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Meet Martha

Dr. Martha Koo is fighting for a healthier South Bay


Early life

I was born in Pensacola, FL, and raised in McLean, VA. After graduating from Langley High School I attended Princeton University as a Biology major and Dance minor.  I came to CA to attend medical school at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and psychiatry residency training at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute. Subsequently, I completed psychoanalytic training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

A thriving career

I am Board Certified in Psychiatry and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. For over twenty years I have enjoyed my private practice, providing outpatient psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and pharmacological treatment for individuals, couples and families throughout the Beach Cities. A pioneer in the development and application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), I opened the South Bay TMS Therapy Center in 2009 which has evolved into the Neuro Wellness Spa, where I am Medical Director. I am also the Medical Director of Clear Recovery Center.

Interests and hobbies

I enjoy yoga, long walks on the beach, hiking in Big Bear and travel. I am a violinist and dancer. I especially love spending time with my family and our pets.

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