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Dr. Sarah McMurtry


Dr. Sarah McMurtry

Dr. Sarah L McMurtry conferred her Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. She completed predoctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Professional Psychology Consortium and postdoctoral fellowship at the Stephanie V. Blank Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University. Dr. McMurtry specializes in evidence-based interventions for parents, adolescents, and youth with experiences with sexual, physical, and complex trauma, neglect, and attachment difficulties. She also works with adults, couples and adolescents with experiences of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and phase of life difficulties. She also has experience with assessment for developmental delay and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. McMurtry is owner of Dr. Sarah Mac and Perspectives Psychological Resources, LLC which both promote the concept of “Change Agent” and community empowerment. The Dr. Sarah Mac brand is Dr. McMurtry’s consultation practice which she provides consultation, mentorship, and community collaboration to promote entrepreneurship, engagement, and empowerment. Perspectives is a psychology and wellness practice in which provides counseling and clinical assessments for families, adults, and children as young as age 2 with reports of traumatic stress and developmental concerns and/or features of autism spectrum disorder. She takes a clinical approach that focuses on improving the parent-child relationship and family dynamic, in particular for children with histories of trauma and/or with developmental disabilities. Dr. McMurtry is a licensed psychologist currently contracting as Sr. Psychological Specialist in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. She provides neuropsychological testing for research and clinical trials targeting populations with Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She was primary investigator for the African American Fragile X Syndrome Outreach Project, which was community-based participatory research program created to increase access and utilization of the Emory Fragile X clinic for African American families. She also currently teaches Multicultural Counseling as an adjunct professor for the University of Southern Mississippi as well as serves in the local Atlanta area as secretary and board member for the Eagles Economic Community Development Corporation in south Fulton county, Georgia.

Despite all that Dr. Sarah Mac does, her most important job is being the proud mother of one teenage daughter and two pets. She loves adventure and often goes hiking, exploring new places. She loves to sing and dance and serves with the dance and young adult ministries at Peace Baptist Church. Dr. McMurtry, is endearingly known as Dr. Sarah Mac, by those who work closely with her and simply as Sarah to those who love and live closest to her.


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