Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
We are amongst top 1% TMS Therapy Provider in Texas *
20K+ treatment sessions conducted
Drug-free Depression Treatment That Works For You
TMS is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, a non-drug treatment for major depression. TMS uses focused magnetic pulses, similar to an MRI, to reignite dormant synapses in the brain and help your brain function the way it was meant to.
It is not a drug, “shock” therapy, or surgery. It is a safe, effective treatment for MDD without the side effects of medication. ( 1, 9)
Why Allen Psychiatry for TMS
Setting the Standard of Care at a Higher Level
We don't settle for average and you're worth more than "good enough".
Allen Psychiatry pays attention to the details. From thorough insurance benefit investigations and timely appointments to patient safety and comfort. We strive to create an experience and not just offer a procedure. Our TMS Treaters go through extensive training and have mastered performing TMS safely and efficiently.
One of the Top TMS providers in Texas - 500+ patients treated, 20K+ treatment sessions successfully delivered
Patient Satisfaction Survey shows 100% of our patients would recommend us for TMS
Over 85% of our patients have responded to TMS Treatment
Over 70% of our patients have achieved remission from their depression
Double Board Certified Psychiatrist on site
Joint Commission Accredited - demonstrating highest quality in healthcare
Knowledgeable and trained treaters with over 20,000 treatments under their belts
Top 1%, highest level of distinction - Neurostar Diamond Level Provider
Dedicated TMS Team that handles all prior authorizations and financial plans
In house payment plan options and 3rd party interest free financing options
Counselors on staff for supportive care
Use NeuroStar TMS Machines which are proven to be safe and efficacious
Quick turnaround times on processing prior authorizations and obtaining approvals
Treatment rooms designed with patient privacy and comfort in mind
Direct number (469-617-6962 ) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reach the TMS Coordinator, Michelle Tureff, with any questions or concerns
Dedicated and friendly front desk staff take the time to get to know each of our TMS Patients on a first name basis
- We celebrate your success!
Real Comments from Real Patients (This is one of the several boards and they keep getting filled up)
Neurostar TMS Machine
"Taya was amazing. She made me feel comfortable and the treatment time flew by. Cleanest office ever! Best decision I have ever made!"
- Allen Psychiatry TMS Patient
"Can’t thank each and every one if you enough for changing my life and the life of my family. I am eternally grateful"
- Allen Psychiatry TMS Patient
Dedicated TMS Lobby
"Although it was a little rough in the beginning, I’m so glad that I finished. The staff here was amazing and very accommodating. I feel like I’m finally the person I was born to be and looking forward to life."
- Allen Psychiatry TMS Patient
TMS Frequently Asked Questions
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive procedure used to treat depression and other mental health conditions. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain thought to be involved in mood regulation. The procedure is performed using a device that generates magnetic pulses, which are applied to the scalp over the targeted areas of the brain.
How does TMS work?
TMS works by stimulating the nerve cells in the brain with magnetic fields. The magnetic fields cause a small electrical current to flow through the nerve cells, which helps to activate or "reset" the brain's mood regulation system. This can help to relieve symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions, and improve overall well-being.
What are the benefits of TMS??
TMS is a non-invasive procedure with no systemic side effects, making it a safer alternative to other forms of treatment such as medications or ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).
TMS does not require any type of sedation, so you will remain awake and alert during the procedure.
TMS has no known long-term side effects.
TMS can be combined with other treatments, such as medications or psychotherapy, to provide a comprehensive approach to treating mental health conditions
What can I expect during a TMS session?
During a TMS session, you will be seated comfortably in a chair. A TMS device will be positioned near your head, and magnetic pulses will be applied to the scalp over the targeted areas of the brain. Each TMS session typically lasts between 20 and 40 minutes, and you will remain awake and alert throughout the procedure.
What does TMS treat?
NeuroStar TMS therapy is approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Patients who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement using antidepressant medications now have a non-invasive treatment option that has been proven to be effective and safe with little to no side effects.
Are there any risks associated with TMS?
TMS is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, but some people may experience side effects such as headaches or discomfort during the procedure. It's important to discuss any concerns or questions about TMS with your healthcare provider, and to report any side effects or symptoms you may experience during or after the procedure.
Is TMS like ECT?
TMS is NOT ECT. There are no hospital stays involved, no sedation, no memory loss and no downtime. TMS treatment allows you to remain awake and alert during each treatment with very little to no side effects.
