Couples Therapy

Dr. Brawner is one of the 3 Best Rated Psychologists in Athens, GA!


Dr. Brawner is one of the 3 Best Rated Psychologists in Athens, GA!


Dr. Brawner is one of the 3 Best Rated Psychologists in Athens, GA!

About Dr. Brawner, PhD

I’m Dr. Patty Brawner. I am a Licensed Psychologist and have been in private practice in Athens, GA for more than 25 years. I specialize in Marriage and Couples Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy and Testing & Evaluation. I see adults of all ages in all stages of life, including college-age young adults, those seeking pre-marital counseling, people going through life transitions and those struggling with LGBT issues. Here is a more complete explanation of the services that I offer.

I have both Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees from the University of Georgia. My undergraduate work was done at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Our Services

Individual Psychotherapy

In Individual Psychotherapy, I work one-on-one with individuals 18 years and older.

Marriage Counseling

All marriages and relationships begin with romantic love – everything is great.

Testing and Evaluation

I administer and evaluate standardized testing & evaluation in several areas…

Intensive Retreats

For couples in relationship crisis, or contemplating divorce, I’ve designed…..

3 Best Rated Psychologists in Athens

Take the Gottman Method.

The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Our Happy Customers

After 23 years, our marriage had imploded. I found out that my husband had been cheating on me for over a year. After the initial shock wore off, we both decided that we wanted to save our marriage, but didn’t know where to start Read more

Sally & Tom F.
Athens, GA

I went to see Dr. Brawner upon the recommendation of a dear friend. I was in a dire place – divorce, change in job status, and my youngest child had just gone off to college. It seemed that all I could do was focus on “what was,” Read more

Caroline M.
Athens, GA

Donald and I needed help right away. I feared we were, perhaps, a few months away from divorce. I heard about Dr. Brawner from someone she sees weekly in her office.We called Dr. Brawner, and after a few phone Read more

Gwen & Donald T.
Athens, GA

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