STAFF

  • Julie Medlin, Ph. D., Licensed Psychologist, Director

    juliemedlin@medlintc.com      Voicemail extension:  50 Dr. Medlin is the Director of Medlin Treatment Center. She is a licensed psychologist who has 22 years of clinical experience in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University, and her master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Medlin specializes in assessments and she conducts psychological, psychoeducational, sexual trauma, psychosexual, and forensic evaluations. She has expertise in the field of sexual abuse and sexual deviancy. Dr. Medlin published Responsible Living, an 8-volume sex offender treatment manual, along with a CD-ROM entitled Breaking Through Denial. Dr. Medlin has provided trainings for mental health professionals, attorneys, judges, and correctional agencies. She has also testified as an expert in court over 190 times. Dr. Medlin is Past President of the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. She also served on the Georgia Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Advisory Council and on the Georgia Sex Offender Registration Review Board. In addition, Dr. Medlin has appeared as an expert on national televisions programs for CNN and Discovery Health, as well as several nationally syndicated programs....

  • Steve Knauts, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

    steveknauts@medlintc.com      Voicemail extension: 51 Dr. Knauts graduated from the University of Utah Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology. He received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Knauts has done clinical work at a number of forensic facilities, including North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center in Gainesville, Florida; and Florida State Hospital, where he interned for a year. At Medlin Treatment Center, Dr. Knauts has worked as a program therapist and evaluator for several years. He has provided group and individual therapy and has conducted psychological, psychosexual, and parenting evaluations. Dr. Knauts is an engaging public speaker and has conducted several workshops and trainings for other mental health professionals, foster parents, and the community. He has given presentations for such organizations as Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Georgia CASA, the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Dr. Knauts is currently licensed in the state of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Psychologist....

  • Candace D. Allen-Staten, Psy.D., Psychologist

    candaceallenstaten@medlintc.com        Voicemail address:  60 Dr. Allen-Staten earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton (UD) in 2002. At UD, she received training in providing individual and group therapy to children and adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances and in conducting empirical research. Dr. Allen-Staten earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology (WSU-SOPP) in 2007. At WSU-SOPP, Dr. Allen-Staten was trained in providing individual, group, and family therapy to adolescent and adult clients with a wide range of diagnoses, including trauma and grief. In 2007, Dr. Allen-Staten completed a Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship at the University of California, Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE (Child and Adolescent Abuse, Resource, Evaluation Diagnostic and Treatment) Center in Sacramento, California. At the CAARE Center, Dr. Allen-Staten received specialized training in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and individual, group, and family therapy with children and adolescents with histories child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, and neglect. Also at the CAARE Center, Dr. Allen-Staten was trained in completing Child Welfare Evaluations and Full Battery Psychological Evaluations. During her Post-Doctoral training/employment, Dr. Allen-Staten completed Disability Evaluations in California for persons of all ages and Full Battery Psychological Evaluations and Parent Fitness Evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults in Georgia....

  • LaRae Williams, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

    laraewilliams@medlintc.com        Voicemail extension: 56 At Medlin Treatment Center, Dr. Allen-Staten is conducting both psychosexual evaluations and general psychological evaluations and providing individual and family therapy services to pre-adolescent, adolescent, and adult clients with histories of physical and sexual abuse as well as general psychological issues. Dr. Allen-Staten’s areas of expertise include:  child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, women with trauma histories (i.e., child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, and domestic violence), family therapy, grief, full battery psychological evaluations, and psychosexual evaluations. Dr. Allen-Staten also integrates spirituality in therapy when requested by clients....

  • Erica Walker, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

    ericawalker@medlintc.com         Voicemail extension:  53 Dr. Walker graduated from Spelman College Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She received her MA, as well as her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology, from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Dr. Walker completed her internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the following settings: LaBonheur Children’s Hospital, Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Memphis City Schools, and the Center for Children and Parents.  She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Marcus Institute through the Emory University School of Medicine, specializing in the assessment and treatment of children prenatally exposed to alcohol, drugs and other toxins. At Medlin Treatment Center, Dr. Walker provides therapy to children and adolescents with general psychology issues and those experiencing distress from sexual abuse.  She also conducts psychological evaluations with children and adolescents. Dr. Walker is a member of the American Psychological Association....

  • Amanda Carter, LPC, Assistant Director

    amandacarter@medlintc.com      Voicemail extension:  31 Amanda Carter provides individual and group therapy in the Adult Sexual Deviancy Program at Medlin Treatment Center.  She is a licensed professional counselor.  Mrs. Carter obtained her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in psychology from Lambuth University, and her master's degree in Professional Counseling with a specialization in Christian Sex Therapy from Richmont Graduate University.  She completed her internship at the Behavioral Medicine Institute of Atlanta, Peachford Behavioral Health Systems, and the Hope Counseling Center.  Mrs. Carter also led a program in Atlanta entitled, "Sex and Young America," for young adolescent females.  In 2009, she gave a 2 hour presentation to the Trauma and Abuse Class at Richmont regarding her work with sex offenders. ...

