"Every single person in our team is committed to make a difference for the people we serve", Shahla Ali, MD
"Patient care and customer service are our top priorities. We pay attention to details and strive for continuous improvements", Mandy Larsen, Practice Manager
Mental Health Awareness: 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness. Committed to patient care and safely, at Allen Psychiatry and TMS Center #TMSTherapy, we are here to help when it counts.
Shahla Ali, MD
Dr. Ali is a board-certified Psychiatrist with 15+ years of extensive experience in treating common Psychiatric conditions including ADHD, ADD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, bi-polar and substance abuse. She has successfully treated thousands of patients in her outpatient practice as well as in various hospitals. Dr. Ali cares deeply about this profession and patient recovery is her top priority. She has conservative approach to medication and prescribes only when needed after careful assessment of each situation. Dr. Ali graduated from the prestigious institute of Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan and finished her residency training at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. She has served as the Chief Resident and later as an adjunct faculty member at Meharry Medical College for 2 years. After graduating, Dr. Ali has practiced at various hospitals including Middle TN Mental Health Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs,VA North Texas Health Care System, Greenhouse Residential Treatment and Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems
Jenny Haney, PMHNP
Jenny Haney is an experienced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with clinical experience in both In-patient and Out-patient care of adolescents and adults. In conjunction with your physician, she will evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity, Major Depression, Bipolar, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders. Jenny believes in a conservative approach to psychotropic medications in combination with her full scope of therapeutic skills to provide individual holistic care. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing. In addition to being recognized as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing, she is also board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in her Psychiatric Specialty. Prior to completing her advance degree, Jenny worked at Parkland Hospital for more than 8 years and was nationally certified as a High-Risk Inpatient Obstetric Registered Nurse. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Texas Nurse Practitioners Association, and a Founding Member of the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of North Texas.
Jillian Adams, PMHNP
Jillian Adams is an experienced Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with clinical experience in both In-patient and Out-patient care of children, adolescents, and adults. In conjunction with your physician, she will evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders. She has a special interest in adoption and women’s health. Jillian believes in evidence based integrative medicine with full understanding of Bio-psycho-social model. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing. In addition to being recognized as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing, she is also board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in her Psychiatric Specialty. Prior to completing her advanced degree, Jillian worked at Medical City Dallas Hospital for more than 11 years at their busy ICU as registered nurse. She enjoys being a mom and wife, spending time with her family and friends, outdoor activities, traveling, and creating art.
Fathima Chowdhury , PA-C
Fathima Chowdhury is a Physician Assistant (PA) with 8+ years of broad clinical experience including outpatient psychiatric, behavioral and mental health. She received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) from Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA and is Board Certified by National Commission on Certification of PhysicianAssistants. Her knowledge stems from her background working with underserved population in addiction medicine as well as those suffering from mental health disease. Fathima is very passionate about mental health and psychiatry and firmly believes in providing personalized patient centered care. Fathima strives to be an advocate for all her patients and deliver evidence based medicine. She treats an array of behavioral and mental issues to include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, alcohol and opioid use disorders. She also has experience in advanced treatment for depression including SPRAVATO (Eskatamine) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Tina Anibowei, PMHNP
Tina is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science in Nursing degree at The University of Texas Arlington. Her specialty is psychiatric and mental health (PMHNP). She is board certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). She offers primary care services to the PMH population ages 12 and up. Tina is passionate about helping clients with mental illnesses become their best self and promoting mental health to include recovery-oriented principles, psychoeducation, reducing stigma, and mental health disparities. She has a special interest in adolescent MH issues and substance use disorder. She treats an array of MH disorders to include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, alcohol and opioid use disorders. She is DEA Waivered and certified to treat opioid use disorders.
Clients can expect to have their opinions valued, to participate in their treatment goals, and treated with dignity and respect.
Tina enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering to support the eradication and ending the disparity of HIV among women, and traveling.
Jaime Thompson, PMHNP
Jaime is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specializing in the treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, ADHD, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. She enjoys working with adolescent and adult clients. Jaime believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation of effective treatment, and takes the time to get to know you as a person, not a constellation of symptoms.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing. In addition to being recognized as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing, she is also board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in her Psychiatric Specialty. Prior to completing her advance degree, Jaime worked in Women’s Health and as an OR nurse.
She is a a Founding Member of the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of North Texas.
In her spare time Jaime enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, and hosting dinner parties.
Chris DuFour, MA, LPC
Chris is an experienced counseling professional whose focus is assisting his clients successfully navigate life’s challenges by developing a relationship of trust and providing practical, yet compassionate insight.
Chris works with clients to expand their level of personal awareness while emphasizing the importance of creating and putting into practice more effective thinking habits and behaviors in order to bring about positive change and bring them closer to the life they want. Chris enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life changes and has experience working with individuals in crisis.
Graduating from Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and working in the financial services industry for 14 years as an investment advisor/financial planner, he saw the impact of competent counsel when combined with a supportive, trusting relationship. This motivated him to pursue his dream of becoming a therapist. He graduated with honors and obtained his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling form Northwestern State University in Natchitoches Louisiana.
Chris began his therapy career working in the Northwestern State University Counseling Center providing individual therapy to students in addition to working with adults, geriatric, adolescent and detox populations in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Most recently, Chris worked as a therapist with an inpatient hospital here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he specialized in counseling groups, individuals, couples and families.
Chris is an avid music fan, guitar enthusiast and enjoys exploring the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene. He practices yoga, loves nature and the outdoors in addition to spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends.