Reno’s Preferred TMS Provider

A Revolutionary Depression Treatment

We are an experienced, psychiatrist-led team providing transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of Major Depression for adolescents and adults. This is a non-drug treatment that can succeed where medications have failed. It is covered by most insurances. We can also help Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We use the Neurostar system and have Theta Burst technology that is stronger and takes less time per treatment.

Discover NeuroStar

NeuroStar, an innovative, non-drug depression treatment that harnesses the power of focused magnetic pulses. Similar in strength to an MRI, these pulses reawaken vital connections in the brain, specifically targeting the area that regulates mood. This cutting-edge approach offers a safe and effective alternative for those seeking relief from depression.


Real-World Results

Curious about NeuroStar’s effectiveness? In a study of real-world outcomes from actual NeuroStar patients, an impressive 83% experienced a measurable decrease in the severity of their depression. Even more astounding, 62% achieved full remission – meaning their depression effectively vanished. Explore the potential for positive change with NeuroStar.

Tailored for You

Wondering if NeuroStar is for you? FDA-cleared for adults with Major Depressive Disorder who haven’t found relief from antidepressant medications, NeuroStar offers hope and solutions. Let a NeuroStar leader guide you through the qualification process during your initial consultation.

Comfortable Sessions

Concerned about discomfort? Fear not. While there may be minor discomfort at the treatment site initially, it typically subsides within the first week of treatment. No sedation is involved, and it won’t impact your alertness. During sessions, feel free to read, watch TV, or chat with your treatment coordinator. Plus, you can drive home immediately after treatment.


Financial Ease

Worried about coverage? NeuroStar is covered by over 300 million insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare. Coverage conditions vary, but our NeuroStar Team Lead is here to help you navigate your benefits. We also offer cash-pay and patient financing options for added flexibility. Connect with your NeuroStar representative for more details.

The right dose to the right location, every time

Medications for depression or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder not working?

NeuroStar Can Help!
  FDA Cleared
  Long lasting symptom relief
  Over 4.3 million treatments delivered
  Not ECT (electoconvulsive therapy)
  Covered by most insurance
  No side effects of drugs

Real People, Real Stories

Many people who suffer from depression have stories just like yours.
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Read Oakleys Story

Before TMS, I endured extended periods of depression and self-hatred. I worked with multiple psychologists and psychiatrists over several years, continuously trying new medications and therapy. I was consistent with my treatment, and thought that if I worked hard enough my depressed episodes would vanish. But deep depression still haunted me.

My APRN eventually suggested transcranial magnetic stimulation as a way to face my treatment-resistant depression. I spent hours looking through research and talking with my APRN, and the Neurostar TMS treatment seemed promising. I was lucky enough to get approved and started at the office of Dr. Malinas and Associates.

It’s hard to overstate how supportive the office staff were. They were devoid of judgment and brimming with empathy. I saw the incredible staff members interact with other patients and treat every individual with dignity and respect. Their kindness made me look forward to coming into the office every day.

I felt very blessed that the treatment sessions were quick and painless. And, astoundingly, within the first week I had more energy. Hope crept back in. I wasn’t instantly depression-free, but my depression began to lighten and I could accomplish more in a day than I had before. I continued to feel lighter as the six week program went on. To anyone considering TMS, please go for it. It can provide relief. It’s a stunning advancement in medical technology and I’m beyond grateful that it was recommended to me.

I’d like to express my eternal gratitude to the office staff. Their hard work saves lives. They work tirelessly to accommodate each individual, and truly tailor the treatment to each. I felt supported from the first phone call all the way to the last day, and beyond. I hope they each know how special and unique they are, and how each of their roles is essential. Words are inadequate, but thank you so much.
— Oakley

Read Mary's Story

What are the challenges you were facing before TMS?

After years of depending on ECT to deal with my depression, I know I needed to have another way to get help.  Nothing seemed to exist.  When I learned about TMS during my appointment with Akel at Dr. Malinas office, I reluctantly decided to give it a try.  With the help and kindness and understanding of Akel and Dr Malinas’ team I was exposed to the idea of Neurostar TMS.  I met Aly, the coordinator for Dr Malinas’ TMS therapy.  I loved her right away.  After some early fears I got to know the team, I made the decision to proceed through the 36 sessions.

Why did you choose Neurostar TMS for treatment?

Neurostar TMS is a highly recognized program that came highly recommended by friends and staff at Dr Malinas’ office.  After meeting with Akel and Aly, I decided this was the one program that really might help me.

How has TMS improved your quality of life?

I am feeling much better and am no longer struggling with day to day depression!  I feel good about life and am able to enjoy family and friends.  I feel good about moving ahead in my life!  People around me tell me that they see change in me.  They tell me I smile more, and that I look happy.

What would you say to others thinking about doing TMS?

I would tell them to absolutely give it a try as it has worked so well for me.  (It has also helped a staff member at the assisted living facility where we live.)  The staff at the doctor’s office are outstanding.  Akel and Aly and her team were helpful during my entire round of 36 sessions.  I feel so good about the new relationships I have made with them.

Any thoughts or opinions on your experience you would like to share?

I look back and reflect on the care I received from Aly.  She was so kind and loving.  Everyone of the staff was always kind to me and helped me feel at ease.

Read Keith's Story

My name is Keith and I wanted to share my experience with TMS therapy. I have struggled with depression for as long as I can remember, and I have been on no less than 5 different medications with little to no improvement. I was referred to Dr. Malinas for TMS therapy and while I was initially skeptical, after 2 weeks of treatment I felt significantly better with much more energy and sleep quality. By the end of my treatment, I felt better than I have in more than 10 years. My friends and family noticed a big change in my attitude and energy level, and I have rediscovered the joy in my life.

Dr. Malinas, Aly and his staff are awesome and were extremely helpful and compassionate before, during and after my treatment. The sessions are a bit uncomfortable at first, but I got used to the sensation after the first week.

If, like me you have long fought depression and are frustrated that medications and counseling are not making a difference, take it from a practicing pharmacist, make the choice to try TMS. I truly believe it made a difference in my life and can for you as well.

Watch Char's Story


About NeuroStar
What is NeuroStar?

NeuroStar is a safe, effective non-drug depression treatment that uses focused magnetic pulses, similar in strength to an MRI, to revitalize connections in an area of the brain involved in regulating mood. When these connections are reawakened, many people experience measurable relief from their depression.

Does NeuroStar actually work?

In a study of “real-world” outcomes (meaning actual NeuroStar patients), 83% of people who completed the full NeuroStar treatment cycle experienced a measurable decrease in the severity of their depression, and 62% of those completing treatment saw full remission – meaning their depression effectively “went away.”*

*Sackeim HA, et al. (2020) J. Affect. Disord. 277:65-74. Based on a real-world, retrospective study using CGI-S and a sample size of 615 patients.

Does the NeuroStar procedure hurt?

While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week of treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.

Does insurance cover NeuroStar?

Over 300 million people have insurance plans that cover NeuroStar, including Medicare and Tricare. Conditions and coverage can vary by insurance company, and your NeuroStar Team Lead will help you determine your benefits and coverage. We also offer cash-pay and patient financing options if desired, talk with your NeuroStar representative for more details.

Who is NeuroStar for?

NeuroStar is FDA-cleared for adults with Major Depressive Disorder who have not found their relief from antidepressant medications. A NeuroStar leader will walk you through the full qualifications for treatment during your initial consultation.

"We are proud to announce that our practice has met the NeuroStar Better Me Guarantee Pilot Program requirements! – NeuroStar BETTERME Guarantee Provider"

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