Meet The Team

  • Murali Rao, MD, FACLP, DABAM, DLFAPA

    Position: Psychiatrist

     

    A very well accomplished Psychiatrist with extensive clinical experience, driving innovation and excellence in the mental health with demonstrated expertise in psychiatry, behavioral neurosciences, consultation-liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, with special interest in Also with demonstrated ability to train and coach high performing medical staff. Goal-driven professional with strong business acumen and strategic thinking.

    He is an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola University Chicago and has chaired the department from 2009 - 2021.

    He is an esteemed special consultant to Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers and DuPage Psychiatric Care.

    His special interest is in mood disorders especially in Depressive Disorders that are treatment-resistant.

    He has been formally trained in TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) at two of the top TMS centres in the world; Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) at the hands of Prof Ziad Nahas and Prof Mark George who was the first psychiatrist to use TMS to treat depression in the early 90s; and at Duke University under Prof Sarah Lisanby, now the Director of Translational Reserach at the NIH.

    Since the spring of 2019, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a nasal spray version of ketamine specifically for use as an antidepressant, he has been involved in Esketamine research and in Ketamine Infusion Therapies to complement all other modalities of treatment.

  • Saima Sabah, MD

    Position: Psychiatrist, Medical Director

     

    “I am a board-certified Psychiatrist, practicing medicine for 20 years. I received my medical training at Loyola University, Chicago, and now truly enjoy evaluating and treating adolescent and adult patients. I treat a wide variety of conditions, including major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADD. Most importantly, I’m passionate about helping individuals lead happy, healthy lives through evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology. Through Mindful TMS, I have the unique opportunity to treat patients, with TMS and Neuronavigation technologies, as well as give them a new chance at achieving symptom relief."

  • Erika Olson, MD

    Position: Psychiatrist

      

    “I am a board-certified psychiatrist and a native to the Chicago area. I received training at UIC College of Medicine for my MD, and Loyola University Medical Center for my psychiatry residency. It is a privilege to treat patients who teach me daily about perseverance, and inspire me to continue to grow in my practice. I am humbled by the honor of sharing in my patients’ joys and struggles on a daily basis. My goal is to be able to provide quality psychiatric care with respect and dignity.”

  • Marisa Franson, BS

    Position: TMS Therapist | Sr TMS Therapist

     

    "I have always believed that the most noble journey in our lives is our pursuit of happiness. On my journey, I have realized that it brings me the utmost joy to help others pursue their own version of happiness. This has led to my career in mental health. I believe in fighting for a world where mental illness is destigmatized, and treatments are available to those who need a little extra help. TMS is a novel treatment that can improve lives, tremendously. I am committed and excited to provide the best care possible using my education, experience, and enthusiasm for helping others. I look forward to helping our clients in their unique pursuit of happiness!"

  • Michele Stoehr, MA

    Position: TMS Therapist | Hinsdale Practice Manager

     

    “While awareness of mental health issues in the U.S. is gaining traction, there is still often misunderstanding about the extent to which these conditions impact one’s physical, cognitive, and interpersonal well-being. Determining how best to treat intractable mental health diagnoses can be stressful. At Mindful TMS, I can apply my passion for helping individuals on the road to psychological recovery using cutting-edge technology whose safety and efficacy are backed by clinical research. Moreover, I get to be part of a team that genuinely prides itself on clinical transparency and patient advocacy.”

  • Chize Ikedi, BS

    Position: TMS Therapist | Oak Park Practice Manager

     

    "I believe asking for help is equally the bravest and most daunting undertaking in life. Throughout my own life, I have found that my passion is helping those in need find that life should come from within a person and not just at them. Mindful TMS couples the desire of continuous learning with state-of-the-art technology to provide the best care possible for people who have been through it all and are often immensely lacking hope. I am proud to be a part of a positively cultivated environment that values transparency, communication, and heart in hopes of improving quality of life for others. It is very important to me not only that I am able to listen to our patients with intention and compassion, but that they are confident that they are being heard. 'We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.' —Carl Rogers"

  • Michael Rarrat, BS

    Position: Business Development Manager

     

    “I want the absolute best for everyone and I have consistently strived to bring people together to overcome obstacles, resolve issues, and find solutions. Mindful TMS gives me the opportunity to work with a team of the most amazing people and to use my passion in helping others to positively impact the lives of those dealing with mental health challenges. I believe that each and every day is an opportunity to do better, be better, and to help better the world around me.  “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”  - J. R. R. Tolkien