Looking for Alternatives to Therapy? Try TMS

When most people think of therapy, they picture talk therapy, or psychotherapy, sessions. This type of therapy involves one-on-one counseling sessions between an individual and a psychotherapist. However, while these types of therapy sessions are beneficial to people dealing with a wide variety of life problems and mental health issues, many people who have tried talk therapy look for alternatives to therapy. These individuals may wish to continue to utilize therapy in congruence with alternative types of therapy, have been harmed by a past therapeutic experience, or aren’t getting the results they want from traditional therapy. In these cases, it can be helpful to identify alternatives to therapy that can be beneficial to their needs. One type of therapy that is quickly becoming an alternative to therapy for a number of mental health and physical health issues is TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation.

If you’re looking for an alternative to therapy for whatever reason and are dealing with depression, ADHD, memory issues, anxiety, or chronic pain, TMS may be right for you.

Why TMS is a Good Alternative to Traditional Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can provide a safe, supportive, and inviting environment for many who use it, But, that’s not always the experience that many have with psychotherapy. Furthermore, for people living with severe mental or physical health issues, traditional talk therapy may not provide the lasting or most effective results a person may be seeking. Unfortunately, even some people see a decline in their mental or physical health state after receiving traditional talk therapy sessions. This means that traditional psychotherapy may not be the best approach for every individual seeking symptom relief.

The mental health experience is not the same for all. So, treatment should not be the same for each individual. It’s important that people seeking help for mental health issues understand this and that they advocate for themselves an individualized approach to treatment which may mean utilizing and considering a number of different types of therapies before determining what best works for them.

The results of how effective TMS is has been researched for many years. And, it’s determined that it is very successful in helping people overcome the symptoms of mental health issues. For example, in cases of treatment-resistant depression, success rates are over 70%. Besides being effective, TMS has a very low risk for side effects. And, is completely non-invasive and doesn’t require the use of medication, making TMS just as harmless as traditional therapy. Due to the efficacy of TMS and the low risk of this therapy, TMS should be readily available for people living with people looking for alternatives to traditional therapies.

Some of the Benefits of TMS Vs. Traditional Therapy

There are a number of benefits that can help people who want to use alternatives to therapy determine if this type of treatment is right for them. Some of the benefits of using TMS include:

  • TMS can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in congruence with other types of therapy
  • It is FDA-approved and safe to use as an effective method to reduce symptoms of depression
  • TMS is safe, doesn’t require medications, has a low risk of side effects, and is completely painless and non-invasive
  • There is no down-time after TMS sessions, so patients can go back to their regular routine after sessions
  • The side effects of TMS that are possible (although low-risk) are temporary and not serious

TMS Therapy at Delray Beach Psychiatrist

If you are looking for alternatives to therapy, TMS may be something that can be beneficial to you. Delray Beach Psychiatrist is a mental health facility located in Delray Beach, Florida that offers outpatient therapy services for people struggling with mental health issues including Depression, Anxiety, and more. Find out how we can help and more about our services on our website.

Dr. Raul J. Rodriguez

Dr. Raul Rodriguez

DABPN, DABAM, MRO

For appointment requests please text 561-287-5042 or if you have medication concerns please text 561-409-7296.

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