Psychiatrists in Vestavia, AL

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Ascend Psychiatry Wellness & Consulting Group
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified
Vestavia, AL 35216
Dr. Montgomery-Barefield completed her Medical Degree Residency and Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx. As a former Professor of Psychiatry and Training Director at UAB, she dedicated nearly 20 years of her career to training the next generation of psychiatrists. Dr. Montgomery-Barefield is an American Psychiatry Association Fellow and is board Certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry. She has been in practice for over 30 years and brings a wealth of expertise.
Dr. Montgomery-Barefield completed her Medical Degree Residency and Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx. As a former Professor of Psychiatry and Training Director at UAB, she dedicated nearly 20 years of her career to training the next generation of psychiatrists. Dr. Montgomery-Barefield is an American Psychiatry Association Fellow and is board Certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry. She has been in practice for over 30 years and brings a wealth of expertise.
(205) 797-2177 View (205) 797-2177

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Alabama Psychiatry Pelham
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Pelham, AL 35124
Alabama Psychiatry Pelham we believe you are important. We are a dynamic office of highly qualified mental health professionals. If you are a senior, a child or an adult we have the ability to understand what you are going through, and we have the professionals with the ability to treat what ails you. You are important.
Alabama Psychiatry Pelham we believe you are important. We are a dynamic office of highly qualified mental health professionals. If you are a senior, a child or an adult we have the ability to understand what you are going through, and we have the professionals with the ability to treat what ails you. You are important.
(205) 255-3828 View (205) 255-3828
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Kathryn Werner
Physician Assistant, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ
Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35203  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression to anxiety 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.
Anxiety, depression to anxiety 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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Reliance Associates LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Seeking care for mental health issues can be difficult. People often feel alone or misunderstood, and suffer in silence, but mental health issues affect more than just the person who is suffering. Mental health issues are more prevalent today than ever. Being able to talk with someone who understands can help relieve this burden.
Seeking care for mental health issues can be difficult. People often feel alone or misunderstood, and suffer in silence, but mental health issues affect more than just the person who is suffering. Mental health issues are more prevalent today than ever. Being able to talk with someone who understands can help relieve this burden.
(659) 200-4271 View (659) 200-4271
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John C Hayes
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my virtual practice, serving patients in AL, FL, and NC via telepsychiatry. As I am in the active process of transition to telemedicine, I can usually offer a prompt intake appointment.
Welcome to my virtual practice, serving patients in AL, FL, and NC via telepsychiatry. As I am in the active process of transition to telemedicine, I can usually offer a prompt intake appointment.
(904) 932-1285 View (904) 932-1285
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Dr. Nicholas Choy - Neural Health Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Nicholas Choy, and a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist licensed in the states of AL, NY, FL, IN, IL, and MI. I want to first welcome you to my practice! I understand that seeking help can be a scary and vulnerable experience, which is why I strive to create a space that feels comfortable, compassionate, and empowering. One of the most important things to me is providing you a safe and supportive environment. My ultimate goal is to help you improve your mental health and general well-being, to increase resiliency, and achieve the best possible quality of life.
Hello! My name is Dr. Nicholas Choy, and a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist licensed in the states of AL, NY, FL, IN, IL, and MI. I want to first welcome you to my practice! I understand that seeking help can be a scary and vulnerable experience, which is why I strive to create a space that feels comfortable, compassionate, and empowering. One of the most important things to me is providing you a safe and supportive environment. My ultimate goal is to help you improve your mental health and general well-being, to increase resiliency, and achieve the best possible quality of life.
(334) 463-3812 View (334) 463-3812
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
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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Dr. Elizabeth Ault
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35294  (Online Only)
I specialize in guiding young and middle-aged adults through difficult life transitions. Facing new academic or work demands, becoming a parent, or navigating relationship dynamics can present many challenges. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms, insomnia, or a variety of other mental health symptoms, I want to guide you through these difficult times by building a supportive, non-judgmental relationship through which to collaborate to discover your ideal self. Psychiatry should not be one-size fits all. It is a dynamic art that takes time, attention to detail, and passion.
