Our Staff

Spencer H. Gelernter, Ph.D.

SpencerIMG 5943rDr. Gelernter is a licensed psychologist and the director of our multi-disciplinary clinic. He has practiced in East Cobb since 1987, and since 1993, he has directed our team of multi-disciplinary clinicians who provide a full spectrum of services.

Dr. Gelernter is well known for working with troubled teens and their families.  Marital and Family Therapies are an integral part of his practice and he works with adults to address short-term life problems or long-term relationship/behavioral issues.  Areas of expertise include counselling regarding substance abuse, depression, anxiety, sexuality, and relationships.

Dr. Gelernter believes in addressing concerns through a positive psychology approach that includes looking at a person’s family system from a whole-life perspective. With a non-judgmental style, he uses behavioral and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help his patients learn to better manage their future.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Gelernter often is asked to provide second-opinion consults for parents who want to better understand their child’s Psychological Evaluation. He also provides parenting advice and helps develop treatment plans for oppositional children.

Dr. Gelernter has directed numerous inpatient and outpatient programs, including day-treatment programs for severely disturbed children, an emergency response clinic for a mental health facility, a substance abuse awareness and prevention project, and an inpatient day-treatment program for children and adolescents. In addition, he has directed a 200-bed mental health unit at a federal penitentiary and worked in substance abuse programs at two Veterans Administration hospitals.

Dr. Gelernter has served on the boards of directors for more than a dozen non-profit organizations, including four schools, a number of leadership training organizations, and numerous non-profit organizations. He also has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, fulfilled a term as Vice Chairman of the Board of Ethics for the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, and helped design and initiate funding for the Cobb County School System's Crisis Prevention and Intervention program.

Dr. Gelernter received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia in 1980, and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University in 1986. He completed clinical psychology Internships with the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons (1986) and the Medical College of Georgia in (1987).  

Dr. Gelernter is a native Atlantan who resides in Cobb County.

His professional affiliations and certifications include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Georgia Psychological Association
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Collaborative Divorce Certification
  • Sexual Addictions Certification
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Cobb
  • Honorary Commanders
  • Regional Leadership Institute (ARC)


Some of his current or previous Board of Directors:

  • The Epstein School
  • High Meadows School
  • The Amit Community School
  • Walton Charter High School
  • Cobb County Board of Ethics
  • Leadership Cobb Governing Board
  • Cobb Community Foundation
  • Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
  • Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

We Are Here for You

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our practice. Our staff is always eager to provide you with the individual attention you deserve. Contact us:

3901 Roswell Road, Suite 210,
Marietta, Georgia, 30062
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Flexibility is Peace of Mind

With hectic lifestyles, we realize that you may need a more flexible schedule for your appointments. We offer early morning and evening appointments for your convenience and peace of mind.


In a rapidly changing health-care environment, stability is a welcome alternative. We will continue to service this community for many years to come.