Courtney Fields McVey, LCSW

Owner/Child & Adult Therapist/Parent Coordinator

With over 20 years experience working in multi-disciplinary environments with children and families, Mrs. McVey now applies her combination of clinical, legal, and forensic training/experience to serve families navigating divorce-related proceedings. Mrs. McVey is able to assist both professionals and families in the most high-need litigation proceedings and offer specialized services to work towards a reduction of conflict. Personally, Mrs. McVey is very passionate about influencing the many facets of the divorcing process to elevate the needs of children to the highest levels.  This passion stems not only from her lengthy career in child welfare and advocacy, but also her own experience as a child of multiple divorces. Both of these paths played a significant role in leading Mrs. McVey to create the Divorce Resource Center of Georgia.  In her free time, you will find her and her husband corralling their three energetic children, cheering on her Georgia Bulldawgs, or escaping to a porch swing with a good book.

Sarah Nitz, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Sarah Nitz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After spending almost a decade in non-profit work, Sarah joined the Divorce Resource Center of Georgia. As a clinical therapist at the DRC, Sarah meets with clients of all ages and walks of life. Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. Shes believes that everyone deserves to have their story and voice heard. Sarah enjoys creating safe environments for people to be able to share their stories in their own time. Sarah has called Athens home now for 10 years. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her husband and friends, making tacos + guac, playing with her cats, drinking coffee and using any excuse to celebrate people. She also really loves to refinish and build furniture when she's feeling creative.

Kristi Atkins, LPC, CPCS

Child & Adult Therapist

Kristi Atkins has over 8 years of experience working as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her professional background includes community behavioral health with a focus on providing trauma-informed care and non-profit work, including substance use treatment for women. Kristi obtained her Master of Science and Specialist Degrees in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and is currently working on her doctorate in Professional Counseling and Counseling Supervision at the University of West Georgia. Kristi is passionate about supporting an individual’s unique journey, helping people find their voice and navigate their experiences in a way that builds strength and hope. She strives to show each person compassion and respect as they courageously face and work through obstacles in their lives. In her free time, she loves reading, gardening, all things organization, coffee shops, and spoiling her 14-year-old Pekingese because he happens to be the cutest dog alive. She enjoys hiking, trail running, and just being with friends and loved ones whenever she gets the chance. 

Angela Muffley, LCSW 

Parent Coordinator/Adult Therapist

Angela Muffley, LCSW is our Parent Coordinator and Adult Therapist. Angela's strengths of pragmatism and clinical insight, along with her empathetic personality allow high-conflict parents to both feel accepted and heard in her parent coordination/co-parenting work with them. She often collaborates with child therapists in order to expedite and enhance parent coordination goals. Angela provides both court-ordered and voluntary services, as well as   individual therapy for adults. 

Child & Adult Therapist

Robin O'Donnell, LMSW

Robin is a Licensed Master Social Worker who brings over 20 years of professional experience working with children to her work of the Divorce Resource Center. Robin makes clients feel right at home with her genuine, nurturing approach to therapy. She is a therapist for children as well as adults. Robin is also passionate about supporting marriage and is now offering couples counseling in addition to her divorce-related work.  As the first member of the DRC clinical team, Robin's support for families navigating divorce has been unwavering. 

Denny Pettway, LMSW, Ed.S

Supervised Visitation Coordinator/Therapist

Denny brings a variety of life and clinical experience working with children and families. His experience with supporting children and families in the school system dealing with significant behavioral issues is a great asset to helping his clients address the myriad of issues that divorce can create and exacerbate. Denny is particularly passionate about helping fathers fulfill their roles in their children's lives to the fullest. In addition to his role as Supervised Visitation Coordinator, Denny also provides individual and family therapy to children and adults. 

Molly Petner, MSW 

Child & Adult Therapist

Molly provides evidence-based, client-centered therapeutic services to individuals navigating various behavior and emotional challenges. In addition to individual therapy, she offers family sessions and group therapy. Molly received her Masters Degree in Social Work as well as Certificates in QPR Suicide Prevention, Completion TF-CBT, Stewards of Children Darkness to Light, Professional Development (Mandated Reporters: Critical Links in Protecting Children in Georgia). She is multifaceted and eager to help in anyway possible. Molly chose this line of work because she wanted to help clients navigate complex situations in a fun, unique, and safe way that offers support and hope. Molly enjoys helping clients rediscover their values and personal strengths so that they may identify the kind of life they want to live and take steps to achieve their goals. Outside of work you can find her swing dancing, cooking, baking, and hiking. She even loves coming up with new and creative games to play in sessions, as well as developing resources for clients that can be carried after therapy. 

Kat Boswell, MSW

Child & Adult Therapist

Kat started her time here at the Divorce Resource Center of Georgia as a Masters of Social Work Intern. Kat Graduated from the University of Georgia School of Social Work and is an asset to our team. She specialized in Family Therapy, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Sensory Disorders. A gentle spirit with a bright and warm personality, Kat devotes herself to progress and growth for others with compassion. Kat strives to face her own fears and biases often with support from our local community and her peers. She is attentive to details when she listens, and will respect other's views and opinions. Kat wants her clients to feel safe, to share their feelings, and be free to be themselves. She shared, "I hope to help parents and children to feel comfortable with me to create a space for them to take ownership of the learning process, and work with me to find the best approach for them. My clients should know that I am confident in my skills, but flexible and humble to learn new ways to best meet them where they are." Her free time is spent reading for fun, hiking and exploring outdoors, educating herself in social work practices, playing the piano and singing, playing with arts and crafts, trying cooking and baking techniques, and writing and illustrating poems.

Virginia Synan

Family Care Coordinator

Virginia graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a degree in Psychology and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling through Liberty University. She has over ten years of experience working with children and teaching them practical life skills to grow, and she is a great asset to our team. She specializes in play therapy and also works as our Family Care Coordinator. She is honest, sincere, caring, and is passionate about serving others. In her free time, she likes to go on walks, drink coffee, and read books at the beach!

OFFICE HOURS

By Appointment Only

Evening and Weekend Availability

 

CONTACT​ US

445 Huntington Road, Suite 120

Athens, Georgia 30606

support@divorceresourcecenterofgeorgia.com

Phone: (706) 389-0468

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