Austin

Mindful Health Solutions – Austin

You Deserve to Feel Better

1600 West 38th Street, Suite #403 Austin, TX 78731
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General Information

We’re a team of clinicians and staff who have dedicated our lives to research, education, and treating those with mental health conditions. We’re especially passionate about helping those with Treatment-Resistant Depression and providing the most advanced therapies available, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal spray, both FDA-approved for advanced depression.

Mental health conditions can be profoundly painful and isolating, making it difficult to seek help. Our team provides a unique, patient-centered experience to help you find the appropriate treatment and relief from your symptoms. We’re grateful to be practicing psychiatry during this era in which there are so many new treatment possibilities and new hope for those with mental health conditions.

Antidepressants are invaluable aids in the treatment of clinical depression and other mood disorders, but they’re not for everyone. According to the World Journal of Psychiatry, antidepressants don’t improve symptoms in 10–15 percent of people with depression and only partially improve symptoms in 30–40 percent. Also, many people experience side effects from antidepressants that can impact their overall well-being. On the other hand, TMS therapy has shown significantly better results than antidepressants with a small risk of experiencing mild, short-term side effects. One in two patients treated with TMS had a 50% reduction in their symptoms and about 30% of patients experience full remission, which means that their symptoms go away completely. While most patients begin to show improvement after two to three weeks of TMS treatments, it can take up to six weeks to achieve the maximum benefits. It is important to understand that mental health treatment plans are not a one-size-fits-all situation. Treatment plans may take longer or require different treatment option combinations to work best for certain patients. It is important for patients to communicate clearly with their provider about how their treatment plan is working. Collaboration between patient and provider can greatly impact the results of a patient’s wellness journey.
TMS is a safe treatment. While it is a relatively new mental health treatment, it was FDA-approved for the treatment of depression in 2008. Since then, there have been millions of individual treatment sessions performed in the United States. Our clinicians who administer TMS treatments are professionally trained and put each patient’s comfort first. TMS treatments do not hurt during or after each session. There are very few side effects of TMS therapy. Most side effects are mild and short-lasting, and can include: headaches, sleepiness, lightheadedness, scalp discomfort, twitching or tingling of the facial muscles. Many patients find the headpiece to be uncomfortable on their scalp and mild headaches are common during the first few treatments, but these generally go away within the first two weeks as people get used to the sensation. Patients rarely drop out of TMS because of side effects. More serious side effects happen very rarely, but can consist of: seizures, hearing problems from the loud clicking noise that occurs. during treatment, mania, which is more likely to occur if an adolescent has bipolar disorder However, our expert providers will use their professional knowledge to help avoid serious side effects like the ones listed above. Generally, patients will feel just like their normal selves. They will be able to drive and go back to their regular activities. Some people report feeling a little tired or having a mild headache, but that usually goes away after the first week or two. Other people report more energy and better focus, as well as the ability to ignore obsessive, anxious thoughts after treatment.
TMS delivers localized electromagnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of your brain that regulates mood. These electromagnetic pulses stimulate neurons, which release neurotransmitters and hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. Depression and other mental health conditions are linked to an imbalance of these neurotransmitters. TMS for depression works to restore that balance and can provide a more lasting impact on relieving depression symptoms than other treatments, such as antidepressants. During a TMS treatment, the patient sits in a comfortable chair while the TMS coil is properly set in place on their head. (While this may sound intimidating, it really isn’t!) After the headpiece is in place, electromagnetic pulses are sent to the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain responsible for mood. While the pulses are being sent to the brain, patients can watch TV, listen to music, or talk with our staff. If they want and are comfortable, they can also have a friend or family member in the room with them during their TMS treatment session. Each treatment lasts about 20-30 minutes. The full course of treatment of TMS for depression will generally be five days a week for four to six weeks. We know that coming in five days a week for weeks on end is a commitment, but the results could impact your mental well-being for a lifetime.
Anxiety is sometimes treated with TMS, along with migraines and OCD. There is evidence that TMS may help for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, certain types of chronic pain, smoking cessation, PTSD, and autism in adults. There is also evidence TMS may help in recovery from stroke. There is evidence that it may help in mild dementia and certain other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis may benefit as well.
Yes! Most major insurances cover TMS, and we’ll work directly with your insurance provider on your behalf to help you get covered.
OPENING HOURS
monday   8AM-5PM
tuesday   8AM-5PM
wednesday   8AM-5PM
thursday   8AM-5PM
friday   8AM-5PM
Treatments
Medication Management
Talk Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Spravato (Esketamine)
Ketamine Infusion
Psychiatric Services
Conditions Treated
Major Depressive Disorder
Anxiety
OCD
Bipolar Disorder
PTSD
Depression
Accepted Insurances
Blue Cross
Other
TriCare
VA-TriWest
Medicare
Anthem
BlueCrossBlueShield
Cigna
Humana
Magellan Health
Aetna
MHN
Optum
Manufacturers Used
MagVenture

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Providers

Brittiny Brown

Brittiny Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Mindful Health Solutions’ Houston clinic as a Psychotherapist. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, and difficult life adjustments. Some of her therapeutic focuses include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Holistic Therapy, and some Dialectical behavior therapy/mindfulness. She prefers to use a collaborative and holistic approach with patients. She enjoys helping patients reach their full potential and helping them navigate through life, especially during difficult times.

