A recent study has found that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is effective in treating depression. The results showed that the majority of patients experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, with some even achieving complete remission.

Are you interested in Group Therapy? We are starting a new group on Wednesdays at 5PM beginning on September 13th. Groups offer a safe space for sharing ideas, helping others who are going through similar struggles and can promote social skills and group accountability. Call or text Ascend at 330-754-4844.

The combination of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatments and Ketamine Infusions is gaining national attention as a powerful way to alleviate Treatment Resistant Depression. For more information or to schedule an assessment call or text us at 330-754-4844.

Plastic Surgery

We should try to feel good from the inside out, right? What if we start feeling and looking good from the outside in? Plastic surgeon Dr. Carp and his nurse anesthetist Nick Angelis, CRNA openly discuss the interplay between mental health and aesthetics. Who’s the appropriate patient? What’s the next step for those suffering with … Read more

Group Therapy

What are the benefits of group therapy? Who should attend? 9/20-11/18/23 Wednesdays at 5 we’re hosting a growth-focused group at Ascend. Anyone can join, and many have successfully completed TMS, ketamine, and similar treatments here or elsewhere. Dr. Kreider’s Bio: I have been in the counseling profession for over 30 years and independently licensed since … Read more

The Art of Addiction Recovery

There is an art to getting and staying clean and sober. The art is not to attempt recovery alone. In fact, the less time you spend alone the better. This sounds simple enough. It is not. Change is disruptive. Changing addictive behavior must be disruptive. You often have to change most things in your life. … Read more

God and Modern Mental Health Treatments

Therapist Victoria Gutbrod from Renew Counseling Ministries and her husband Matt talked to us about faith and the latest psychiatric treatments on their podcast, When Gathering Light. Victoria is a leading expert on trauma in the Akron area, and she previously appeared on the Ascend Health Show to talk about brain adaptation in PTSD. We … Read more

Perspectives on Pain

Dr. Scaperato and CRNA Nick Angelis talk about the causes and treatments for pain. How much of it is psychological, and if so, what’s the best treatment if a patient hears, “It’s all in your head?” Many diseases have cultural origins, and pain is rapidly becoming a uniquely American problem. This is not to say … Read more


Physical Therapist Amy Mcmillan joins Ascend Health Show to talk about the top 10 causes of dizziness. If vertigo and similar symptoms affect you or someone you love, tune in to find some solutions! Sometimes it’s a mental health issue, while other times dizziness is a sign of serious cardiovascular issues or an easily remedied … Read more

Art Therapy

Draw something and feel better about your life. How is art therapy different from Painting with A Twist, other than less alcohol? We talk to Jenna from our friends Carve Your Own Path. She’s an accomplished psychotherapist and certified art therapist. Most of our conversation is a common theme for both of our practices: what can people do on their own so they need to visit us less frequently? When words fail us, art and creativity help us express and know ourselves–no skills required.

Rooted Pelvic Wellness

In this conversation, Nick Angeles, a nurse anesthetist, interviews Rachel Russell, an occupational therapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy. They discuss the importance of the mind-body connection in relation to pelvic floor health and overall well-being. Rachel explains that pelvic floor issues can affect both men and women and discusses various conditions she treats, such as pre and postnatal care, interstitial cystitis, and pain management. They emphasize the significance of relaxation techniques, particularly breathwork, in addressing pelvic floor dysfunction. Rachel emphasizes the long-term commitment required for pelvic floor therapy and the need for ongoing self-care.

IV Nutrition

KMI Wellness owner Crystal Harper, ARNP, CNP discusses IV and injection alternatives to oral supplements. Nick Angelis, CRNA, draws on his own experience with ketamine and adjuncts such as magnesium to discuss who can benefit most from intravenous infusions. We do offer IV nutrition at Ascend to current patients, but refer to Crystal in cases where the fluids, vitamins, and minerals we offer aren’t sufficient for a patient’s diagnosis.

Weight Loss

Semaglutide, chiropractic adjustments, Phen-phen, and other hot topics in weight loss and healthy living from a CRNA, NP, and chiropractor. KMI Wellness, Ascend Health Center, and Integrity Chiropractic Clinic team up for this informative discussion. Is it enough to be active and eat a bit better? When should we add medication to help us lose a few pounds or stay more active? How much is too much–we all have limited dollars to spend on our own health care, after all.

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