I specialize in guiding young and middle-aged adults through difficult life transitions. Facing new academic or work demands, becoming a parent, or navigating relationship dynamics can present many challenges. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms, insomnia, or a variety of other mental health symptoms, I want to guide you through these difficult times by building a supportive, non-judgmental relationship through which to collaborate to discover your ideal self. Psychiatry should not be one-size fits all. It is a dynamic art that takes time, attention to detail, and passion.
(865) 351-0119 View (865) 351-0119
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Dr. Tyler Byrd
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
I’m a board certified psychiatrist providing diagnosis, psychotherapy, and medication management for psychiatric conditions utilizing a comprehensive and integrated approach. I provide a concierge level of care, ensuring maximum privacy and thorough attention to detail. We may choose to opt out of psychiatric medications altogether if you wish - based on the patients beliefs and preferences. Personalized approach can include (but not limited to) addressing diet, exercise, sleep cycles and quality, vitamin/herbal supplementation, and bolstering spiritual and/or social support as needed for a treatment tailored to you.
I’m a board certified psychiatrist providing diagnosis, psychotherapy, and medication management for psychiatric conditions utilizing a comprehensive and integrated approach. I provide a concierge level of care, ensuring maximum privacy and thorough attention to detail. We may choose to opt out of psychiatric medications altogether if you wish - based on the patients beliefs and preferences. Personalized approach can include (but not limited to) addressing diet, exercise, sleep cycles and quality, vitamin/herbal supplementation, and bolstering spiritual and/or social support as needed for a treatment tailored to you.
(205) 964-8241 View (205) 964-8241
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Sheila Fells
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35208
My ideal client is someone seeking a compassionate and experienced family nurse practitioner with a commitment to excellence. They may be individuals or families navigating various health issues, from chronic conditions to preventive care. Their goals likely include achieving optimal well-being, understanding their health conditions, and actively participating in their healthcare journey. They value a healthcare partner who not only provides expert medical care but also emphasizes education and advocacy for healthier lifestyles.
My ideal client is someone seeking a compassionate and experienced family nurse practitioner with a commitment to excellence. They may be individuals or families navigating various health issues, from chronic conditions to preventive care. Their goals likely include achieving optimal well-being, understanding their health conditions, and actively participating in their healthcare journey. They value a healthcare partner who not only provides expert medical care but also emphasizes education and advocacy for healthier lifestyles.
(205) 526-3102 View (205) 526-3102
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Thrive Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Thrive Counseling is now offering Adult ADHD testing and evaluation. We believe that these services should be as fast, affordable and accessible as possible. For this reason, we have decided to offer services at a low flat rate of $975. Preliminary results will be given at the time of assessment and a full report will be available within 10 days,
Thrive Counseling is now offering Adult ADHD testing and evaluation. We believe that these services should be as fast, affordable and accessible as possible. For this reason, we have decided to offer services at a low flat rate of $975. Preliminary results will be given at the time of assessment and a full report will be available within 10 days,
(205) 255-1458 View (205) 255-1458
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The Jackson Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Miranda Hobbs is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2018 and worked as an RN at UAB Hospital. She obtained her masters of nursing practice degree at UAB in 2020, going on to practice psychiatric medicine in the outpatient setting.
Miranda Hobbs is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2018 and worked as an RN at UAB Hospital. She obtained her masters of nursing practice degree at UAB in 2020, going on to practice psychiatric medicine in the outpatient setting.
(205) 839-4944 View (205) 839-4944
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Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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Mindful Paths, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35226
You do not have to struggle alone. Let me help you find the healthier you. Our goal is to listen and understand your specific situation. Together we will work hard to establish a treatment plan to address your situation and provide a safe environment free of bias.
You do not have to struggle alone. Let me help you find the healthier you. Our goal is to listen and understand your specific situation. Together we will work hard to establish a treatment plan to address your situation and provide a safe environment free of bias.
(205) 990-6753 View (205) 990-6753
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Judy N Clark
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226
Whether you're a teen grappling with the pressures of school and social expectations, a college student facing the challenges of independence and academic stress, or a young or middle-aged adult juggling the responsibilities of work, relationships, and personal growth, we recognize the unique difficulties you're facing. Your concerns are legitimate, and your challenges are real. We tailor your care. You don't have to take time off from work. We provide lunchtime, evening, and alternate Saturday appointments to accommodate your schedule.
