About Us

Experienced addiction and mental health service providers

Our experienced team of addiction and mental health service providers come from a diverse academic and professional background. Each professional brings a unique perspective and wealth of scientific knowledge and experience to our consultations and treatment programs. We strive to provide best practice treatment strategies and training programs to the community and hope to continue in developing innovative mental health and substance abuse treatment plans and training and education programs.

Dr. Karen Kelly

(Ph.D., LPC, NCC, MAC, CCS, CRPS, CPSIV, CAME)

Circle of Recovery founder Dr Karen Kelly has over 30 years professional experience in a variety of Human Service Organizations. Many years were spent in the substance abuse and human services field, providing assistance to adults and adolescents in a range of settings. Dr Kelly is a past President of the Georgia Addiction Counselor Association and is the founding president of Circle of Recovery. She has served as a Project Director at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Cork Institute and the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center in Atlanta. Dr Kelly has also taught at several major universities and as a moderator of online courses throughout the US.

Additional qualifications and memberships

Dr Kelly is dually trained in mental health and criminal justice and holds the following additional certifications:
  • Master Level Addictions’ Counsellors
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Services (Capella University)
  • Master of Science in Administration and Psychology (Central Michigan University)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Park College)
  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (The Community College of the Air Force)
  • Associate of Science Degree in Social Services (The Community College of the Air Force)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor (CPCS)
  • Board Certified Life Coach (CCE)
  • Certified National Trainer
  • Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor Level II
  • Nationally Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor
  • Certified Criminal Justice Specialist
  • Certified Prevention Specialist Level IV
  • Certified Risk Reduction Instructor
  • Nationally Certified Anger Management Facilitator
  • Memberships in: the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NADAAC), the Georgia Addictions Counselor Association (GACA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Mental Health Professionals and the Forensic Counselors Association. the Forensic Counselors Association and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA. (LPCA).

For more on our team call +1404 243 5576.

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