contentheading-ico About Us – Friday Harbor Associates

0908-PollyWill-homePolly and Will Hart welcome you to our website…
…and hope it can answer some of your questions about us and what we do. We both are experienced therapists who spent our early careers working in Child and Adolescent Services for the State of Georgia, and thereafter have worked at the Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic in Sandy Springs in a group practice focused on adults, parents and children, and couples.

You can check our individual resumes for detailed information about our professional backgrounds.

Recently we have started a small fee for service private practice for adults and couples in Cumming. We also do brief assessments with recommendations for parents and teens. We refer to the Cumming practice under the name Friday Harbour Associates and as part of our group our colleague Dr. LeNora Ashley provides psychiatric services when appropriate. We continue working at our Sandy Springs Office and you can link to information there by searching
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contentheading-icoPolly Hart / CV

Polly Hart, LCSW, BCD

Polly-Petsreceived her B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, followed by an M.S.W. from Tulane in New Orleans.  She started her career at a large community mental health center in New Orleans and then moved to Atlanta in 1972 where she spent the next 7 years at Georgia Mental Health Institute, working on both the child and adolescent units, serving 3 years as Director of the Briarcliff Children’s Center at that facility.  She was field supervisor for students from UGA, Smith College, and Atlanta University.

The past 30 years she has practiced with the Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic specializing in work with adults, couples, parents, & children from elementary school through college age addressing behavior, school performance, and emotional difficulties. She has recently begun a small practice in Cumming. About one half of her practice is with adults, particularly work with women and couples. During these years she has also provided consultation and faculty education for several private schools in the North Atlanta community.  She has worked at the State Legislature in the area of social policy, taught at a graduate college level, and has always provided supervision to beginning practitioners.
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contentheading-ico Will Hart M.Div., LCSW

Will-Hart2A licensed therapist with the Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic since 1986, Will holds a B.A. from Wheaton College, a Master of Divinity from Columbia Seminary, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia.  He also pursued Ph.D. course work at Emory University in religion.
Past experiences include teaching Old and New Testament studies at Columbia Seminary, working in the Juvenile Justice System, establishing a child and adolescent program in the seven-county area south of Atlanta, and directing child and adolescent programs for DeKalb County Mental Health.  Will is past president of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc. (now Prevent Child Abuse Georgia) and is a member of the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work and the Red Cross National Disaster Response Team.  In the latter capacity, Will has provided mental health service for floods, tornadoes, school and office shootings, and the Olympic Park bombing.
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