Helping You Navigate Life’s Challenges

 Phone: 334-551-0735

 Fax: 334-551-0767

2430 Fairlane Drive Suite C7, Montgomery, AL 36116

Email: info@mapsych.net

    Getting to Know Us


    At Montgomery Area Psychiatric Services, we have an experienced team of clinicians from several disciplines including psychiatry, social work and counseling. We will assist you in finding the “right fit” and will take the time to help you determine whether you need medication management, therapy, or both.

    Clinical Staff

    Babatunde Abolade MD MRCP (UK)
    Dr. Abolade made the decision to form MAPS after practicing psychiatry at Alabama Psychiatric Services for 11 years. Dr. Abolade has extensive training and experience in both Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. He is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Abolade is a member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the United Kingdom. Dr. Abolade completed his residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit. He has experience in the management of all of the commonly seen childhood psychological and behavioral disorders as well as equivalent problems specific to Adolescents and Adults. His skills include, but are not limited to, medication management, supportive therapy, and crisis intervention.

    Yelena Chistyakova, M.D., Ph.D.
    Yelena Chistyakova, MD, PhD is a board eligible adult psychiatrist who relocated to Montgomery in 2012 to join Alabama Psychiatric Services. Dr.Chistyakova worked as an internist in the Ukraine after she completed her studies at the Ukrainian Academy of Medicine and Dentistry in 1986. She completed two years of fellowship at the Kharkov Endocrinology Research Institute and three years of research in psychosomatic medicine at the Kharkov Institute of Advanced Medical Training in the Ukraine. After completing Ross University Medical School in 2005, she received adult psychiatry training at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic and continued to work as an associate in the department of psychiatry at Carver Medical School in Iowa City, IA. She was the medical director of an inpatient eating disorder treatment program and partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program before relocating to Montgomery to join APS.

    David Bond, LCSW, PIP, ACSW, BCD
    David Bond is a Licensed Certified Social Worker who has practiced clinical social work since 1979. He received his LCSW in 1982. He became a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers in 1984. He was certified for the Private Independent Practice of Clinical Social Work and Social Case Work in Alabama in 1985. He became a Board Certified Diplomate with the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work Clinical Social Work in 1990. He was designated a Diplomate by the National Association of Social Workers in1991. David has been a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 1984. His primary interests are marital therapy, complicated family situations, personality disorders, mood disorders and individuals pursuing spiritual growth.

    Heather Angel Leonard, Ed.D, NCC, LPC
    H. Angel Leonard is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience gained from work in private practice with children, adolescents, adults and families in the public school sector, therapeutic foster care, the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Youth Services, and various substance abuse organizations. Angel holds an earned doctorate degree in Educational, Leadership, Policy and Law, and a Master’s degree from Alabama State University. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    LaToyia Locke, Ed.S, LPC, RPT 
    LaToyia Locke is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. She earned a Master of Education Degree in 2006 and an Education Specialist Degree in 2009 in Community/Agency Counseling from Auburn University Montgomery. LaToyia also has experience in providing individual counseling to adults as well as group and family therapy. She primarily utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach as well as a person-centered approach.

    Elizabeth Manderville, MS, Ed.S, LPC, NCC
    Elizabeth Manderville is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families to address a broad range of concerns. Elizabeth holds M.S. and ED.S degrees in Counseling and Human Systems (specializing in clinical mental health counseling) from Florida State University. Elizabeth has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including juvenile detention and court-referred outpatient substance abuse treatment. Most recently, Elizabeth was an outpatient therapist at Alabama Psychiatric Services. Elizabeth has interest and specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma-focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She describes her therapeutic orientation as “eclectic” and draws from several different treatment modalities depending on the needs of the individual.

    Support Staff:

    • Sharon Robledo, Office Manager

    • Chelsea Butt

    • Jasmine English

    • Amanda Grimes


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