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Depression doesn't discriminate. It affects people of all races, genders, and socioeconomic classes. Click to read our Patient Stories to learn how they found relief through Greenbrook TMS Therapy.

Wanda's Story

Once I started Greenbrook TMS Therapy, I started getting better pretty quickly. I’m talking more, I’m not reading and hiding as much as I used to. It’s made me more open for intimacy and more willing ...

 I started having depression issues right around age 13. I was crying, feeling suicidal, not really thinking that life was worth living. I started taking medications around age 24, after my first daughter was born. I was really isolated. I was getting irritated and angry, those type of emotions, very easily. I didn’t find much joy very often, if at all. There was situational joy, like when I got married I was happy for a little while, things like that. I just never felt really happy.

Once I started Greenbrook TMS Therapy, I started getting better pretty quickly. I’m talking more, I’m not reading and hiding as much as I used to. It’s made me more open for intimacy and more willing to initiate. Now I do feel like I can sit down and enjoy the things I used to do, like a puzzle or crocheting again. My interests are back. I’m thinking of the future. I actually wrote a bucket list of what I want to complete before I’m 50.

Even if I had to complete TMS treatment every year, I would. I hope I don’t have to, but I would. I’m looking forward to being me, but better. 

-Wanda, 47

Joseph's Story

By the time I finished treatment, my sleep had increased to six or seven hours. It was just wonderful. Within a week of completing treatment, I was up to eight hours. The headaches are gone, the ...

I suffered for a good number of years with depression and sleepless nights. After dealing with depression for better than 30 years, I had been on probably 12 different types of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. I was willing to tolerate the bad side effects from the medication if they were to work right but they just weren’t doing their job. The doctors weren’t sure if the depression was causing the sleeplessness, or the sleeplessness causing the depression, but I’d gone from two or three hours of sleep a night to no hours of sleep a night. It was horrible. I was hopeless.

My wife researched other options, and we learned about Greenbrook TMS Therapy. By the time I finished treatment, my sleep had increased to six or seven hours. It was just wonderful. Within a week of completing treatment, I was up to eight hours. The headaches are gone, the result of fatigue has greatly been reduced. Now, my wife and I go out and eat, we see a movie, I circulate with friends. I’m back to almost a completely normal life. To me, Greenbrook TMS is a miracle.

-Joseph, 80

Danielle's Story

I’m thankful for Greenbrook TMS. I am. I never have a doubt that it would make some change, but I never expected the change that it made. I never expected the ...

I’d had depression for a very long time. It was chronic, and I was always on antidepressant medication. Sometimes I would have bouts where the depression got worse and I’d need to go on more medication, which is what happened right before I got treatment through Greenbrook TMS. A friend of mine had passed away unexpectedly and it had really thrown me for a loop that my medication couldn’t pull me out of. It was a very dark time. I was very argumentative with my husband, I didn’t want to do anything with him. Unfortunately, whenever I get depressed I get irritable and anxious, and I cry a lot. That’s where I was. Just having to force myself to go to work was tough.

My doctor gave me the option of taking more medication or trying TMS, and I didn’t want to take another pill—I wanted to try something different. I started treatment with Greenbrook TMS and by the 17th session, it was like somebody had flipped a switch. My husband definitely noticed. His nickname for me is “Ladybug” and he’d say, “I’m starting to see glimpses of the Bug again! I think the Bug is back!” I wasn’t hiding in bed anymore, I was going outside to sit on the porch.

I’m thankful for Greenbrook TMS. I am. I never have a doubt that it would make some change, but I never expected the change that it made. I mean, truthfully. I never expected the extent of how helpful it was and just how that light switch went off for me. I wish I knew about it years ago. I do feel so much better, the clarity of my thoughts… I feel like the old me.

-Danielle, 59

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