Morningside Psychiatry

Virginia Dawson, M.D.

Welcome to Morningside Psychiatry, private practice of Virginia Dawson, M.D. At the heart of this practice is the belief that treatment should seamlessly integrate medication management and psychotherapy.

About Dr. Dawson

Dr. Dawson is an Emory-trained psychiatrist practicing in the historic Morningside - Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Dawson's approach to treatment is warm and supportive. She believes that life can be complex, and that while careful use of medication can be useful for treating symptoms, there is usually so much more to our story that needs to be explored. With this in mind, her treatment style offers generous appointment lengths, allowing patients time be heard and discuss their diagnosis and treatment plan.

About the Practice

Patients should have the freedom to interact with their psychiatrist in a way that is not confined to a “15 minute med check.” To preserve this higher quality of care, services are offered on an “out of network” basis. This means Morningside Psychiatry does not contract or communicate directly with insurance companies, and patients will be responsible for full payment at the time of service.

Many patients choose to keep their treatment private from their health insurance providers for their own privacy concerns and in order to avoid issues with obtaining life insurance or disability insurance at a later date.

If you would like to submit an out-of-network claim for partial reimbursement from your insurance company, please contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to verify your eligibility. At your request, Dr. Dawson will provide you with a statement that includes the necessary details needed for your claim. Please note that Dr. Dawson does not offer direct communication with insurance companies.

Practice Areas of Interest

Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Phase of Life Transitions (ex. Education, Professional Life, Marriage, Divorce, Infertility, Parenthood, Retirement)
Existential Concerns
Women's Mental Health (ex. Infertility, Pregnancy and Menopause)
Relationship Challenges
Sleep Difficulties
Lifestyle & Wellness

Services Offered

First Visit - Initial Consultation

60-75 min


Psychotherapy, Medication Management

45 min


Psychotherapy, Medication Management with Standing Weekly Appointment

45 min


Payments Accepted:

Credit Cards:

American Express


Cash (Exact amount please)

Consultation Request

This form helps prospective patients connect more efficiently and explore whether the requested relationship will be a good fit. If you are interested in becoming a new patient, please complete the consultation request through the link to the left. Dr. Dawson will review your request and will contact you.

If you are or believe you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, including suicidal or homicidal thinking, side effects to medication, or any other urgent or time-sensitive matter in which you need an immediate response, do not use this service. Instead call 911 or go to your closest emergency room.


Phone: (404) 225-2373


1164 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Office Hours

Mondays and Thursdays
- by appointment only -