Are You Struggling With Depression?

Have You Tried Antidepressants Without Success?

It’s time to consider TMS Therapy. TMS offers safe and non-invasive, effective depression symptom relief without medications.

Dr. Martha St. John is a leading TMS provider in the Houston area and has been offering this innovative, FDA-cleared depression treatment since 2013. They are proud to have performed over 2,500 treatments.

What is TMS?

Magnetic Pulses

TMS uses targeted magnetic pulses, similar to what is used in an MRI machine.

19 Minutes

TMS is a noninvasive, outpatient treatment session that takes as little as 19 minutes per day.

Safe and Effective

TMS is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a depression drug, TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects associated with medications.

Medication Free

TMS uses magnetic pulses to help people find relief from their depression symptoms. TMS does not include medication.

Is TMS Right for Me?

TMS may be right for you if you agree with two or more:

Why Should You Choose Dr. St. John?

Truly Effective Treatments

The effectiveness for TMS Therapy in our office has proven to be better than the National average effectiveness rate for TMS.

Comprehensive Care

At Dr. St. John, we understand that everyone is different. We work with you to find a complete treatment plan that gets you better.

10 Years of Experience

Our practice has offered TMS since 2013, and in those 10 years, we've administered over 2,500 TMS treatments.

What People Say

I first saw Dr St John in 2015. I had been under the care of another doctor for several years and was severely depressed. Dr St John suggested a new treatment, TMS, instead of the futile merry go round of medications I had gotten previously. The TMS was very effective, not only lifting the black cloud of depression, but also restoring my hope for the future. Both my mental and physical health have improved significantly, and I now take much less medication than I did before.'


Dr. St. John was just my doctor for TMS treatments, I was able to stay with my current psychiatrist while undergoing the treatments. I have been to other doctors for TMS and they didn’t listen to my needs and struggles. Dr. St. John is saving my life and making it so easy and pleasant. I wish she was closer otherwise I would go to her after the treatments. I hardly ever waited in the waiting room and she listens intently and cares about each individual patient. I never felt rushed.


Frequently Asked Questions

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is used to treat depression by stimulating the brain non-invasively using electromagnetic fields, similar to those produced by an MRI machine. During TMS Therapy, a magnetic field is administered in very short pulses to the part of the brain that research has demonstrated to be associated with depression. The typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.

TMS Therapy uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the area of the brain that is thought to function abnormally in patients with depression. The magnetic field produces an electric current in the brain that stimulates the brain cells (neurons). This results in changes that are thought to be beneficial in the treatment of depression.

Many commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans. TMS Therapy is widely reimbursed by most  health plan., including Medicare.

Our providers are in-network with a variety of insurance plans as a courtesy to our patients.  All current and prospective patients are encouraged to contact their insurance carriers to determine whether mental health benefits are managed by a health plan other than the insurance

​Our providers are NOT in-network with Cigna or Humana.

We welcome self-pay patients. For patients with out of network benefits, we will provide documentation so those patients can submit for reimbursement from their carrier company listed on their card.

TMS is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), so it does not have side effects such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort – generally mild to moderate – occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.

No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. These products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells.

TMS is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). NeuroStar uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. Unlike ECT, TMS does not require the use of anesthesia and person will remain awake during the treatment.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert,  TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head
  • TMS delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • In-office treatment with  TMS Therapy takes 19-37 minutes.
  • You will be fully awake and alert. You can read or watch TV and return to work after your treatment with no restrictions.

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