TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and Ketamine (Spravato) Program For Depression

TMS and Ketamine treatment for depressionOur very unique and effective program in conjunction with TMS and Brain Health is licensed, physician run, and Joint Commission accredited.

It is specifically designed to break through Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD), pain, anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a combination of scientifically validated therapies and treatments under a doctor’s direction, and possibly without the use of long term medications.

Our insurance covered program also contains both in-person and a telemedicine (at home video chat) component for your convienience, but it is ultimately tailored to meet your individual needs.

Your Plan to Feeling Better

To start, you will create a treatment plan with your assigned therapist. All things considered and depending on your needs, this may include different combinations of therapy. To list a few, it can be ketamine/esketamine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, neuro-feedback, group therapy (including couples and family therapy), individual therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy. Note that while some of these modalities are optional, attending group therapy is an insurance-mandated requirement to attend this program.


Does Your Health Insurance Cover Your Treatment?

For most plans, yes it does. Major plans like Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna, Anthem, MultiPlan will. If you want to check to see if you insurance covers your treatment, click here.  If you need insurance, click here.


Summary of Treatments for TMS and Ketamine program for Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

How does TMS help with depression?  TMS uses magnetic pulses to gently activate parts of the brain associated with depression and anxiety. Typically, TMS is administered 5 times per week for 4-6 weeks. TMS is both drug-free and FDA-approved.


Ketamine (or name-brand Spravato) is a Schedule III FDA approved intranasal spray. Intranasal administration is preferable due to its ability to rapidly alleviate symptoms of Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD), pain, anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Group Psychotherapy and Psychoeducation

For the most part, our group therapy is via HIPAA compliant telemedicine (Zoom). According to the American Psychological Association, group therapy is an excellent way of getting support from your therapists and from peers who are also going through similar experiences as you. These group ‘check-ins’ will be inclusive of other people in the program. In the meantime it may consist of evidence-based tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, psychoeducation, and/or hypnotherapy.


Individual Therapy

You will have an individual therapy session at least once per week via telemedicine. We may encourage you to consider having your family or significant other present for some therapy sessions.


Your group therapy schedule:

Monday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Group)
Tuesday: Individual Therapy, Neurofeedback, and/or Ketamine (Time TBD)
Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/Mindfulness (DBT) (Group)
Thursday: Individual Therapy, Neurofeedback, and/or Ketamine (Time TBD)
Friday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM  Group therapy/guest lecture

Please verify your insurance coverage of  TMS and Ketamine program for depression HERE.


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