Kellie L. Murphy, Ph.D.

Dr. Kellie Murphy is a licensed psychologist who works with infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and parents.  She provides a combination of telehealth and in-person services.  Dr. Murphy has received an Authorization to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) that allows her to work with clients in 28 states via telehealth, with 9 additional states with pending legislation.  

In therapy, Dr. Murphy teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies (CBT) to children and adolescents to help manage stress, worry, anger, and disappointment they sometimes feel.  She works with parents to manage difficult child and adolescent reactions including inflexibility, rigid/oppositional behavior, refusal, crying, arguing, yelling, high anxiety, and tantrums/meltdowns/outbursts.  These behaviors may interfere with daily activities such as morning routine, getting to school, meals, homework, chores, bedtime, trips out in public, and family activities.  She often works with multiple family members, including parents and siblings, to help with problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Dr. Murphy also has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disabilities and special needs parenting.  She has two children, an adult son with an intellectual disability and autism and a elementary-aged daughter born with a Pierre Robin Sequence and complete cleft palate who is now recovered after surgeries and therapies.

Dr. Murphy was outstanding senior in psychology at Western Kentucky University.  She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Auburn University, with an additional specialty in child clinical psychology.  Her doctoral internship was done at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine.  She has been at The Behavioral Institute of Atlanta since 1999. 


Dr. Murphy works with clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Children and teens will likely have to miss some school for therapy appointments, although these will be excused absences.  We can work to make sure your child isn't always missing the same class. 

To schedule with Dr. Murphy, call the front office at 404-256-9325.  If you have questions for Dr. Murphy, her preferred method of contact is email at  

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