Whether you're a teen grappling with the pressures of school and social expectations, a college student facing the challenges of independence and academic stress, or a young or middle-aged adult juggling the responsibilities of work, relationships, and personal growth, we recognize the unique difficulties you're facing. Your concerns are legitimate, and your challenges are real. We tailor your care. You don't have to take time off from work. We provide lunchtime, evening, and alternate Saturday appointments to accommodate your schedule.
(205) 850-1497 View (205) 850-1497
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Valisia Davis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP-BC, PMHS
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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Nfinite Healthcare Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Hello, I am Dr. Meagan Carson and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I treat adult (age 18+) patients who are dealing with depression and anxiety as well as other mental health illnesses. I take a holistic approach with treatment because I understand that all aspects of our lives play a part in our wellbeing. I focus on the individual needs of each patient and cater a treatment plan based on those specific needs.
Hello, I am Dr. Meagan Carson and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I treat adult (age 18+) patients who are dealing with depression and anxiety as well as other mental health illnesses. I take a holistic approach with treatment because I understand that all aspects of our lives play a part in our wellbeing. I focus on the individual needs of each patient and cater a treatment plan based on those specific needs.
(323) 334-0599 View (323) 334-0599
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Premier Psychiatry, P.C.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Accepting new patients - but please read this entire statement, including paragraph 3 regarding fees. The focus of my clinical practice is Outpatient Psychiatry, with an emphasis on establishing an accurate, and specific psychiatric diagnosis, and then developing a treatment plan - which usually includes prescription medications. In addition, I provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for Treatment-Resistant (difficult-to-treat) Depression. As such, I prescribe medications - including Lithium Carbonate, TCAs, and MAOIs. I do not treat Alcohol-Use Disorder, or Opioid-Use Disorder.
Accepting new patients - but please read this entire statement, including paragraph 3 regarding fees. The focus of my clinical practice is Outpatient Psychiatry, with an emphasis on establishing an accurate, and specific psychiatric diagnosis, and then developing a treatment plan - which usually includes prescription medications. In addition, I provide outpatient diagnosis and treatment for Treatment-Resistant (difficult-to-treat) Depression. As such, I prescribe medications - including Lithium Carbonate, TCAs, and MAOIs. I do not treat Alcohol-Use Disorder, or Opioid-Use Disorder.
(205) 686-4813 View (205) 686-4813
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Jessica Green
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, PMH-C
Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and treat patients age 13 and older with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Seeking psychiatric care can be scary for many people, but I’m here to make it less intimidating. I offer psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, medication management, and most importantly, work with you to identify and achieve goals for your mental health and overall wellness.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and treat patients age 13 and older with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Seeking psychiatric care can be scary for many people, but I’m here to make it less intimidating. I offer psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, medication management, and most importantly, work with you to identify and achieve goals for your mental health and overall wellness.
(205) 922-8625 View (205) 922-8625
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Ioana N Shirley
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Hello, I am Ioana Shirley, medical doctor board certified in Child and Adult Psychiatry. I have 30 years of daily experience in the outpatient treatment of all psychiatric disorders, using a variety of modalities that include therapy, medications, family interventions, TMS, Esketamine etc. I believe that the success of all psychiatric and psychological interventions depends on the provider's training and skills, but also on the relationship between you and this provider. I offer a one stop safe, private and respectful place for psychoeducation, counseling and complex treatments. Healing is the goal in our partnership.
Hello, I am Ioana Shirley, medical doctor board certified in Child and Adult Psychiatry. I have 30 years of daily experience in the outpatient treatment of all psychiatric disorders, using a variety of modalities that include therapy, medications, family interventions, TMS, Esketamine etc. I believe that the success of all psychiatric and psychological interventions depends on the provider's training and skills, but also on the relationship between you and this provider. I offer a one stop safe, private and respectful place for psychoeducation, counseling and complex treatments. Healing is the goal in our partnership.
(205) 624-0062 View (205) 624-0062

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Number of Psychiatrists in Vestavia, AL

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Psychiatrists in Vestavia, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% School Issues
100% Medication Management

Average years in practice

29 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Psychiatrists in Vestavia, AL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Vestavia?

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.