In our commitment to providing evidence-based therapy programs and gold-standard assessments, we offer Short Term Psychotherapy for Adult Women and Adolescent Girls, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and holistic trauma informed therapy for children, family, and adults. We also provide ADHD assessments, Autism Spectrum assessments, and psychoeducational assessments for children 0-16. We further offer virtual and in-person sessions at our Druid Hills and College Park locations.
We value the concepts of safety throughout the therapeutic process. We respect the perspective of each individual player within the unit (family, community, self, organizations, etc.).
We also value collaboration, multiculturalism, and warmth as we work through individualized treatment plans and offer full feedback sessions and consultations for psychological assessments.
Our Trauma & Developmental Programs
• Brief Anxiety Protocol
• Brief Cognitive Behavior Therapy (bCBT)
• Cognitive Therapy
• Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
• Family Behavioral Therapy
• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT)
• Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
• Parenting Young Children (PYC)
• Trauma Support Group for Youth
• Heal the Healer Support Group for Providers
• Telehealth Options for Virtual Implementations of Treatments
We provide developmental psychological assessments for young children, school aged children. We specifically test for referral questions related to:
Early Developmental Assessments (children ages 5 and under)
Autism Spectrum Disorder / Language Disorders / Global Developmental Delay
Cognitive and Behavioral Assessments (0-16 years old)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit Disorder
Psychoeducational Assessments (0-16 years old)
Payment for Services
Payment for therapy services:
*As of January 2023, Dr. Sarah Vidal McMurtry has no therapy availability.
include self-pay or agency contracted pay.
Georgia Medicaid/SSI Medicaid/Peachcare for Kids
Optum Behavioral Health
For all other insurance plans that are unlisted or denied claims, patients are expected to pay for services upfront.
My experience with Perspectives staff has been nothing short of amazing. They care about the children they work with. They've taken the time to lay down a foundation of trust and build a relationship with them.
This in turn has allowed them to evaluate what is happening with my children with more clarity and understanding. They are then able to relay that info to me and my husband in a way that helps us address what our children need.
Our daughter has made tremendous progress. She continues to grow mentally and has truly done a180 compared to the way she was before she started therapy. Having a teenager growing up in this world today is stressful enough, but with supportive therapists, we have been handling life and the blows that it has been throwing very well.
What Our Patients Say
-Perspectives Clinical Work Patient
In efforts to reduce stigma of mental health treatment, our outreach work includes community programming and education for youth and adults. We currently provide wellness chats and Q&A for teens and tweens in community groups.
At Perspectives, we offer mentorship and internship programming. In addition to parent support classes, group support for community providers, and Q&A in various communities as well.
We value our communities and strive to connect with diverse communities to promote mental health and wellness through social media, virtual panels, interactive programming, and groups.
The impact of trauma in all communities and focus on supporting individuals and communities as they resolve challenges and move forward in with a positive sense of self community and healthy relationships
The impacts of developmental challenges in all age groups and communities. We focus on helping patients and parents learn strategies to optimize the strengths of each individual to promote adaptive health and an engaged lifestyle
Providing clear, helpful, and informative developmental and psychological assessments. We focus on the diagnostic process as an integral piece of the journey towards a clear sense of self and a secure direction towards resources and support
The impact of maintaining healthy and well-trained providers in the community and within Perspectives. We focus on providing supportive community resources to reduce burnout for community providers who support adults and youth with traumatic experiences or developmental delays/disability throughout our communities