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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.
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.
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 mission statement.
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.