Atlanta Area Psychological Associates Staff

Originally a psychologist-only practice, Atlanta Area Psychological
Associates has carefully selected ethical, competent therapists with different
backgrounds and types of training.

Our staff has been selected for their wide range of interests and expertise.
We are actually a group, working together, setting policies together and
finding you effective solutions together.

We are all dedicated to our work, as well as to our ongoing professional
development. Atlanta Area Psychological Associates has been oriented towards
training and development of our practitioners from the very beginning.

Please take a look at our individual pages. We have a variety of specialties
and backgrounds. It may help you choose one of us to work with you.

Many so-called “group practices” are simply practitioners who share the
office rent, but have essentially no other connection. We can offer you a
comprehensive range of services, including the benefit of skill sets your
therapist may not have - because we are a team, not independents in
competition with each other.

We are contracted with most of the major insurance companies and their
sub-contractors, the “managed mental health care” companies. We also
accept Medicaid for children and adults. Most of us accept all 3 of the
Medicaid Managed Care Plans: Wellcare, Peach State, and

Since every insurance contract differs from employer to employer, we suggest
that you call our intake coordinator - (770) 953-6401, then press 1. When you
make your initial appointment, we’ll get to work finding out exactly what your
insurance will cover and what your out-of-pocket cost will be.

Gary Dudley, Ph.D. Alan Brandis, Ph.D.
Susan McCarthy, LPC Pat Skellie, Psy.D.
Christy Rahn, Psy. D. Kathy Wright, Psy.D.