Our Staff

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral problems and substance abuse disorders. Training beyond medical school includes a 4-year residency in pyschiatry; many psychiatrists choose to continue with further specialty training in areas such as child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and psychoanalysis.

As medical doctors, psychiatrists are experts in the physiology of mental illnesses. Psychiatrists can offer a variety of treatments including behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, interpersonal therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and prescription of medication. Treatment may be provided for individuals, couples, families, or groups.

Our medical staff includes the following professionals:

R. Timothy Brown, M.D.
Board-certified Psychiatrist
Board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist

I am a Louisiana native who received my doctor of medicine from Louisiana State University in 1991. Upon graduation, I completed my internship and residency through the LSU Department of Psychiatry in New Orleans. I then completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship through the Division of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at LSU. For the next two years, I assumed the position of medical director of the Jefferson Parish Substance Abuse Clinic. During my tenure, I served as medical director of the Jefferson Parish Adult Drug Court and participated in the development of the Juvenile Drug Court. Simultaneously, I also began as psychiatric consultant to the Associations for Retarded Citizens for four local parishes, a position I maintain to date. After leaving State service, I worked with a multidisciplinary non-profit children's mental health agency for two years before venturing out on my own in 2000.

My practice is currently focused primarily on outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric treatment. I also have a large adult ADHD practice. I also provide forensic consulting services and expert testimony to hospitals, health care management organizations and attorneys in the area of adequacy of medical documentation, coding and chart reviews when outside audits are disputed. I have been qualified as an expert in these areas by the U.S. Federal Court system. I also provide consultation to hospitals and clinics to proactively educate their staffs in these areas. Additionally, I am board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry.

I serve as a speaker and/or advisor for several pharmaceutical companies; currently these include Eli Lily and Allergan. I am paid to provide educational and promotional lectures to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and other health care providers throughout the United States. I have also served as a clinical research physician for national ADHD medication trials.

On a personal note, I have 2 wonderful children and 2 Chinese pugs who keep me very busy at home. I am also an avid tennis player.


Stacey Boudoin, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I am a board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner who enjoys working with a variety of patients and diagnosis. I have trained extensively at Ochsner Foundation Hospital with the Department of Psychiatry for 5 years assessing and treating children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of psychiatric issues. I have studied the use of psychopharmacology as well as psychotherapeutic treatment options to help my patients to overcome their difficulties. I work very hard to individualize and maximize the treatment options for all of my patients. In addition to my very rewarding work, I am married to a firefighter, and we have 2 children.


Andrew G. Sharp, PMHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

I completed my advanced practice Family Nurse Practitioner education in 1997. My Clinical Nurse Specialty in Psychiatric Nursing and Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner course work were completed at the University of Tennessee where I graduated Valedictorian in 1999. I am Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Telemedicine Association, and the Louisiana Nurses Association. I am actively involved in telehealth and initiated school-based telemental healthcare clinics into the school system in 2012. I have an interest in Christian Anthropology, incorporating psychology and faith-based perspectives into mental health care. National interviews include Discovery Health Channel, CNN.COM, Good Housekeeping and Men's Health. I have been married for twenty-five years and have two adult sons.


Desiree’ Norman, PMHNP-BC, MSN, CCRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Originally from Louisiana, I have Bachelor of Science degrees in both General Studies and Nursing from Louisiana State University. As a registered nurse for eighteen years, I have worked in a variety of critical care units around the United States and obtained certifications from the National Emergency Nurses Association for Level I trauma and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for cardiac care. I have lived in Illinois, New Jersey, Kansas, California and Mississippi. In 2011, I earned my Masters of Science in Nursing with a Nurse Executive degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. I also received my Masters’ certificate in the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014. I am board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I have cared for patients between the ages of 4 to 91 in an outpatient setting with a variety of diagnoses. I apply all of my knowledge and experience to provide my patients optimum care. Of personal interest, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my daughter.


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