advantage. He received his undergraduate degree in Marketing & Psychology from New York Institute of Technology and is a Medical Graduate from Aureus University School of Medicine with a focus on Psychiatry & Mental Health. During medical school training, he was able to work with both pediatric and adult patients in inpatient & outpatient psychiatric facilities. His focus on Psychiatry has led him to The TMS Advantage as a TMS specialist. During his years prior, Karan has worked as a Behavioral Assistant, as an Anesthesia Technician, and as a contributing Mental Health Writer for online publications. Karan brings a medical background with a personalized approach for all his patients. He believes in understanding each person individually with a progressive approach to having efficient & effective TMS treatment which is what gives you the advantage when it comes to mental health. At The TMS Advantage, Karan along with Dr. Hervey, will be conducting research & publishing studies on TMS and the many benefits of this innovative treatment. He is a member of Clinical TMS Society where he contributes to the growing field of TMS with his research.
Nikki Hervey – CFO / TMS Treater
Suzi Hervey – CIO / TMS Treater
David Hervey – COO / TMS Treater
Ashley Newman – TMS Treater / Coordinator
Alaina Bishop – TMS Treater / Coordinator
Jennifer Self, PhD, LMHC, ARNP
Jennifer Self is a psychiatric nurse practitioner (APRN) and a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). She has a doctoral degree in couple and family therapy and a master’s degree in nursing from Saint Louis University. Dr. Self is a former director and assistant director of two collegiate mental health centers and has been a faculty member at several colleges including Galen College of Nursing.
Dr. Self has extensive experience providing mental health counseling and psychiatry services to adolescent and adult clients. She utilizes a compassionate, holistic and evidenced-based approach that incorporates elements of CBT, ACT, DBT, mindfulness, positive psychology, and more.
Her areas of passion and specialization include:
- Existential concerns (e.g., finding meaning and purpose, coping with loss)
- Empowerment and assertiveness
- Interpersonal functioning
- LGBT (including documentation for gender affirming treatments)
- Sexuality and sexual health (using a sex positive approach)