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Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic, P.C.
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Bldg 16 Suite 100, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(770) 393-1880 - FAX (770) 393-1885
Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic (therapy or counselling) care for adults, children, adolescents and families 
Established 1977

AAFPC clinicians provide a full range of  psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services 
for all age groups.

7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Bldg 16 Suite 100

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Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic, P.C.
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.Building 16 Suite 100, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
Telephone (770) 393-1880 - Fax (770) 393-1885

At AAFPC, our clinicians are exceptionally well established and seasoned,  dedicated to the sensitive personal care of our patients and clients. We are committed to take the time to comprehensively understand each clinical situation. As such, our psychiatrists and therapists may be considered "old school" in that we all provide thoughtful and practical counseling and psychotherapy for our client/patients and or their families along with contemporary medication  (psychopharmacological) care as needed. 

Evaluation/Assessment: Diagnostic assessments, psychiatric evaluation. School consultations.

Psychotherapy Services: All Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic clinicians, (psychiatrists, psychologist and clinical social workers) are fully trained and experienced psychotherapists.  Our psychiatrists, Dr's. R. Slayden, Waugh, Ashley, Iwanicki, Kirsch, Nitsche, E. Slayden and Perez are medical doctors with up to 5 years (child and adolescent psychiatrists) training beyond their medical (M.D.) degree. Dr. Gard, our psychologist has a Ph.D. degree and multiple years of additional training. Our Social Worker/therapists, L. Mette, LCSW and Madison Peters, LCSW both with a masters degrees. We all continue to improve our knowledge and clinical expertise by continuing education throughout the year to meet and frequently exceed our licensure and specialty society requirements. AAFPC's clinicians provide a full range of child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy services and techniques including,  individual psychotherapy, marital/couples therapy, family therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques are also utilized when appropriate.

Psychopharmacological/Adjunctive Services: Psychopharmacology (medication) evaluation and management. Second opinion medication consultation. Case consultation with your primary physician or other health care provider.

Genetic Testing: We now have the availability to test for the metabolism of many medications with a simple saliva sample. This test provides us with indicators regarding which medications to avoid and in some cases which may be more effective plus a test for a deficiency of the capability to convert certain nutrients to a CNS functional form.

Conditions Evaluated/Treated:
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
  • Anxiety Disorders (excessive fears or worries)
  • Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Bowel or Bladder Control Problems
  • Compulsive Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional problems related to medical conditions
  • Family Conflicts
  • Gender Dysphoria (Gender Identity,Transgender)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Marital/Couples/Relationship Problems
  • Mood Regulation Disorders (Bipolar and other related conditions)
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Panic Disorder 
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosomatic Disorders including childhood bowel and bladder issues
  • Psychotic Disorders/Reality distortion issues 
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • School related problems
  • Substance Abuse/Addictive Disorders
  • Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome

Specialized Services
  • Video-Psychiatry (telemedicine) for established patients 
UPDATE: November 24, 2023 
Please note the following 2 updates:
1.Prescription Requests: All Rx refill requests are to be made on our website (Request Rx Refill above.) The service charge will be charged through Luminello for out of office requests (NO LONGER paid through PayPal.)

2.Billing Receipts and Super-Bills for TAX records or INSURANCE filing: 
    a.Transactions from June 16, 2023, on. You will need your Luminello portal to download a receipt for your appointment(s) or any transaction since June 16th, 2023. Go to your portal and you will find options to print out a single receipt or multiple appointments from June 16th. 2023 on. Ask your provider for a portal invitation if you don't have one set up yet.
    b.Transactions prior to June 16, 2023; are in our old software, Wisdom, which is being deactivated by the current owner, Oracle, which acquired it from Cerner last year. Up to December 26, 2023, we will have the capability to mail you a printout of your earlier transactions. Beyond December 26th, that data will no longer be available so if you need a printout for insurance or tax purposes contact the office right away and have them mail you a printout.

Also note: Luminello is active for all transactions
We will now use your portal account charge your credit card at the time of each appointment and Rx requests.
If you haven't set up your portal already, ask your clinician for an e-mail invitation from Luminello to create your patient portal account and then set up your portal account and enter your credit card information. (PayPal is a BACKUP ONLY.)

Please discuss any questions with your provider. You will receive email billing notices from Luminello to use them to file for insurance or tax purposes
We are no longer using the "Blue Bills."
Our old software, Wisdom, will be deactivated by Wisdom in December, 2023.

Prescription deliveryAll prescriptions are now E-Prescribed directly to your pharmacy.  

Covid-19 OFFICE Procedures and Policies
​We have amended our Covid policy to eliminate mask requirement in the office. We expect that if you have any symptoms or recent Covid exposure that you convert your appointment to a Video appointment.
Thank you