About Us

Good mental health is the center of a healthy life. Alabama Psychiatry’s mission is to provide the tools one may need to achieve emotional wellness. We wish to ensure that each person seeking to improve their mental health have access to the care they need and deserve. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and support staff work together to provide the highest quality care to each individual patient.

Alabama Psychiatry began as River Region Psychiatry Associates, founded by Dr. Shankar Yalamanchili (Dr. Chili) in 2008. Since the foundation of his practice, Dr. Chili’s vision has been to improve access to mental health care to those who need it most, when they need it most. Dr. Chili believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and that our mental health impacts our whole well being. Because of this belief, Alabama Psychiatry’s mental health services have expanded to include out patient offices, hospitals, and mental health centers in cities across the state of Alabama. We embrace the diversity of each community that we are a part of, and seek to serve each patients as a whole person, not just treating symptoms.