Healing Major Depression

In many who have tried various forms of
antidepressant treatments but failed to get relief

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

"A life-changer."

FDA-approved, non-invasive, drug-free

Outpatient treatment at the TMS Center of Ventura

Choose to be free. Proven safe and effective*

1 in 2 patients improved significantly
1 in 3 were free of depression symptoms
Durable relief over 12 months

*1. Carpenter LL, et al. (2012) Depress Anxiety, 29(7):587-596.
2. Demitrack MA, Thase ME. (2009) Psychopharmacol Bull, 42(2):5-38


What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS therapy is an FDA-approved, non-drug treatment for people suffering from symptoms of major depression. It uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in parts of your brain that are involved in mood control and depression. See how it works.


What can I expect?

TMS is an outpatient, non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require surgery or implantation of electrodes. There is no recovery time, so after your TMS treatment, you can immediately go home and get back to your normal activities.


Is TMS for me?

If you are still suffering from major depression after trying numerous antidepressant medication or talk therapy, TMS can be an alternative solution.

A Partnership and a Process

Getting treatment for mental health issues is a team effort. By working with your doctor, you can take control to find the approach that is most appropriate for your needs.

What our patients say

TMS is a life changer!! I can't recommend this treatment and the TMS Center of Ventura staff enough! Caring and genuine people. Do not delay help for yourself. The faster you decide to get treatment, the sooner you'll get your life back.
Mariel, Oxnard
Mendiola’s a rock star.
Kanoe, Oxnard
Dr Mendiola takes time to get to know his patients, and prescribes what they need to get better and get back to the life they are supposed to have. He recognizes the benefits of therapy combined with medications. It is great that he has chosen to practice in Ventura.
Kristi, Oxnard
Finished my treatment. I'm a believer!
Jess, Oxnard
Dr. Mendiola is at the forefront, a pioneer in using transcranial magnetic stimulation for medication-free treatment. He is compassionate, understanding, and personable. I highly recommend him.
Deborah, Newbury Park
It helped me tremendously. Thank you to all the TMS staff and Dr. Mendiola!
Mary, Camarillo
I had been a couple of weeks into the treatment when, walking out of the office after that morning's session, I said out loud to myself, "Wow, I feel better!"
Rick, Ojai
I did not believe that was possible, but here I am experiencing a rebirth of my old self and feeling pretty darn good more often than not. I could not have done it without the care, kindness and compassion of Lee and his incredible staff! If I could remember all their names I would certainly be including them, but the TMS unfortunately did not improve my terrible memory! Thank you for a second chance guys
Veronica, Ojai
The TMS Center of Ventura has the most accommodating staff! They are compassionate and patient. The procedure itself was well worth it for me! I felt it's effect after two weeks and highly recommend it!
Maureen Shea, Ventura

A Wellspring of Hope serving the Ventura County area since 2000. Welcome.

Pioneer in TMS. Caring. Compassionate. Responsible. Pleasant. Supportive. A good listener.

Dr. Lee Mendiola, Ventura’s trusted hometown psychiatrist, introduced TMS for his patients and believed in it so much he worked hard with insurance companies to make this miracle treatment, a medical and technological breakthrough, accessible to those whose quality of life can be redeemed by it.

Dr. Mendiola completed his Advanced Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at Duke University Medical Center and has treated more than 200 TMS patients.

Contact Us

Get in touch for a comprehensive evaluation to see if TMS is for you.


Dr. Mendiola completed his advanced Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. His office is located at 1752 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite #250 Ventura, CA 93003. He also serves patients in the Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks areas.

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