How TMS Works

TMS therapy uses highly focused, safe magnetic pulses to treat depression.


TMS therapy, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is an FDA-approved non-invasive alternative depression treatment for those who have not benefited from prior antidepressant treatment. The therapy uses highly focused, pulsed magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain responsible for mood regulation.

Treatment involves a series of short outpatient visits to our office, where you will be under the supervision of one of our psychiatrists. You will remain awake and alert during the entire procedure, and you are welcome to read a book, listen to music, or simply relax in the calm, quiet, and private space while undergoing treatment.

A trained technician will position a treatment coil over the left prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain involved with mood regulation. Through the treatment coil, the NeuroStar TMS Therapy® system generates highly concentrated, magnetic fields which turn on and off rapidly. These magnetic fields are the same type and strength as those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

Our Location and Office

150 East 58th St., 25th floor, New York, NY 10155

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Gregory Alsip and Dr. Philip Saltiel
Dr. Gregory Alsip and Dr. Philip Saltiel

Our doctors are board-certified psychiatrists with more than 20 years of combined experience treating depression and other mental health issues.

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