Sonali Bora, M.D. (Medical Director)
Dr. Bora earned her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College, India. She is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatry Association.
Dr. Bora completed her residency in general adult psychiatry and a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta. During her residency and fellowship, Dr. Bora worked at Emory University Hospital, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Peachford Hospital and Ridgeview Institute, between others. She also served at two residential institutions, Hillside and Youth Villages Treatment Center.
She is section chief of psychiatry, at Egleston, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and adjunct assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She enjoys working with children suffering from emotional and substance abuse disorders in a collaborative and practical approach using therapies such as Pharmacotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family and Individual Psychotherapy. She specializes in treating a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, ODD, schizophrenia, PTSD and substance abuse.
Janet Cox, Ph.D. (Clinical/Program Director)
Dr. Cox is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Georgia with over 27 years of experience in the area of substance use disorders and other co-existing mental health disorders. During her extensive professional career, Dr. Cox has worked as a solo practitioner, as well as, being the Director of Psychological Services for over a decade with a large professional group of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers overseeing an inpatient, Dual Diagnosis Unit in a local, psychiatric hospital. She has also been the Chief Psychologist for a national hospital providing psychotherapies and psychological evaluations to both adolescents and adults in an inpatient chemical recovery program. More recently, she was the Clinical Director for a long-term, residential treatment facility in Atlanta for over three years providing holistic services to adolescent, young adult and adult clients.
Dr. Cox has worked with diverse populations using a variety of clinical specialties and treatment modalities. She is certified in clinical hypnosis and Reiki. In addition to substance use disorders, Dr. Cox’s other specializations include abuse/survivor issues, personality disorders, eating disorders, behavioral medicine, sport psychology and psychological testing and evaluations.
Dr. Cox received her Ph.D. in Leadership, Management and Counseling Psychology followed by a two-year Post Doctorate track in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology all from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Social Psychology from East Tennessee State University. She performed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the Pain Control and Rehabilitation Institute of Georgia. She is the member of a number of professional organizations such as the American Psychological Associations and the Georgia Psychological Association. She volunteers with the ServeGA in Fulton County, the Disaster Response Network with the Red Cross, and the Public Education Committee of GPA. Dr. Cox is co-author of a book in the mental health field, an accomplished professional athlete, and an international lecturer and consultant.
William Hufschmidt, B.S. (Yoga Teacher)
William Hufschmidt’s (E-RYT 500) journey with healing began at age 14 as he recovered from a car accident. Watching his breath and his thoughts helped to manage the pain and frustrations from healing a fractured femur. Progressing through months of traction, a wheelchair, a few casts, and eventually crutches, it took William two years to fully regain control of his body. This early experience fortified his belief that we can heal from anything if we consciously navigate our healing process. In 1989, William took his first yoga class with Lorna Brown, and in 1990 taught his first classes with her guidance and encouragement. In 2001, William completed the 200-hour-level Yoga Teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and in 2007, completed Kripalu’s 500-hour training. In 2002, William first studied Thai Yoga Therapy with Patricia Kilpatrick and Saul David Raye, and in 2006 studied at Thailand’s esteemed Wat Po in Bangkok, then continuing on with “Mama Lek” Chaiya in Chiang Mai. In 2012, William completed training with the Guild for Structural Integration in the Rolf Method for Structural Integration. William’s teachers are Yoganand Michael Carroll, Vidya Carolyn Dell'uomo, Saul David Raye, Pierce Salguero, Amber Burnham, and life itself. As a teacher, William empowers students to explore their edges and potentials. “We all do not walk the same path towards self-discovery. However, we are all storehouses of infinite wisdom and creativity. Through the practices of yoga, breathwork, sacred touch and play, we can tap into inner reservoirs of energy and possibility." Visit William at his website www.yogawithwilliam.com.