What is TMS?

  • TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is an FDA approved treatment for patients that have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and are considered treatment-resistant.
  • Treatment-resistant patients have unsuccessfully tried to treat their depression with at least:
    •  4 different antidepressants without success, or
    •  2 antidepressants from different classes (SSRIs SNRI, MAOI, etc.) that caused intolerable side-effects
  • TMS is an alternative to medication because it does not cause side effects associated with most medication such as weight gain, low libido, or erectile dysfunction.
  • TMS does not require anesthesia or injections and has no lasting side effects
  • TMS is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies 

How TMS works

  • We use a Brainsway deep TMS machine that uses an innovate helmet equipped with an H1 coil that generates magnetic field pulses.
  •  Since people with depression often have low-neuron activity in the prefrontal cortex, the dTMS helmet is strategically placed over this area of the patient’s brain to allow the magnetic pulses to target and influence neuron activity.
  • Most patients (and their friends and family) see improvements in mood within the first 3-5 weeks of treatment!
  • “it’s like TMS wiped away the cloud that was my depression” – K.D. TMS patient

For more information about what is TMS therapy, call us at 617.916.5069.

Our mission is to help treat and support our patients to enable them to gain relief from their treatment-resistant depression. We do our best to personalize each treatment and help make TMS available to those who need it most.

TMS Staff

Giovanni Marinelli

Director of SquareTMS

Giovanni “Gio” Marinelli is the Director of SquareTMS and is a graduate of UMass Boston where he earned a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Healthcare Administration & Entrepreneurship. Gio focuses on facilitating and growing the operations of the TMS division in an efficient manner to help make this innovative TMS treatment available to those who need it.

Sam Feinberg

TMS Operator

Sam Feinberg is the TMS Operator in Watertown and is a graduate of UMass Amherst with a BS in Neuroscience. Sam’s interest in TMS developed from his studies in neuroscience. In Sam’s personal life, he is an avid rugby player.

Andrea Saric

TMS Operator

Andrea Saric is the TMS Operator in Weymouth and is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BA in Geography and Biology and continued her education at UVM to receive a Master of Public Health degree. Previously, Andrea is an NREMT certified EMT, has worked as a medical assistant and has interned at the Vermont Department of Health in health surveillance. She is interested in community health and hopes to promote and increase access to mental health services to medically underserved populations.

Brianne Lowe

TMS Operator

Brianne Lowe is the TMS Operator in Concord and earned a BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College. While studying psychology, Brianna discovered a passion for Neuroscience and took several focused courses on the subject. She has experience in data entry, mental health, and case management.