Dr. Theodora Soublis DIRECTOR AND LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Theodora Soublis is an Atlanta native who received her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology from Oglethorpe University. She continued on to the University of Houston receiving her Masterâ€™s and Doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in child and family psychology. Following her doctoral work, she returned to Atlanta and completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Emory University, School of Medicine and the Marcus Institute, now the Marcus Autism Center. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Soublis previously worked at Georgia State University as the Associate Director of Clinical Services at the Regents Center for Learning Disorders. As the Associate Director of Clinical Services, her responsibilities included evaluating college students for various learning disabilities and attention difficulties, supervising doctoral students, and maintaining clinical services of the center. Additionally, she maintained the role of a primary assessor for a long-term research project for the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
In 2017 Dr. Soublis was granted Fellow status and elected as President of Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) for the 2018-2019 term. Previously,Â she was the chair of the Committee on Independent Practice and was appointed by the GPA President for an extensive Task Force Project.Â Dr. Soublis is also a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Soublis has extensive experience in providing individual therapy, family therapy, parent consultation, and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations with a substantial neuropsychological component.
Dr. Jayme Puff LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Jayme Puff earned her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology with honors from the University of Central Florida (UCF).Â She continued on at UCF and earned her Masterâ€™s and Doctoral degrees in Child Clinical Psychology. Dr. Puff completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center in the School of Medicine, where she specialized in working with young children and their families.Â She completed her Postdoctoral Residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. Â Dr. Puff has extensive training in working with children from infancy through adolescence and their families.
Dr. Puff has presented at large-scale national and international conferences, including the World Association of Infant Mental Health, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Psychological Association conferences. She has taught college courses in Child Development, Clinical Psychology, and Statistical Methods in Psychology. She is a certified provider of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Dr. Puff has experience in providing individual therapy (ages 3-21 years), family therapy, dyadic parent-child therapy (birth to 5-years and their caregiver), and parent consultation. She also provides comprehensive developmental evaluations for children (age 5 and under), as well as psychoeducational evaluations with a substantial neuropsychological component (ages 5-18 years).
Dr. Camara Murphy LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Camara Murphy earned her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She continued on at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her Masterâ€™s and Doctoral degrees in Child Clinical Psychology. Dr. Murphy completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her post-doctoral residency at Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, where she specialized in pediatric and health psychology.
Dr. Murphy has extensive training in assessment and therapy with toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and families presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns. She works with individuals and their families to increase coping of acute and chronic medical conditions and to improve quality of life and related emotional and behavioral disorders due to medical conditions such as cancer, sickle cell disease, cysticÂ fibrosis, diabetes, chronic pain and illness, and many others.Â Dr. Murphy also specializes in grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and adjustment difficulties. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a skills-based approach in her work.
Dr. Murphy has experience in providing individual therapy (ages 3 â€“ 21) and parent consultation. She takes a cognitive-behavioral and skills-based approach toÂ help toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families learn strategies to improve functioning and well-being.Â She also conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations with a substantial neuropsychological component. Dr. Murphy is also on staff at Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta as a Pediatric Psychologist.
Dr. Mayra Zoe Ortiz LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Mayra Zoe Ortiz earned her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology with a minor in early childhood education from University of Dubuque in Iowa. Dr. Ortiz graduated Summa Cum Laude. She obtained a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Psychology from Seton Hall University,Â New Jersey.Â Thereafter, she completed a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Her internship was completed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in affiliation with Downtown Bronx Medical Associate, P.C. and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She completed her Post-doctoral Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Pediatrics Neurology where she conducted extensive psychoeducational testing and worked in collaboration with school counselors in the Bronx.
Dr. Ortiz previously owned a private practice in New York, and worked extensively with trauma, chronic medical conditions, anxiety (including panic attacks), depression and sleep disturbances.Â In later years, Dr. Ortiz has worked with older adults in various nursing homes in New York and Connecticut.
Dr. Ortiz is a fully bilingual Spanish-English clinical psychologist who uses CBT and mindfulness techniques with her clients of all ages. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience.
Dr. Richard Van Haveren LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Richard â€śRickâ€ť Van Haveren attended Carroll University for his Bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology. He earned his Masterâ€™s degree at the University of Miami. Dr. Van Haveren later earned his Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University.Â He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Kansas State University Health Center where he specialized in working with college students. His post-doctoral requirements were completed at Georgia State University where he continued his work with college students. In addition to his work in private practice, Dr. Van Haveren teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Professional highlights include serving as a subject matter expert for live on-camera interviews with media outlets including CNN, Good Morning America, and TruTV. He is also an active member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Van Haveren has extensive experience in providing individual therapy for older children, adolescents, and adults. Specific areas of clinical focus include generalized anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, depression, ADHD, communication and relationship difficulties, and poor self-esteem. Other areas of expertise include couples counseling, career counseling, and sports psychology.
Dr. John Carton, ABPP LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Carton is board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as couples and families. He also provides educational and sport psychology services. He earned his Bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and his Masterâ€™s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Emory University. His doctoral degree encompassed advanced training in family systems and pediatric/child therapy (including a clinical externship at Egleston Childrenâ€™s Hospital; now Childrenâ€™s Healthcare of Atlanta). Â He completed a clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center, specializing in CBT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and behavioral medicine. Â He finished his education with a two-year forensic clinical post-doctoral position at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.
