With over 90 years of combined experience, the professional staff of Southern Colorado TMS Center is committed to helping you achieve complete mental and emotional health. Please take a minute to read the brief bios on this tab and get to know us. We look forward to serving you.
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John L Fleming, MD, DLFAPA, Medical Director of Southern Colorado TMS Center, LLC, is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with 36 years experience treating depression and related conditions. He is also a certified NeuroStar TMS Provider and Provider Trainer. In 2011, Dr. Fleming was named Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association, an award given to psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession. Since 2005, he has been voted for annually by other physicians as one of America‘s Best Doctors.
In his private practice, Dr. Fleming focuses on the psychotherapy and treatment of complex depression and bipolar conditions in adolescents and adults as well as OCD, PTSD, substance abuse, and eating disorders. In this work, Dr. Fleming has extensive experience using medications to treat conditions, including those that do not respond to usual therapies. He has served as both a consultant and speaker for seven of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies; he has conducted research and clinical drug trials for new uses of medications for several of them. His practice incorporates the use of both genetic testing and EEG biomarker guidance to select medications and advanced genetic testing and SPECT scanning to determine the presence of atypical depression and other conditions.
In addition to the use of medication and therapy, Dr. Fleming has a particular interest in using effective treatments which avoid the use of medications. Such interventions can be life altering for those whose illness does not respond to medication or where medication use is too filled with problems or risks. In addition to the use of light box therapy and Vagus Nerve Stimulation treatment, he is pleased to be able to offer his patients the use of rTMS through the Southern Colorado TMS Center, LLC.
For additional information about Dr. Fleming’s background and practice, please visit his website: www.drfleming.info.
Joe Hammock, PhD, Clinical Services Director of Southern Colorado TMS Center, LLC, is a licensed psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association. He is a graduate of Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and additionally holds an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is certified by the International EMDR Association and by the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators.
Dr. Hammock works with adults, adolescents and couples. In his thirty years of practice in Colorado, he has specialized in the treatment of trauma-based disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders. He also has extensive experience in psychological testing and assessment, forensic psychology, and is frequently consulted as an expert witness.
Adjunct to his professional practice, Dr. Hammock also specializes in assisting his clients to move beyond psychotherapy through the spiritual and personal growth principles of Awareness, Disclosure, Acceptance, and Discipline.
With his background and training in psychotherapy, EMDR, biofeedback, and neuropsychological assessment, Dr. Hammock is especially pleased to be apart of the SCTMSC team, bringing to Southern Colorado a breakthrough treatment for major mental disorders which may result in markedly decreased length of treatment for Major Depression. Achieving this goal then allows those participating in psychotherapy to move forward with their psychiatrist or psychotherapist to mastering life skills and building or rebuilding a life for themselves.
Dr. Hammock is a certified TMS Provider.
Melissa Hammock, MA., MEd., is also one of the three SCTMSC partners. Melissa received her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and her Masters in Special Education from California State University, Los Angeles. Melissa has been in private practice in Colorado Springs since 1981, working with adults, adolescents, and couples.
Melissa specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-based disorders. She has received training in EMDR, Cognitive Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Energy Therapies and Interpersonal Therapy. Melissa is a Certified Life Coach and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. Melissa is also a Certifed TMS Provider.
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