Emily McDonald, MS, LPC, NCC

Emily McDonald is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor working towards full licensure under the direction of Angie Heath, LCSW and under the supervision of Najam Mehmood, LPC. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and her master’s degree from Georgia State University. Emily’s first clinical experience began with her practicum and internship at a domestic violence and sexual assault community resource center. She then began her career in private practice in the metro Atlanta area.

There is a special place in Emily’s heart for helping people who have been affected by difficult and stressful life events. Those that work with Emily have been impacted by adversity, loss, grief, and trauma. She helps them find ways to manage anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, and stress and navigate emotional challenges from childhood/adolescence and life transitions. Many people try to bury or forget their painful memories, yet Emily believes that by sharing these stories, one can open the door to empowerment and healing. Through the process of psychotherapy, Emily seeks to create a genuine and secure bond, a space of respect, acceptance, and safety for her clients. In this environment, one can start the work of examining the ways in which they have struggled in order to better understand their own experience and begin to promote change in their life.

Emily acknowledges that one style of therapy does not work for everyone; therefore, she incorporates different methodologies and approaches to best serve her clients. Some of these may be rooted in cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, dialectical-behavioral, strengths-based, and attachment theories. Emily is a LGBTQIA+ affirming psychotherapist and welcomes clients of all identities and backgrounds.

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys attending live music events, going for runs, watching the latest A24 film, and spending time with her loved ones when possible.

Confidential Voicemail: (404) 654-0385
Email: [email protected]

Andrea Petrus, MA, LAPC

Andrea works with her clients to help heal deep emotional wounds and traumas.  She helps her clients to address the root cause of emotional pain and behaviors to provide lasting healing and supports her clients in building skills to create resilience.  She provides a safe space to be emotionally held no matter what life event her clients are going through. Her expertise is in individual and couples therapy.  She is passionate about psychotherapy because she has experienced and seen the power that doing the inner work, and having a therapeutic relationship, can have.

Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands.  She also has a decade of experience in corporate Human Resources.  In addition to being a therapist, Andrea is a mom to two boys and has a passion for health and wellness.

Andrea Petrus, MA, LAPC
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 – 4:30
[email protected]| (762) 675-0075
390 Prospect Place | Alpharetta, GA 30005


Parkway Psychotherapy & Wellness
390 Prospect Place
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Ph: 770 598 9475