About Us

About Us

About Us


Howard Ilivicky, M.D. is a graduate of Washington University undergraduate and medical school.  He completed his training at Duke University in Durham, N.C. where he was a Chief Resident.  Dr. Ilivicky has since been in practice for 23 years.  His first position was as a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and as a unit director for the West Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center.  While there, he was able to participate in early research regarding Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  He has been in private practice in the St. Louis region since 1999 and estimates having over 80,000 patient visits during this time.  He works with adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.  Dr. Ilivicky is also highly involved in pharmaceutical research trials, helping to bring new and more effective treatments to the public.  He has participated in over 170 research studies.  When he is not busy providing patient care he is married with three children, and spends the majority of his free time occupied with family life.  They enjoy traveling together and spending time outdoors.  With his daughter currently at the University of Michigan, he has developed a passion for following college football.  Go Blue!


Annie Farley, LPN is the Nurse Coordinator for the TMS program.  She brings over 3 years of experience in providing TMS therapy here in the St Louis area, having opened the first clinic accepting commercial insurance for the service in the region.  Annie has 20 years of experience in mental health with 12 of those spent working at CenterPointe Hospital in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  She brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, she has directly provided care to over 300 TMS patients, and participated in research geared towards helping improve outcomes.  When not working Annie enjoys time with her family and friends, especially if there is a pool or beach involved!


Thomas Harris, LPC is a graduate of Lindenwood University in St Charles, Missouri.  Thomas has worked in mental health for over 3 years in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  During this time he became an integral part of assisting with program development for the TMS program at CenterPointe Hospital.  Thomas has worked with over 300 patients receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation, and as a result is well versed in helping guide patients during treatment.  In addition to assisting with coordination of services, Thomas provides counseling services within the program and individually.  During his free time you can find Thomas at the gym, or outside enjoying local scenery and events.


Rebecca “Becky” Taylor, LCSW, has been in the field of mental health for 9 years. She holds a psychology degree from Truman State University and a Masters in Social Work degree with a clinical concentration from St. Louis University. Becky is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with adolescents, adults, and families. She aims to create a respectful, trusting, and relaxed environment in which individuals can create and reach individualized goals to overcome difficulties. Becky utilizes a cognitive behavioral, solution focused, strengths based approach to therapy, and has experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationships, communication, parenting, self-esteem, and social skills.

Nicole Tramel, BA earned her degree in psychology with an emphasis in criminal justice from UMSL.  Since entering the mental health field 7 years ago she has utilized her education working in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Nicole joins TMS Wellness Center as a seasoned technician with over 2 years of hands on experience working with patients receiving TMS therapy.  Her experience in the field combined with her compassionate and nurturing approach play an important role in helping achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients.  In her free time, Nicole enjoys quality time with family and friends whether they are boating, playing volleyball, or catching a Cardinals game.

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