Centra Piedmont Psychiatric Center

barker-cowling-contrastCentra Medical Group Piedmont Psychiatric Center (PPC) is a psychiatric outpatient practice offering a full spectrum of mental health providers and services. The diverse expertise of our staff allows us to treat all aspects of a patient's condition, from the biological to the emotional, cognitive and spiritual manifestations. We serve people of all ages, from children to senior citizens, both as individuals and as members of their families.

Hours of Operation, Location and Contact Information

Established in 1995, Centra Piedmont Psychiatric Center is located at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital and is part of a broad range of mental health services offered by the hospital. Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

patient paperwork packet thumbCentra Piedmont Psychiatric Center
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
434.200.5999 or 888.528.5999
Fax: 434.200.5993

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How To Access Services

For appointments or referrals, call 434.200.5999 or toll-free 888.528.5999. For additional information, contact Jillian Collier, RN, Office Manager, at the above number or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Our office is located at 3300 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg, adjacent to Virginia Baptist Hospital. For more about Centra Medical Group, click here.


Our Treatment Team

Our team of experienced clinicians consists of board certified general/adult, geriatric, and child/adolescent psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants and nurses.

General/Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrists

Michael E. Judd, MD, Medical Director Peter Betz, MD
Maria Luisa Ganan Almond, MD, MPH James Gallagher, MD
Moni Baidya, MD  

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

Jitendra Annapareddy, MD  Namita Dhiman, MD
Lakshman Gandham, MD  

Clinical Psychologists

Miranda Breit, PhD Stacey C. Felmlee, PhD
Gary Sibcy, PhD Frank Selden, PhD

Psychiatric Physician Assistant

Laura B. Huff, PA-C  

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Clement-Defalco, PMHNPc  


When PPC is closed, a physician is available to advise our regular patients in emergency situations. Call 434.845.9482 to reach the on call doctor. We are not able to provide after-hours care to anyone other than our patients except in extreme emergencies.

Comprehensive Clinical Services

  • Assessments and consultations
  • Psychiatric diagnostic evaluations
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Individual, group and family psychotherapy
  • Couples and sex therapies
  • Anger and anxiety management
  • Depression, anxiety and bipolar therapy
  • Abuse/trauma counseling
  • Attachment therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • New: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for depression
    • A non-medication FDA approved procedure that utilizes magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain
    • Consists of outpatient treatment sessions that do not require anesthesia
    • Recommended when other depression treatments have not been successful
    • Requires a series of sessions to be effective
    • Minimal or no side effects
    • Can return to typical activities immediately after each session

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Who Can Refer?

  • Any adult for self or for family members
  • Physicians
  • Clergy members
  • School personnel
  • Employers
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Public service agencies


How To Access Services

For appointments and referrals, please call 434.200.5999 or toll free 888.528.5999. For additional information, please contact Jillian Collier, RN, Office Manager, by phone or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Centra Piedmont Psychiatric Center is located adjacent to Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital.