“The choice to seek help for a mental health condition can be a difficult one. Depression and other mental health conditions can be very painful, confusing, and isolating, making it hard for people to recognize that they may be experiencing an illness. Patients often come to see us in a time of crisis, sometimes after years of suffering without treatment or trying multiple therapies with little success.
No matter where you are along your path, we’re here to help. Our team of experienced and compassionate practitioners is committed to listening to each individual, understanding their history and symptoms, and advocating for their health. We’ve helped thousands of patients heal and lead fulfilling lives with a combination of medication, therapy, and innovative treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). We invite you to read about our unique practice model, meet our clinicians, and learn about the many new and exciting treatment options available.”
–Richard Bermudes, MD
Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Mindful Health Solutions
Past President of the Clinical TMS Society
Clinical depression, also known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms such as constant feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, and the belief that you may be better off dead. According to the CDC, 6.7% of the population will experience a depressive episode this year and 14% will have an episode within their lifetimes. Over 40% of patients have a treatment-resistant form of clinical depression, which does not respond to medications. Clinical depression is unlikely to go away on its own.
Our talented team of clinicians and support staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care and the most comprehensive psychiatric treatments options under one roof, including medication and innovative therapies like TMS.
We specialize in caring for those with Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) and are the leading Northern California clinic providing TMS therapy for TRD. We are proud to accept most insurance for treatments, including TMS. Our Patient Access Team processes insurance paperwork and negotiates with insurances companies when necessary so our patients can focus on their health.
Call us for an initial phone consultation with our Patient Access Team, so we may understand your symptoms, answer questions about therapies and processes, and schedule an appointment with your choice of practitioner.
Your clinician partner will gather information from physicians, therapists, and family members. Then you will meet in-person with your clinician partner to review your history and determine a treatment plan.
Your practitioner will recommend a course of medication, TMS, or a combination of both therapies. Although our treatment centers do not provide psychotherapy. If your clinician also recommends psychotherapy, they will refer you to a respected practitioner.
Mindful Health Solutions has been at the forefront in using the FDA-cleared, non-invasive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy for patients suffering from clinical depression. TMS therapy is a proven, effective option for treating clinical depression.
Cleared by the FDA in 2008 to treat clinical depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is a safe and effective treatment. TMS therapy is non-invasive for patients who continue to suffer from Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD), despite multiple rounds of medication and psychotherapy. Unlike anti-depressants, patients undergoing TMS therapy experience minimal side effects.
During the procedure a powerful electromagnet is placed over an area of the brain associated with mood regulation. Magnetic pulses are then delivered consecutively to stimulate nerves and depolarize superficial cortical neurons in the brain. TMS treatment requires no surgery or sedation of any kind and patients can resume regular activity immediately after each treatment session.
TMS therapy is administered in a physician’s office in an outpatient setting. TMS is a safe, non-invasive procedure that’s administered Monday through Friday for approximately four to six weeks in sessions lasting approximately 30-60 minutes. No anesthesia or sedation is required and patients can resume their usual activities immediately after each session. There may be an additional three weeks of treatment during a tapering phase.