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Barry J. Mills, MD, PhD

Residency Program Director

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Barry J. Mills, MD, PhD

Residency Program Director

Dr. Mills lives in Austin and is the Residency Training Director for Psychiatry at the University of Texas Dell Medical School where he is involved with clinical care, teaching and research. He has three children with his wife, a teacher with a specialization in educating students with autism.

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  • Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Edgar B. Davis
  • Seton Highland Lakes
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Hays
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
  • Seton Shoal Creek
  • Seton Smithville Regional Hospital
  • Seton Southwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Seton Mind Institute

My Passion for Healthcare

I wanted to become a psychiatrist after first reading Oliver Sack's best-selling book, "Awakenings," and I wanted to be a criminal forensic psychiatrist since first seeing the movie "Silence of the Lambs." I have spent years teaching these subjects, treating patients and serving as an expert witness in courts. In addition, I have a special interest in the interface between psychology and religion.

Services I Provide

  1. Clinical Psychiatric Evaluations
  2. Forensic Evaluations for Courts
  3. Forensic Evaluations for Attorneys

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA

  • Residency

    University of TX Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

  • Board Certification

    AB of Psychiatry, Neurology,Forensic Psychiatry

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

My Clinical Focus

I enjoy practicing and teaching psychiatry, especially its interface with other disciplines such as philosophy and ethics. I have always found that psychiatry, whether involving a minor stress or a major life event, frequently deals with the deepest questions of human existence. Whether evaluating a person experiencing depression, a disability assessment or a person charged with a serious offense, my approach is to treat every person with respect and dignity.


  1. American Psychiatric Association
  2. Association for Academic Psychiatry

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • ARIA - Benefit Plans Covered: Covenant Management System Employee Benefit Plan (CMS-EBP) and Healthy Equations Self Funded Benefit Plans (HEBP)
  • Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC)
  • Beacon - Medicaid
  • Beacon - Sendero Idealcare (Effective 09/01/2015) Commercial HMO/Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • BlueCross - PPO/POS/Par Plan
  • Coventry Health Care - Commercial/Network Access
  • First Health - PPO, HMO, EPO, Medicare Advantage
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • LifeSynch (Humana) - Commercial/Medicare Advantage
  • Magellan Health - PPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Mental Health Associates (MH Net) - Coordinated Care Network (CCN), Preferred Provider Network (PPN), Medicare Advantage
  • SIMS Foundation - Non Profit
  • United Behavioral Health - Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health - Medicaid STAR + PLUS
  • Value Options (TIN 74-2869762) - Commercial

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Why Choose Psychiatry Services with Seton

The right psychiatric services can mean a dramatically improved quality of life for you or a loved one, as well as for your surrounding support network. The Seton Mind Institute offers advanced behavioral health services for those in Austin and throughout Central Texas.

Our psychiatrists provide mental health care for kids, teens and adults, including seniors and veterans. By combining clinical expertise and the latest research in bio and neurosciences field with world-class medicine and mindful care, Seton has established the most comprehensive behavioral sciences program in Central Texas. We also offer addiction help for those struggling with alcohol or chemical dependency.

Our team offers the high level of care and treatment needed to help you enjoy a fuller, healthier life, including inpatient programs as well as outpatient programs.

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