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Dr. Michelle McAtee

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Michelle is a licensed clinical psychologist listed on the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from North Carolina State University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University in New York. As a psychologist and behavior analyst, she has worked for over twenty years with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings (including home, early intervention, school, residential, and vocational programs).  She has also conducted a number of workshops around the country for families and professionals.

Michelle has a private therapy practice in Franklin focused on teens and adults on the autism spectrum, and also works with families who have a child on the spectrum.  When she is not working, Michelle enjoys running, hiking, baking, and keeping up with her two very active boys and husband.



Dacey Carr

Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

Dacey Carr is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and founder of All About Behavior, LLC.
Dacey has served children with autism for thirteen years. Starting as a behavior therapist at 18, Dacey quickly realized that working with  children and their families was her passion and calling. Dacey has worked in a variety of settings including home, school, community, and center based programs. Dacey received her Bachelor’s degree from Lee University in Special Education and her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She received additional graduate coursework in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. Dacey has worked with children with autism ages 17 months-18 years and adults with developmental disabilities in community settings, although most of her experience specializes in early intervention. Dacey is a member of Autism Tennessee, Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis and The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts.

Casey O'Quinn

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Casey O'Quinn received her M.Ed. in 2017 and currently works as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at All About Behavior, LLC in Nashville. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in various community, home, and clinical settings since 2016. During her time as a student, Casey worked as an ambassador in the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program, which is an inclusive, higher education program for university students with developmental differences.

Although no longer a student, she continues to work as a research assistant for studies examining conversational memory in adults. She loves animals and enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling in her spare time.

Bart Barta

Safety Trainer & Consultant: Police Lieutenant--Ret.                                                                                                               

Bart is the proud father of Daniel, a teenager with autism. Bart is also a retired law enforcement
commander from the Coral Gables Police Department with more than 31 years of experience. He’s a nationally recognized instructor who has trained more than 6,000 first responders how to recognize, respond, and manage risks involving individuals on the autism spectrum. Bart is the founder and president of Autism Safety 101, Inc. He also regularly provides safety training to individuals on the spectrum and their families, with a focus on law enforcement contacts.

For more than 10 years, Bart served as an instructor for the nationally recognized Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Program for Florida’s Eleventh Circuit Court’s Mental Health Project in Miami-Dade County. Bart is a former SWAT and Crisis Management Team (Hostage Negotiations) commander. For six years, Bart served as a Constituency Board member for the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD).

Dr. Charles Ihrig

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Professional Counselor

Dr. Ihrig is the founder and CEO of Athena Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC and NeuroMed TMS Centers, LLC. He has an extensive history in mental health and business development which ranges from large community mental health centers to specialized programs such as hospital diversion and residential care. He started his early management career in the restaurant/hospitality industry and has brought these management skills into the behavioral healthcare segment. Dr. Ihrig is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and completed his doctorate in counseling psychology from Tennessee State University and completed his internship/residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry splitting his time between Adults and Children.

Dr. Ihrig’s clinical practice is focused on diagnostic assessment.  He specializes in Autism and a range of other neurodevelopmental/neurocognitive disorders and forensic work. 

(615) 385-2077 ext 1
955 Woodland St
Nashvillle, TN 37206

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