heather-headDr. Heather C. Futral, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director of Northeast Georgia Psychological Services. Dr. Futral provides treatment to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in the assessment and treatment depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, marital difficulties, and interpersonal problems. Dr. Futral has built thriving independent practices in both the Athens and Braselton areas. She annually supervises licensed psychologists and postdoctoral fellows in psychology.  She has presented at multiple local and state conferences. Dr. Futral has been qualified as an expert witness in several court jurisdictions in Georgia. In addition to general practice, Dr. Futral has a great deal of experience with complex cases, disability issues, employment and medical screenings, and other fitness for duty evaluations. She supports the community through many forms of philanthropy.

Dr. Futral graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Columbia University, an Ivy league institution. She earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology degree from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed an APA-accredited internship program at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, where she provided assessment and counseling services to children, adults, families, and couples. She completed over 2000 hours of postdoctoral training at Positive Outcomes Psychological Services in Athens, Georgia.

mercedes_headDr. Mercedes Kamerman, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who joined the practice as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rollins College in 2009. She earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2015. She completed an APA-accredited internship program at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Kamerman provides psychological evaluations and conducts individual and family psychotherapy at Northeast Georgia Psychological Services. She specializes in working with interpersonal difficulties, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and spirituality with persons of all ages.

mattburch_headMatt Burch, L.P.C. is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined the Northeast Georgia Psychological Services in August of 2015. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Piedmont College. He earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2005. From 2005 to 2015, he worked as a full-time family counselor at Eagle Ranch Children's Home in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Matt now provides both individual and family counseling at Northeast Georgia Psychological Services. Matt has a great deal of experience working with adults who suffer with anxiety, depression, anger, marital conflict, and parenting difficulties. He also has experience working with children who exhibit defiance, angry outbursts, inattention, and anxiety. Matt especially enjoys working with parents to form a plan that will be helpful and effective for their child.
maryjane-headMaryJane Bowler is the Office Manager for Northeast Georgia Psychological Services. She has been working with the practice since its inception. MaryJane oversees all scheduling, billing, and pre-authorizations. She also implements efficient insurance correspondence, as well as coordination between healthcare providers to ensure the best of service to our clients.

Prior to working at Northeast Georgia Psychological Services, MaryJane worked for six years as a 911 Call-taker, Police Dispatcher and Classroom Instructor at Chester County Emergency Services in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She also worked at the Brandywine Hospital in Chester County, Pennsylvania for nine years as an Emergency/Admissions Registrar, Switchboard Operator, and Outpatient Billing Specialist.