Dr. Gary Dudley, Ph.D.

Dr. Dudley's counseling career began in 1969, when he graduated from The Ohio State University. He became employed as a teacher in the public schools with a half-time appointment as a school counselor.

His graduate training was at the University of Miami, where he obtained both a Master's Degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His clinical Internship was spent at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, where the opportunity to work closely with the world-renowned Erik Erikson shaped his own clinical work with adults and children. He then taught at the University of Miami, both in the School of Medicine and in the Graduate School of Psychology.

Dr. Dudley came to Georgia in 1976 and held a joint appointment in Psychology and Health Services at Georgia Southern University. In 1977 he began the private practice of psychology, and in 1980 founded Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, a group which is now composed of counselors, psychologists, and social workers, with offices in Marietta, Acworth, and Roswell/Alpharetta, Georgia.

Dr. Dudley’s research interests were in the area of psychological assessment.  In practice, he provides, in addition to psychotherapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessment related to psychological development, personality function, head injury, developmental disabilities, ADHD, learning disabilities, and personnel issues.   In overseeing the assessment of associated colleagues, he has seen over 20,000 psychodiagnostic workups during his career.

Dr. Dudley considers himself to be primarily a teacher. He consults with persons of all ages, applying principles of psychology to the problems of lifespan development. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow and Diplomate in the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He enjoys hang gliding, running, backpacking, scuba diving, photography and baseball.

Dr. Dudley sees patients in the Marietta and Acworth offices.

Insurance Plans Accepted:
Aetna, BCBS PPO, Cigna, Great West, Magellan, Medicare, Tricare Standard and Prime, Value Options, Medicaid (to age 21), Amerigroup, Peach State, and WellCare.

Dr. Dudley can be reached by calling (770) 953-6401 x. 307.

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