My life and everything I touched was consumed by more than just a black cloud; there was a plague eating away at my happiness and my soul, holding my life hostage. At 44 I finally had a chance at true happiness, but the plague refused and my family was paying the price. After a 30-year rollercoaster fraught with deep depression, guilt, self-loathing and anxiety, countless therapists, a weekend in the hospital and numerous medications, the mask finally wore off and I couldn’t fight it anymore. I began to envision my family “discovering me;” I couldn’t go a day without breaking down. The work from home order sparked by COVID was both a saving grace and a new shackle. A provider’s insurance affiliation change, and a miracle referral from a colleague lead me to Pinnacle; I am forever grateful to her and to Rocco for recognizing the gravity for my cry for help and reaching out. Its normal to be terrified of something new. I assure you that TMS is harmless and I strongly suggest that you read 3000 Pulses; it helped provide me justification and the additional strength I needed, not only to follow through with treatment, but to even just leave my home. That strange feeling in your temples will subside. Hang on through the dips. Be honest with your TMS therapist; John was an integral part of my success. People around you may not get it, but don’t let them deter you and don’t feel the need to explain or apologize. One day your whole vernacular will change; there is almost a skip in your step. You will find yourself smiling, singing, being silly, laughing, and even talking others down. Thoughts, feelings vulnerabilities and triggers lose their grip. That which would once wipe you out, suddenly has lost its power. You have renewed strength and a sense of purpose. The pride you will feel the first time someone close to you points out the positive change in you is immeasurable. You will finally find yourself worthy of happiness. You will be free. I am finally free. Thank you, John, Rocco, Brainsway and Pinnacle. One of your biggest fans.
– Stephanie K
Michele TMS Testimonial
I have struggled with depression for over 30 years. I have been prescribed over 15 antidepressants and participated in counseling and therapy with varying periods of symptom relief. Due to a rare side effect, I am no longer able to take antidepressants. None of these treatment modalities have offered the comprehensive treatment relief that I have experienced with TMS. In my experience, the TMS staff play a large part in the healing process. They are professional, caring, and have a strong desire to help. After two TMS courses of 36 sessions I am now on relapse prevention (1 session weekly). I am less anxious, and have increased energy. I wake up in the morning feeling rested ready to start my day. I no longer feel like I need to wind myself up or drink large amounts of coffee prior to leaving for work. I no longer need to go to my car at lunch to rest just to make it through the rest of my workday. My overall outlook is more positive and I look forward to my weekly TMS sessions know that the treatments have changed my life. – Michele
Since I’ve been receiving TMS sessions, my headaches and migraines that I had been experiencing for years, despite taking prescribed medications, had ceased. My TMS specialist, John Seymour is supportive and compassionate. Dr. Sean Chappin is also supportive and very professional. Thank you!
Angela TMS Testimonial
My experience with TMS has been great. The specialist you have explains how and what to expect. At first I was a little apprehensive, but it isn’t bad at all. After a while I became oblivious to the process while I watched TV. I have very high hopes that this treatment has done something for me. In essence, I feel it did do something for my disorder. As time goes on, I know I’ll know for sure because I understand it can continue even after the sessions end. I definitely would recommend this treatment! – Angela S
When I contacted Pinnacle, I was at a very low point in my life. I was looking for a new approach to getting better. TMS has changed my life. I would recommend anyone who has tried pills, and therapy to give TMS a chance. You have nothing to lose, everything to gain. – Kiyannah
It was a very rewarding one. April was the Tech that did my sessions and her kind and caring way was so comforting. It was so nice to have someone really care about how you were feeling everyday. After completing my treatments, I felt relieved like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and it was a great feeling. I would recommend TMS to anyone. they really care about you at Pinnacle. – Joan
Lucina TMS Testimonial
It was extremely hard to come for TMS sessions at first because I felt no improvement on my symptoms, but it was worth it to stick to the treatment because I did feel better as time went by and the encouragement from John helped me keep my hopes that TMS was going to work, and it did! Thank you John – Lucina
I have suffered from depression for over 50 years. In April 2020, I called to see if PBH was having in-person appts for TMS. When Rocco called me and said “yes” that literally made my year! I had the treatments in 2012 with another MD and when I finished 4 months of treatments and 2 boosters, the MD closed his Saratoga office and was practicing only in Poughkeepsie. My insurance didn’t cover the treatments so I paid over $12,000 out of pocket. The positive benefits only lasted about 3 months – then all the benefits went away and I fell back into a deep depression lasting for 8 more years. Over these years, I did have some good periods where I felt great for 2-3 months, but then without warning, I fell into the depression slump again. PBH has a much-improved machine. I began 35 sessions-was introduced to John. He was very caring, made me feel comfortable, he listened and explained the process. After a week or two, April became my specialist. I could talk with her like nobody else. She is amazing. She boosts my self-esteem, listens, is truly caring, passionate, gets excited, etc. It took 31 sessions before I felt the positive benefits. I began maintenance after 35. I’ve had 2 setbacks periods since the middle of August – I got better for a while and then slumped again. On 12/1, Dr. Laura increased to 3 times a week and I’m hoping to get passed this slump to again feeling on top of the world & positive lie a contributing person in my daily life!
