Psychiatry Services in North Carolina

Partnering with you to improve your health

We offer personalized care based on clinical expertise, cutting edge research, and multidisciplinary approaches for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders.

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Avance Psychiatry

About 1 in 4 adults and almost as many adolescents suffer from psychiatric illness at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, signs of psychiatric disorders often go unnoticed, and those who would most benefit from treatment do not receive it.

For this reason, it is important to seek help from psychiatric experts who can diagnose and offer effective treatments. Psychiatric disorders are treatable, and patients do recover and function normally.

Avance Psychiatry has expertise in diagnosis and evidence-based, innovative treatments for:

Avance Psychiatry also offers neuropsychological testing for ADHD, and cognitive impairment.


Note: Avance Psychiatry DOES NOT perform Forensic Psychiatry evaluations. Examples include personal injury claims, disability evaluations, workers compensation claims, competency to make a will, guardianship of person and estate, need for conservatorship, sexual or racial harassment, claims under the American with Disabilities Act, determination of child custody, evaluation of parenting capacity, and termination of parental rights, psychiatric malpractice claims and defendant’s criminal responsibility.

Avance Psychiatry practices are located in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Charlotte, North Carolina, with virtual care options available and a team of experts making your mental health and well-being our top priority.

We accept most major insurance plans and self-pay patients.

Comprehensive care

Our providers offer both counseling and medication management for mental health concerns including:


Medication Management

Psychopharmacological management of mood, anxiety, ADHD and psychotic disorders

Psychopharmacology refers to the use of medication in treating mental health conditions. Some patients are treated with medication alone, while others are treated in combination with therapy or other treatments.

Types of Psychiatric Medications

  • Antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Stimulants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotics

Meet the Team

Avance Psychiatry at Centers of Excellence

Ashwin A. Patkar, MD, MRCPsych, DFASAM, DFAPA

Dr. Patkar has over 30 years of clinical and scientific experience in psychopharmacology, addiction, dual diagnoses, and integration of medical care for psychiatric disorders. He is an internationally recognized expert in psychiatry with over 275 scientific publications and 400 presentations. Dr. Patkar is certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and pain medicine.

Avance Psychiatry Charlotte

Sashalee Stewart, MD

Avance Psychiatry and Pain Management

Robert A. Millet, MD, DLFAPA

Don't delay the care you need.

Prompt appointments available.