Will I be alone during treatment?
You will not be alone during treatment with our office. Our TMS treaters will be right by your side to chat with you and keep you company. Each patient has the same treater for each treatment and your treater will get to know all of your preferences to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
What does TMS feel and sound like?
TMS feels like a tapping sensation. Some patients experience discomfort and other patients say they do not feel much of anything at all. During TMS the machine will make a clicking sound. Patients wear ear plugs and can listen to music, watch TV, chat with their treater or sit back and relax.
Do I stop taking my medications during treatment?
We advise our patients to continue taking their medications as prescribed unless otherwise instructed by our Medical Director or the doctor who is managing your psychiatric care. Each patient is different though so it is best that you discuss any changes with your doctor and alert the TMS Coordinator and your treater.
What are the most common side effects?
The most common side effect is discomfort at or near the treatment site. These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment.
Is NeuroStar TMS Therapy right for me?
TMS may be a good option for individuals who are looking for a non-invasive, effective treatment for depression and other mental health conditions.
In conclusion, TMS is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals who are looking for an alternative to traditional forms of treatment for depression and other mental health conditions. If you're interested in learning more about TMS, please contact us.
OUR TMS PROGRAM IS STILL CONTINUING TREATMENTS FOR CURRENT PATIENTS AND ACCEPTING NEW TMS PATIENTS
COMMITTED TO PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY . WE ARE HERE WHEN IT COUNTS .
Depression doesn't wait. Our TMS Team is working diligently to provide a safe, sterile and welcoming environment for all of our current and new TMS Patients. We are helping to fill the gap for patients who need TMS treatment during this uncertain time.
Strict protocol has been put in place to ensure our patients can continue treatment safely.
Treaters are wearing gloves and masks. Changed after each patient.
Each patient is screened with the approved CDC Questionnaire and encouraged to
stay home if possibly exposed, exposed or feeling unwell.
Patients are kept 6ft apart in waiting room in separate seating zones.
New Patient intake appointments can be done via Telemedicine
All wait room chairs are cleaned after each patient
Our TMS rooms receive a deep cleaning at the end of each day and are sterilized after each patient. This includes door knobs, TMS Machine and TMS Chair
We know these times are uncertain; our patients care is not.
ALL CURRENT MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS WILL BE VIA TELEMEDICINE. THIS OFFERS ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FOR OUR TMS PATIENTS IN THE OFFICE.
NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a new treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment. TMS stands for “transcranial magnetic stimulation.”
TMS Therapy is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist’s office, under his or her supervision, using a medical device called the NeuroStar TMS Therapy system. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is:
Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment
Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.
Treatment times are generally 19 minutes and patients are out of the office in 30 minutes. A full cycle of TMS is 36 sessions that take place over 6-9 weeks.
What is NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS)?
During a NeuroStar treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.
Treatment with NeuroStar Advanced Therapy is easy:
Therapy sessions are conducted in your doctor’s office
You can return to normal activities right away
You are awake during treatment
There are no negative effects on memory or sleep
It’s covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare
Is NeuroStar TMS Therapy® Right for You?
If you agree with two or more of these statements, NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) may be right for you.
Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
I have had or worry about side effects from depression medications.
I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.
For people with depression who have not benefited from antidepressant medication, NeuroStar TMS Therapy can offer hope
NeuroStar TMS Therapy may not be right for everyone, so talk to a us to learn more about how this proven alternative depression treatment has helped other people with their depression, and whether it may help you or your loved one.
TMS+YOU is an online community and national patient advocacy site for TMS Therapy. Those considering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can connect with patients who have had the treatment to answer questions, share insights, and get the latest information.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is only available by prescription. A doctor can help decide if NeuroStar TMS Therapy is right for you.
Important Safety Information
The most common side effect is pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site. These events are transient; they occur during the TMS treatment course and do not occur for most patients after the first week of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with the use of NeuroStar TMS (<0.1% per patient).
NeuroStar TMS Therapy should not be used with patients who have non-removable conductive metal in or near the head. NeuroStar TMS Therapy has not been studied in patients who have not received prior antidepressant treatment.
* Allen Psychiatry has achieved the highest distinction level - Neurostar Diamond. Neurostar is the market leader in TMS therapy and Allen Psychiatry is amongst top 1% by volume for a single Neurostar TMS outpatient location in Texas (as of 03/2022)