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Carter D. Pope, Jr.

Carter is a successful real estate and private equity investor who recognized the need for sober living residences in Atlanta created specifically for professionals and family members of professionals.

Prior to founding Buckhead Behavioral Health, Carter worked in insurance brokerage in New York City and as a real estate private equity acquisitions specialist in Atlanta. He completed his undergraduate degree at Washington & Lee University and has an MBA from the UNC Keenan-Flagler Business School. Carter lives with his wife in Atlanta where he grew up. He enjoys golf and living a healthy lifestyle through his continued journey of recovery.

Alec Pagliarulo

Alec Pagliarulo is a dedicated professional who has spent his entire career working in the addiction and mental health community. He has worked in various roles, including benefits analyst, admissions coordinator and business development specialist. Alec is passionate about providing the best possible care to individuals struggling to overcome addiction. He aims to create positive recovery experiences, including programs rooted in integrity that pave a path for long-term growth.

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Dr. Gupta brings a decade of care management experience to Buckhead Behavioral Health.  He specializes in treating adults with substance use and psychiatric disorders. His extensive clinical experience includes medication assisted treatment, medical-surgical consultation and psychiatric stabilization in acute settings. Dr. Gupta completed his general psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut followed by a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Emory University. He is double board certified in both of these specialties. Dr. Gupta is passionate about his work in mental health and is an advocate for reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. He strives to provide the best possible care to his patients.

Dr. Jamil Davis

Bio coming soon!

Doug Paul, LPC, CPCS, LMHC, QS

Doug Paul, LPC, CPCS, LMHC, QS, has been a practicing clinician since 2007 with a specialization in substance use disorders.  He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from University of Central Florida in 2002.  He went on to complete a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University in 2007. Doug has worked in the full continuum of care including Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Residential treatment programs.  During that time, he refined his therapeutic approach and interventions.  He also has extensive experience supervising university interns. Doug transitioned into leadership in 2014, with Atlanta outpatient programs and then a large residential program in Orlando, FL.  Now with Buckhead Behavioral Health, Doug continues to provide therapy, program management support and supervision to growing clinicians. Doug continues to practice his own recovery program over the last 21 years.

Courtney McClure

Courtney is passionate about working with individuals who are recovering from substance use disorders and mental health challenges. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Courtney is a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACII) from the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association. She has worked in multiple levels of addiction treatment including residential treatment for homeless men and women, residential treatment for mothers with substance use and co-occurring disorders, intensive outpatient, detoxification, and medication-assisted treatment. Courtney has also worked in community-based mental health, and has completed internships at The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Services homeless shelter working with families and veterans, as well as with the Veterans Administration’s Trauma Recovery Program helping veterans heal from PTSD utilizing Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She takes a person-centered approach to healing and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, Gestalt, Narrative, and Experiential therapies to provide individualized care to those she serves. Courtney believes in helping others to become the best versions of themselves by working through anything that may be getting in the way, while utilizing a trauma-informed approach. She is honored to partner with others to provide a safe space to reach their goals. When Courtney is not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, experiencing nature, traveling and photography.

Caroline Woods

Caroline is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University Penfield College and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University. Before joining Buckhead Behavioral Health, Caroline spent over a year working at an addiction IOP program as a primary therapist running process groups, psycho-educational groups, individual sessions and family sessions. She spent a year working at Ridgeview’s Access Center doing assessments, triaging incoming patients, and working with psychiatrists to determine the appropriate care for each patient. Additionally, Caroline completed her internship year at Ridgeview Institute on the adolescent inpatient unit, young adult outpatient, and recovering professionals program. During undergrad, Caroline completed an internship at the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Clinic in Greenville, SC, working with traumatic brain injury patients in an outpatient setting.

She utilizes a person centered therapeutic approach with incorporated CBT/DBT to best aid her clients’ growth and recovery. Caroline, who grew up in Connecticut, enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors. She is currently working towards having her dog, Odin, trained as a therapy dog to work with clients across all settings.

Nyah Grant

Nyah is currently a graduate student at the University of St. Augustine. Before joining Buckhead Behavioral Health as Office Manager, she worked as a behavioral therapist with children on the autism spectrum. Nyah has experience in recovery and working with individuals struggling with addiction. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. Nyah has future plans to incorporate her Occupational Therapy degree into the field of recovery and help people redefine their sober lives through their daily occupations.

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