Our Team2018-10-25T22:55:08+00:00

Dr. Sandhya Prashad MD

Dr. Prashad is a board certified psychiatrist and is the founder and medical director of Houston TMS Therapeutics and Houston Ketamine Therapeutics. She has a special interest in treating depression and bipolar disorder, especially those cases which are treatment resistant. Many patients do not achieve adequate symptom improvement even while taking multiple medications and may also struggle with burdensome side effects. Dr. Prashad sought out additional, novel treatment options for these patients to help them achieve greater symptom improvement and an improved quality of life. This is why we have developed an expertise in the best cutting edge treatments, and offer deep TMS and IV ketamine infusions in addition to traditional medication management. Dr. Prashad’s goal is to provide personalized care to match a patient’s specific biology, diagnosis, and lifestyle.

Dr. Prashad completed both medical school and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During her residency training, she served as the administrative chief resident as well as the chief resident of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic. She has been in private practice in the Houston area since 2011.

She was named one of Houston’s Top Doctors by H Texas Magazine for 2017 and 2018. She is also a founding member and the secretary of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians (www.ASKP.org) which is a non-profit organization created to advocate for the safe use of ketamine for mental illness and pain disorders and to expand access to ketamine therapy.

Sarikka Attoe – TMS Nurse Coordinator

Sarikka Attoe is a registered nurse and certified deep TMS operator. She is very excited about new  multimodal treatments of mental illness which can improve a patient’s response to treatment.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University, earning her BSN in Nursing. She also has a degree in biology from the University of California, Davis. Sarikka belongs to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau. In her free time, Sarikka enjoys painting, reading, kickboxing, and most of all playing with her two dogs.

Darlene Mercado – TMS Clinician

Darlene Mercado is a certified deep TMS operator. She is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Psychology. Throughout her education, she has assisted reputable doctors in crucial and successful studies involving anxiety. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing them improve with TMS treatments. She looks forward to spending more time researching new treatment protocols and helping others achieve a better quality of life. We are excited to integrate a well-trained, passionate and empathetic provider to assist in facilitating TMS Therapy for our patients.