Psychiatrists in Huntsville, AL

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Quratulain Agha
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35801
Waitlist for new clients
My practice offers an approach that combines both psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am relatively conservative in the use of medication and prefer engaging patients' use of insight to help relieve them of their symptoms and mental anguish.
My practice offers an approach that combines both psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am relatively conservative in the use of medication and prefer engaging patients' use of insight to help relieve them of their symptoms and mental anguish.
(256) 388-2040 View (256) 388-2040
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801  (Online Only)
Why choose Dr. Ronil Shah? Because his top-notch expertise combines with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Dr. Shah is a two-way collaboration. Working together, you will design a mental wellness strategy that’s tailored just for you. His philosophy? Your path to wellness should be as unique as you are, shaped by empathy and expertise, and empowered by evidence-based insights and tools.
Why choose Dr. Ronil Shah? Because his top-notch expertise combines with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Dr. Shah is a two-way collaboration. Working together, you will design a mental wellness strategy that’s tailored just for you. His philosophy? Your path to wellness should be as unique as you are, shaped by empathy and expertise, and empowered by evidence-based insights and tools.
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Violet Gilbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801
My goal is to help restore mental balance through psychological therapy and medication management when needed. I believe in a holistic approach to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional need of every client and their family.
My goal is to help restore mental balance through psychological therapy and medication management when needed. I believe in a holistic approach to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional need of every client and their family.
(256) 252-3057 View (256) 252-3057
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Nakeetsha Dryer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35802
Do you find yourself struggling with the stronghold of addiction? Are you looking for a compassionate practitioner who will understand your situation, prioritize your concerns, and collaborate with you to achieve the mental well-being you've yearned for? If this is you, I encourage you to schedule an appointment. Addiction has cast a shadow over your life for too long—it's time to embark on a new journey.
Do you find yourself struggling with the stronghold of addiction? Are you looking for a compassionate practitioner who will understand your situation, prioritize your concerns, and collaborate with you to achieve the mental well-being you've yearned for? If this is you, I encourage you to schedule an appointment. Addiction has cast a shadow over your life for too long—it's time to embark on a new journey.
(256) 521-7272 View (256) 521-7272
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Sofia Lizbeth Aeschlimann
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35802
Today, you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. By skillfully applying medication management and complementary therapy approaches, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Today, you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. By skillfully applying medication management and complementary therapy approaches, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(256) 414-4483 View (256) 414-4483
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Heath Robert Penland
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35806
Dr. Penland established North Alabama Psychiatric Services (NAPA) in 2016 to create a comfortable and compassionate outpatient environment where experienced clinicians and their patients can explore and promote healing of emotional, mental, behavioral and family health problems. Each patient and situation deserves a thorough and respectful personalized assessment, with the most honest and appropriate care plan. Dr. Penland believes that in a private setting, with a professional and collaborative multidisciplinary team approach, people have the best chance to experience an alleviation of suffering, to grow and thrive in life.
Dr. Penland established North Alabama Psychiatric Services (NAPA) in 2016 to create a comfortable and compassionate outpatient environment where experienced clinicians and their patients can explore and promote healing of emotional, mental, behavioral and family health problems. Each patient and situation deserves a thorough and respectful personalized assessment, with the most honest and appropriate care plan. Dr. Penland believes that in a private setting, with a professional and collaborative multidisciplinary team approach, people have the best chance to experience an alleviation of suffering, to grow and thrive in life.
(256) 445-5506 View (256) 445-5506
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Dr. Emily Kane
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801
Dr. Kane is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in working with children, adolescents, college students, and young adults, ages 4-26. Dr. Kane understands that each family and patient are unique and that mental health care often requires a personalized approach. She works closely with patients and families to develop treatment plans that addresses their unique needs and is passionate about helping patients meet their mental health goals. Dr. Kane understands that quality psychiatric care takes time and she works diligently to provide patients with this time.
Dr. Kane is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in working with children, adolescents, college students, and young adults, ages 4-26. Dr. Kane understands that each family and patient are unique and that mental health care often requires a personalized approach. She works closely with patients and families to develop treatment plans that addresses their unique needs and is passionate about helping patients meet their mental health goals. Dr. Kane understands that quality psychiatric care takes time and she works diligently to provide patients with this time.
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Charles Hayden
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35805
I am an adult psychiatrist treating depressed and anxious patients that have failed traditional medical and psychological treatments . Many patients are not aware that there are effective and affordable alternative treatments when antidepressants are not effective or have unacceptable side effects.
I am an adult psychiatrist treating depressed and anxious patients that have failed traditional medical and psychological treatments . Many patients are not aware that there are effective and affordable alternative treatments when antidepressants are not effective or have unacceptable side effects.
(256) 286-2721 View (256) 286-2721
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Connected Minds
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801  (Online Only)
Connected Minds is currently welcoming new clients for video appointments! We are a virtual practice licensed in the state of Georgia and Alabama (accepting Alabama clients beginning September 2024 for medication visits only). Our providers include a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Licensed Psychologist, and other mental health experts who specialize in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments, therapy, medication management, and treatment recommendations for a wide range of psychological concerns.
Connected Minds is currently welcoming new clients for video appointments! We are a virtual practice licensed in the state of Georgia and Alabama (accepting Alabama clients beginning September 2024 for medication visits only). Our providers include a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Licensed Psychologist, and other mental health experts who specialize in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments, therapy, medication management, and treatment recommendations for a wide range of psychological concerns.
(678) 383-9532 View (678) 383-9532
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Michelle Pratt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801
My goal is to help you get back on an even playing field with the rest of the world through better mental health. I welcome diversity of cultures and lifestyles. My part of treatment can be considered treating the brain & symptoms, whereas the psychotherapist could be seen as tending more to the mind and coping strategies for situations. Ultimately, I believe you should have some sense of control in managing your treatment. I will work with you to find a balance in medication and your personal needs. Treatment shouldn't have to be unpleasant.
My goal is to help you get back on an even playing field with the rest of the world through better mental health. I welcome diversity of cultures and lifestyles. My part of treatment can be considered treating the brain & symptoms, whereas the psychotherapist could be seen as tending more to the mind and coping strategies for situations. Ultimately, I believe you should have some sense of control in managing your treatment. I will work with you to find a balance in medication and your personal needs. Treatment shouldn't have to be unpleasant.
(256) 782-9216 View (256) 782-9216
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Shalita Clark
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35801  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Shalita Clark, and I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner with a clinical career in outpatient settings. I specialize in managing the care of adults with depression, bipolar, anxiety, panic, PTSD, ADHD, substance use, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizoaffective disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and adjustment disorders. I provide extensive psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacological treatment initiation, monitoring, and management.
Hello, my name is Shalita Clark, and I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner with a clinical career in outpatient settings. I specialize in managing the care of adults with depression, bipolar, anxiety, panic, PTSD, ADHD, substance use, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizoaffective disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and adjustment disorders. I provide extensive psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacological treatment initiation, monitoring, and management.
(929) 357-2584 View (929) 357-2584
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Kathryn Werner
Physician Assistant, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35802  (Online Only)
OCD, anxiety, or depression overwhelm are impacting your life, and you’re ready to get some help. You feel like meds might be an important piece of the puzzle, but traditional psychiatry doesn’t quite feel right. You’re not sure exactly what you need, but it’s definitely not inconvenient appointments, phone tag, or a provider who focuses on meds more than on you. You’re looking for a partner in your mental wellness and a process that feels good.
OCD, anxiety, or depression overwhelm are impacting your life, and you’re ready to get some help. You feel like meds might be an important piece of the puzzle, but traditional psychiatry doesn’t quite feel right. You’re not sure exactly what you need, but it’s definitely not inconvenient appointments, phone tag, or a provider who focuses on meds more than on you. You’re looking for a partner in your mental wellness and a process that feels good.
(208) 565-2439 View (208) 565-2439
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Autumn Stanford
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, RN-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801
Hi! I am so happy you are here! I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I take a Functional + Integrative + Holistic + Evidence-Based approach to Mental Wellness. The mind & body are interconnected, therefore, I see the whole-person, not just the symptoms. It is my passion to educate, empower, and support women & adolescents (ages 14 and up) in their journey to optimal mental wellness.
Hi! I am so happy you are here! I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I take a Functional + Integrative + Holistic + Evidence-Based approach to Mental Wellness. The mind & body are interconnected, therefore, I see the whole-person, not just the symptoms. It is my passion to educate, empower, and support women & adolescents (ages 14 and up) in their journey to optimal mental wellness.
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Brianna Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse, CRNP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 884-6092 View (256) 884-6092
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Lauren P Ross
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 559-1579 View (256) 559-1579

