Psychiatrists in Alabama

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Photo of Crystal Threadgill, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Alabama
Crystal Threadgill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36693
Life is challenging even in the best circumstances, so when life presents with an unexpected event this can cause physical & mental pain. Men at some point struggle with if they are good disciplinarians, have they been a good provider & husband, & if they are really experiencing a midlife crisis. Women often have similar experiences of life as wives, mothers, nurturers, & as professionals attempting to break through gender inequalities. I will assist in building healthy, positive coping skills & combating symptoms through supportive therapy& prescribing medications based on a personalized approach and not a one size fit all concept.
Life is challenging even in the best circumstances, so when life presents with an unexpected event this can cause physical & mental pain. Men at some point struggle with if they are good disciplinarians, have they been a good provider & husband, & if they are really experiencing a midlife crisis. Women often have similar experiences of life as wives, mothers, nurturers, & as professionals attempting to break through gender inequalities. I will assist in building healthy, positive coping skills & combating symptoms through supportive therapy& prescribing medications based on a personalized approach and not a one size fit all concept.
(251) 257-2668 View (251) 257-2668
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Thrive Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD
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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Lea Jarrett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C
Verified
Chelsea, AL 35043  (Online Only)
A quote by Mariel Hemingway states, "Mental Health and Mental Balance is critical to leading a Healthy Life." In my practice, I believe mental health and addiction treatment should be free from stigma and disability. With telemedicine services you can get the mental health or addiction treatment you need in the privacy of your home.
A quote by Mariel Hemingway states, "Mental Health and Mental Balance is critical to leading a Healthy Life." In my practice, I believe mental health and addiction treatment should be free from stigma and disability. With telemedicine services you can get the mental health or addiction treatment you need in the privacy of your home.
(205) 905-6340 x100 View (205) 905-6340 x100
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Heath Robert Penland
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
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
Rivertown Psychiatry - Opelika
Psychiatrist, MD
Opelika, AL 36801
WALK IN CLINIC: One of our regions biggest issues with mental health is the absence of a psychiatrist when a patient decides to see one. No more 1-2 month waits for appointments. By having a walk-in clinic available, we are here when you most need us! MISSION STATEMENT : To provide professional and compassionate evaluation and continuing care to adults, children and families with psychiatric issues in a confidential and caring environment. To achieve this we incorporate both physician and nurse practitioners in our practice who are Board Certified Psychiatrically specialized providers who essentially can provide medications and psychotherapy.
WALK IN CLINIC: One of our regions biggest issues with mental health is the absence of a psychiatrist when a patient decides to see one. No more 1-2 month waits for appointments. By having a walk-in clinic available, we are here when you most need us! MISSION STATEMENT : To provide professional and compassionate evaluation and continuing care to adults, children and families with psychiatric issues in a confidential and caring environment. To achieve this we incorporate both physician and nurse practitioners in our practice who are Board Certified Psychiatrically specialized providers who essentially can provide medications and psychotherapy.
(334) 239-2558 View (334) 239-2558
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Dustin R Harrison
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Mobile, AL 36609
Dr. Harrison is a general adult psychiatrist. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency training at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include mood and adjustment disorders, anxiety, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. He is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team, a private interdisciplinary behavioral health practice that offers a broad range individualized and empirically-based psychiatric, evaluation, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR MOBILE, AL OFFICE.
Dr. Harrison is a general adult psychiatrist. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency training at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include mood and adjustment disorders, anxiety, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. He is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team, a private interdisciplinary behavioral health practice that offers a broad range individualized and empirically-based psychiatric, evaluation, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR MOBILE, AL OFFICE.
(251) 260-3882 View (251) 260-3882
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Mobile, AL 36602
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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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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Abrams Psychiatry & Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Dr. Amber Abrams is an adult psychiatrist with a focus on adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions.
Dr. Amber Abrams is an adult psychiatrist with a focus on adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions.
(205) 953-1959 View (205) 953-1959
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Dr. Sondra Duff Wilder
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, EdD, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
I have served in the mental health field for the past 39 years and I still love serving people who have mental health needs. I mostly serve adult clients (females, males, Civilians, and Veterans), couples, families, other practices, organizations, and government agencies. I have found in my practice that most people want to know that their healthcare provider cares for them. They need for their healthcare provider to actively listen to them. I have served people who want to be comfortable with themselves and to love themselves. I am glad to have the opportunity to serve those people and to help them meet their mental health goals.
I have served in the mental health field for the past 39 years and I still love serving people who have mental health needs. I mostly serve adult clients (females, males, Civilians, and Veterans), couples, families, other practices, organizations, and government agencies. I have found in my practice that most people want to know that their healthcare provider cares for them. They need for their healthcare provider to actively listen to them. I have served people who want to be comfortable with themselves and to love themselves. I am glad to have the opportunity to serve those people and to help them meet their mental health goals.
(205) 927-6795 View (205) 927-6795
Photo of Violet Gilbert, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Alabama
Violet Gilbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
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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Laura Graham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Decatur, AL 35601
I work with my patients to develop the best medication treatment plan using the least amount of medications to best treat the symptoms. I believe that everyone is entitled to a compassionate provider who believes in them and will help them work toward their goals.
I work with my patients to develop the best medication treatment plan using the least amount of medications to best treat the symptoms. I believe that everyone is entitled to a compassionate provider who believes in them and will help them work toward their goals.
(938) 666-5211 View (938) 666-5211
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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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Regina Doody
Psychiatrist, MD
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
Janak Ghelani
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
Dr. Ghelani is a psychiatrist who provides psychiatric assessment and medication management to children, adolescents, and adults (5+ years old). Dr. Ghelani is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team, a private interdisciplinary behavioral health practice that offers a broad range individualized and empirically-based psychiatric, evaluation, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR FAIRHOPE AND MOBILE, AL OFFICES.
Dr. Ghelani is a psychiatrist who provides psychiatric assessment and medication management to children, adolescents, and adults (5+ years old). Dr. Ghelani is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team, a private interdisciplinary behavioral health practice that offers a broad range individualized and empirically-based psychiatric, evaluation, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR FAIRHOPE AND MOBILE, AL OFFICES.
(251) 220-2860 View (251) 220-2860
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Dr. Emily Kane
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Huntsville, AL 35801
Dr. Kane is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in working with children, adolescents, college students, and young adults, ages 3-26. 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 3-26. 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.
(256) 361-1825 View (256) 361-1825
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Charles Hayden
Psychiatrist, MD
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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Nfinite Healthcare Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified
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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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in Alabama who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Bipolar Disorder
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Medication Management
69% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
57% ADHD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Alabama 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 Alabama?

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.