Ioana N Shirley, MD, Psychiatrist in Birmingham
Hello, I am a Birmingham psychiatrist, and my goal is to bring to my community state of the art psychiatric services. My practice provides a relaxed and private environment, and invites you to walk together in a journey to create change and experience recovery. I believe in the synergy between your mind and body, and I offer customized psychiatric (medically based) and therapeutic (counseling) treatments. I work with children, adolescent and adults, and I specialize in depression, bipolar, anxiety, attention deficit, impulse control, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, psychotic disorders, as well as psychological only conditions. Please visit
I have been a psychiatrist since 2000. I was the valedictorian of my medical school class at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. I trained in Adult Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and in C/A Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
I practice Personalized and Integrated Medicine.Current research looks at psychiatric conditions as an individual specific combination of symptoms that follow the person's specific alignment of brain circuits. I see medication management and therapy as components of the same process, and tools that work the best when integrated.
Call or Email Ioana N Shirley for a free phone consultation now - (205) 624-0062


  • License No. and State: 21752 Alabama


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $250
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Baylor College of Medicine / Adult Psychiatry Residency
  • Year graduated: 1998
  • Degree: University of Alabama at Birmingham / Child Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Year graduated: 2000


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Romanian


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation -from 08/2015


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017
Ioana N Shirley, MD, Psychiatrist in Birmingham

Ioana N Shirley

Psychiatrist, MD