In addition to providing clinical services to clients, Dr. Carton has had a successful academic career. He served on the faculty at Beloit College and Oglethorpe University; at the latter he was Chairperson of the Division of Behavioral Sciences for over 10 years and recently retired with emeritus status to focus more on providing therapy for clients. His studies have been published in leading psychological journals and cited over 1500 times by fellow clinical researchers. Â Most recently he worked at Mary Free Bed Hospital, where he was hired to help create a rehabilitation program to help children and teens with chronic pain (e.g., headaches, fibromyalgia, CRPS) based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and CBT principles.
Dr. Pearl Chang LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Pearl Chang received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University. She continued on to Teacherâ€™s College, Columbia University in New York City receiving the Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees. Dr. Chang also attended the University of Georgia, where she received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Chang completed her pre-doctoral work in Counseling and Psychological Services at The University of North Carolina â€“ Chapel Hill and her postdoctoral work in Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University.
Dr. Chang approaches all her clients using an integrated multicultural and person-centered framework. She is also trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and brief psychodynamic therapy.Furthermore, Dr. Chang leans toward contemporary theories such as Positive Psychology as well as Emotion-Focused Therapy. Dr. Chang works with a variety of presenting concerns including, but not limited to, issues regarding phase of life transitions and other adjustment concerns, career coaching, anxiety and/or depression management, transitioning in and out of college, parenting, family of origin as well as developing interpersonal skills and awareness.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Chang teaches full-time at a local state university at both the undergraduate and masterâ€™s program as a tenured faculty member.
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
Nicole Hopkins is an Atlanta native and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. Nicole earned her Bachelorâ€™s degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where she graduated Cum Laude. After working in the corporate world for several years, Nicole returned to school and earned her Masterâ€™s degree in Family Counseling from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Nicole has over 15 years of experience and specializes in adolescent and family therapy. She has worked as an in-home family therapist, outpatient therapist, parent coach, and school counselor in a variety of settings including community based mental health, therapeutic boarding schools, independent schools, and private practice. Nicole was previously the Regional Director of a program in which she provided supervision of a team of clinicians, outpatient therapy, and parenting counseling. She also was the Director of Counseling of an independent school, which specialized in working with middle and high school boarding and day students.Â Nicole is currently the Middle School Counselor at Holy Innocentsâ€™ Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia.
Soublis Psychological Associates has partnered with Fusion Academy to provide weekly teen group therapy.
Nicole is the lead therapist for STRONG Teens: A Supportive Skills Group.
POST DOCTORAL FELLOW
Dr. Humama Khan earned her Bachelorâ€™s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina, with a minor in Medical Humanities. She continued on at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland and earned her Masterâ€™s in Applied Psychology. Dr. Khan worked as a Research Program Coordinator at Johns Hopkins before entering and completing her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Khan is a bilingual English-Urdu psychologist who uses an integrated multicultural and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, while working within a biopsychosocial framework. She is also trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Although she works with diverse presenting concerns Dr. Khan specializes in depression, anxiety, transition/adjustment,Â trauma, multicultural issues, and personality disorders.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Khan is completing her Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Emory School of Medicine where she is leading a research project on refugee communities.
Dr. Alexandra Perez POST DOCTORAL FELLOW
Dr. Alexandra â€śAlexâ€ť Perez earned her Bachelorâ€™s degrees in Psychology and History from Loyola University New Orleans. She then pursued a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Perez completed her pre-doctoral internship at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where she worked with children, adolescents, and families providing parent training, individual, group, and family therapy. She then completed her first Postdoctoral residency at Cornell University where she provided individual and group psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Perez completed a second Postdoctoral residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University where she provided multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental assessments to individuals ages 3-21 and behavioral parent training to teach parents and caregivers effective ways to improve their childâ€™s behavior. Dr. Perez has extensive training in working with young children through adolescence and their families.
Dr. Perez has experience providing evidence-based bilingual services to children and families in various formats including individual, family therapy, parent consultations and trainings. She is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and uses this approach to help children and parents learn strategies to improve functioning within their family system. She also has experience providing comprehensive psychological assessments for children through young adults (ages 3-21).
In addition to private practice, Dr. Perez is working as a Research Fellow with the Emory Neurodevelopment and Exposure Clinic where she is the Project Manager for a research study.
Ashley is a second year student at the University of Georgia majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience. She found her love for psychology the summer before entering college when she started volunteering at Gwinnett Medical Center. At Gwinnett Medical Center, Ashley worked and talked with patients before their therapy sessions and after their stay at the hospital. In her first year of undergraduate studies, she took a class for mental health for adolescents and was certified for Youth Mental Health First Aid. These opportunities ignited her passion for Neuroscience, especially for young adults.
On campus, she holds positions in organizations such as the Minority Students Associations and Global Brigades Leadership Team. Additionally, she is a member of Girls in Healthcare. This fall, she hopes to be involved in more psychology-based extra-curriculars such as Psi Chi, a psychology National Honor Society, as well as the Psychology Club to gain her knowledge on the study of mental processes and further her focus in behavioral health.
Ari Terry attended Brigham Young University and earned her undergraduate degree in Communications. She spent the first years of her career in marketing before working for many years with the mental health industry in admissions, marketing, and event planning.
Ari joined Soublis Psychological Associates as the Office Manager and is the initial contact person for new clients and will connect them with the associate that can best address their needs. She has a passion for helping families find healing and discover ways to be healthier.