Our staff consists of a diverse team of highly trained and specialized clinicians, each possessing a wide range of expertise and experience. We provide services that are individually tailored to meet your specific needs with the belief that everyone can lead a more fulfilling and mindful life
To make an appointment for services, or to find out more information about Intown Counseling and Wellness and our therapists, please call (404) 478-9890. One of our staff members will then do a telephone intake with you, and match you as best as possible with one of our therapists. If there is a particular therapist you would like to work with, please mention his or her name when you call. Feel free to read our staff bios if you would like a better understanding of the different areas of interest and expertise that our staff offers. Day or evening appointments are available Monday through Friday and some of our staff also provides services on Saturdays.
Scott Leenan, MS, LPC, CRC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Intensively Trained in DBT
Scott’s approach to psychotherapy is rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and existentialism; although, he pulls from a variety of therapeutic techniques. He believes that becoming human is a project and our task is not so much to discover who we are, as to create ourselves. During therapy he works with clients to examine their personal values, beliefs, goals and perceptions of reality. Scott also assists his clients with stress management, personal growth, balance, career development and motivation. He specializes in mood stabilization for individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.
Scott enjoys working with a diverse clientele, but he has spent much of his career working with medical and business professionals and the LGBT community. He also works with individuals with disabilities become competitively employed and participate fully in their communities.
Scott has been in private practice since 2005 and before that he worked at Peachford Behavioral Hospital in Dunwoody and Talbott Recovery Campus, a local alcohol and drug rehabilitation center for impaired medical professionals. Scott Leenan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He received his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association and the Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.
Afton Murphy, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Afton Murphy earned her masters degree in Clinical Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Afton has always adored children, but truly developed a passion for working with children while working at a foster care agency during her graduate training. Helping children better understand themselves and their behaviors is usually the main goal, but helping the child and the parent understand each other is just as important. Afton not only helps kids develop skills to improve their life, but also works with parents and/or caregivers to successfully implement behavior modifications at home.
She uses a combination of play therapy and art therapy as a bridge to build rapport and to help foster communication in a way that children find comfortable. She also incorporates artistic expression into sessions with clients to encourage creativity and to help express emotions. Art not only includes drawing or painting, but may involve journaling, collaging, scrapbooking or songwriting. Any activity that facilitates personal exploration can be very helpful during the therapy process. Afton also uses a combination of client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral interventions, and behavioral therapy to assist her clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. Afton also works with the LGBTQ population and provides a safe and open environment for individuals of all ages to express themselves without being judged.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Michelle DeVaul is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Design with a minor in psychology from Syracuse University, and her Master’s Degree from Argosy University, GA School of Professional Psychology in professional counseling. Michelle is passionate about helping others on their journey to self-awareness, and believes once an individual recognizes their strengths and capabilities the sky is the limit. Michelle has worked with a variety of mental health populations to include: military service members and their families, children & adolescents in foster care, adults with co-occurring disorders, and families in underserved areas with minimal resources, and expresses a deep compassion for those in need of an advocate.
Michelle completed 900+ hours of practicum training at the Fulton County Center for Health & Rehabilitation; providing group & individual substance abuse treatment to adults with a dual diagnosis. Michelle has extensive experience providing community-based services to the youth and adult population including: Department of Family & Children Services, various Juvenile Courts within the Atlanta metropolitan area. Michelle’s areas of expertise include: adults with a dual diagnosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD and behavior disorders in children, self-esteem issues, and depression & anxiety. Michelle also completed training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Military Culture Training presented by the Center of Deployment Psychology through Star Behavioral Health Providers. Michelle is also a member of Chi Sigma Iota and former President of the College Park Woman’s Club, a federation of women’s clubs providing charitable support through fundraising and projects to help those in the community in need.
Cassandra Lettenberger-Klein, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Cassandra Lettenberger-Klein is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. Dr. Lettenberger-Klein is specifically trained to work with couples and families, as well as individuals. She earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, and her doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Dr. Lettenberger-Klein has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including a Domestic Relations Bureau in Indiana, two university clinics, a short-term inpatient psychiatric hospital in Florida, and several community agencies in Indiana, Illinois, and Florida. Additionally, Dr. Lettenberger-Klein has experience in leading parenting groups. Dr. Lettenberger-Klein also co-facilitates couple group therapy with her husband, Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, M.S., LMFT.
