Here is a little more about our outstanding, certified staff:
Dr. Kelley Ahr, Psy.D.,
Clinical Director/Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Kelley Ahr received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998. After she completed her residency, she began working for the Police Department as the supervisor for the Domestic Violence Unit. While there, she developed and conducted training programs on topics such as trauma reactions in children, school violence, and child development. In 2000, she went into private practice by joining a well-established group of psychiatrists and psychotherapists. Dr. Ahr had a long-standing goal of developing a psychological clinic aimed at providing quality care in a caring and relaxed atmosphere, and in 2002 she made that dream come true by starting Austin Psychological and Testing Center. Today, APTC is a highly regarded agency that many professionals refer to with confidence.
Dr. Kandi Stull, Psy. D.
Dr. Kandi Stull began at APTC as a graduate-level intern in July 2016. She completed her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce prior to obtaining her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University in September 2019. She is currently licensed as a Licensed Psychologist. Her education and experience have primarily been focused on working with children and adolescents in the assessment and treatment of learning disorders, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as mood and anxiety-related disorders, that impact one’s social and academic functioning. She has previous involvement as a student member of both the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association and has participated in training workshops presented by local chapters of the Texas Association of Play Therapy which have expanded her knowledge of treatment interventions for children and their families through the use of play therapy techniques and other behavioral strategies. She resides in Leander with her husband, son, and two dogs and enjoys spending time with her family, running and hiking outdoors, boating, and watching football.
Dr. Helena Kopecky, Ph.D.
Helena Kopecky is a Licensed Psychologist, who is passionate about helping people succeed. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in 2005. Her previous positions include Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester’s Counseling Center and Staff Psychologist at California Institute of Technology. In both of these positions, Helena served as a clinician and clinical supervisor and also delivered psychoeducational workshops and training sessions. Currently, Helena splits her time between APTC and teaching at Austin Community College. In her free time, Helena loves spending time with family and friends, going on hikes and reading books.
Alissa Shutts LP
Alissa Shutts is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas in 2012 and has been practicing in a variety of settings over the last 10 years. Her areas of specialization include trauma recovery, child and family therapy, behavioral/emotional management, and crisis intervention services. She has provided services through residential treatment programs, intensive outpatient clinics, independent school districts and state funded mental health programs.
Juhi Dev, M.A.
Juhi Dev is a masters level psychometrician. She received her Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Houston-Victoria in 2022. Prior to coming to APTC, she has experience working with Brazoria County Juvenile Detention Center, CPS, and Disability Services. She is working towards her goal to become a Licensed Forensic Psychologist. Outside of work, Juhi enjoys hiking, sewing, discovering new places to eat, and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah has worked for APTC since April 2023 and is the office administrator for the Cedar Park location. Sarah attended Concordia University until she married and had her son in 2012. She has lived in the Austin area for over 15 years and has a passion for helping people. She loves crocheting, walking her dog, and spending time with her family. She will try her hardest to help make your scheduling process quick and convenient.