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Madison Psychiatry Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, AL 35758
I believe that every patient is unique, and deserves individualized care. My number 1 priority is to do my best to find out what will work for each patient.
I believe that every patient is unique, and deserves individualized care. My number 1 priority is to do my best to find out what will work for each patient.
(256) 579-1208 View (256) 579-1208
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Regina Doody
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, AL 35758
Waitlist for new clients
ADHD, Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders, and PTSD are primarily the conditions that I closely work with. It is my passion to help people succeed in achieving better mental health, physical health, and happiness. I enjoy the privilege of working with people from all walks of life with a variety of life challenges.
ADHD, Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders, and PTSD are primarily the conditions that I closely work with. It is my passion to help people succeed in achieving better mental health, physical health, and happiness. I enjoy the privilege of working with people from all walks of life with a variety of life challenges.
(938) 238-1888 View (938) 238-1888

Online Psychiatrists

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Valisia Davis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP-BC, PMHS
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
My expertise is working with patients who are dealing with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Patients need a trusting place to be honest about their mental health concerns and the confidence they will receive quality care. I have clinical concentration of more than 15 years in pediatric psychiatry. I believe my years of experience working with child psychiatrists and psychologists allows me provide this level care..
My expertise is working with patients who are dealing with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Patients need a trusting place to be honest about their mental health concerns and the confidence they will receive quality care. I have clinical concentration of more than 15 years in pediatric psychiatry. I believe my years of experience working with child psychiatrists and psychologists allows me provide this level care..
(205) 882-3011 View (205) 882-3011
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203  (Online Only)
Why choose Dr. Ronil Shah? Because his top-notch expertise combines with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Dr. Shah is a two-way collaboration. Working together, you will design a mental wellness strategy that’s tailored just for you. His philosophy? Your path to wellness should be as unique as you are, shaped by empathy and expertise, and empowered by evidence-based insights and tools.
Why choose Dr. Ronil Shah? Because his top-notch expertise combines with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Dr. Shah is a two-way collaboration. Working together, you will design a mental wellness strategy that’s tailored just for you. His philosophy? Your path to wellness should be as unique as you are, shaped by empathy and expertise, and empowered by evidence-based insights and tools.
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Number of Psychiatrists in Huntsville, AL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in Huntsville, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
94% Bipolar Disorder
75% Medication Management
69% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
69% Trauma and PTSD
56% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
44% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Huntsville, AL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Huntsville?

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.