Nancy A. McGarrah, PhD

Nancy A. McGarrah

Nancy A. McGarrah, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychologist in Georgia since 1984, after receiving her doctorate from Emory University in 1983.  She works with children and their families including evaluation, therapy and court testimony.  Her areas of specialization are child trauma and forensic psychology.  She is a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and has served as President and Chaired the Ethics and Children’s Legal and Legislative Issues committees.  She is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and served on its Ethics Committee, including being Chair (2009-2010). Dr. McGarrah received the Karl Heiser Presidential Award from APA in 2000 for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology. She was the Georgia representative to the APA Council of Representatives (2013-2016) and currently is on the Board of Directors of the Division of Independent Practice of APA. She also was the recipient of the Power of Prevention Award in 2007 from Prevent Child Abuse Georgia.  She has served on several Boards of community organizations, including the Methodist Children’s Home, Visions Anew, and Peter and Paul’s Place. 

Dr. McGarrah speaks to numerous groups regarding abuse, trauma, divorce, child and family topics, media, and ethics. Dr. McGarrah has been an Adjunct Professor at Emory University and is a Guest Lecturer at Emory Law School and Emory School of Medicine. She is in private practice with Cliff Valley Psychologists, which she co-founded in 1985.