Emily  Garai

Emily Garai

American Board of Professional Psychology, ABPP Psychologist, PhD
Georgia Not Accepting Online
Atlanta Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Adolescent mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Finding a therapist can be an anxiety-provoking and intimidating experience. I want you to know that I will meet you wherever you are, non judgmentally, and with respect for your personalized concerns. During our first meeting, we will assess your reasons for seeking treatment as well as your background and history. From there, I will propose a treatment plan and work with you to establish some personalized goals.

I specialize in treatment for conditions that develop as a result of a history of traumatic experiences. Additionally, I strive to help young adults navigate the fears, worries, moods, and identity shifts that arise during major life transitions. Furthermore, I have specialized training working with gender and sexual minorities and their families. I strive to create a welcome, safe space for you to explore your identity and cope with life’s challenges and changes while building a toolkit of skills that will continue to be beneficial long after treatment is complete.


Specialties

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.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Emily Garai is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $170 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $190 (60min)
  • Ongoing Sessions, Trauma-Focused: $190 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12PM - 1PM
  • Tue 12PM - 1PM
  • Wed 5:30PM - 7:30PM
  • Thu 12PM - 1PM
  • Fri 10AM - 7PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Atlanta practice
675 Seminole Avenue Northeast, Suite 307, Atlanta, GA 30307
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10 - 7
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 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


Licensure

Georgia: PSY003682


Languages

English