Courtney Fields McVey, LCSW
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela helps the team as our Parent Coordinator and Adult Therapist. Angela's strengths and attributes revolve around her empathetic personality. She is steadfast and pragmatic with clinical insight. These character traits play a central role in assisting our high conflict parents towards a focus on their children's needs, as well as increasing their trust in the co-parenting journey. Angela services both court-ordered parents, in addition to those voluntarily seeking services. Angela too, is available for individual therapy for adults.
Supervised Visitation Coordinator
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.
Holly is a recent Graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in Marketing and Sport Management. Holly is now pursing a MS in Sport Policy. She is the most recent member to join our team here at the Divorce Resource Center of Georgia. Holly lends a hand by managing our website, running our social media accounts, and creating content for them. She is excited to practice marketing techniques she specialized in during her time at Georgia. Holly's attributes of charisma, drive and thoughtfulness make her a great fit for our team. When Holly is not working, she spends her time at the pool with friends, reading "how to" books, jogging, trying new recipes, and cheering for the Dawgs!