Board certified in General Psychiatry, Dr. Lichtman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in his hometown of New York. He completed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s National Medical Center, both in Washington, DC. Dr. Lichtman founded Statesboro Psychiatric Associates in 1997. He specializes in evaluation and the treatment of the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. He enjoys working with adults as well as children and teens and their families.
Olufowobi S. Gbadebo, MD
Dr. Gbadebo is board certified in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Originally from Nigeria, he attended University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Upon moving to New York, he completed his residency at Erie County Medical Center, and his Fellowship at Children Hospital of Buffalo where he was the Chief Resident. Dr. Gbadebo specializes in evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Gbadebo joined Statesboro Psychiatric Associates in 2012 after serving as Director of the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin. He enjoys working with adults as well as children, teens and their families.
Margaret Harris, PA-C, MPH
As a Physician Assistant, Ms. Harris completed a psychiatry residency at Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Iowa, one of just two psychiatry programs for PAs across the country. She is currently double certified as a psychiatric PA and an addiction specialist, and holds a Master in Public Health from Tulane University, Louisiana. Ms. Harris has a wealth of knowledge in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, having worked in private and clinic settings as well as having been a volunteer for the Peace Corps. Her treatment philosophy mirrors that of her colleagues at Statesboro Psychiatric Associates in her commitment to provide the best quality care possible to those who need it most, and may not have access to it otherwise. Ms. Harris practiced at Statesboro Psychiatric Associates from 2003-2011 and we are thrilled to have had her return to Georgia and rejoin our team in 2016.
Kimberly Brauda, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ms. Brauda has been a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) for over 10 years. She received both her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia Southern University. Prior to joining Statesboro Psychiatric Associates, Ms. Brauda lived in Savannah where she worked in private practice, and served as the Clinical Director of a non-profit organization devoted to providing mental health services to underprivileged members of the community including survivors of domestic abuse and families in need of crisis intervention. Ms. Brauda also has experience in government and hospital mental health settings. Kimberly enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and couples in both individual and group therapy. Her therapeutic style is person-centered, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Through the counseling process, Ms. Brauda strives to help people of all ages navigate and overcome life challenges. Ms. Brauda brings with her a unique and layered skill-set, and she looks forward to helping others and to sharing her experience and expertise.
Randy Read, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Mr. Read is a Master’s level graduate from Frontier Nursing University and is trained in mental health and addiction across the lifespan. He has 20 years of combined medical experience across EMS and nursing ranging from ER, ICU, as well as in-patient and out-patient psychiatric services. He continues to serve his country with a collective 15 years of active duty and reserve time with the Army. He has a dedication to helping those in need, and reducing the stigma around mental health and addiction care, while also striving for the highest standard of care — values very much in line with the Statesboro Psychiatric Associates team and its mission statement.
Melanie Baker, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Melanie Baker has devoted her career to working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. From a very young age, Melanie has wanted to make a positive impact on others’ lives. She graduated from Kent State University (KSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Youth Development. She later received a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from KSU. Melanie has her Licensed Professional Counselor license (LPC) and is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). Melanie has experience working in outpatient, inpatient, residential, community, primary care, and school settings. With over 10 years of experience working with people with both mental health and substance abuse disorders, Melanie has a textured and nuanced understanding of how to help people reach their treatment goals. Her main theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and she is also certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy; however, she can be quite eclectic, pulling from other theoretical orientations to fit the needs of those she serves.
Janet Scott, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Janet Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Professional Counselor
Supervisor (CPCS). Janet earned both a Masters of Education in Community Mental Health and
in School Psychology. She began her counseling career as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and
Drug Counselor in community mental health, and more recently, has worked for the past few
years in private practice, seeing clients of all ages. It is her belief that building a therapeutic
relationship with clients is a privilege and an honor. She finds that everyone has a beautiful story
to share, and appreciates each client for having the courage to start the counseling process.
Janet’s counseling strategies include engaging clients in experiential activities and traditional
talk therapies. Foundations in empathy and unconditional positive regard for her clients allow her
to meet each person where they are in life, while helping them set and reach goals for their
future. Her passion as a mental health advocate, and desire to help break the stigma of mental
health and addiction, has inspired her to work on related grants, and to present at conferences in
Georgia and further afield. We are excited to have Janet at SPA, and know that her varied
experience and unique perspective will add an important layer to the services we provide.