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TMS Therapy in San Antonio: 5 Benefits
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS therapy, is an innovative new therapy technique that’s been proven to be especially helpful for treatment-resistant depression. If you’ve tried different depression treatments and haven’t seen any results, don’t give up hope. TMS therapy has helped many people recover from depression, even when nothing else has worked.
If you decide to receive TMS therapy, you will receive electromagnetic pulses delivered through small coils placed on your scalp. These pulses activate certain areas of your brain and correct the negative effects of mental illness. TMS therapy is so effective that it’s been approved by the FDA for treating depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It’s also often used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and stroke rehabilitation.
Best of all, you can receive TMS therapy right here in San Antonio. Here are five benefits of receiving TMS in San Antonio that may help you start living the depression-free life you deserve.
You don’t need to leave San Antonio to receive TMS.
One thing you may not have known is that existing mental health centers offer TMS therapy right here in San Antonio. You don’t need to go to a clinic that only does TMS to receive this innovative treatment. Genesis Behavioral Health has TMS therapy providers on staff that can get you started with your depression recovery right away.
Many people make the mistake of believing that TMS is a specialty treatment that’s only available in select clinics. But TMS therapy is becoming more and more widely available, and you definitely don’t need to leave San Antonio to receive it. This makes it easier for people who don’t have access to their own means of transportation to receive this effective treatment.
TMS therapy in San Antonio saves you time.
When you can receive TMS therapy right here in San Antonio, you save time. Your time is precious, and the last thing you need when you’re battling depression is to have to go through a stressful and time-consuming process just to receive treatment. Genesis Behavioral Health is right in your city, and you don’t need to drive very far to receive TMS.
Once you’re approved to start receiving TMS therapy, each session will only last around forty minutes. TMS is a non-invasive procedure, so you won’t need to go under anesthesia to receive it. Most of our TMS patients are in and out about an hour.
Treatment is important, but we understand you don’t want to spend all your free time in our office— and you shouldn’t have to. When you spend less time getting to and from therapy, you can spend more time doing the things you love. How will you spend the time you save?
We have multiple mental health experts under one roof.
Some TMS clinics only deliver TMS therapy. At Genesis Behavioral Health, we deliver a holistic approach to mental health treatment that includes many different types of experts and therapists.
On top of TMS specialists, we have a psychiatrist and licensed counselors on our team.
Psychiatrists are licensed medical providers who specialize in mental health treatment. If you’re interested in receiving medication for your mental health issue, then a psychiatrist can help you with that. You can take medication while you’re receiving TMS treatment.
Our licensed counselors provide individual, family, and group therapy. We have several licensed counselors on our team, and between them, they can offer a wide variety of different treatment modalities to meet your unique needs.
Some of the therapy techniques that our counselors use include cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, strength-based therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Our counselors can help you with specific mental health issues or problems with work or relationships.
Having all types of mental health experts accessible to you under one roof can have profound benefits. Navigating the mental health system can be deeply confusing, and the frustration of that alone can keep people from getting the treatment they need. At Genesis Behavioral Health, you can get your medication management, psychotherapy, and TMS services all under one roof.
We can help you figure out which of these services might be most helpful for you as you traverse this difficult time in your life.
The Pros and Cons of TMS Therapy
TMS is a non-medication treatment option.
There is nothing wrong with taking psychiatric medication to treat a mental health disorder. We have a psychiatrist on our team who helps people with just that. And sometimes, especially if you have severe depression, our psychiatrist may recommend that you do try some type of medication.
But maybe you’ve tried medication in the past, and it didn’t work for you. Maybe you didn’t like how they made you feel — the side effects were just too uncomfortable. Maybe there’s a medical reason you can’t take medication, or maybe you’re simply looking for a more holistic, non-drug approach to mental health treatment.
Whatever the reason is that medication doesn’t work for you, it’s okay. Medication isn’t the only treatment that’s out there for depression and other mental health problems. There are so many innovative treatment methods that have been developed in recent years, and TMS therapy is one of them. If traditional talk therapy hasn’t worked for you, and you don’t want to take medication, then TMS therapy can offer you another solution.
In other words, talk therapy and medication aren’t your only two options when it comes to treating depression.
During your intake, your therapist can help you decide what treatment methods might be the most helpful for you and your needs. They will help you figure out whether or not you’re a good candidate for TMS therapy. TMS is especially effective for treatment-resistant depression, so even if no medication has worked for you in the past, TMS therapy may be worth a try.
How is TMS Therapy Used for Treating Depression?
We have deep expertise in TMS.
San Antonio residents have a mental health clinic right in their neighborhood that offers such deep expertise in TMS therapy. We have multiple TMS specialists on-site, and we can help you get approval for this treatment through your insurance provider. Our extensive TMS team includes medical providers, licensed therapists, TMS technicians, counselors, and a TMS coordinator.
To get started with TMS at Genesis Behavioral Health, contact us to schedule an initial assessment. Our medical providers and intake department can determine whether you’re eligible to receive TMS therapy and help get insurance approval. After everything has been approved by your insurance company, we can start treatment.