  • Denisa Millette, M.S., Evaluator

    denisamillette@medlintc.com       Voicemail extension: 59 Denisa Millette obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical psychology from an accredited foreign institution, Palacky University, in Czech Republic.  She completed her internship at Diagnostic Institution for Abused and Neglected Children in Czech Republic.  She received training as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Seattle, WA, advocating the rights of children in custody and other family law cases.  She completed training in interviewing sexually abused children and forensic testimony at Georgia Center for Children.  Since 2001, she has trained under Dr. Medlin and continues to work with her in the area of general psychological evaluations as well as specialized assessment of children and teens with history of trauma.  Furthermore, she has also been recognized as an expert witness in child sexual abuse cases in numerous occasions in various juvenile as well as superior courts of GA....

  • Sharon Rinks, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

    sharonrinks@medlintc.com      Voicemail:  35 Dr. Rinks is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctoral degree at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.  For the past ten years, she has been working in the public education system in Georgia with students from the ages of 3 to 21, conducting evaluations, providing individual and group therapy, delivering training, and consulting.   Some of her particular interests include assessment, autism-spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and play therapy. Dr. Rinks previously provided treatment in hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and community mental health centers....

  • Svetlana Markova, Evaluator/Therapist

    svetlanamarkova@medlintc.com          Voicemail:  58 Dr. Markova graduated from State Academy of Slavic Culture with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the State Therapeutic School for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. She has provided general psychological evaluations, cognitive assessment, parenting evaluations and therapy. Dr. Markova completed two postdoctoral fellowships: at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education as Associate Professor where she received training in research methods and analysis; and at the PsyWorkshop as a therapist providing group and individual therapy with children, adolescents and adults with various psychological issues. Dr. Markova has conducted trainings for professionals and workshops for parents and the community....

  • Katherine Michaels, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

    katherinemichaels@medlintc.com                Voicemail extension:  42 Dr. Michaels provides services to children, adolescents, and young adults ages 6 - 22. Her areas of expertise include diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, and family therapy. She is well-versed in the treatment of behavior disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, grief and loss, relationship issues, crisis intervention, autism, anxiety disorders, and clinical depression. Dr. Michaels focuses on providing clients with solution-based interventions, parent guidance and support, emotional regulation skills, improved communication skills, and the strengthening of family relationships. Dr. Michaels has over 20 years of experience working with children and their families. She also has two friendly "therapy dogs", Callie and Dakota, who periodically accompany her in the office to help provide a warm and welcoming environment....

  • Alisha Rorer, Ph.D., LMFT

    alisharorer@medlintc.com        Voicemail extension:  38 Dr. Rorer received her Master in Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.  She completed two clinical internships in family therapy: (1) at The Haven of Grace, affiliated with Saint Louis University; and, (2) SLUCare (Saint Louis University) Family Medicine Clinic at Des Peres, Saint Louis.  Before joining the clinical staff at Medlin Treatment Center, Dr. Rorer worked at United Behavioral Health, Riverbend Center for Mental Health, and Barnes Counseling/Life University LLC.  She has specific interests in minority/underrepresented families, substance abuse treatment, multicultural counseling, parent-child relationships, trauma, attachment, anxiety disorders, mood disorders in men, racial identity development, women’s identity, homeless mothers and children, play therapy, social change, and race relations.  ...

  • Nicky Albert, M.H.S., LPC

    nickyalbert@medlintc.com        Voicemail extension:  41 Nicky Albert is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience.  After immigrating from South Africa in 1986, Nicole completed her graduate training from the University of Florida with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education.  Her internship was conducted at the Alachua County Crisis Center in Gainesville, Florida with her primary focus being crisis intervention and suicide prevention.  It was during this time that Nicole received the “counselor of the year” award, as well as the award for “Distinguished Service. In 1993, Nicole relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and accepted a position as primary therapist at a County Children’s Shelter.  The focus was on crisis intervention, sexual abuse and trauma, suicide prevention, depression and anxiety, runaways, and gang-related violence.  She provided services for over three years to teens and families at risk. She then worked in a lead position to establish an outpatient counseling center for Charter Peachford Hospital in Gwinnett County. During those years, she provided counseling to patients who had been discharged, and in need of aftercare. Most recently, Nicole has worked as a therapist for a large community agency, providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.  She has also facilitated bereavement and loss groups, divorce groups, and therapeutic/educational services for the developmentally disabled community. In addition, Nicole facilitates community workshops on a variety of topics helping to develop tools to thrive in our complicated world. Nicole maintains a diverse clientele throughout her practice. At Medlin Treatment Center, Nicole will offer psychotherapy for individuals ages 12 and older, couples, and families. She also works with clients who have experienced trauma as well as those who are struggling with controlling their sexual behaviors....

