Services Provided

We are the first in the Cleveland area to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to the public as a treatment for depression!

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In addition to TMS, our services include a thorough evaluation, medication management, patient education, and may serve as a complement to a patient’s current treatment team.  Our belief is that the patient benefits most by following the psychiatric evaluation with a dynamic and in-depth plan of action which is focused on the emotional and physical health of the patient.  This treatment plan can include medication for the diagnosis and short-term or long-term counseling or psychotherapy. 


Alf Bergman, MD - Board Certified Psychiatrist

Scott A. Schmitt, MD -  Board Certified Psychiatrist

Richard Schenkelberg, MD - Board Certified Psychiatrist

Erin Farrer, PhD - Psychologist

Jeffery Robson, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Dr. Bergman's Current Service Locations:
- Outpatient Adult and Geriatric Treatment: Independence, Ohio
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for depression; Independence Ohio
- Inpatient Geriatric & Psychiatric Consultation Treatment: Lake Health Hospital

Diagnosis and Treatment Specializations Include:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicide Prevention

Psychotic Disorders

  • Schizophrenia

Anxiety Disorders

  • Social Phobia
  • PTSD
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders   
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

We work with a wide range of behavioral and emotional disorders and also provide medication prescription and management.  We believe that psychiatric evaluation, in addition to complementary therapeutic approaches (medication, counseling/psychotherapy) provide the best outcome for the patient. We have a supportive and compassionate environment, and will work with you as a unique individual to address all of your concerns.