EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- 2012: Earned B.A. in Psychology and Creative Writing from the University of Miami
- 2014: Earned M.A. in Experimental Psychology (Focus: Developmental Psychology) from Florida Atlantic University
- 2018-2019: Completed Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) training at the UHealth Mailman Center for Child Development
- 2019-2020: Completed Predoctoral Internship at Citrus Health Network in Hialeah, FL
- 2020: Earned Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University
- 2020-2021: Completed Postdoctoral Fellowship at Peachtree Pediatric Psychology in Sandy Springs, Ga
- 2021: Completed Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) introductory training through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s TRIAD
- 2021: Obtained licensure as a psychologist in the State of Georgia
- 2021: Joined Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta
Gilly Kahn, Ph.D. is a Licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens and young adults with anxiety and depression in addition to adjustment, school, and social challenges. Specific difficulties include social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, major depressive disorder, and parenting stress. Dr. Kahn also has experience working with individuals who have an anxiety disorder that is comorbid with autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Kahn’s approach to therapy is collaborative and family-oriented. Working with youth really means working with families, and therapy with teens requires working together. Therefore, she generally uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with an emphasis on the client’s goals. She has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly Latinx families, and she has experience leading social and coping skills groups with children and teens. Dr. Kahn is fluent in Hebrew and can work with Hebrew-speaking clients.
Before earning her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Dr. Kahn earned an M.A. in experimental psychology. She has published her research on the genetic contributions of associations between problematic friendship interactions and anxiety in adolescence. Dr. Kahn has also presented her research on ACT, anxiety, depression, and relationships at various national conferences.
Dr. Kahn is originally from South Florida (Go Canes!). She moved to Atlanta with her family last year because, well, there is no better place to live. Dr. Kahn loves spending time outside and exploring new places with her family, which includes her amazing husband and two children who reliably keep life exciting and full of unplanned exercise.