  • Erin Hickmon, LPC, NCC

    erinhickmon@medlintc.com      Voicemail extension: 46 Erin Hickmon received a Master of Science in Profession Counseling from Georgia State University.  Before joining the clinical staff at Medlin Treatment Center, Ms. Hickmon worked for Brighters Tomorrows as a Counselor, Riverwoods Behavioral Health System as an Adolescent Counselor, and Behavioral Health Link as a Mobile Crisis Clinician.  Her specialty is in working with children, adolescents and their families....

  • Ashley Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT

    ashleyjackson@medlintc.com        Voicemail extension: 32 Dr. Ashley Jackson received her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from Auburn University.  She also received her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Auburn University.  She is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  Before joining the clinical staff of Medlin Treatment Center, Dr. Jackson worked at Multiple Family Group Intervention, Auburn University Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic and Family & Children Services.  She specializes in working with adolscents, their families and adults....

  • Courtney J. Baron, LAPC

    courtneybaron@medlintc.com              Vociemail:  57 Courtney Baron is a Therapist in the Sexual Deviancy Program. She conducts individual and group therapy with adult sex offenders, using a cognitive-behavioral relapse-prevention treatment model. She also provides individual therapy to juvenile sexual offenders. In addition, Ms. Baron conducts evaluations  of clients to determine appropriate their level of care. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford.  Before joining the clinical staff at Medlin Treatment Center, Ms. Baron worked for: Intown Psychological Associates, the Southeastern Council of Alcoholism & Drug Dependency, and the Mental Retardation Unit of the Yale University School of Medicine....

  • Diane Kreutzer, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

    dianekreutzer@medlintc.com             Voicemail extension:  54 Dr. Kreutzer is a Licensed Psychologist at Medlin Treatment Center, specializing in working with adolescents and their families.  She is also an Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia Perimeter College....

  • Lela McKnight-Eily, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

    lelamcknighteily@medlintc.com        Voicemail extension: 40 Dr. McKnight-Eily received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia.  She completed her clinical intership at Miami Children's Hospital and a fellowship with Emory University's School of Medicine. She works at the the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in addition to being a Psychologist on the clinical staff at Medlin Treatment Center.  Dr. McKnight-Eily works with children, adolescents and their families on a variety of issues, including depression, ADHD, and behavior disorders....

  • Michelle D. Mitchell, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

    michellemitchell@medlintc.com        Voicemail extension: 43 Dr. Mitchell received her doctorate degree from Kent State University. She works part-time on the clinical staff of Medlin Treatment Center. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families....

  • Nichelle Jackson-Gause, LPC, Ph.D.

    nichellegause@medlintc.com  Voicemail extension: 55 Dr. Nichelle J. Gause is a Health Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor.  Her areas of clinical interest focus on adults with severe mental illness and sexual deviancy.  She has 10+ years experience working in the psychiatric hospital setting, as well as experience in treating adult and adolescent sex offenders.  She provides general therapy to adult clients and psychosexual evaluations related to sexual deviancy and sexual trauma for child and adolescent clients.  She is currently an outpatient therapist with MTC and a psychology professor at a local university.  Her current research interests involve sexual health decision-making in emerging adulthood and adjustment and mental illness in the traditional college student....

  • Tammy Coots, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

    tammycoots@medlintc.com          Voicemail extension:  33 Dr. Coots is a licensed psychologist who earned a Psy.D. from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Coots currently serves as a psychologist at Medlin Treatment Center, specializing in treating children who have been sexually abused and/or are acting out sexually.  Dr. Coots also has a specialty in evaluating and treating infants. In addition, Dr. Coots is an Adjunct Instructor for Tulane University Medical Center. Dr. Coots completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one for Tulane University Medical Center as the Program Manager and Primary Clinician for Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Infant Team, and, secondly, for Louisiana State University Medical Center providing psychotherapy with children and families who were victims or witnesses of violence. Dr. Coots completed her internship with Louisiana State University Medical Center in the following settings: Charity Hospital Psychiatric Unit's adult inpatient, Ames Elementary School, New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, Grace House New Orleans, LSU Infant, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic, and LSU Adult Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Coots completed a therapy practicum with Cobb Douglas Community Mental Health Center and a diagnostic practicum with Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital....

  • Kathleen Grimes, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

    kathleengrimes@medlintc.com Voicemail Extension: 52 Dr. Grimes graduated from the University of Virginia Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree. She received her MA, as well as her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, from the Emory Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Grimes interned at Cambridge Hospital through the Harvard Medical School. She has worked as a therapist and evaluator for the Emory University Psychological Center in Atlanta, and at the Southern Crescent Psychiatry and Counseling Center, Inc. in Newnan, Georgia. She has worked as a neuropsychological examiner at the Emory University School of Medicine, the Emory Clinic Department of Neurology, the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital in Atlanta, and the Emory University Psychological Center. Dr. Grimes is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Georgia Psychological Association. She has published research articles on schizophrenia in The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, The Journal of Abnormal Psychiatry, and Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders....

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