Emily Garai, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia. She works with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depressed mood, or questions about their identities. Many of her patients begin treatment while starting or ending college, beginning new careers, or building families. Others begin treatment shortly after a frightening or life-altering event. Emily is particularly passionate about serving individuals who have experienced traumatic events as well as those who identify as gender and/or sexuality minorities. She has specialized training in trauma-related disorders, gender identity development, and social difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Emily is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. When a client first comes in, Emily and the client discuss the concerns that brought them to treatment, the client’s goals and hopes for the outcome of therapy, and the client’s background and history. From there, Emily works with her clients to develop a plan for treatment. During subsequent sessions, she focuses on identifying and teaching the client specific skills. Ultimately, this leads to clients having a repertoire of techniques that allows them to successfully complete treatment and manage future challenges.
Emily received her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and Veteran’s Affairs Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Finally, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Atlanta Psychological Services. Outside of private practice, she works in a primary care practice focused on providing value-based, relationship centered healthcare to seniors. She also enjoys running, yoga, reading, and spending time with her wife and two children.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Emily P. Garai, Ph.D., P.C., Licensed Psychologist, Owner, 2013 - Present
Iora Primary Care, Behavioral Health Specialist, 2019 - Present
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Telemedicine Psychologist, Transplant Services, 2017 - 2019
University of Vermont, PhD, 2012
Wesleyan University, BA, 2005