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Our Staff

Our team strives to make every patient feel welcomed and valued. We provide a warm and friendly atmosphere for our patients to ensure that you know we are a safe space.


Dr. Sarah L McMurtry


Sarah L McMurtry, Ph.D., received a Doctorate's Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She completed predoctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Consortium focusing on both developmental disability and child, adult, family, and community trauma. She furthered her expertise during postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University, Children Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children focusing on child trauma, specifically child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. Dr. McMurtry previously completed psychological, speech-language, and neuropsychological testing for children and adults with developmental challenges through the Emory University Department of Human Genetics for 6 years. Dr. McMurtry previously served as adjunct professor, teaching Multicultural Counseling at the University of Southern Mississippi.


Affectionately known as, “Dr. Sarah Mac”, Dr. McMurtry specializes in training and developing clinicians' use of evidence-based interventions and wellness methods for parents, adolescents, youth and communities with experiences of trauma. She is most passionate about individual empowerment, diversity, and community-based programming through mental healthcare and wellness outreach programming. She enjoys creating programming that improves overall wellbeing and reducing stigma related to mental health care.

At Perspectives, Dr. McMurtry overseas all clinical, assessment, and outreach programming. Dr. McMurtry oversees specialized autism-based assessments and ADHD assessments for youth ages 0-16. She further works to train her staff and the community in specialized treatments such as PCIT, CPP, and TFCBT for young children. Her goals are to empower change agents, by providing professional development and training in multiculturally competent and trauma informed strategies inside and outside of the therapeutic space. 

Dr. Sarah Mac is frequently spotted smiling and encouraging others where ever she goes. She is a wife, mom of a young adult and a tween daughter, doggie, and cat. She loves the zeal and boldness of life and loves to laugh loudly, dance, and sing. Her newest fun fact is that she is learning Spanish and AfroLatino culture in Cartagena Colombia to scout for new ways to promote wellness through nature and international retreat design.

Dr. NGonzi "Truth" Crushshon


Dr. Ngonzi "Truth" Crushshon, Psy,D. has 15 years of clinical mental health experience and a background in education, as a substitute teacher and professor of NeuroPsychology. She is a proud alumna of Fisk University, and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology and clinical psychology, respectively. Dr. Truth attained her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus. She completed predoctoral training at Ada S. McKinley Behavioral Health, a community mental health clinic in Chicago, with specific focus on  enhancing protective factors for childhood trauma, emotional and behavioral concerns for children and families. Dr. Truth also completed postdoctoral internship at a private practice, Hope Haven Psychological Resources, LLC. in Indianapolis, Indiana where she provided play therapy for children with trauma, grief and emotional/behavioral concerns, as well as individual and family therapy. Additionally, Dr. Truth administered psychological assessments for children and adults including psycho-educational, psycho-sexual, and bariatric testing batteries for the purposes of diagnostic clarity and treatment. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in downtown Chicago, Dr. Truth served as Emergency Room Counselor for adults with suicidal and homicidal ideations and behaviors. She also assessed youth and foster children 3-21years old with suicidal and homicidal ideations and behaviors.

Dr. Truth currently serves as Staff Psychologist at Perspectives and provides culturally competent care for children, families, and adults with experiences of adhd, ptsd, and comorbid challenges. Dr. Truth hails from Chicago, Illinois and enjoys mentoring and empowering youth and families. She loves journaling, running 5k races, reading books “The Artist’s Way” and cooking meals from scratch.

Dr. Nancy Ajaa


Bio Coming Soon

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Mrs. Shonteila Gregoire, LMSW


Shonteila West Gregoire, acquired her Master of Social Work from Widener University where she focused her clinical studies and community work on trauma within multicultural populations. Mrs. Gregoire previously provided intensive case management, assessments, referrals, and intervention to adults and individuals with diagnoses of depression, anxiety, and psychosis. She developed and facilitated therapeutic empowerment groups with children with experiences of trauma as well for women and children at women’s shelters. Mrs. Gregoire’s clinical experiences strongly influences her work of how trauma can affect not only the identified patient but the family and support systems. She passionately strives to provide psychoeducation to such individuals and families experiencing trauma, giving them the tools necessary to form and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships and functional roles within the unit and out in the community.


Ms. Gregoire focuses on mindfulness and trauma-focused strategies and prides herself on her ability to build strong personable relationships and form genuine connections with her whom she is working. For Ms. Gregoire, a strong therapeutic process starts with individuals feeling safe to be who they are. She believes the therapeutic process is a collaborative one. She excited to assist and motivate individuals to reach the goals, providing them with the appropriate tools and interventions so that change is obtainable and manageable.

Mrs. Gregoire is affectionately known as “Ms. Teila” at Perspectives. She serves as a Staff Clinician and is excited to work with our families and communities across the metro Atlanta area. Outside of her passion of providing supportive services, Mrs. Gregoire is a wife and mother to a 1-year-old baby girl. She is an animal lover, with two fur babies, named Jack and Stella. Born in Okinawa, Japan, she loves the tropical weather where the sun is always shining so she settles for frequent travels to Florida Beaches.

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Lauren Williams, LAPC


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller 

Lauren has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and their families. Her goal is to provide them with the skills necessary to overcome challenges as they navigate through life. She believes that this can be done starting with a minimum amount of hope with which they can grow and reach any goal they set out to achieve. Lauren believes that in providing youth with the tools they need they can develop autonomy, confidence, and contentment in themselves as they flourish throughout life. Lauren uses a variety of approaches from humanistic, behavioristic, and postmodern to conduct therapy. 

Lauren obtained her Master of Science degree in in clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Memphis where she also minored in child development and communications. Prior to working at Perspectives, Lauren worked as a Registered Behavior Therapist implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy with children that have been diagnosed with autism. Lauren also completed her internship at the Children’s Center for Hope and Healing where she delivered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and adolescents that have dealt with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health disorders as a result of experiencing sexual abuse. 

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys working out, dancing, and listening to music. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 


Ms. Angel Tureaud


Ms. Angel Tureaud is a motivated team leader with over 10 years of experience in customer service-related operations. Within that time-frame, she developed skills in interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding procedures, which included training new hires and mentoring team members. Ms. Angel says that she has always had the desire to be of service to others. Developing as a servant leader over the past few years has taught her the importance of being able to motivate and encourage those around her while still being able to achieve organizational goals.  Having the opportunity to listen and empathize with a client and coming up with ways to better service patients at Perspectives is one of the many reasons she enjoys her work. Ms. Angel desires to bring her developed skills and gifts to Perspectives in efforts to grow with the company.  

At Perspectives, Ms. Angel is the "heartbeat" of our operations. Her positive attitude and quick response helps us to efficiently meet the needs of our patients and families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to cook and recreate dishes/recipes. It brings her joy to prepare a meal for her loved ones and they enjoy it.  



Our Interns



Hannah is a responsible and determined high school intern who is dependable and provides assistance with administrative, and wellness programing. She has interests in the intersection of mental wellness and technology.

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Deanna is a creative and impactful college student intern who is generates engaging content and promotes communications regarding mental wellness to reduce stigma. She has interests in the health, biology, and psycholgy.

Now Accepting Applications For:

Now accepting applications for a licensed psychologist or licensed professional counselor with expertise in leadership development, program development, and clinical operations.

Now accepting applications for a licensed psychologist or licensed psychometrist with expertise in assessing children age 0 and up, teens, and tween with ASD, ADHD, and PTSD.




Interested applicants, please contact Angel Tureaud at

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