contentheading-icoWill 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.
Will likes a varied practice, both age-wise and dealing with a broad range of presenting problems. Family and child issues are a specialty in addition to competency in mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorder treatment.  His style is directive, active and goal-oriented.
In addition to clinical knowledge, Will believes life experience is an important aspect of joining with, understanding, and helping others.  He has lived in Florida, Illinois, and Georgia, has been a championship sailor, a competitive rower, has restored an antique powerboat and built his house.  He plays the fiddle, pursues artistic interests,  reads science and history, and has enjoyed trips to the National Parks of the West.
Since moving to Atlanta he saw Hank Aaron break the home run record, marched in Martin Luther King’s funeral procession, and rowed the 26 mile length of Lake Lanier.
He and his wife Polly, also a therapist, raised 3 children now scattered from California to the East Coast.