TMS Patient Experience: Don

TMS Patient Experience: Don

I had a very good experience with TMS treatment at Sonder. The team I worked with is made up of great people. 

Don, TMS patient

We’re proud of the technology, team, and process we offer our patients seeking Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment.

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And as we witness each patient experience the benefits for themselves, we’re right there celebrating alongside them!

This week, we’re talking with Don about his experience with TMS:

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Don! Can you share a bit about what life felt like prior to beginning TMS treatment?

Before TMS treatments, I was very depressed. I also struggled with anxiety about many different things.

What had you tried (before TMS) to address these challenges?

I had tried several different things, including medication and therapy.

Any hesitations about exploring TMS for yourself? What made you decide to give it a try?

I learned about TMS treatment from a provider at the Mayo Clinic. I had no major concerns about it and felt I had nothing to lose, so I decided to give it a try.

What was the experience like for you?

I had a very good experience with TMS treatment at Sonder. The team I worked with is made up of great people. 

What were some of the first changes you noticed after beginning treatment?

I noticed a significant change for the better after about two weeks of treatment. After that, the changes occurred at a more steady pace.

How does life feel different now, after TMS treatment?

I’m doing much better now that I’ve completed TMS treatment. I feel much better than I did when I started. 

Any advice or encouragement you’d like to share with someone considering TMS?

If you’re considering TMS treatment, do it. There will be a positive outcome.

The people who work at Sonder are very nice. I recommend them highly!

Thank you, Don! We’re honored to have worked with you.

Inspired by what Don shared?
Here’s what some of our other patients had to say about their TMS experience at Sonder:

“I think what REALLY made me see that things were changing were the comments I received from the coworkers and managers at my job. They’d make comments on my drive, my focus, my attitude. When I heard it from other people, it was like the changes I’d started seeing became an actuality.”

I am definitely enjoying life more. I no longer worry as much about the present and the future. I cope more easier with life’s challenges which do happen for everyone.”

“One day I realized that I was smiling more, felt positive and was not turning to food to drown my sorrows. After treatment I felt like a new and much better me.”

“Life feels very different than before. I can laugh and feel the joy of it again. I look forward to all sorts of things.”

“The hope I have for my future since completing TMS has increased exponentially. I have made leaps forward in my personal life and in my career.”


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