7125 University Court
Montgomery, AL 36117

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Outpatient-7125 University Ct Montgomery, AL 36117 (334)239-2622

Wendy Palkki is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She completed her Master’s in Social Work at Columbia University in 2004. Wendy has been working with a focus on adults and seniors. Clinical concentrations include individuals struggling with everyday life challenges, depression, anxiety, grief, crisis intervention, divorce, problems as it relates to the aging process, life uncertainties, and an entire realm of life issues that make it difficult to cope with everyday stress. Wendy believes in empowering individuals to identify their life challenges and work towards establishing healthy coping skills to improve each patient’s overall quality of life. An anonymous author summed it up nicely: “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” Wendy joined Alabama Psychiatry in April 2018. Wendy is now accepting new patients at our Montgomery location.

Dr. Rebecca Burson is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and served to the rank of Major in the US Air Force. She attended medical school at Des Moines University and completed a general psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Dr. Burson has a wide variety of experience that has contributed to advancing the field of psychiatry to include research, teaching, and patient-care activities. She has written and received over 1.2M in grants investigating inflammation, biomarkers and sleep as well as serving as the site Principal Investigator for the 3M Ketamine for Antidepressant-Resistant PTSD trial. Additionally, she has taught psychiatry residents as an adjunct professor at UTHSCSA. In her direct practice as a physician, she has provided inpatient psychiatric medical services to service members while in the military where she was stratified as the top physician in the Air Force for Company Grade Officers. She also served veterans at the Audie Murphy VA inpatient psychiatric unit. Dr. Burson joined Alabama Psychiatry in 2017 and desires to dynamically use her clinical skills to understand the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of her patients to best work beside them towards healing. She will be providing outpatient services at the Montgomery clinic.

Josh Eslami is a certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Josh is a graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He first obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology in 2007 and then went on to receive his Masters of Science in Nursing in 2013. He has extensive experience providing nursing services for patients in the in a patient psychiatric setting for both adult and geriatric populations. Josh joined Alabama Psychiatry in 2013. He currently manages care for patients seeking care at an out patient clinic as well as in community mental health residential day programs. Josh is committed to providing psychiatric care to under-served populations, including providing access to telemedicine services.

Beverly is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has taught and practiced social work theories and interventions for over thirty years. She was a faculty member in Auburn University at Montgomery’s Department of Sociology and Social Work for over 25 years and served on numerous community organization boards. She has extensive inpatient and outpatient experience in providing individual therapy to young adults and adults as well as therapy for couples, families, and groups. Her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorders, relationship issues, co-dependency issues, difficulties in adjusting to major life transitions, divorce adjustment, family of origin issues, empty nest issues, loss, the aging process, retirement, gerontology, and recovering from trauma. She uses an integrative, client-centered approach, and techniques including CBT, CPT, family systems, problem-solving, motivational interviewing techniques. Her goal is to help individuals feel safe and comfortable as they explore new ways of understanding and coping with life issues and finding satisfaction and meaning in life. Beverly is now accepting new patients at our Montgomery location.