Our Providers

Alicia H. Austin, M.D.

Dr. Austin graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors of Science prior to attending medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center. Upon graduation in 2005, she began residency training in psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, serving as chief resident in 2008. Her many interests include psychotherapy, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Austin is board-certified.

Location: Birmingham

Rebecca W. Jones, M.D.

Dr. Jones received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then completed medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed a psychiatric residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009, serving as chief resident. Her primary interests are mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and cognitive disorders. Dr. Jones is board-certified.

Location: Birmingham

Emily H. Lazenby, M.D.

Dr. Lazenby received a BS in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001 before entering The University of Alabama School of Medicine. She graduated in 2005 and went on to complete her Internship and Residency Training in Psychiatry at UAB in 2009, serving as chief resident. Dr. Lazenby has a special interest in the treatment of mood disorders and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Lazenby is board-certified.

Location: Birmingham

Steven Sugg, MD

Dr. Sugg completed his undergraduate studies at Birmingham-Southern College, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1999. He completed residency training in Psychiatry, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is board certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Sugg sees patients 18 years of age and older and will accept most major insurances including BCBS of AL Expanded Psychiatric Services (EPS).

Location: Birmingham

Suzette Smalley, LCSW, PIP

Suzette Smalley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Addictions Counselor with over 20 years of experience in treating individuals, couples, families and facilitating various group therapies. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is skillful in the treatment of depression, mood disorders, grief, stress, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, personality disorders, eating disorders, and addictions.

Location: Birmingham

Lindsay Handey, LPC

Lindsay Handey graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology prior to attending Mississippi State University where she received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and completed her thesis work on Eating Disorders. She then went on to Louisiana State University to earn a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Lindsay has experience with a variety of mental health disorders including substance abuse, relationships, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

Location: Birmingham

Wes Wilkes, LPC

Wes Wilkes is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) who specializes in working with adults. Mr. Wilkes provides treatment, such as individual and group therapies, for a wide range of psychological issues, and uses cognitive behavioral techniques to help patients to address their specific problems. His specialized area of interests include: anger management, martial/relationship issues, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, self-esteem issues, anxiety and social anxiety disorders. He obtained his Master’s of Science degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, and has been in practice in Alabama since July of 2000. He is an active member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, and is licensed in the state of Alabama.

Location: Birmingham

Heath Chancey, LPC

Heath Chancey is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has served a diverse variety of mental health populations. He holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology degree from the University of Alabama and a Master’s of Education in Counseling Education from the University of Montevallo. Heath has worked extensively as a private practitioner, as a mental health professional, as a case manager, and as a substance abuse counselor. Services offered include individual, group, and marital/family therapy. He is now broadening his therapeutic experience by embracing motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy. He has experience with a variety of mental health disorders, including substance abuse, relationships, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.

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