Southern Colorado TMS Center
Depression Anxiety PTSD
Take the next steps toward recovery and call the Southern Colorado TMS Center at (719) 539-8812. We would like to help you and your family.
What Do We Offer?
At Southern Colorado TMS we offer effective non-medication and non-traditional treatments for Depression Anxiety and PTSD. Contact us to learn more or visit us on www.southerncoloradotms.com Our treatments work better than medication treatments for the same conditions as proven in large scale medical studies.
What is TMS?
TMS stands for Transcranial magnetic stimulation. This treatment uses no medication and has few side effects. It uses standard MRI pulses applied to the brain regions which control depression and anxiety. TMS for Major Depression is clinically proven, covered by almost all health insurance plans and FDA-cleared to improve symptoms of depression. The treatments may also help with Anxiety, PTSD, OCD and other conditions including bipolar disease, autism, speech recovery post stroke, tinnitus, migraine, chronic pain states, and reduction of persistent auditory hallucinations. Treatments for conditions other than Major Depressive Disorder are not typically covered by health insurance.
What is FreeSpira?
FreeSpira is a non-medication treatment that eliminates Panic Attacks for 85% of people within 30 days and even a year later 82% are panic attack free. The FreeSpira system is used in your own home and helps you train yourself to breathe correctly day and night so that new panic attacks do not happen. The device monitors your exhaled carbon dioxide levels, helping you to breathe correctly so you do not have feelings of anxiety and panic. This device is very useful for Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety and PTSD as well. While it is not covered by insurance plans, it is FDA-cleared for Panic and can be used for the other conditions mentioned.
What else do we offer?
As part of the TMS or FreeSpira treatments we offer the following additional services at no charge to our clients: Weekly Depression and Anxiety Skills Management classes, HeartMath heart and breathing rate training programs and Acudetox ear acupuncture treatments. These treatments supplement and enhance our programs and help ensure your success.
Why NON-Medication Treatments?
a) The advantages of these treatments are that they introduce no chemicals into your body, have few to no side effects, do not have intellectual dulling, emotional flattening, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, addictive potential or other problems often associated with medication treatment.
b) These treatments are more effective than medication treatments. In the case of TMS if you have tried 3 or more medicines in the past, the chance the next medicine will help is only 13%. With TMS its 60% in the initial round, and up to 80% if a second round is used. In the case of FreeSpira, combination psychotherapy and medication used continuously produce remission in only 45% of people at 6 months which drops to 41% at one year. This compares to 85% and 82% respectively with FreeSpira.
Meet the Staff
John L Fleming, MD, DLFAPA
Medical Director of SCTMSC, LLC, John is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 40 years’ experience treating depression and related conditions. He is certified in providing TMS treatment with many different TMS systems. In 2011, John was named Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association, for his significant contributions to the psychiatric profession. Since 2005, he has been voted for annually by other physicians as one of America‘s Best Doctors.
Joe Hammock, PhD, MA
Clinical Director of SCTMSC, LLC and Certified TMS Provider, Joe is a licensed psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association. He is a graduate of Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and additionally holds an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is certified by the International EMDR Association and is a Certified TMS Provider.
In his 30 years of practice in Colorado, he has specialized in the treatment of trauma-based disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders. He also has extensive experience in psychological evaluations, CBT, EMDR, forensic psychology, and is frequently consulted as an expert witness
Melissa Hammock, MA, MEd, LMFT
Director of SCTMSC, LLC, Melissa received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and her master’s in special education from California State University, Los Angeles. Melissa is a Certified Life Coach and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. Melissa is also a Certified TMS Provider.
Melissa has been in private practice in Colorado Springs since 1981, working with adults, adolescents, and couples. Melissa specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-based disorders. She has received training in EMDR, Cognitive Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Energy Therapies, Interpersonal Therapy and Acudetox. Melissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Jon Gravgaard, PA
Our psychiatric Physician Assistant has worked with both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry on a wide variety of mental health issues ranging from depression to anxiety to ADHD in children, adolescents and adults. He has been providing TMS treatment since 2015.
Southern Colorado TMS Center, LLC has been helping Southern Colorado residents since 2011 restore brain health and use non-medication interventions. We are the only experienced TMS and FreeSpira team in the region.
Take the next steps to get your life back and call the Southern Colorado TMS Center today.
Contact Us at:
Southern Colorado TMS Center, LLC
3225 International Circle, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80910