When faced with life’s challenges, children, and their families, need compassionate care that supports healthy development and empowers them to address concerns. We are experienced professionals who are well informed, positive, and optimistic, and we provide services within a safe, secure environment, reflecting the highest ethical and professional standards.
Leslie Wilson Munson, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist & Clinical Director
Dr. Munson is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Georgia, earning a Ph.D. in educational (school) psychology in 1992. Dr. Munson has provided psychological services to children and families throughout Georgia for more than 30 years. She began her career as a school psychologist at Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Education Services Agency (Americus). Her tenure has also included serving as a school psychologist in the City Schools of Decatur and the Clarke County School District. She has held numerous leadership positions including serving as Director of the School Psychology Clinic at the University of Georgia. She was also the Chief Academic Officer at the Atlanta Speech School, which is one of the Southeast’s oldest therapeutic educational centers for children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities. Dr. Munson is an active member of professional associations and has held many leadership roles. She was recently appointed to the National Association of School Psychologists Accreditation Advisory Group. Dr. Munson has also been active with community and civic organizations, including the Decatur Education Foundation, Frazer Center, and L’Arche Atlanta.
Dr. Munson enjoys spending time with friends discussing current events and swapping life stories. She also likes to visit local restaurants and travel. Most days, she can be found on her Peloton bike, yoga mat, or taking a walk in the park.
Administrative Assistant & Communications Coordinator
Kristin Munson joined our team as an administrative assistant and communications coordinator in 2021. Kristin is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), earning a BFA in photography in 2018. After graduating, she relocated to Austin and began her career as an Education Support Operations Manager for Apple. Her interest in education led to her position as sales coordinator with Open Up Resources, an educational non-profit with a mission to increase equity in K–12 education by making excellent, top-rated curricula openly accessible to districts and schools. She also plans to broaden her interest in children’s education by pursuing her counseling degree.
When she’s not working, Kristin is a lover of brunch and exercise, and there are plenty of options for both in Austin where she resides with her husband, Joseph.
Lanee Rivers, Ph.D.
“I love to help children own their story and discover that they are smarter and braver than they ever thought that they could be.”
Dr. Lanee Rivers is a licensed psychologist who completed her graduate studies at the University of Georgia in 2003. Her concern for children’s education led her to UGA’s school psychology program to pursue her clinical interests in psychological and educational assessment and treatment of childhood difficulties, including learning disabilities, ADHD, and social/emotional concerns. She also completed research that examined the familial relationship of dyslexia and investigated teachers’ perceptions of childhood behavior. Her cultural interests led her to study abroad in Anguilla and to complete her internship and post-doctoral studies in St. Thomas before establishing her clinical practice there. She is currently Clinical Coordinator of the Mental Health Department of Family Medicine in Nassau, Bahamas but as a Georgia native, her clinical practice extends across borders.
Dr. Rivers grew up in Decatur, Georgia and graduated from Lakeside High School before enrolling at Hampton University. She holds memberships in the American Psychological Association, the Bahamas Psychological Association (BPA), and the Association of Virgin Island Psychologists (AVIP). Additionally, Dr. Rivers is a certified trainer in school crisis prevention and intervention (PREPaRE).
Dr. Rivers lives in Nassau, Bahamas with her husband, Todd, and their daughter, Siann. In her spare time, she can be found timing her daughter’s swim meets or carpooling Siann to swim practice.