Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive treatment that uses MRI technically that delivers magnetic pulses to the brain that controls mood. The treatment is non-invasive, meaning people can continue their daily activities before and after treatment. TMS is a FDA approved treatment for Major Depression disorder since 2008 and covered by most insurances. At our facility we use a device called Magstim to treat major depression and other diagnoses.

How TMS Actually Works

Our qualified psychiatric providers and medical assistants will help guide the Magstim device using an electromagnetic field to affect the part of your brain that regulates mood. The treatment emits short pulses of this magnetic field to the identified location of the brain creating a stimulation causing the brain cells to change, improving overall symptoms. As a comparison, an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine uses a similar technology. The patient stays awake throughout the treatment and can return to regular activities immediately afterward.

Who Would Benefit

  • Adults 18+
  • Individuals whose conditions do not improve by taking anti-depressants.
  • Individuals have tried three or more anti-depressants.
  • Individuals who cannot tolerate the side effects of medications and therefore cannot take them.
  • Individuals who have a history of attempting psychotherapy
  • Individuals suffering from Major Depressive Disorder and other mental health Diagnosis.


Program Highlights

  • Sessions are approx. 15-30 mins/5 days/week for 6-8 weeks.
  • An average of 30-36 sessions of treatment
  • Supplemental Psychoeducation
  • Mental Health Evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary Team

Types of TMS Treatments

Our highly trained providers and medical staff will collaborate with you to determine what type of treatment best suits you. We offer Intermittent Theta Burst Therapy (iTBS) and takes approximately 3 minutes per session and is covered by most major insurances. In addition, we offer the Stanford Neuromodulation Therapy (SNT) which is conducted at a more accelerated effective pace. The SNT model protocol is offered at both locations, however, is self-pay as it is not covered by insurance.

“After three weeks of TMS, I was sleeping less during the day, becoming more involved in my family and their lives again and I noticed the absence of the negative voices in my head. Now, [at the time of writing], I can honestly say that I feel a sense of true contentment. My head feels clearer and my burdens seem lighter. In addition, I’ve been successful at tapering down my antidepressants to less than a fourth my original dose.”

Tish, TMS Patient
“[TMS Therapy] gives me the opportunity to actually live my life for the first time.”

Tod, TMS Patient
“They said ‘something’s different about you and whatever it is, we like it.’”

Desiree, TMS Patient
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