At Collaborative Minds, quality is never compromised for quantity and we ensure that all of our patients are treated as unique individuals with unique perspectives, problems, and circumstances. We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care through a combination of compassion, knowledge, and respect. Whether struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, or any number of other difficulties, it is our goal to assist you in fulfilling and improving your quality of life.
Dr. Larry W. Warner Jr., MD
Dr. Larry W. Warner Jr., MD is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He completed his resident training at LSU-Ochsner in New Orleans in 2011. Prior to establishing his private practice Dr. Warner served as the staff psychiatrist at St Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and continues to hold priviliges at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Hospital in Baton Rouge. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and professional memberships include: American Psychiatric and American Medical Associations. Dr Warner's area of expertise includes but is not limited to the psychopharmacological treatment of mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, attention deficit disorders and comorbidities of psychiatric illness with substance abuse.
Shantell Burns, APRN
Shantell Burns, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in the diagnostic services and pharmacological treatment of patients across the lifespan suffering from various mental illnesses including, but not limited to, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders. She has worked in nursing for over ten years, with further specialization in mental health, which has provided her with extensive experience in mental health treatment.
Mrs. Burns earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Louisiana State University and A&M College, a second Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from Our Lady of the Lake College, and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of South Alabama. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society as well as several professional organizations including the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA), and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). Mrs. Burns intends to obtain her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) beginning in the Fall of 2015.
Here at Collaborative Minds, we have an integrative and comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating mental illness. In addition to clinical evaluations, our staff has the ability to use genetic testing to help determine what medications may or may not be effective in treatment, particularly for those complex cases. There is also standardized ADHD testing available to facilitate the management of attention deficit disorder.
What is TMS?
TMS is a treatment that safety delivers magnetic pulses to areas of the brain that are responsible for mood. Instead of using invasive electrical currents like in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), the magnetic pulses from TMS are similar in strength to those emitted during typical MRI. The pulses are directed toward the prefrontal cortex of the brain to change the magnetic field and stimulate neurons within the mood center. This not only mitigates depression for a short time but can also results in long lasting relief.
Benefits of TMS