Our practitioners believe that it is a privilege to have the training and experience to work with people across the life span from childhood into adulthood. They share the basic philosophy that the mind has an innate ability to heal itself, that we are who we are and are not defined by our conditions or illnesses, and that with empathic collaboration between the patient and practitioner everyone has a chance to achieve optimal health.
K. Nikki Barefoot, PsyD
Dr. Barefoot is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in child and adolescent clinical psychology. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University’s Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, which has a unique focus on rural mental health practice. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Community Healthlink Youth and Family Services in Worcester, MA and her postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Southern University, where she was engaged in both research and clinical practice. Dr. Barefoot enjoys working with patients of all ages and provides evidence-based individual, family, and group psychotherapy services for the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. She takes a patient-centered approach to psychotherapy that focuses on meeting individuals where they are, building a strong therapist-patient relationship, and working together to establish individualized treatment goals and plans. Dr. Barefoot also provides comprehensive psychological testing services for Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other psychological concerns.