Dr. Grace Barnes
Grace Barnes, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in providing psychotherapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. In therapy, Dr. Barnes provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other empirically-driven modalities for treatment of a variety of mental health conditions including mood and anxiety disorders and difficulties associated with executive dysfunction. Dr. Barnes is specialized in working with children and adolescents with emotional distress, strong-willed tendencies, impulsivity problems, learning differences, ADHD-related difficulties, social skills issues, and anxiety. Dr. Barnes is also experienced in treating those struggling with body image issues, relationship difficulties, health problems, and family dysfunction. Dr. Barnes also works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life stressors, and relationship problems and individuals struggling with sexuality concerns. Dr. Barnes works closely with clients to develop a client-centered approach to treatment. In individual therapy, Dr. Barnes seeks to assist each client in self-discovery, skills building, improving self-esteem and resiliency, and enhancing personal growth.
Dr. Barnes has extensive training and experience in completing comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations. Her approach to assessment is to not only illuminate areas of weakness, but also to better understand areas of strength. She enjoys the process of supporting clients by developing specific recommendations for learning, behavioral, or emotional challenges. Her training and experience allows her to easily work within various settings and collaboratively with other treatment providers, such as speech and occupational therapists, medical providers, and school systems.
Dr. Barnes completed her graduate degree in 2007 and has been working independently in private practice since that time. She completed pre-doctoral training at an APA-approved consortium site in North Carolina where she provided inpatient and outpatient mental health assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working in a wide variety of treatment settings and with multidisciplinary treatment professionals. She completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University and completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees at Georgia School of Professional Psychology.
Personally, Dr. Barnes and her husband are busy with a new baby, learning all the exciting and challenging aspects of being a first time parent. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, travel, working with animal rescue, and her new family dog. She also loves spending time in nature and practicing yoga.
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Education and Training
- 2002: Received MA from GA School of Professional Psychology
- 2006: Completed Internship at Broughton Hospital (N. Carolina)
- 2007: Received Psy.D. GA School of Professional Psychology
- 2008: Completed Post-doctoral training with John Warren & Associates in Asheville, NC
- 2008: Licensed Psychologist in NC
- 2014: Licensed Psychologist in GA