Meet your Team
Heath R. Penland
Dr. Heath Penland grew up in Texas, and received his undergraduate degrees magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1997, including a B.S. in Bioengineering and a B.A. in Psychology, as well as his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 2001. He completed residency training in General Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in 2005, serving as Executive Chief Resident. He then went on to complete fellowship training in Geriatric Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in 2006.
Dr. Penland practiced in northeast Texas until choosing North Alabama to call home in 2008. Dr. Penland is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, board certified to practice both Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Penland enjoys treating patients with a variety of neuropsychiatric problems, with experience in settings including – outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient treatment.
Please check with your insurer to see if Dr. Penland is in-network for you.
Heidi is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who is qualified to practice in both Family care and psychiatry; She can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Stress, some Schizophrenia and Family Conflicts or Issues.
As a PMHNP Heidi is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. She possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients and/or their families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience and personal observation.
Over the years of being in the medical field, Heidi has had the privilege of working in many practice areas, including primary care and family practice, internal medicine, and urgent care. However, she enjoys working with a variety of age groups.
Her hobbies are reading, writing, hiking, bicycling, and traveling. When she is not at work taking care of patients, Heidi loves spending quality time with her family.
• Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2021
• ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2020
• Licensed Nurse Practitioner, 2019
• Licensed Registered Nurse, 1998
• Postpartum Depression
• Bipolar Disorder
• Family Conflicts or Issues
• Coping skills
• Peer Relationships
• Anger Management
• Borderline Personality
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Licensed Professional Counselor
James Taylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a native of Huntsville. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University and completed his Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Alabama A&M University. He has been in practice in North Alabama for over 15 years. James works with children, adolescents, and young adults utilizing different treatment modalities that fit the individual. His areas of interest include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Mood Disorders and Substance Abuse. James enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and watching Alabama football.