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Dr. Whitney Kleinert

Executive Director

Dr. Whitney Kleinert is an alumna of the University of Georgia (B.S. in Psychology) and the University of Massachusetts Boston (M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology).
She completed her predoctoral internship through LSU’s Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium with a primary placement in an urban alternative school for students with severe emotional impairments and behavioral challenges.


She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at May Institute in the Boston area where she worked on a grant-funded randomized controlled trial involving the development and implementation of a modular intervention to address the individual needs of Autistic students.


Dr. Kleinert remained at May Institute and ultimately oversaw the services for the multi-million dollar Boston Public Schools contract, consultation and training for school districts and parents across the country, as well as the In-Home Behavioral Services program. While in the Boston area, Dr. Kleinert also conducted assessments for a group private practice led by a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Massachusetts
Boston, Endicott College, and the University of Alabama.


Dr. Kleinert moved back to her “home state” of Georgia in 2021. She established Appalachian Psychological and Behavioral Services (APBS) to provide affordable and professional psychological evaluations to local communities. She recently expanded her practice to include school consultation, parent consultation, training, and individual therapy.

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