Patient Stories

Featured Testimonial: Ryan

TMS, Depression, Social Anxiety

We met Ryan at the very start of his TMS treatment. He was hopeful TMS would allow him to overcome the crippling depression and suicidal intentions he had been struggling with. Even we were amazed to see the transformation in Ryan as we checked in with him every week during his treatment…

“TMS has helped me concentrate. I’ve been a lot more focused. It’s been six or seven months since I’ve worked a full-time job, but now I know will be able to.”

Sharon's Story

Depression, TMS, Relationships

“I think the biggest change that I noticed…was my energy level. I felt like cooking after work… I never had the energy to cook.”

“Sharon before TMS, would have just such a weight on her, even when she was feeling good, just not having the energy or enthusiasm for life that Sharon after TMS has.”

Ryan's Story

TMS, Depression, Social, Anxiety

“TMS has helped me concentrate. I’ve been a lot more focused. It’s been six or seven months since I’ve worked a full-time job, but now I know will be able to.”

Michael’s Story

Depression, TMS, Hobbies

“After TMS, things just seemed a little brighter. It almost made me cry with happiness, because it brought back memories of childhood. Things looked fresh again. It seemed like I had a little bit more focus, or a little more clarity.”

Craig’s Story

Ketamine, Depression, Treatment-resistance, Loneliness

“The first treatment was night and day. The next morning, I felt amazing. I felt normal for the first time in years. It’s been a major change in my life. I can function, I can get by, I don’t feel sad all the time. With all the challenges I have in my life that I can still move forward and I can actually handle it now.”

Jenny’s Story

Depression, Motherhood, Pregnancy, TMS

“I always wanted to be a mom. One of the things I was worried about having depression is that like, what kind of mom am I going to be able to be if I’m not well? (TMS) has been such a relief because I am so much happier in motherhood than I thought I could be.“

Eva’s Story

Anxiety, Social Anxiety, TMS

"I loved my friends, and I want it to be around them. But my anxiety caused me to go into a panic, like, what if they don’t like me anymore? (Now) I’m more confident, calm, and collected for sure. I’m not holding anything back. I feel more approachable. I just feel a lot better.”

April’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Ketamine, TMS

“One of the big reasons I felt stuck was because I have agoraphobia. The agoraphobia is a big part of why I was scared to do TMS. The thought of having to leave the house more than once a week was too much to bear… The only thing that has truly helped the agoraphobia is the TMS, (and) the difference in my life since the TMS and the ketamine is that I enjoy life again.“

Ana’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, Anger

“My husband and I had gotten into a huge argument over something so small, it shouldn’t have been a big deal, and I ended up throwing things and breaking them. the last thing I wanted to do was lose my husband because of my mental illnesses. So I reached out to Serenity and it was definitely by far the best choice I’ve made in my entire life.“

Rebekah’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, Anger

“It was definitely hard to get out of bed in the morning all the time… to date, I feel I feel so much better than I did I have so much more clarity, I feel more positive, I feel more energy. There’s so many different aspects of my life that I feel like this helped.“

Jeff’s Story

Depression, Art, Artist, Husband, Ketamine

"When I was going through the depression, all I could do was just really sit around the house and watch TV and sleep. I just had no motivation to do anything. Since taking the ketamine infusions, I feel like I’ve done a 180 degree turn… My motivation, my drive to do things and to be more active in my wife and my kids lives (has come back).”

Brooke’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, Motherhood, Wife, Family, TMS

“I tried multiple medications, multiple counselors, and multiple things to try and beat my depression and anxiety. Sometimes I felt that there was nothing I could do, that my brain was too broken… From day one, TMS was spectacular. My brain works. It is doing things I thought were lost.”

Jovana’s Story

Depression, ADHD, Stress, Relationships, Gratitude, TMS

“I was surviving every day, I was not thriving until I came to Serenity Mental Health Centers. I was taught the tools here to calm my mind, as well as take the TMS and finish what I want to do focus on what I want to do and focus on what I want to say… Serenity gives you literally every tool, in addition to the TMS and the ketamine to succeed at everything & anything.“

Becca’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal, Acting, TMS

“I was quite literally standing on an edge, ready to jump off. And now I haven’t had a thought like that in weeks.”

"I’m feeling a lot more like myself from my golden days. I’m, like, ready to start working on things again. It’s been really, really exciting. Having the energy to do that, just do things again.”

Charles’s Story

PTSD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, Military Veteran, Ketamine

“(After the first ketamine infusion) I woke up the next day & I had more mental energy. I got up and I wanted to go work out which I’ve been putting off forever, and I love working out. I hadn’t gone fishing in two years- I lived for that. I just lost the drive to do it. And I started doing it again. It’s made a huge difference in my life.“

Michael’s Story

Depression, Treatment-Resistance, Relationships, TMS

“It’s so well worth it. I mean, I’m a nurse, and so I’ve worked with a lot of different patients with different things that have gone on. And I feel so bad that he’s (Michael’s) had to change so many medications. So to get something that’s not a medication, that actually works, is just wonderful, because it’s really, just, like I said, brought him out of his shell and, and really put back life into him.” -Jennifer

Rachael’s Story

Postpartum Depression, Ketamine, Motherhood

“24 hours after my first ketamine treatment, it was such a big change for me. I felt happy. I didn’t want to commit suicide. I couldn’t even think of a suicidal thought. I didn’t want to hurt myself. I was happy and happy to be here… I never really believed that I could get to this point. I’m here to let people know that it can happen, and there is hope out there.“

Christopher’s Story

PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Military Veteran, TMS, Ketamine

“When you’re stuck in these places of depression and PTSD and anxiety, it’s like, you’re not really living a life, you’re just trying to manage a life. And, you know, I feel like, for the first time in a really long time, I’m living a life.“

Bethany’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, Motherhood, Work, TMS

“(Before Serenity) Everything made me cry. I couldn’t really find joy in living. I guess you could say like, it was really difficult to just want to stay alive… (Now) I feel like I can enjoy little things like making dinner or having dinner with the kids. Joy is now part of every day where it wasn’t before. I feel like I’m a completely different person.”

Mitchell’s Story

Depression, Anxiety, College, Ketamine, TMS

“My parents didn’t realize what I had was depression, pretty serious depression too, for quite a long time. I came to Serenity because I went to numerous doctors and tried numerous different medications for treating depression and anxiety with no luck. Like a month or two later (after starting TMS), I just felt fantastic.”

Riley’s Story

Depression, Work, Family, TMS

“Now that I feel like I have my life back, I think about the future a lot more I think about having a family or thinking about starting a business just really everything’s a possibility now, rather than thinking a week ahead, I think five years ahead. And that’s something I can’t be more than thankful for.”


Depression, Suicidal, Ketamine, TMS, Relationships

“It was amazing, it was absolutely amazing. I was just in a weeping heap (before), I was such a mess. I couldn’t control myself. I was crying constantly and I just didn’t know how I could go on. And we came in, and we had the ketamine treatment and immediately I had presence of mind. I felt so different. I was able to think more clearly. I was calm. It was just amazing. My desire to kill myself was gone.” -Ruth

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