• Q: What is TMS?


    TMS can provide a non-invasive, non-medication alternative treatment for depression. TMS is well tolerated and doesn’t have the side effects of medications in treating depression. Hope is available!

  • Q: How does TMS Therapy work?


    TMS therapy is a FDA-cleared treatment that uses gentle magnetic pulses to re-activate the parts of the brain responsible for depression. It can be a stand alone treatment or be used along side your existing medication.

  • Q: Is TMS right for me?


    TMS may be right for you if you have tried at least 2 to 3 antidepressants and they have failed to put your depression into remission.

  • Q: Does insurance cover this?


    Yes TMS is covered by most major insurance companies and we are credentialed with most of them. Let us do all the paperwork for you and get you pre-authorized for TMS treatment.

  • Q: Is this an experimental medical procedure?


    No. TMS is FDA-cleared and we use the Neurostar TMS machine which has the most research backing it and has a 83% response or remission rate.

  • Q: Does TMS therapy hurt?


    TMS treatment should not be painful. You may feel some scalp discomfort for a few days that should go away after that. If you experience discomfort during treatment please let us know and we will make adjustments to prevent discomfort.

  • Q: How does TMS differ from other mental health treatments?


    TMS is not a drug, shock therapy, or surgery. It is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to treat depression without the side effects of medications.

    Learn more about how TMS works.

  • Q: Is the treatment long lasting?


    Completing the full treatment course gives the best chance for the treatment to be long-lasting.

  • Q: When can I expect to see results?


    Many patients start to see improvement within 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. That can include improved sleep patterns, improved mood, fewer days of depression, increased attention span, less irritability, and more energy!

  • Q: Can I stop taking my medication if I get TMS therapy?


    Our clinicians will collaborate and communicate directly with your mental health providers. TMS can be a stand-alone treatment or alongside medication. We usually advise you to wait to wean off antidepressants until you have completed your TMS treatment course. Some patients feel better staying on their medications or just lowering their dose at the end of their treatment and that is a plan you will develop with your provider who is prescribing those medications.

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