Psychiatrists in 30106

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Avant Interventional Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
At Avant Interventional Psychiatry we have a passion for clear minds and better lives. We specialize in TMS Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression. We also specialize in Addiction and Suboxone Therapy. Our interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, therapists, and medical assistant staff are here to serve all of your psychiatric needs. We see children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients who are dealing with any psychiatric conditions or behavioral disorders. We currently have three (3) office locations in Georgia: Austell, Fayetteville, and Marietta.
At Avant Interventional Psychiatry we have a passion for clear minds and better lives. We specialize in TMS Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression. We also specialize in Addiction and Suboxone Therapy. Our interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, therapists, and medical assistant staff are here to serve all of your psychiatric needs. We see children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients who are dealing with any psychiatric conditions or behavioral disorders. We currently have three (3) office locations in Georgia: Austell, Fayetteville, and Marietta.
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Deena Altman
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Deena enjoys seeing patients of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. She provides comprehensive psychiatric care including initial evaluations, psychotherapy and medication management. She manages many disorders including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disease and schizophrenia. Deena stands ready to see ages adolescents starting at age 8 to adults.
Deena enjoys seeing patients of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. She provides comprehensive psychiatric care including initial evaluations, psychotherapy and medication management. She manages many disorders including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disease and schizophrenia. Deena stands ready to see ages adolescents starting at age 8 to adults.
(678) 661-2944 View (678) 661-2944
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Akinlawon Ayeni
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Dr. Akin Ayeni is an addiction disease specialist with special skill and interest in behavioral health with over 38 years in medical practice. Dr. Ayeni became an Oxford Scholar upon completion of the British Medical Practice program in Exeter, UK. Dr. Ayeni has been involved in the treatment of addiction both as a clinician and as a policy maker for several states including Maryland, Kansas, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Georgia. While in Maryland he designed the Maryland Department of Safety Policy for the Re-entry Program. This program was so successful that the drug Czar under President George W.
Dr. Akin Ayeni is an addiction disease specialist with special skill and interest in behavioral health with over 38 years in medical practice. Dr. Ayeni became an Oxford Scholar upon completion of the British Medical Practice program in Exeter, UK. Dr. Ayeni has been involved in the treatment of addiction both as a clinician and as a policy maker for several states including Maryland, Kansas, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Georgia. While in Maryland he designed the Maryland Department of Safety Policy for the Re-entry Program. This program was so successful that the drug Czar under President George W.
(470) 722-2783 View (470) 722-2783
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Latasha Martin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
LaTasha Martin is a Family Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing in the mental health specialty since 2018. In 2016, she graduated from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL with a Master of Science in Nursing. LaTasha believes in helping patients formulate and achieve challenging goals in order to accomplish overall mental wellness. Utilizing communication skills, compassion and empathy, she is able to easily build a rapport with her patients and get them started on the road towards optimal mental health. Her main areas of focus include treating depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
LaTasha Martin is a Family Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing in the mental health specialty since 2018. In 2016, she graduated from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL with a Master of Science in Nursing. LaTasha believes in helping patients formulate and achieve challenging goals in order to accomplish overall mental wellness. Utilizing communication skills, compassion and empathy, she is able to easily build a rapport with her patients and get them started on the road towards optimal mental health. Her main areas of focus include treating depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
(678) 825-3413 View (678) 825-3413
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Tommie Richardson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Tommie Richardson is a board-certified Addiction Medicine Physician at LifeStance Health. Dr. Richardson is a physician specializing in addiction medicine, recovery and psychopharmacology. Dr. Richardson has over thirty years of experience in identifying, diagnosing and treating chemical dependence and psychiatric illness. Dr. Richardson currently has his private practice at the Smyrna office of LifeStance Health. Dr. Richardson has also worked at Tangu, Inc. , a private counseling and therapy service center.
Tommie Richardson is a board-certified Addiction Medicine Physician at LifeStance Health. Dr. Richardson is a physician specializing in addiction medicine, recovery and psychopharmacology. Dr. Richardson has over thirty years of experience in identifying, diagnosing and treating chemical dependence and psychiatric illness. Dr. Richardson currently has his private practice at the Smyrna office of LifeStance Health. Dr. Richardson has also worked at Tangu, Inc. , a private counseling and therapy service center.
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Lindsey Nichols
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Lindsey Ann Nichols is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at the Smyrna office for Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals. Lindsey has years of experience in primary care and now specializing in psychiatry. Her clinical background allows her to use a holistic approach in patient care. Lindsey works closely with her supervising physician Dr. Karl Mihalovits and provides medication management for adults 18 years and older.
Lindsey Ann Nichols is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at the Smyrna office for Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals. Lindsey has years of experience in primary care and now specializing in psychiatry. Her clinical background allows her to use a holistic approach in patient care. Lindsey works closely with her supervising physician Dr. Karl Mihalovits and provides medication management for adults 18 years and older.
(470) 748-6537 View (470) 748-6537
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Enika Mcclain
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Enika McClain is a Certified Dual Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing nursing for 21 years. She graduated from Albany Technical College with a degree in Licensed Practical Nursing in 2001. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Albany State University in 2006. In 2017 she attained a Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse practitioner from South University. In August 2021 she received her Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University.
Enika McClain is a Certified Dual Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing nursing for 21 years. She graduated from Albany Technical College with a degree in Licensed Practical Nursing in 2001. She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Albany State University in 2006. In 2017 she attained a Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse practitioner from South University. In August 2021 she received her Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University.
(678) 661-2687 View (678) 661-2687
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Hemachandra Gunawardhana
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Dr. Hemachandra Gunawardhana hails from the Island Nation of Sri Lanka. He is Board-Certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and held numerous positions of responsibility on the hospital staffs he served and has a tremendous amount of experience in the practice of Psychiatry. Dr. Hana is a member of the American Medical Association. He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 1995. He is a consultant psychiatrist at Summit Ridge Hospital in Lawrenceville, GA and works in the E. C. T Dept in there as well.
Dr. Hemachandra Gunawardhana hails from the Island Nation of Sri Lanka. He is Board-Certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and held numerous positions of responsibility on the hospital staffs he served and has a tremendous amount of experience in the practice of Psychiatry. Dr. Hana is a member of the American Medical Association. He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 1995. He is a consultant psychiatrist at Summit Ridge Hospital in Lawrenceville, GA and works in the E. C. T Dept in there as well.
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Number of Psychiatrists in 30106

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Psychiatrists in 30106 who prioritize treating:

100% Medication Management
88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% ADHD
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bipolar Disorder

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Anthem | Elevance

How Psychiatrists in 30106 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 30106?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.