About Us

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental health condition, then you understand how it can affect your mood, thinking and behavior every day. Untreated mental illnesses can cause frequent stress and affect your overall health and happiness in life. At TMS Huntsville, we’re committed to helping patients in our community find renewed hope and health through restorative state-of-the-art treatments.

Whether it’s through medication, psychotherapy, or TMS Therapy, Dr. Hayden and his team are dedicated to treating each individual with compassion while focusing on patient safety, comfort, and wellness.

TMS Huntsville is the most experienced TMS provider in the area with 12,000 treatments provided!

Dr. Hayden and his team have been treating patients in the Huntsville/Madison area since 2011. We’re the most experienced TMS provider in the area and we’ve collaborated with local physicians and therapists to provide over 12,000 treatments to patients.

TMS is is the only drug –free therapy for treatment of Major Depression cleared by the FDA. Learn more about this life-changing treatment option.

 Dr Hayden and Cindy Duvall RN were trained in 2011 and have networked with many MDs and therapists in the area. TMS Huntsville is happy to collaborate with your current provider to add TMS therapy.

  • Dr Hayden is a graduate of UAB and board certified in Psychiatry.

TMS Huntsville is located in Research Park area and is able to serve Huntsville, Decatur, Madison and surrounding areas.

Charles Hayden MD

Dr. Hayden is a board-certified psychiatrist serving Madison County for the last 10 years. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at University of Alabama Birmingham. He has served at Christian psychiatric clinics including Minirth Meier Clinic in Austin Texas and Asbury Counseling in Madison AL. Dr Hayden applies a holistic approach to treating mood disorders using medication and non-medication treatments. In 2011, he discovered TMS therapy to be a proven effective non-medication treatment for depression with minimal side effects. Now in the 8th year of offering this therapy, he is convinced of the effectiveness and durability of TMS for treatment resistant depression.

Since 2011 Dr. Hayden has utilized two different TMS systems including Neurostar and MagVenture. He was the first physician in Alabama to offer Theta Burst treatment which is the latest modification of TMS therapy approved by the FDA. He completed a visiting fellowship in TMS Therapy in February 2012 at Duke University. He is a local speaker on TMS, member of the Clinical TMS Society and networks with other TMS providers in Atlanta and Nashville.

Dr Hayden is a member of the:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • Clinical TMS Society

Cindy Duvall RN

My name is Cindy Duvall. My experience as an RN includes 20 years of hospital and medical settings. I began serving as TMS coordinator with Dr. Hayden in the fall of 2011. Since then I have been trained on two different TMS systems and attended conferences on TMS in the US and Canada. My role is not only to facilitate the TMS treatments but to work with patients on lifestyle choices and health related issues. As patient’s energy and motivation improve with TMS treatment, they can make behavioral changes that will enhance treatment response and promote total remission from depression. Diet, exercise, and spiritual health are some of the areas that can be explored based on each patient’s unique needs and willingness. I’ve been excited to see patients responding to TMS therapy who had previously given up hope that their depression would ever improve.

Cindy Duvall RN Credentials

  • 28 years nursing experience
  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • TMS experience since 2011
  • TMS Coaching educator

Angela Caires, DNP, CRNP

Dr. Angela Caires has lived in the Huntsville area since 1992 and has practiced family care and provided healthcare for individuals who are idigent and/or homeless since that time. She has been teaching as a professor in the nurse practitioner program at UAH for the past several years and has now returned to full-time clinical practice. When she is not working, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their dog, Daisy.

Angela Caires, DNP, RN, CRNP credentials:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree 2016
  • Master of Science in Family Practice 2005
  • Outstanding NP of Alabama Award 2015

Testimonials

“Despite years of taking countless meds, my quality of life had become unbearable. I stopped living. Lucky for me, Dr Hayden and Associates was on a short list of recommended doctors. Even though my insurance wasn’t accepted, I decided to go with him anyway because his ratings were so good. Life becomes priceless if you don’t have one.

Based on my long history of failed meds, TMS was suggested. I was very skeptical but opted to try it. It was a little bumpy tailoring my treatment because I was an unusual case, but Dr Hayden and his nurses were all there for me every step of the way. Even checking on me when I was at home, including weekends. I was in the middle of my second round of treatments when I started noticing a difference. It wasn’t something that happened slowly; it was a sudden, dramatic change. One day I was existing, then the next day I was living. I didn’t think the change would last. I thought it was a fluke, especially since I was now on only one medication versus four, and that one med was a quarter of the dose I had been placed on by the VA. The change has lasted. TMS works, folks! I’m living proof.

I cannot recommend Dr Hayden, Dr Caires, Cindy and Beth enough. Together they make an unbeatable team who went above and beyond to give me my life back. I’ll never be able to thank them enough.”

- Sarah

“Whenever Dr. Hayden discussed TMS treatment for depression I was reluctant to try it. After researching TMS treatment I found that the % of TMS patients recovering from depression was incredibly high compared to treatment with meds – just as Dr H. told me. The fact that there were no side effects associated with TMS treatment coupled with meds I had tried weren’t working for me convinced me to start TMS treatment. Also, my wife said “it will be worth it if it works”, so I started the treatments in Dec. After a few treatments I started noticing a difference. When all treatments were complete, my depression had virtually disappeared. I could see the good things in life again. There have been challenges whenever stressors come into my life – but now I’m able to handle the negative, hopeless feeling that depression would bring before TMS treatments. I thank God for this wonderful treatment that takes away depression. Thank you Dr. Hayden, for bringing TMS to Huntsville, AL.”

- Mike

“After the persistent urging of my psychiatrist and my wife, I agreed to TMS. They both knew it was a last resort for me. According to my psychiatrist, TMS was not invasive and there would be no side effects or hospital stay.

Going into TMS treatment in 2011, I had no confidence or hope that it would help because nothing had worked for the long term. Not only did TMS work, but my life is better now than it has been in decades. I am still on a mood stabilizer and an antidepressant, but I am stable, sociable, interested in life again, and have hope for the future. I delight in my family, friends, and every day is a blessing rather than something to be endured.

Since my depression has lifted, I find myself more willing to share my experience with depression because I want others who are in that dark place to have hope.”

– 57 year old Business Man

“I suffered with depression and anxiety for most of my life (I am 63 years old). I have been on most of the anti-depressants on the market and none of them worked for me. I honestly did not know how I was going to continue with my life until my family doctor recommended TMS and Dr. Hayden. I started treatments in June of last year and felt improvement by the middle of treatments. I am a totally different person now. No more depression or anxiety. TMS has truly saved my life.”

– Teri