Dr. Lettenberger-Klein’s areas of expertise include couples experiencing relational discord or those interested in pre-marital treatment; families facing divorce/separation or in which a child is displaying behavioral problems; and individuals suffering from emotional or behavioral issues. These areas of expertise have been honed through clinical work and extensive research. Specifically, Dr. Lettenberger-Klein researches parent-child and parent-adolescent relationships concentrating primarily on everyday stressors, family communication, and social support. Dr. Lettenberger-Klein has been published in the Journal of Family Violence, the American Journal of Family Therapy, the Journal of Creativity and Mental Health, and the Family Journal. Dr. Lettenberger-Klein continues to work towards future publications in the area of family relations. Additionally, Dr. Lettenberger-Klein has presented at several national and regional conferences on working with families within the child welfare system and parent-child/parent-adolescent relationships.
Dr. Lettenberger-Klein uses a client-centered integrated treatment model that focuses on cognitions, emotions, and behavior, and believes in accessing all relevant components of the client system throughout treatment. All treatment includes a component of accessing resources clients already possess, while offering additional resources to facilitate growth and overall health.
Her professional affiliations and certifications include: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, National Counsel on Family Relations, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychological First Aide Training and Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy- Former Treasurer.
Casey Chaviano, Ph.D., MSW, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Casey Chaviano earned her Master’s in Social Work and her doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. She has worked in a variety of settings including a university and community based mental health clinic, an inpatient psychiatric facility, and several community-based agencies working with at-risk parents and families. During her doctoral program, Dr. Chaviano was involved with research with multi-stressed parents, which included delivering parent education groups in the community. Her research also explores parents’ social support networks as a resource in their parenting. Dr. Chaviano has presented her research at national conferences and has been published in journals such as Parenting Science and Practice, Child and Family Social Work, and The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Dr. Chaviano specializes in working with couples experiencing relationship difficulties, parents struggling to work through child behavior problems, and individuals and families experiencing times of transition. She sees therapy as a collaborative and experiential process and uses a strengths-based approach to working with clients. Dr. Chaviano enjoys working with couples through an emotion-focused perspective by exploring the couple’s attachments and interactional cycles to promote healing. She also enjoys working with parents to build upon existing strengths and parenting skills to work through difficult transitions and behavior problems with their children. Dr. Chaviano is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Nicole Davis Pass, Ph.D.
Dr. Nicole Davis Pass is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. She earned a Masters degree from Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, in Health Policy and Management. Dr. Pass completed her doctoral degree at Argosy University, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, in the area of clinical psychology. Her work experience has included servicing children of all ages and their families. In therapy, Dr. Pass utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques; however, her primary orientation is client-centered with a focus on the client’s cognitions, emotions, and behavior.
Dr. Pass also has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Pass has worked in a variety of clinical settings including various governmental agencies such as the Department of Children and Family Services, Social Security Administration, and the Municipal Court. Additionally, Dr. Pass’ other interests include mental health policy and children’s advocacy. By bringing awareness to mental health issues, we can begin to heal and restore families in our community. It is of the upmost importance to assist clients in reaching their personal goals and develop the skill set to maximize their potential, by helping them improve their mental health and overall well-being.
Nancy Miller, LPC, CRC
Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Nancy Miller is a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor with 15 years of clinical experience in the counseling field. She earned her bachelor degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans and her master degree in rehabilitation counseling from Georgia State University. Additionally, she completed a post-graduate counseling internship at Shepherd Pathways, which is part of Shepherd Center continuum of care. Nancy enjoys helping adults and adolescents struggling with life transitions and adjustment difficulties who may also be suffering from anxiety or depression. She has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing all levels of brain injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions as well as their families. She has led adjustment, emotional regulation and support groups.
Nancy is committed to bridging the gap between clients’ current level of functioning and their potential. She uses cognitive behavioral techniques, positive psychology and her extensive knowledge of brain functioning to develop a treatment philosophy that fosters each person’s healing power to improve emotional, physical and spiritual well- being. Nancy is also fluent in Spanish.
Crystal Broughton is a native of California and has lived in Georgia for about 18 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Georgia State University. She is scheduled to complete the program in the spring of 2017. In her professional career, Crystal has worked as an educator, administrator and advocator in her community. She has served a myriad of populations including individuals with disabilities, mental and behavioral health issues. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults and the LGBTQ community. She is a gifted communicator and leader, and has an unwavering drive to serve others in need of help.
Laura McDowell is a student in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling masters program at Georgia State University. Laura has experience in individual therapy, group therapy, assessment, career counseling, and case management. She works with adults, adolescents, and people with chronic illness or disabilities. In therapy, Laura puts an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Existentialist Theory. Her special interests include adventure therapy, wilderness therapy, and surf therapy.