At California Medical Behavioral TMS Therapy, we believe that there is no “one-size fits all” approach to treating depression. While anti-depressants and psychotherapy can be viable treatment options for some individuals, they do not work for everyone.
TMS Therapy targets an area of the brain called the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is involved in mood regulation and has been shown to be under-active in individuals struggling from depression.
We know it can be overwhelming when deciding between treatment options for yourself or a loved one. That is why we are committed to helping you every step of the way.
For more than 35 years, California Medical Behavioral Health providers have served as leaders in behavioral and mental health care. We understand that physical, mental, financial, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being are interconnected. That’s why we don’t just focus on mental health, we focus on the whole self.
We are currently accepting new TMS patients at our National City, Santee and Oceanside locations, and are one of a select few providers in San Diego, CA offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression.
As an FDA-approved treatment, TMS Therapy has undergone rigorous clinical trials to determine its safety and efficacy.
TMS Therapy is performed 5 days per week, for a period of 4-6 weeks in a psychiatrist's office.
TMS Therapy is a non-drug, non-systemic treatment option, so it does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional anti-depressant medications.
Temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site during TMS Therapy is common, but typically resolves within the first week.
“When I sought out TMS Therapy as a treatment option for my depression, I felt as though I had tried (and failed) literally everything. Over the years, I have tried at least a dozen different anti-depressant medications and seen countless therapists with little to no improvement in my symptoms.
“I had the good fortune to have Lexi as my TMS Technician for nearly every one of my TMS Therapy sessions. I, like most, dread going in to “the doctor’s office”. However, Lexi truly made the experience so wonderful for me each day. Her attention to detail.