TMS Treatment Testimonials

If You’ve Tried Everything For Depression, Hope Is Here

Here at Achieve TMS, we’ve been helping patients with mental health concerns for two decades. We started out providing regular psychiatric care. Then, when the FDA cleared Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in 2008, we took a serious look at it and liked what we saw.

That was the beginning of an era that has changed our lives as well as the lives of our patients. It’s amazing to witness such transformations—consistent, dramatic change that we have never witnessed before all thanks to this revolutionary new depression treatment.

We’ve compiled some TMS therapy reviews and testimonials for you to see how we’ve been able to help our patients over the years.

  • I’m so happy to share my experience with TMS – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in hopes that people suffering from depression can find a path to new life. I underwent TMS in the winter/spring of 2018 during my last trimester of pregnancy and early postpartum.

    Right around the third week of treatment, I noticed my mood scoring began to significantly improve. I started to feel “okay” which is generally miraculous for someone suffering from depression. I delivered my perfect little girl in mid-April and then finished my TMS treatment a few weeks later. And…I’ve had absolutely no issues with postpartum depression! Furthermore, my time with my first baby has been the most extraordinary experience of my life. I feel a deep love and abundant joy being with my daughter. I have an ability to be in the moment that I’ve never had before. Today, I celebrate my daughter’s life and my own. I’m grateful beyond measure for the gift of my daughter and the gift TMS gave me to fully be with her (not caved in by the destruction of depression). A year after therapy, I am a functioning and vibrant person and do not need medication.

    Open Pilot Study of TMS for Pregnant Women

    Kelli Payne Potter
    TMS patient
  • After a decade of darkness, my lifeline of hope dwindled to a thread of flickering light. Taunting me as it danced about my head. Dodging my grasp like a wisp of smoke—like smoke and mirrors.

    And now? I dared not hope for it. For this. For this is what life is made of. Picking strawberries from an acre of green filled with little red dots. Feeling the breath of the ocean across my face. Catching a moment and holding it gingerly in my hands. Protecting it from the whorl of troubles past and worries future. It is fragile, after all. What debt of gratitude is mine? I owe it to the miracles of modern science, and the alchemy of grace.

    Laurie Campbell
    TMS patient
  • Living with depression is difficult. It can cause me to push away those that I love. I don’t want them to see my pain so I put on a smile to hide the truth. Today is totally different. I feel as if I am a flower blooming into something beautiful. The world can now see the real me, a woman filled with love and joy. Achieve TMS has been an answer to prayer and I am so very grateful. I am happy and able to celebrate life each and every day.

    Patty Adams
    TMS patient
  • I started treatment with achieve tms in February of this year and completed my last treatment in April. It is hard to share about a treatment like this one. I entered it very hesitant but desperate for something that would help my treatment resistant depression and general anxiety disorder. I have struggled the majority of my life with anxiety and depression and have tried countless medications, talk therapy, diet and exercise adjustment, hypnotherapy and this is the only treatment that has truly made a life changing difference. While it is still early and I am hesitant to admit that I’ve been “cured” I have had an incredible decrease in anxiety to where many days I don’t experience it at all (something I’ve experienced all day every day for the past 10 years) and I am happy to say that it has been over 3 months since my last depressive episode. I am more energetic and able to handle the difficult situations that arise in life. After struggling for so long with something I didn’t think was treatable I am so relieved to have found tms therapy. While insurance covered some it was not exactly inexpensive but I’d say even if my depression came back at some point (something I understand is possible) it was worth it. It verified for me that there really was something medically wrong. After spending much of my life being told to eat healthier, exercise more, mediate, ect. and it would go away I can finally say this is something that was out of my control. I needed more intervention than I could contribute on my own. While this can be a very hard decision to make I would highly recommend it for anyone experiencing treatment resistant depression.

    Heather W.
    TMS patient
  • Hi this is C a TMS patient. I would really like to thank Dr. Feely and his team that have made me into a better person and recover from a long stem of depression. He has been very helpful and I enjoyed his practice. I would also like to say thank you in no order to Cammy, Haley, Nia and Bryan.Bryan has been an awesome guy to work with and does his job with a smile always on his face and we always laughed at the silly things on Friends. Although I started with Haley in the beginning of my treatment, she has been also a very wonderful person and very understanding just like the other techs. I also want to thank Cammy even though I only came for her treatment once she was a lovely person. And Nia as well even though she was a new tech I really enjoyed her personality and laughing that made my experience easier. So thank you everyone that was involved with my recovery!

    TMS Patient
  • I have an unrelated medical condition that means that I can’t take a lot of the medications that are available for depression. My depression had become very severe, and I was feeling exhausted and hopeless after trying many new medications, with a variety of unpleasant side effects, but no real improvement. When my psychiatrist recommended TMS, I was initially very skeptical, but I did some research and what I found seemed like TMS might actually be promising, so I decided to give it a try.

    Within the first week, my depression went from crushing and overwhelming to something that I felt like I might just be able to handle. While that might not seem like much, it was a huge and remarkable improvement, from my perspective. Throughout the process, the symptoms of my depression have improved dramatically. I’ve gone from consistently feeling like nothing in my life could make me happy to feeling healthy and normal, and I’ve started to make a number of positive changes in my life as a result.

    Ryann, the TMS technician I’ve worked with over the course of my treatment, has been knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating, and friendly in literally every interaction I’ve had with her. She’s genuinely interested in helping the patients she works with, and it shows.

    The long and the short of it is this: I’d recommend Achieve TMS to anyone who struggles with depression, without hesitation.

    TMS Patient
  • I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I know I wouldn’t feel like this if it weren’t for TMS.

    TMS Patient
  • I had a great experience with the wonderful people at Achieve who supported me the whole time.

    TMS Patient
  • Depression took away my life. TMS treatment gave it back to me.

    TMS Patient
  • Soon after treatment, my husband said, “You look different. It’s like you’re present again”.

    TMS Patient

AchieveTMS Patient Reviews

How did you cope with Depression prior to starting the TMS treatment series?
Almost not at all. I had no coping mechanism. TMS has helped out immensely.

How did you cope with depression throughout the TMS treatment series? Did you notice any noticeable differences in yourself?
Feelings are now more clear, clear headed and focused. Bad feelings go away faster.

How are you coping/ will cope with depression after completing the TMS treatment series? Would you recommend TMS to future patients?
I will hopefully be better off now after this. I will try to cope better. Yes, I would recommend to a friend.

Is there anything that you would recommend for us to improve our future patient experience?
Nothing at all. Treatment was excellent. Staff was very kind, understanding and pleasant to be around. Dottie was amazing. Very kind and helpful.

– B.G., dTMS Patient

How did you cope with Depression prior to starting the TMS treatment series?
I’ve had depression since 8th Grade. I coped with not eating and mostly cutting. Since I have started TMS, I have not cut once.

How did you cope with depression throughout the TMS treatment series? Did you notice any noticeable differences in yourself?
I noticed that I am getting back to my humor and quick whits. Also noticed my depression episodes only last a few hours instead of months at a time! I feel like I move forward a lot easier and I am more positive.

How are you coping/ will cope with depression after completing the TMS treatment series? Would you recommend TMS to future patients?
I recommend it to EVERYONE! I haven’t felt this good in years. I am coping by having better outlets and eating regularly. I cope with exercising everyday, eating healthy and not isolating.

Is there anything that you would recommend for us to improve our future patient experience?

– S.H., dTMS patient