Our Mission Statement
Psychiatric Intervention Medical Associates is the only group in Central California that can provide all available procedures for the treatment resistant patient including TMS, ECT and Ketamine Therapy. We are committed to providing a thorough assessment of each patient's situation so that we can recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for his or her needs, and most likely to be effective. We provide high quality, evidence-based therapies for depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, psychoses, obsessive compulsive disorder and related conditions that have not responded to first-line treatments such as medications and psychotherapy.
There are no words that can express the gratitude that I have for Dr. Goodman and his recommendation of ECT Treatment for my major depressive disorder. Prior to ECT, my life felt hopeless and most days I fought against suicidal thoughts. I had completely withdrawn from friends and family and was nearing the inability to function at work and in society. After years of ineffective treatment of medications that did not lift the depression, my psychiatrist mentioned ECT treatments. After researching ECT and speaking with Dr. Goodman, I decided that ECT was the last hope that I had of being able to function in life. Never did I imagine that I would one day be free of ALL depression, that my life would feel hopeful, and that I would love getting up every day, but after a few short months of treatment, I am depression free. Dr. Goodman is compassionate, sincere, honest, humble and truly desires for his patients to be cured. His demeanor remains consistent despite the numerous questions I ask regularly, and he has given me hope for my future. I highly recommend ECT for the treatment of major depressive disorder and Dr. Goodman. He truly is the best psychiatrist I have ever known.N.C. (ECT Patient)
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for continuing to care for me when you could’ve easily said “Enough!” As is evident, treatment under your care has given me this shot at life. Despite the roller coaster ride, I am able to have days I live fully….enjoying moments as I’ve not been able to do for so very long. It’s a gift that is treasured and appreciated more than I’d ever be able to fully convey. I can’t even imagine what it must be like to work with depressed people all day long, day in and day out year after year! It’s got to be overwhelming at times, yet there you are, somehow looking at each face that must resemble a thousand others, and treating us individually. I know it’s not been easy to work with me, I just don’t go away! I thank you from the depths of my being for caring enough to fight for my care, and for seeing that I’m fighting too! It’s been a long road! I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that somehow on my road to recovery, God placed you smack dab in the middle of it to help save my life. May you know today that your efforts, generosity, and sacrifice don’t go unnoticed…nor are they taken for granted. So….with the deepest sincerity, than you, Dr. Goodman. Thank you.R. S. (Prior TMS patient)
I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude and utmost respect to you for your dedication and care you have provided me. I cannot express and describe enough in words jow much you have done for me. You have literally saved my life! My family and I are so grateful to you for giving us the chance to now appreciate life together. You are such a blessing to all of us patients! Thank you again.M. G. (TMS patient)
Dear Dr. Goodman, This is the time of year for being thankful. I am so thankful for you and everything you have done for me. You saved my life, helped make life worth living again, and brought me back from a very dark place. I will forever be so grateful and feel so blessed to have had you in my life. I also want you to know that I am doing great. I feel strong and healthy. Life is really good again.R. E. (ECT patient)
As one of Dr. Goodman’s patients, I have only praise for him, his staff, and Sutter Center for Psychiatry. Before coming to Dr. Goodman, I suffered from Major Depression for over 20 years. I had gone through all available medicines and combinations of medicines. They would help for a while, and then the bottom would fall out and I was back in the hospital, feeling suicidal. My psychiatrist then referred me to Dr. Goodman. He suggested ECT as an accompaniment to medication. I objected vehemently. With the patience of Job, Dr. Goodman explained ECT to me, and desperate, I agreed. I began ECT treatments and new medication. Once again, medications did not at first sustain me. All the while, Dr. Goodman was always encouraging, kind and caring. He took whatever time I needed to talk with me before ECT. He always remembered me and personalized the discussion prior to ECT. After several ECT treatments and finding a new medication combination, my depression began to lift. My being hospitalized decreased and my life became livable again. No words can express the joy of having my life given back to me. Dr. Goodman and ECT were two things I grabbed onto in the dark pit of depression. They helped me to climb out of that pit into the light of life again. Dr. Goodman is not only very proficient with ECT, but he is one of the best men I have ever known. I will always consider him my Dr. and friend.K. E. (ECT patient)
Dr. Goodman, This is just another thank you and note of appreciation for all your support and time this last year. It takes a special kind of person to do what you do and every day I am grateful to have been given a second chance at life and for you saving my life. I did lose my job and often wonder when my life will be fully on track. I still worry all the time about regressing and wonder if I will ever be 100% recovered. I know things in my life aren’t how I want them to be but I wouldn’t be where I am today without your support. I never thought I would ever look forward to anything or ever enjoy life again but I d have those moments in my life now and they are precious to me more than ever. I believe an angel was sent down to me and that angel was you. There is no way I could ever repay you for saving my life. You are one of the best doctors I’ve ever had and you will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you.A. (ECT patient)
Dr. Goodman, My dear friend who has been able to help me the most ever, changing not only my life, but my family’s lives too. Without you, well, I wouldn’t be even half the person I’ve become in life and through this toughest year ever. You have to know that you have taken me from living in hell for 3 years, that I have risen from the ashes, conquering all that has been for the last 10 years. I’ve never known anyone so helpful and truly caring. You have a lot of things that remind me of my father, so soft spoken and kind. Thank you for your care and love through the toughest time of my life, and bless your familyS. (ECT patient)
Dr. Goodman, Just wanted to say Hello!! 3 years post “problems”, M. is happy, employed, physically and mentally FIT!!! A blessing to believe! Your care made a huge difference in starting the journey back to leading a fulfilling, rewarding life. B’s troubles started 5 years ago and he is also doing great. He is a super teacher and we are so grateful he got back on the path after his dark times! Thanks again!W.H.
Dr. Goodman It’s been ten years, give or take a few days, since I entered Sutter Psych. I was severely depressed. Ten years later it is safe to say that you saved my life. The past ten years have seen lots of ups and downs, or what is commonly known as life. But I have been able to deal with it all without the debilitating fog of depression. 2012 was an especially bad year for my family as we lost my mother in March, and my father in law in September. Both of these were very sad, but I was able to grieve, and it was a good thing. For all of this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.D. U. (ECT patient)