Finding hope with TMS in Chicago

Americans who struggle with their mental health may have a difficult time finding effective treatment that frees them from the heaviness of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

But there is hope.

Rosecrance Therapies offers a range of treatment options, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). This non-invasive therapy is an option for individuals with severe depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder who haven’t had success with other treatments.

With over a decade of experience offering TMS therapy in northern Illinois and Wisconsin, Rosecrance has extended this service to its Chicago-River North location, 320 W. Ohio St., Suite 410E.

TMS recipients like Aaron L. can feel the difference that TMS has made, giving her hope that it’s possible to live a life free from the weight of depression.

When Aaron’s depression was at its strongest in 2022, the best she could do was lie in bed and feel “flat.” Aaron discovered Rosecrance while searching for an option that offered individual therapy and TMS, which is precisely what Aaron knew she needed based on her past experience with TMS.

After completing TMS, Aaron realized that the therapy she received with Rosecrance had a much better response. The renewed sense of well-being she felt after her treatment motivated her to do more than just lie in bed.

“Now, I feel lighter, and I’m motivated. I used to want to be flat. Now, after the TMS, I’m doing much more, and I’ve even gone to three concerts,” Aaron said.

Depression will always be a part of Aaron’s life, but TMS has given Aaron the freedom to focus on improving other factors that negatively impact her mental health.

“The biggest thing I would want anybody hearing this story to know is that this is for your depression. If you have other mental health conditions, you will still have those, but getting depression out of the way, for me, is what is enabling me to work on these things,” Aaron said.