Valeria TMS Testimonial
To be honest I wasn’t expecting much walking through the door afterall, In my opinion, I “had tried everything.” It was half-way through the sessions that I noticed the shift…Things were clearer, I could concentrate, and my I was enjoying lifes simple pleasures. My wish is that all beings suffering with depression Heal. Valerie
Tammy TMS Testimonial
TMS has been a life transforming experience. I went from trying every antidepressant under the sun just to get through the day to now not taking any medication. I finally feel like my old self and have the energy to move forward and improve myself. I find myself singing and laughing. If you’re on the fence as to whether to try TMS, don’t hesitate, go for it! You just might have a whole new life to enjoy! Thanks John! – Tammy
My TMS experience at Pinnacle has helped tremendously. It was strange in the beginning. I thought it was not working. However after continuing with all my sessions, I can say that I have never felt better.
Ray TMS Testimonial
Having lived with my Clinical Depression all my life, I came to Pinnacle out of DESPERATION. All attempts to fix me with therapy and meds had failed. 30 yrs of meds nearly destroyed me with their SIDE EFFECTS and gave me no relief from my depression. With TMS, I’ve experienced my “UPLIFT” and NO MORE constant fighting with my depression or suicidal thoughts, plans and actions. After 69 yrs of crap, I’m alive for the first time and without MEDS. It works and I don’t feel hopeless and helpless anymore. YOU DON’T HAVE TO FIGHT ALONE ANYMORE.
I have been depressed since I was eleven. The last decade of my life feels like I’ve been stuck in limbo unable to do anything, and my emotions a pendulum that swings from numb to erratically angry or sad. I came to TMS to find relief. I feel some relief now. I’ve found some motivation to start baking and cooking. I feel like crying less. I’m not cured but I’m doing better. 😊 I feel like I can take what I gained here and use it to help myself heal.
Tammie TMS Testimonial
My treatment has helped me work through a lot of things I thought I’d never heal from. TMS saved my life. Tammie
My TMS experience at Pinnacle has been a true awakening. When I started, I stayed in bed, isolated. During treatment, I began to leave my bedroom. I reconnected with old friends. My favorite moment was when my 10yr old daughter told me “You’re so active now!!” I’ve struggled with major depression my entire life. Now instead of dreading tomorrow, I can’t wait to see the positive of each new day.
I have gone thru TMS twice. When I first started TMS, on a scale of 1-10, I was probably in the negative #s with my depression. By my 12th session, the veil of depression started to lift. By the time I finished, I was probably @ a 7-8. Then Covid hit and being locked away started to wear away at my mental health. My happiness was slipping away. This time I started about a 3 on the scale. While I didn’t get the fast lift of depression that I got during my 1st round, I’m finding that I am more active, going more places, being more social. I love my sessions of TMS. I feel so much better and John has been a huge part of getting me to where I am today. His expertise, his understanding, his being “him” has been a wonderful addition to TMS.
– Anita R
Mary P TMS Testimonial
I no longer wake up and dread facing the day or want to curl up in bed and wish the whole world would just go away. Im no longer in the depths of despair. Now, I look forward to life instead of wishing I could die. TMS has given me a path to happiness and has helped me to feel normal, which is a great feeling, but one that I have never really known. I truly wish that I had found TMS earlier in my life. Mary P,
Darcy TMS Testimonial
My experience with TMS was beyond my expectations. I am currently going through one of the most stressful times of my life and I cannot imagine how crippling my depression symptoms would have been if not for TMS. I truly feel like a stronger, more capable person. Thank you John and the rest of the Pinnacle staff for your help when I need it most. – Darcy S.
My TMS experience at Pinnacle for TMS treatment was positive and one of great success. The measure of professionalism and respect staff members exhibited allowed me to concentrate on my health and healing. TMS has given me back my happy, healthy life. Thanks John! – Dennis
Brooke TMS Testimonial
I have struggled with depression and other mental health issues all my life. I tried all treatments and medications over the years, but nothing ever worked and I felt like I would never live a normal life. I was losing hope and giving up. TMS was suggested to me by my psychiatrist, and I figured I’d give it a try since I felt like I was out of options and desperate to feel happy again. Not only was the Pinnacle TMS team a joy to be around, but the environment mad me feel comfortable and safe; not a “doctor’s office” feel that I was so used to and sick of. Even after a few weeks of treatment, I felt a difference – it was as if the life was returning to my body and mind. Now, after having completed treatment, I feel better than I could have ever imagined or dreamed. Thank You Pinnacle! – Brooke
I have been treated for depression and anxiety for the past 18 years. Nothing ever worked until TMS. I feel so much better. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
I have been successful with medication to manage my depression for over 20 years. But the meds always gave me horrible side effects. All of them. I was tired of it and decided to try TMS. The experience was great. The technicians are wonderful and the treatment itself was easy and painless. I have now either stopped my meds and drastically decreased another. I feel great! Side effects have decreased and I am able to manage my depression so much better. Thank you Pinnacle!! – Kellie
My TMS treatment at Pinnacle was a very good experience that helped me manage + get a better control of my depression.
My TMS experience at Pinnacle has 100% changed my life for the better and made a lot of things possible for me that just were not do-able prior to TMS. My TMS sessions are one of my favorite parts of the week when I can relax & read a good book.
Charlie TMS Testimonial
Saved my life. I have been suicidal on and off since I was about ten, I am 26 now, and this is the last thing I was going to try before giving up…..and it worked! Colors actually seem brighter. There is so much beauty in the world. My life still has problems, but I now feel like I can get through them and come out the other side OK. THANK YOU ALL! – Charlie
My TMS experience at Pinnacle was very positive. Glad for the chance to do TMS. Staff was/are great, everything was explained. Thank you,
I was skeptical at first. I put those feelings aside and am so glad I did. So happy TMS is available and helped me.
Amy K TMS Testimonial
John and Paul were almost the best part – almost. They were very helpful and patient. This process put control back in my hands. I feel like more is up to me and I can better face things that come my way! It was so worth it! – Amy K