Meet our team

Our team was assembled by Harvard trained TMS Specialist Dr. Claudia Eppele, MD. Supported through an affiliation of like-minded professionals, TMS Health and Wellness has rapidly grown to become a premier center for TMS Therapy in Southern California. With a success rate of over 90% in terms of reduction of symptoms, we offer the highest quality of service for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder at our Costa Mesa location.

Here at TMS Health and Wellness we treat the “whole person” recognizing that we are more than just the condition that ails us. Our unique approach to wellness enhances standard care by augmenting TMS therapy with various inner resource tools and natural remedies, such as meditation, mindful self-compassion, homeopathy and aromatherapy. This supports our treatment goal of offering non-drug alternative treatments that actually work.

From the moment you are greeted by our team of professionals,  and all throughout treatment , you will feel that your health is central to our mission. We invite you, your family members or those who care for you to be a part of the entire experience.

Welcome to TMS Health and Wellness.

Claudia Eppele MD

Claudia Eppele MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Eppele has 2 specialties: Her first specialty was in general surgery where she spent 3 years and for her second specialty she spent 4 years conducting research in colorectal surgery at the University of Southern California (USC). 
 
At USC, Dr. Eppele produced 8 peer-reviewed publications in colorectal surgery-related papers and 3 podium presentations, 2 for the American college of surgeons and 1 international podium presentation for the American College of Colorectal Surgeons. 
 
Dr. Eppele spent her second residency at University of California Davis in Family Medicine.
 
After her second residency, Dr. Eppele focused on TMS therapy for treatment of depression, anxiety, and OCD. Since 2011, Dr. Eppele has been incorporating homeopathic and alternative medicine into her own practice, TMS Health and Wellness. 
 
Over her professional career, Dr. Eppele has realized the need to combine western and eastern medicine to achieve a full, balanced regimen when treating patients. 

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Tina Allee MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Tina Allee is a dedicated and passionate psychiatrist serving the people of Costa Mesa, CA. At present, she practices at TMS Health and Wellness, with Claudia Eppele, MD and looks forward to helping patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Dr. Allee graduated with her degree in medicine from Stanford University. She is also an alumna of the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned her bachelor's degree and her master's degree in biochemistry and molecular genetics.

Dr. Allee holds certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a special focus on psychiatry. Trained to address a broad range of conditions, she specializes in treating depression and anxiety using transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy.

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Padmini Shamasundra MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Padmini Shamasundara is a mindful psychiatrist, who understands the needs of her patients and strives to provide them with professional, personalized, and considerate care. Dr. Shamasundara completed her medical studies at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute in India. She then moved to the United States, where she completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Shamasundara is available for consultations at TMS Health and Wellness, which is Dr. Claudia Eppele’s practice in Costa Mesa, CA. Patients visit her for depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and stress. Her practice specializes in depression and anxiety treatment using a non-medication non-invasive treatment modality known as TMS Therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation), mindfulness training, and natural remedies.

Dr. Shamasundara encourages open communication with her patients which allows her to guide them through their treatment as an active participant in their own well-being. She believes in empowering her patients to achieve their greatest potential. She ensures patients feel comforted and reassured when they leave her office.

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Cayce Howe

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Ashley Sorrentino

TMS Clinical Coordinator

Mary Obeyd

TMS Technician & Coach