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.
William Hervey, MD, MBA was graduated from Loyola University (New Orleans, BA), Georgetown University (MBA), and the University of South Florida (MD). His residency training at the University of South Florida included working as an Internal Medicine hospitalist, inpatient and outpatient pediatric physician and an inpatient consult neurologist as well as general psychiatry. He is board-certified in general psychiatry and served as Chief Resident Physician. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and has published several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Hervey has earned the following awards: Best physicians in America (2017–2018), the John E. Turlich MD Award for Outstanding Teaching Resident, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
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
Jennifer Self has a doctoral degree in couple and family therapy from Saint Louis University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Self is also a registered nurse and is training to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has been a former director and assistant director of two collegiate mental health centers and has served as faculty at several colleges including Galen College of Nursing. Dr. Self has extensive experience providing mental health counseling and couple therapy. She works primarily with adult clients (late adolescent and up) for individual and couple therapy. Her areas of passion and specialization include:
- Empowerment and assertiveness
- Existential concerns (e.g., finding meaning and purpose, coping with loss)
- LGBT (including documentation for gender affirming treatments)
- Career development
- Sexuality and sexual health (using a sex positive approach)
- Emotional Support Animal (ESA) assessment and documentation
Her approach to therapy involves integration of current psychological neuroscience research findings and evidence-based techniques within a humanistic framework. Dr. Self incorporates elements of CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, and more. Dr. Self finds that co-creating a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship with clients is the foundation of successful therapy. She is more directive in her approach and will actively work with clients to discover ideas and strategies for bettering their lives. Dr. Self strives to be approachable, genuine, and caring with clients and enjoys use of humor in her work.
Laura Anne Pasker, LMHC
Laura Anne Pasker is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has over 14 years of mental health experience working with individuals, couples and families. Laura believes in partnering with you during therapy – building trust and developing treatment goals as you work toward your journey of self-discovery.
Laura’s areas of clinical experience include:
- coping skills
- mood disorders
- work place challenges.
Laura has specialized training in mindfulness, DBT skills, motivational interviewing, emotional coaching, and trauma based approaches such as EMDR.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
Laura’s wealth of experience includes serving a clinical director of an in-patient substance abuse treatment center; as coordinator of crisis services, supervisor, and intake specialist for PEMHS; and as an owner/therapist of a local counseling center in the Clearwater area.