She believes in achieving high-quality work as a therapist, which to her means meeting an individual where they are. In her own words, this looks like listening to someone, without judgment, to understand/analyze their wants and needs. This also means understanding where they are on their journey and trying to find ways in which she can assist them in reaching their goals.

As a Psychotherapist, Brittiny Brown chose Mindful Health Solutions because of unique and advanced therapeutic techniques such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy and esketamine treatments. In her opinion, these treatment options are helpful for those who have treatment-resistant depression and have most likely tried everything. These options give people hope and the help that they need. Overall to her, Mindful Health Solution’s patient-centered values align with her own.

Venecia Webb

Venecia Webb is a Psychotherapist whose focus in therapy is trauma and depression. She uses CBT and EMDR to help her patients heal and grow through life. She offers an atmosphere of healing, growth, and full authenticity. Her patients are free to express themselves however they see fit and know that the space she holds for them is a space where they can come to relax, relate, and release.

As a Psychotherapist, she is very direct with her patients. She doesn’t believe in beating around the bush or sugar coating anything because she finds that it doesn’t work if a patient is not going deeper into their thinking. She makes statements or asks questions that hit the point. The things she says are always with the clients’ emotions in mind and she is always sure to be empathetic.

Venecia Webb describes her ideal patient as someone who takes their mental health seriously and strives to be healthy mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This patient is someone who has issues with trauma or depression, and they want to learn how to cope and heal from their past traumas. Therapy alongside other treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine allow patients to find what works best for them as an individual.

Victoria Nettles

Dr. Victoria Nettles has always felt at home in the world of psychiatry. While in school, she discovered her passion for learning about patients on a deeper level. Doing so allowed her to see what would work best for them. She uses psychiatry’s ties to biology to diagnose in a personalized and customized way, which she believes makes the practice more of an art form.

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Nettles aims for a teamwork approach with her patients. She wants to work together with each individual to provide holistic care that works. She has a personal interest in overall wellness outside of the treatment plan, which incorporates wellness via nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditative practices, and medication or other medical interventions when appropriate. Dr. Victoria Nettles is also a believer in other interventional treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy. To her, these alternatives not only are proven to be effective but they also provide more options for each patient.

Dr. Victoria Nettles joined Mindful Health Solutions to work somewhere where these treatment alternatives are available and proven to help. She believes strongly in alternatives, in combination with patient-first care, as the best way to help each patient as an individual.

Adefemi Taiwo

Dr. Adefemi Taiwo is a dual board-certified psychiatrist in the fields of general adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He has been practicing in the field of psychiatry for over eight years. Dr. Taiwo offers a mix of medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits.

He is also able to treat patients with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or esketamine if they aren’t finding relief from medication. In his experience as a psychiatrist, Dr. Taiwo has seen the limitations of medications for patients. As such, having another effective treatment like TMS, which has given renewed life to many patients, is key.

Dr. Taiwo’s approach to clinical practice is based on a collaborative model with his patients being center stage. He seeks to involve them in their treatment decisions rather than assuming that he knows what is best for them.

Dr. Taiwo decided to get into the mental health field after seeing a close friend struggle with mental health and addiction while not being able to get the help he needed in his home country. Now, Dr. Taiwo is dedicated to giving his patients the support they deserve.

Lanee Towns

Lanee Towns is a client centered, trauma focused therapist. She uses an array of modalities because we are all unique and individually made. Lanee understands that all clients are different so she does not utilize a cookie cutter approach. She uses several clinical approaches consisting of CBT, DBT, ACT, Solution focused, motivational interviewing, narrative, and mindfulness. Lanee has experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, adjustments, grief/loss, post-traumatic stress, anger issues, and depression. Lanee strongly believes that the family unit and a strong support system are very beneficial in helping clients meet their goals.

Patients can expect a warm and welcoming space to feel supported and work on feeling balanced and whole. Lanee is here to help people feel less overwhelmed and depressed and start encouraging healing. Being a therapist is an honor for her and she truly enjoys guiding people towards positive change.

Lanee Towns believes in the value of making mental health care accessible and exploring alternatives to medication. Its wonderful to be able to offer options to clients that struggle with treatment-resistant conditions. Therapy alongside treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine allow patients to find a treatment path that works best for them as an individual.

Ashley Hinck

Ashley Hinck is a psychotherapist who specializes in treating adults suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. She also can help people struggling with LGBTQ+ issues, emerging adulthood, and life transitions.

Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as acceptance and commitment therapy, Ashley works collaboratively with her patients to help increase their self-awareness. Additionally, she has experience using cognitive processing therapy to help patients manage PTSD. Patients working with Ashley will find her to be compassionate yet direct and solution-focused.

Ashley chose Mindful Health Solutions for our philosophy and multidisciplinary approach. She whole-heartedly believes that therapy alongside treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine allows patients to find a treatment path that works best for them as an individual.