About Our Clinic

About Our Clinic

Our Philosophy

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.

Meet our team of expert mental health professionals


Michael S. Lichtman, MD

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, CAS

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 her rejoin our team.


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.


Kimberly Brauda, LPC

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.

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