Now with two convenient locations, TMS Solutions is proud to be active in the treatment of depression in Spokane. The stigma of mental health is a struggle for most people and families. Many feel shame and are afraid or embarrassed about stepping out and seeking help. We at TMS Solutions understand these difficulties and want you to know that you are not alone.
A 2018 Washington State Health Assessment indicated that 1-in-8 adults reported having poor mental health. Females showed a 50% higher prevalence of self-reported poor mental health than males -- 14% female compared to 9% for males. Washington State agencies are actively working to promote mental well-being and health clinic services to address mental health statistics.
Our mission is to help people get their lives back. We strongly believe TMS therapy can help lift the fog that has descended on the lives of those suffering from depression and help you enjoy all the activities Spokane has to offer. TMS Solutions in Spokane is here to help you! Speak with a Patient Advocate today. Fill out the form and we'll be in touch soon!
•72.45% of TMS Solutions' clinical patients have a response rate with a reduction in symptoms of greater than 50%.
•42.86% of our patients receive complete remission!
• Frontier Behavioral Health: 877-266-1818
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Dr. Mark Chalem received his Medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1976, completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Iowa in 1979, and has been in private psychiatric practice in Spokane Washington since 1979. He is board-certified in psychiatry. He practices general adult psychiatry with an interest in both medication management and psychotherapy. He has been particularly interested in rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation since its approval as a treatment for treatment-resistant depression and feels it is a very useful addition to our therapeutic antidepressant armamentarium as an extremely low risk, additional, none medication alternative treatment that does not pose any of the potentially serious risks of medications and electroconvulsive therapy, the only other comparable available treatment.
In his free time, Dr. Chalem enjoys taking advantage of the beauty of the Inland Northwest through activities such as hiking and cross-country skiing. He also enjoys reading -- especially about philosophy and theology and psychotherapy.
Dr. Meghann Sprague grew up in Poulsbo, Washington on the Olympic peninsula. She attended Seattle University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors in Physics in 2011. She chose to pursue a career as a physician in order to apply her passion for scientific studies to the health and healing of others She graduated from the University of Washington school of medicine in 2015 and completed her training through the Psychiatry Residency of Spokane in June 2019.
Dr. Sprague had the unique opportunity of receiving TMS therapy training from TMS Solutions during her residency. She was able to see the difference this treatment can make for people who haven’t had remission of their depression through medications or therapy. She was excited to join TMS Solutions after graduating and contribute to a company that is dedicated to making this life-saving treatment available to all people who need it. In addition to her work at TMS Solutions, she also has accepted a position with Kaiser Permanente and provides consultation services to the Spokane Emergency Physician group at Sacred Heart. Her mission to create the possibility of health, joy, and vitality for all people.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the garden, playing with her two English Springer Spaniels, renovating her home and ongoing education through Landmark Worldwide for personal development.
Hello! My name is Zina and I am one of the TMS Technicians in Spokane, Washington. I am a Gonzaga University graduate with a psychology degree and pre-med concentration. I decided to work for TMS Solutions because I had heard how much TMS therapy has been able to help so many people. Being a psychology major, my heart and passion lies with individuals struggling with their mental health. To be able to work with such individuals, talking every day about the little victories, has been an absolute joy. To also be able to utilize both my psychology degree in how I talk to clients, and pre-med knowledge when understanding and explaining to others the mechanism behind TMS therapy has been invaluable. Eventually, I plan to go back to school and earn my master's degree in counseling. Until then, I fill my time with bullet journaling (mostly because I love organization) and finding creative ways of tiring out my Siberian Husky puppy.
Heather graduated from the Culinary Institute at the University of Tennessee. She has worked as a private chef and owned a catering company that specialized in catering high volume dinners. She transitioned to medical billing six years ago, and moved to Spokane four years ago. She still enjoys cooking and catering in her spare time. Heather is a bit of an adrenaline junkie, and enjoys free climbing large boulders her husband asks her not to climb, hiking off trail, and carving ice sculptures with a chainsaw. She has two children and two very large dogs, an adventure all their own.
"Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund." -Anthony Bourdain
Hello! I am the Prior Authorization Case Manager! While I am originally from Santa Cruz, CA, Spokane has been my home since 2006. I attended Spokane Community College and graduated with a Medical Receptionist Certificate. Shortly after graduating, I was hired for a billing position where I discovered my passion for insurance. While the hoops and processes can be taxing, the ability to help people receive the treatment they need is far more rewarding than I could have ever anticipated.
I decided to work with TMS Solutions because helping people is important to me, and, much like TMS, I believe all people deserve to be happy and healthy. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three kiddos and finding all of the adventures this world has to offer.
Hello! My name is Rebekah, and I am proud to be the Technician at TMS Solution's North Spokane Location. I am originally from San Diego, California but have called Spokane "home" for 10 years now. I am an Eastern Washington University graduate. At EWU, I studied Substance Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Psychology. I have always had a passion for helping others take steps towards a brighter future. Here at TMS Solutions, I love being able to make real connections with patients and support them as they continue to fight for their mental health. Outside of work, I love to hike, travel, be outside with my family and dog, craft, and find ways to be creative.