Mindful Health Solutions – Houston

You Deserve to Feel Better

1200 Binz Street, Suite 480 Houston, TX 77004

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.
monday   8AM-5:30PM
tuesday   8AM-5:30PM
wednesday   8AM-5:30PM
thursday   8AM-5:30PM
friday   8AM-5:30PM
Medication Management
Talk Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Spravato (Esketamine)
Ketamine Infusion
Psychiatric Services
Conditions Treated
Bipolar Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Accepted Insurances
Magellan Health
Blue Cross
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Valerie Tutson

Growing up seeing her mother work as a nurse, Dr. Valerie Tutson had her calling early on to pursue medicine. She entered medical school with clear intentions of becoming a pediatrician and a long-term goal of working with adolescents with emotional problems. After some soul searching, she found her way to psychiatry as it more closely mirrored her goals of medicine and was a place where she felt she could best make a difference in her patient’s lives. She enjoys hearing the story of someone’s journey and helping them reach a better baseline of functioning either with therapy, psychopharmacology, or other treatments.

Her style is somewhat eclectic in that she approaches each patient individually and meets them where they are, making sure they feel valued and listened to. She is respectful of past negative experiences and wants to uncover those as to not replicate the same mistakes. She also tries to glean from any past negative experience with treatment side effects or particular medications, and always takes a broad look at other psychodynamic factors that may be contributing to the treatment impact.

She has always stayed engaged and in-tune with the cutting edge of psychiatry. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a newer technology that allows patients who may have had refractory illness and depression to improve when they may have given up hope of normal functioning and a better baseline.

Emilie Kestner

Emilie Kestner is a Psychotherapist with a focus in helping people look at their relationships with their caregivers differently, understanding how to communicate effectively with others (regardless of how the other person is communicating themselves), sexual challenges, overcoming obstacles preventing them from progressing through the family life cycle appropriately, accepting and loving different parts of the clients’ identities, and creating a life worth living. She offers clients time and space to process and re-examine their beliefs and challenges in a nonjudgmental light.  She also offers specific skills to deal with distressing situations or uncomfortable emotions. 

As a therapist, she entered the mental health field with an interest in helping individuals with sexual challenges and have found that she also works well with individuals who have been through trauma in terms of building a life more worth living to them.  As a neurodivergent person herself, she also wanted to provide neurodiverse-affirming care to others. 

Emilie Kestner describes her style of therapy as collaborative with her clients, open to feedback, encouraging, humorous, and direct. She is passionate about finding what works best for each patient and their needs. Therapy alongside other treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine can help give patients a wide variety of options in order to find what works best to help 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.

Bobbi Porche

Dr. Porche discovered her passion for psychiatry during medical school. While working rotations in a General Hospital, she found herself more focused on the mental health of patients who were admitted. She is interested in TMS and esketamine due to the benefits they can provide patients who suffer from treatment-resistant depression. 

Her broad experience covers treating depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and PTSD mostly in adults of all ages. At Mindful Health Solutions, she will also focus on medication management, TMS, and Esketamine treatment options.

She believes in working together with patients to find the best treatment plan for the patient. She also enjoys educating patients who may be new to medication treatment and have reservations about it.

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.

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.