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Welcome to Vinings Wellness Center.  We are a collaborative group of professionals and friends who have expertise in eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders. Each individual practitioner has her own additional areas of expertise including women's issues, addictions, relationship issues and family systems. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups of any ethnicity and sexual orientation.

 

Although we are a group practice, we each have individual specialties.  One unique feature about our group is that most of us have been working together for nearly twenty years. We have found a formula that is effective for treatment as a team approach to working with individuals and family systems. We understand the difficulties and complexities of managing everyday life, family relationships, careers, life stressors and losses, and trying to balance overall health and wellness in todays world.  To that end we attempt to encourage and lead practical interventions.  We look at realistic solutions; we create a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental place for people to grieve, heal and  learn healthier ways to cope and plan next steps to improve their life situations.

 

As eating disorder specialists, we are one of the only outpatient practices in Atlanta with a full service staff including, a double board certified psychiatrist with over 25 years of eating disorder experience, individual therapists and an eating disorder specialized registered dietician.  Several of our clinicians are past hospital administrators and clinical directors who successfully ran an eating disorder treatment center for decades.  All of our practitioners have current or past hospital experience as supervisors, clinicians, group leaders, and program developers at every level of care from acute inpatient to outpatient.  This gives us unique expertise in providing comprehensive care including assessment, diagnostics, and treatment planning as well as ongoing therapy, medicine and nutrition management.

 

Every client and every family is different.  We have relationships with treatment facilities all over the country, and if a higher level of care is indicated, we do our best to make the most appropriate referral possible.  We realize that during this extremely difficult time, it is imperative to have knowledgeable experts who are aware of the unique nuances of each facility, and who can assist with making the admission process go as smoothly as possible.

 

For more information on each individual practitioner, please click on the individual links below.

 
  Nina Kram Schlachter, D.O., FAPA, dAOBPN, dAOBFP
404-822-0614

Ephrat Lipton, A.C.S.W., L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
404-202-0932

Joanne M. Pulley, M.S., L.P.C.
404-242-5612

Cynthia Hind, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
404-702-3602

Ginair Goodwin-McKerrow, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
404-983-3320

Jacy Pitts, M.S., R.D., C.S.P. L.D.
404-520-1270  

Deborah Russo, Psy.D., ARC-DMH
770-568-0453
 


Vinings Wellness Center      4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 250       Smyrna, GA 30080