"I am a native Atlantan educated at the University of Georgia where I received my B.A. in journalism (concentration in public relations) and the Georgia School of Professional Psychology where I received my M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology. I completed my clinical internship at the University of Tennessee and my post-doctoral fellowship at Metro State Prison for Women. I have been licensed to practice psychology by the state of Georgia since 2002 and have owned my private practice, Building Bridges to Better Lives, since 2004. I have provided services for adult males and females, married and pre-marital couples, and adolescent females. I am a member of the network of providers associated with two nationally syndicated radio shows: 'New Life Live' and 'The Dave Ramsey Show.' Additionally, I acted as an on-line columnist in 2008 for Divorce360.com, a website dedicated to helping those contemplating, going through, or adjusting to divorce. I have also been a contributing writer for Pink Magazine on-line.
Prior to owning and operating my private practice, I worked as a psychologist at Metro State Prison for women in Atlanta where I oversaw the mental health assessment of some 50 new inmates a week and facilitated several groups on the subjects of 'forgiving yourself,' 'emotional eating,' 'choosing to live,' and 'empowering minds.' Based on my experiences at the prison, I co-authored a chapter on 'Mood Disorders in Incarcerated Women' in a textbook entitled Health Issues Among Incarcerated Women.
Psychology is a second career for me. I previously worked in public relations in various capacities for Mayors Andrew Young and Maynard Jackson. My last position with the City of Atlanta was Executive Director of the Atlanta Clean City Commission where I focused my efforts on neighborhood beautification and recycling. In my spare time, I have enjoyed a ten-year involvement with competitive amateur tennis, long-distance bike-riding, ballet dancing, jogging, traveling, reading, cooking, and playing Scrabble."
--Pamela Thompson, Psy.D.