Welcome To TMS Life

TMS Life is the first medical clinic in Ottawa to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the treatment of Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and other mental health disorders. Our Founder and Chief Psychiatrist, Dr. Chris Taplin, has worked to help hundreds of people living with mental health conditions manage and treat symptoms so they can get back to living fulfilling lives.

We use BrainsWay TMS cutting-edge technology to treat major depression, OCD, PTSD and many other conditions.

Dr. Chris Taplin, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Chris Taplin is the Founder and Chief Psychiatrist here at TMS Life.

He has specialized training in Sports Psychiatry, Treatment Resistant Depression, OCD and PTSD. He is a certified expert in repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) having received training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Dr. Taplin has found that not all patients respond to traditional treatments including therapy and medications. For these individuals, he is excited to offer TMS as a non-medication, non-invasive treatment alternative which has been shown to be highly effective and well tolerated for patients with depression and other mental health conditions.

In his spare time, Dr. Chris Taplin enjoys spending time with his family, rock climbing and enjoying the outdoors.

Meet the Doctor

Clinic Manager

Marie-Claire is our bilingual (En/Fr) Clinic Manager. MC is driven by her desire to support people and takes pride in her advocacy for mental health.

She has several years experience managing small and large teams, working in retail, hospitality, and health sciences, as well as in supportive roles as a doula, yoga teacher, and medical office administrator. MC is excited to be a part of TMS Life and we all benefit from her excellent management and supportive skills.

MC prioritizes her own well-being by spending quality time with her two kids, her dog, and by making space for her mindfulness practice, exercising, travelling, and nature.

Elle est heureuse de vous accueillir en français ou en anglais.

Marie-Claire McMahon

Clinical Care Lead

Yvonne is our Clinical Care Lead here at TMS Life bringing over 23 years of invaluable experience as a Registered Nurse. Her diverse background includes working in mental health, harm reduction, obstetrics, and critical care. Throughout her career, Yvonne has had professional roles working directly with clients, and contributing behind the scenes in program development and management. 

Yvonne’s extensive experience caring for others has provided her with profound insight. She is dedicated to providing safe, quality, and compassionate care to every individual who walks through our doors. Her multifaceted interests and dedication to holistic well-being make her a cherished member of our team at TMS Life.

When she is not in the clinic, Yvonne loves to spend time with her family, especially adventuring outdoors. She loves to cook, explore new music, and you just may find her paddling on a lake, or practicing balance and mindfulness in her yoga room.

Yvonne McLeod

Communications Lead

Summer O’Neill has been a healthcare provider for over 10 years. She has a degree in international development studies, as well as completing her midwifery degree. This education came together to inspire her to work with vulnerable and at-risk people who have difficulty accessing healthcare.

She currently works with an inner city program that provides healthcare to pregnant people who are vulnerable in the areas of homelessness, substance use, and mental health. She has seen how mental health treatment can positively impact parenting capacity and the bond between children and their care providers.  She is passionate about providing more options for treatments, such as TMS, so that more people can live fuller and vibrant lives.

On weekends, you will find her hiking in the Gatineau hills, doing long swims, on the pickle ball court and laughing with her family.

Summer O’Neill

Our Vision

Our vision is to see TMS treatment become an affordable and accessible mental health service for all Canadians. We believe that TMS should be covered by healthcare in Ontario to ensure that all individuals have equal access to effective mental health treatments.

At TMS Life, we understand the importance of treating mental health conditions with care and compassion. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care possible, and we believe that our TMS treatments can help you live your best life. Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment to see if TMS is right for you and let us help you get on the road to recovery.

Life is short and it’s time to get back to living it.