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Healthy Minds Psychology Associates  //  Clinicians

Dr. Laronta Upson Rush
Director, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Rush is founder and Clinical Director of Healthy Minds. She specializes in psycho-educational and psychological evaluation and diagnosis of learning disabilities, neurocognitive disorders, and/or emotional/behavioral disorders.  Read more

Dr. Sara Deckelbaum
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Deckelbaum is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in conducting neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults.  Read more

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Dr. Sara Mahan
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sara Mahan is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychological testing, psycho-educational testing, and developmental testing with individuals of all ages, including toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults.

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Dr. Joelle Bryk
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Joelle Bryk is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in children and adolescents. She has experience conducting psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for individuals from preschool ages to young adults presenting with a wide variety of concerns. Read more

Dr. Xiaohui Yang
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Xiaohui Yang is a licensed psychologist. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. She earned undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Yang completed a pre-doctoral internship in the Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee. Read more

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Dr. Karis McClammy 
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. McClammy is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Alabama A&M University, and B.S. in Biology from Albany State University.

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Pamela McGhee-Gibbs, LPC, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor

Pam McGhee Gibbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) with 15 years in the field.  he earned a Masters in Community Counseling from Argosy University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University.  Read more

Shani Johnson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Shani Johnson, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) that brings an interactive and solution-focused style to working with her clients.

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Christiana Olaga-Buah, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Christiana Olaga-Buah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and Certified Grief Specialist (CGS). As a person centered, reality and solution focused therapist, she works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues impacting individuals and families.

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Jessica Freeman, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Associate Professional Counselor
Executive Functioning Coach

Jessica is a dynamic and highly trained therapist providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. She has 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples across a variety of settings .  Read more

Dr. Lea Noring, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ Educational Consultant

Dr. Lea Noring is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. She holds a master’s degree in Family Sociology from Valdosta State University.  Read More 

 Sallie Livingston, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

With two decades of dedicated experience as a social worker in the mental health field, Sallie Livingston (she/her) is a compassionate therapist specializing in working with older children (ages 10 and up), adolescents, emerging adults/college students, and adults. Read more

Dr. Julia Juechter
Post-Doctoral Associate

Dr. Julia Juechter holds a MA in school counseling and a PhD in school psychology from Georgia State University.   In addition to the school setting, she has also done clinical work and training in assessment and therapy at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More

Taylor LeGette Schouten, M.S.

Taylor has extensive experience in psychological, psycho-educational evaluation and neuropsychological testing  with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.  Read more

Dr. Sarah Nagendran
Post-Doctoral Associate

Sarah obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology in 2020. She completed all of her training, including an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Laureate Psychiatric Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma and post-doctoral training at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read more

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Susan Crist, M.S. Ed.
Executive Functioning Coach

Ms. Crist specializes in executive functioning skills coaching for students of all ages, as well as adults. With over twenty years of professional experience in an academic setting, she has worked closely with hundreds of children and their parents to achieve success in school and life.  Read more

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Lori DeLange
Executive Functioning Coach 

Ms. DeLange focuses on coaching students and adults as they develop critical executive

function skills. With experience as a public and private school educator for two decades, she believes that all children, with the proper support, can grow and learn. 

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Hika Anani, M.A.T. 
Executive Functioning Coach

Coach Hika is an educator and Board-Certified Cognitive Specialist with nearly 14 years of experience in supporting learners at all levels. s an educator, she is highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive instruction and observation.  Read More

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Shannon McMillen
Executive Functioning Coach 

Shannon McMillen has been teaching for 35 years in private and public schools. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from UGA in Early Childhood, Reading Specialist and Gifted Education. She graduated with her Educational Specialist Degree from Brenau University in 1995. 

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Troy White
Executive Functioning Coach 

Troy White has a passion for helping students and young adults find tools and strategies that improve  their executive function skills and lead to more success in their lives. After graduating from Jacksonville  State University, Coach Troy was a small business owner for more than a decade, giving him valuable  experience to share with his clients about the skills and perseverance required to succeed in the business  world. Read More

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Nicole Torres, M. Ed.
Executive Functioning Coach 

Nikki has over 25 years of experience in 

education as a classroom teacher, program 

developer, school leader, and consultant 

specializing in elementary and middle school 

programs. Read More

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Donyale H. Davis, S.S.P
Autism Evaluator

Donyale provides clinical assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and has specialty training in administering all modules of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), the gold standard of autism assessment.  She is a Certified School Psychologist, earning both Specialist and Masters’ Degrees from Winthrop University.

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Our Administrative Team

Avery Isom

Billing Specialist

Charlene Williamson

Office Coordinator and Benefits Specialist

Damaris DeVaughn

Clinical Administrative Assistant

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