TMS NeuroHealth NJ Garden State TMS


TMS Staff

Dr.Muhammad Ali Abbas, MD

Dr. Muhammad Abbas is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He is the Chief of the Neuromodulation Division (ECT & TMS) in the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.

Christopher Whitehead, PA

Psychiatric Physicians Assistant

“I am a Psychiatric Physician Assistant with prescriptive privileges and two years of experience in outpatient psychiatry. I have treated a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. I am a West Point graduate and former army captain. Upon my discharge from the army in 2010, I obtained my Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Rutgers-Newark, graduating in 2012. I chose the PA (physician assistant) profession because I had great respect for the PAs who treated me when I was in the army. I chose psychiatry when it dawned on me that I was more interested in the mind than in the cervical spine or anterior cruciate ligament, and I’m very happy with how things have worked out! I truly enjoy listening to my patients. My philosophy is not to judge and to use my medical knowledge to the very best of my ability to help my patients as if I was helping a family member.”

Christopher accepts BCBS, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, and Medicare health care plans.

Patricia Comerford, PMHNP

Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

“As an NP, I see patients independently combining both medical and nursing perspectives. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient/private practice settings, including emergency settings.

I believe that a caring relationship is the core of treatment. My goal is to provide high quality mental health services that offer personalized care for patients. I treats my patients in a holistic manner, not just through the lens of symptoms and disorders. In practice, I aim for prescribing the least amount of medications and believe that medications can assist as the catalyst for the work that is done in therapy, in addition to improving other aspects of self-care/healing.

My style is one of collaboration with patients, as I focus on teaching, health promotion, and integrative care. I incorporate brief therapy into my work with clients and utilize several different therapeutic styles including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness to provide individualized treatment. I believe strongly in empowering my clients to take an active role in their physical and mental health, with a focus on a client’s strengths and innate capacity to heal. For clients that are already connected with a therapist and are in need of a clinician for medications, I will work in collaboration with the therapist for the best solution-focused care of the client.”

Melissa Gallia, MSW, LSW

TMS Coordinator

Melissa is a Licensed Social Worker with her Master’s degree from Monmouth University. She has 15 years’ experience working in the behavioral health field. She is experienced in individual, family, and group psychotherapy specializing in CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Employed as our TMS Coordinator she offers compassion and unconditional positive regard while assisting in navigating insurance issues, providing education on TMS, and facilitating a positive experience during treatment at TMS NeuroHealth NJ. She is a member of the Clinical TMS Society.

Carissa Francis

TMS Technician

Carissa is currently enrolled in a Psy. D. program working towards her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William Paterson University. She previously has worked with adults with traumatic brain injuries and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. She offers over 4 years’ experience working in behavioral health. She is also a certified EMT in the State of New Jersey.

Michele C. LoPresti

TMS Technician

Michele is currently working towards licensure as a Mental Health Counselor at Monmouth University. She is pursuing specialties in psychodrama, art, and music therapy. Michele’s educational background includes degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Her undergraduate research on intimate relationships has been published and presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference. She previously worked as a phone counselor for a Youth Crisis Helpline, and hopes to continue working with adolescents and children in the future.

Anna Deschamps

“I am a student at Kean University studying psychology.  I have been working in the mental health field for five years, and as a TMS technician for the past two years. I have a strong passion to help others overcome their mental health battles. My approach to treatment is warm and compassionate, and I am personally invested in the treatment of each one of the patients I work with.”

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TMS NeuroHealth NJ Garden State TMS

TMS Testimonials

“This stuff (TMS) made me feel wonderful. Everything went very smoothly.”
Ronald P.
“I was very happy with my TMS experience. The staff, especially Melissa and Carissa, were so kind and helpful. The office is clean and it’s convenient to my house.”
Christina P.
“Helped with mood and depression, without it I was a lot worse. Michele was an excellent technician. I’d recommend it to others.”
Ahmed H.

Dr.Muhammad Ali Abbas MD

Dr. Muhammad Abbas is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. 

Located in Colts Neck, Brick, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. One Step Closer to a Brighter Tomorrow.

Colts Neck TMS & Main Office Location:
5 Professional Circle
Suite 110
Colts Neck, NJ

Brick TMS Location:
1683 NJ-88
Brick, NJ 08724

East Brunswick TMS Location:
180 Tices Lane
Suite 106
East Brunswick, NJ 08816