Hello, my name is Dr. Craig Kerley.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with information regarding my practice and services offered. Additionally, it is my hope that this website will be used as a clearinghouse for information regarding psychological issues. Please email me to provide me with your opinions regarding this website. Your feedback is important to me as it will assist me in making this website more useful to you.
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Couples/Partner Therapy
- Child/Adolescent Therapy
Social Skills Training
- Social Skills Groups
- Individual Skills Training
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Parent Support Groups
- Parent Education Seminars Series
- Collaboration with psychiatrists, physicians, and neurologists
- Referrals when appropriate
- Professional advisement with schools, including regular education teachers, IEP committees, SST committees, and School Psychological and Counseling services.
Psychoeducational Evaluation & Testing
What Is Assessed?
As the purpose of a psychological evaluation is based on the specific concern to be addressed, I do not use a 'standard battery' of tests. Instead, your child's evaluation will be tailored to address your specific concerns. Based on your assessment question(s), I will assess cognitive ability (i.e., IQ), cognitive processing skills (e.g., fluid reasoning, processing speed, executive functioning, comprehension, visual processing, auditory processing, short-term memory, long-term retrieval, sensorimotor skills), language processing, individual academic achievement, and social-emotional functioning, Additionally, I will analyze historical data, behavioral ratings, and specific behavioral observations and reports.
What Is Included?
A full assessment includes a comprehensive written report of all testing results, along with specific recommendations. Payment is due at each assessment session, and is based on the time spent assessing, scoring, compiling and analyzing test results.
When Is It Conducted?
A psychological assessment is typically conducted over the course of five sessions. The first session (50 minutes) is with the parents/guardians only, and serves to gather background information and determine the appropriate assessment approach. The second, third, and fourth sessions are assessment sessions with the child, and typically run one hour and forty minutes each. The final session (50 minutes) is a meeting with the parents to discuss results, recommendations, and answer any questions you may have. Approximately two weeks after this meeting, you will receive a written copy of the full report. A full assessment includes a comprehensive written report of all testing results, along with specific recommendations.
Will Insurance Pay?
Insurance will occasionally reimburse for psychological assessments. My office does not file insurance claims, but we will be happy to provide you with the paperwork necessary for you to file a claim for reimbursement with your insurance company. Please keep in mind that insurance plans and coverage varies tremendously, and I encourage you to contact your insurance company directly with any coverage questions you may have.
Appointments can be made by clicking the Register Online button below, or by calling the office and leaving a confidential voice mail at 770-449-0082.
Scheduling phone calls are often returned in the evening.
Fees are based on the service provided, individual treatment plans vary. Please call for a free telephone consultation and service-specific pricing.
Fees for services are collected at each session. Fees for group therapy and classes are paid for prior to the first session. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card or debit card.Register Online
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About Dr. Kerley
Dr. Kerley is a therapist who has been working in private practice in the Atlanta area since 2003. Prior to this, he was employed as a School Psychologist for public schools in Georgia, Virginia, and New York.
Dr. Kerley graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Psychology from Alfred University, in Alfred, NY, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University.
Over the past 19 years, Dr. Kerley has helped children, families, and adults, in clinic, residential, and school settings. Dr. Kerley works with persons with a wide array of presenting challenges, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Difficult Children, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Difficulties, Learning Differences, and Chronic Health Problems. Additionally, Dr. Kerley has conducted over 1,000 Psychological Evaluations, investigating concerns related to Attention Problems, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Emotional Concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Delays, among others.
Dr. Kerley has served as co-chair of the Legislative Action Committee of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists. He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor, instructing graduate students on the principals of educational and psychological assessment. Additionally, Dr. Kerley provides in-service training to teachers, parents, and other psychologists on various issues related to child and family adjustment.Download Curriculum Vita