Carlin Barnes, M.D.

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Dr. Carlin Barnes, M.D. is a Board certified and licensed child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. For the past eighteen years, she has practiced child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry while delivering quality, compassionate, and excellent clinical care in a variety of settings. Dr. Barnes is most passionate about delivering culturally sensitive and quality mental health care to special populations.

Dr. Barnes earned her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Sciences Center. It was during her years as a medical student during her psychiatry rotation that she decided to become a psychiatrist. The complexities of the mind and how these complexities greatly impact human behaviors, inspired her to become a psychiatrist. Following medical school, Dr. Barnes went on to complete a residency in adult psychiatry at Harvard’s The Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Barnes completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. She has received several accolades and awards which highlight her commitment to clinical excellence and dedication to the field of psychiatry.

Dr. Barnes is a member of several professional and civic organizations including The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Barnes recently co-authored a groundbreaking book entitled “Understanding Mental Illness” which was released in September 2019 by Skyhorse Publishing.


Dr. Barnes’s philosophy on patient care is that ALL patients have the right to compassionate, quality healthcare delivered in an integrated and efficient manner.

“I am interested in being a physician member of St. Hope for several reasons. St. Hope provides quality care in a medical behavioral integrated model with a focus on eliminating healthcare disparities in our communities of color. Its recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home is an innovative approach to healthcare delivery. Lastly, I am excited to join a team of excellent health care clinicians from diverse backgrounds who are representative of our patient populations.”