Christian Psychiatric Services is the private practice of Dr. Valerie Augustus and is located in Germantown, Tennessee, where we proudly serve the greater Memphis metropolitan area, which includes the neighboring cities of Little Rock, Arkansas; West Memphis, Arkansas; Southaven, Mississippi; Olive Branch, Mississippi; and Tupelo, Mississippi. We are committed to providing excellent mental health care and improving patients' quality of life. We were recognized as the #1 Mental Health Practice in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal and Memphis Most in 2017. Additionally, Dr. Augustus has been elected a Top Doctor in 2018, 2019 and 2020. For more about CPS, check out their website at www.christianpsychiatric.com. Dr. Augustus has over 20 years of experience in adult psychiatry and 18 years in private practice. With a calling to holistically address the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of people, she emphasizes a healthy diet and regular physical activity, while optionally integrating her spiritual beliefs and principles into each patient's healing process. In 2011, Dr. Augustus began offering TMS as a proven and effective alternative to traditional medication for patients dealing with depression and unfavorable reactions to antidepressants. FDA-cleared in 2008, TMS is a non-medication, outpatient treatment option generally tolerated well by patients; find out more about TMS at www.christianpsychiatric.com/about-tms.
Education and Training
Louisiana State University Medical Center/Shreveport
La State Univ Sch of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 1992
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans 1992
Areas of expertise and specialization
- #1 Mental Health Practice2017Commercial Appeal and Memphis Most
- Top Doctor2018Findatopdoc.com
- Top Doctor2019Findatopdoc.com
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd)
- Adjustment Disorder
- La State Univ Sch Of Med, Psychiatry
- LSU HEALTH SCIENCES
Professional Society Memberships
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
What do you attribute your success to?
- Faith in God is central to my success as a medical professional. It guides my approach to patients in that I believe that all patients are to be treated with respect and dignity. In my counseling with patients I often incorporate their faith and help them to understand how to apply it to the challenges they are facing.
- We were recognized as the #1 Mental Health Practice in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal and Memphis Most in 2017. Additionally, Dr. Augustus has been elected a Top Doctor in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Hobbies / Sports
- Lakeside Behavioral Health
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Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Valerie L. Augustus, who serves the population of Germantown, Tennessee. Valerie Augustus, MD, is a highly trained and qualified psychiatrist with over 20 years of practicing medicine. With a holistic approach to psychiatry, she utilizes her extensive expertise to provide emotional, physical as well as spiritual counseling to her patients. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in microbiology at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, she went on to attend Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport and obtain her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1992. After completing her residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center of New Orleans in 1996, Dr. Augustus relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. Here, she worked at Charter Lakeside before deciding to branch out and establish her own private practice – Christian Psychiatric Services, PLC. In 2011, Dr. Augustus made a landmark decision within psychiatry and became the first physician in Memphis to begin offering an FDA-approved, non-invasive, and non-medication treatment for depression called transcranial magnetic stimulation – or TMS. With a great success rate and proven results, she has treated well over 50 TMS patients. As a licensed physician board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry, Dr. Augustus treats a wide range of conditions – from anxiety and depressive disorders, to panic attacks and bipolar disorders – and continues to serve the greater Memphis metropolitan area at her office in Germantown, Tennessee. Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope and diverse interests that, when taken together, seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, and all the variety of epiphenomena they manifest. As a social science it aims to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
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