Our History

Dr. Kelley & Chris Ahr

Welcome to Austin Psychological and Testing Center, LLP. Dr. Kelley (clinical director) and Chris Ahr (practice management) are the owners. Chris and Kelley met in high school and have been married for over 25 years. They have four children and are guardian to a fifth child. The family lives on a small ranchette and raise animals including goats and chickens; they also rehab fawns in the spring through Texas Parks and Wildlife. The family is active in sports and arts, and Kelley is a published photographer.


Dr. Kelley Ahr started conducting educational/psychological assessments at a junior college in the Los Angeles area in 1994 during her first internship experience. She continued to study and administer psychological assessments until she graduated with her doctorate in 1998. She opened her private practice in 2000 and moved to the current location on Ben White in 2002.


Despite this professional experience with psychological assessments, perhaps the most relevant experience is being a parent who has children with academic struggles. Chris and Kelley understand from a parental perspective the challenges of raising children with learning differences, as some of their kids have struggled in school with academics. This personal experience motivates them even more to help clients achieve success through proper diagnosis, resulting in more efficient treatment options. As a family, they understand the difficulties, and as professionals, they work hard to make sure that success can be obtained.