Psychiatry Consultants


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Psychiatry Consultants LLC

Psychiatry Consultants LLC is a full-service private practice, born out of a doctor's vision for raising the quality of mental health services in Birmingham by integrating counseling, medications, and neuromodulation in one unique, patient-centered experience.

Our practice serves children, adolescents, adults, families and institutions. We partner with you to help you thrive in your home, school, work and social relationships.


The Doctor


Ioana N. Shirley MD

Ioana N. Shirley MD is a highly trained physician and a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Shirley brings 20 years’ experience in clinical psychiatry and private practice to her patient work, as well as 10 years’ ongoing experience as medical director of eating disorder centers throughout Birmingham, AL.


Training & Achievements

  • BS Mathematics-Physics, Magna Cum Laude
    St. Sava National College, Bucharest, Romania
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree, Valedictorian
    Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
    Graduate of Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Program, Houston, TX
  • Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Graduate of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Studies in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute,
    Houston, TX
  • Master Psychopharmacology Program
    Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, CA
  • Transcranial Magnetic Therapy Training
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


After years of clinical experience, we know that recovery requires a unique setting that balances volume, power and acuity.


We stay small, with a maximum capacity of 300 active patients at all times. You can expect focused support and a close partnership with your doctor.

Patient Power

We are a truly private setting, with no health insurance contracts, and no third-party involvement. Only you and your doctor have say over what, when and how your treatment takes place.


We take time to get to know you from a broad, holistic perspective, rather than a narrow, clinical view. By better understanding you, we can tailor psychological and psychiatric services to include counseling, medications and neuromodulation.