Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. I know this because I have seen it. If you need help or someone you love needs help, I invite you to continue to read about me and my approach and consider the fact that recovery is real.

Call me at 404.983.1337 or email me at I respond to all calls and emails personally.

Amy Smith-Barnes, Psy.D. at Midtown Psychotherapy Associates, LLC

The Brookwood Exchange Building   1708 Peachtree Street, Suite 530     Atlanta, Georgia 30309                                                                             

Amy Smith-Barnes, Psy.D.

Amy Smith-Barnes, Psy.D.


Thank you for visiting the website for my psychotherapy practice. I am a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Midtown Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. I help people resolve eating disorders, eating problems, anxiety, depression, and trauma. On this site, you will find information about me, my experience, and my therapeutic approach. I welcome any questions as you make decisions about a therapist who is a good fit for you.


I am a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders and accompanying anxiety and depression.  I most often work with patients in individual therapy. As a solution-focused and supportive psychotherapist, I enjoy identifying and nurturing an individual’s strengths and capitalizing on these to establish a solid foundation from which to build. Thus, short term goals can be addressed as well as more long-term problematic patterns of behavior and relating. I’m trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a groundbreaking treatment for trauma) and I often use this method to resolve trauma or move past a stuck place in therapy. Primary areas of interest also include Positive Psychology, raising resilient children in a challenging culture, the highly sensitive temperament, life transitions, mindfulness practice, and women’s issues, including abortion decision-making and recovery.

I live in the Morningside/Virginia-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta with my husband, two children, and German Shepherd Dog. I enjoy reading, music, photography, playing tennis, watching my daughter play soccer, and time at the lake or beach.


Curriculum Vitae at a Glance:

A.A. Oxford College of Emory University, 1987

B.A. Emory University, 1989

Psy.D. Georgia School of Professional Psychology, 1997

Internship, Cumberland Psychology Consortium, Nashville, TN

Research: Psychological Sequelae of Elective Abortion; Georgia Psychological Association Women's Division Writing Award

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Georgia since 1998

Part of the Specialty Team at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders for 13 years; Program Director 1997-2000 and Senior Clinician until 2009

Formed Midtown Psychotherapy Associates with Meg McLeroy in 2009