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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, psychological testing for children, adolescents, adults and families. Forensic (legal) evaluations limited to children and adolescents. 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, LMSW 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 
  • School System Consultation for Individual Students or for Specific Problem Evaluation and Management Recommendations (FUBA-BIP)

Click on "Payments" above to pay for an appointment
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Founding Partners:
Robert M. Slayden, M.D. ext 104
Lyndon D. Waugh, M.D. ext 105

Elizabeth R. Slayden, M.D. ext 115
Angel Luis Perez, M.D. ext 113
Susan S, Kirsch, M.D. ext 107

Physicians, Psychologist and Therapists:
Laura Mette, L.C.S.W., BCD ext 102
Betsy A. Gard, Ph.D. ext 108
LeNora Ashley, M.Ed.,M.D. ext 111
Todd Iwanicki, M.D. ext 109
Allison Nitsche, M.D., M.P.H. ext 106
Madison Peters, L.M.S.W. ext 103

Office Staff:
Sandy Whaley ext 112
Cindy Nichols ext 114

Covid-19 OFFICE Procedures and Policies

Prescription delivery: Almost all prescriptions are now E-Prescribed directly to your pharmacy.  We can, as an back up, mail to you or call in a prescriptions. Allow 1 or 2 additional days to obtain your refills. In the event of an emergency need for a prescription, call your physician on their voicemail and arrange for phoned in, mailed or e-prescribed Rx. 
Appointments: All practitioners continue to work with patients by Video/Telemedicine using either the Zoom or platform. Some practitioners offer in person appointments depending on the specific circumstances. If a patient does need to be seen in the office this MUST be arranged in advance with their provider. While we can still do telephone appointments, we find video to be more effective and very easy to implement even for computer unsophisticated individuals. 
New Patients: Our practitioners continue to see new patients. Call the front office to set up an appointment with a provider. The secretary will assist you in selecting a clinician based on your needs and clinician availability.
Payment: Click on "Payments" at the top left of this page to go to our payment portal. You may also call the front office and leave your credit card information with the secretary for payment of services a day in advance of your scheduled appointment.
We have amended our Covid policy to eliminate mask requirement in the office. However we ask that if you have any symptoms or recent Covid exposure that you convert your appointment to a Video appointment.
Thank you