There is hope.
Depression can be beaten. Anxiety can be overcome.
At the TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara, we develop individualized non-drug, non-invasive treatments, including TMS therapy, for patients with drug-resistant depression and other neurological conditions.
Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocol
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. The TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara observes all CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities. All persons must wear masks at all times, and fever checks are required before anyone may be permitted into the Center.
Welcome to TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara
We are a multi-disciplinary, outpatient clinic providing state-of-the-art treatments for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (also known as Clinical Depression), Anxiety, PTSD, OCD and other behavioral conditions. The Center’s Board-certified neurologists and psychiatrists also treat Chronic Pain, Tinnitus, Neuropathy, Aphasia and a variety of other neurological conditions. The TheraMind®Center is one of several owned and operated by TheraMind Services, Inc., a leading national provider of advanced, high technology, non-drug and non-invasive treatment options.
The TheraMind Approach
At the TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara we use advanced diagnostics to understand the root of the problem and develop effective, individualized treatment courses.
TheraMind Centers employ a number of tools to assess and confirm diagnoses, guide the development of individualized patient treatment protocols and, in particular with respect to TMS therapy, inform our physicians and staff in targeting treatment locale(s). One of the principal diagnostic tools employed for complex brain stimulation is functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Most Santa Barbara patients are imaged at an MRI center in Santa Monica under an arrangement negotiated with the radiology center and an affiliated team of neurologists and neuroradiologists. This advanced imaging capability has proven to materially enhance behavioral disorder treatment outcomes in general and is of even greater import when working with neurological disorders such as post-stroke aphasia.
Individualized treatment courses
TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara offers a variety of therapeutic services to address your unique needs. Based upon your specific condition, diagnosis and medical history, our medical staff will work with you to develop a treatment course using one or a combination of our services, which may include Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, etc. See our list of services to learn more.
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Our patients speak for themselves.
“Thank you for saving my life! As I sit here during this COVID-19 time of our life, I am comforted because I have no more nightmares and I don’t live in the depths of despair anymore. …It was not as if a switch flipped on. It was subtle. I realized I wasn’t having any more nightmares at first, and still don’t. Now I feel the joy [when] the sunshine touches me and I don’t carry around the sorrows of the world any longer. I’m able to feel, but not get lost in my feelings. My friends and family have noticed a remarkable difference in me. I now can feel joy.”
— Jane C —
“It was a great experience. The staff was AMAZING! They all made me feel welcomed and comfortable. They answered all my questions and are very knowledgeable and passionate about their job. It changed my life for the better. It was a process to get through but the reward is much bigger.”
— Melinda S —
“I had a great experience—the scheduling was accommodating and the technicians were always trying their best to ensure [my] comfort. The staff was diligent…friendly and great to work with.”
— Elizabeth T —
“Fantastic. Changed my life. [TheraMind] took care of details and focused on care.”
— Eric P —
“I’m working out again, getting out there in the world more, organizing my life, making plans for the future.”
— Alissa J —
“Overall great experience, 100% satisfied with the results and care!”
— Daniel Q —
We successfully help patients overcome not only their depression and anxiety, but also many other behavioral and neurological conditions.
Depression is the second leading behavioral health condition nationally (anxiety disorders being the leading behavioral condition) and the reason one of the principal conditions treated at TheraMind Centers is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 2017 survey, an estimated 17.3 million (7.1%) U.S. adults (18 years and over) suffer at least one episode of Clinical Depression each year. Of these, 11.0 million (64%) experience severe impairment. An additional 3.2 million adolescents ages 12 – 17 also experience an episode of MDD each year, 71% of whom experience severe Impairment.
Historically, depression has been treated with antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy. However, in October 2008 the FDA approved transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy for treatment of MDD in patients for whom antidepressant drug therapy was either ineffective or caused unacceptable side-effects. TMS is a non-invasive treatment for MDD that has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association in its Best Practices Guidelines as an effective treatment for depression. TMS therapy differs from traditional drug therapy because it employs MRI-strength magnetic impulses that are targeted only to specific regions of the brain. Consequently, TMS is free of the systemic side effects common to drug therapy. Learn more at TMS Treatment Options. In actual clinical practice since the FDA approval TMS has been shown to be both safe and highly effective even in patients who had tried and failed multiple courses of antidepressants.
Other behavioral and neurological conditions
Anxiety disorders, which are the leading national mental health concern, including General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and similar conditions, are also regularly treated at the Santa Barbara Center using TMS and other treatment modalities. Neurological conditions such as Tinnitus, Aphasia, Chronic Pain and Migraines are also receptive to treatment with TMS as well as several other treatment options available at the clinic (see HBOT, PEMF and LLLT).
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We take insurance
TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara accepts most commercial insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact us directly.
TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara
351 Hitchcock Way, Ste. B170
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 845-4455 | Fax: (805) 845-9820