Our Team

Here is a little more about our outstanding, certified staff:

Kelley Ahr, Psy.D., 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. Rachal Harman, Psy.D.

Rachal Trull is a Licensed Psychologist and has worked at APTC since June 2015. She graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in September 2012 from Argosy University in Dallas, Texas. Prior to moving to Austin, she worked as a therapist and forensic evaluator at The Children’s Assessment Center with victims and family members of child sexual abuse. She has provided many different types of therapy to a wide variety of clients including young children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her passion lies in the world of assessment, and her goals are to continue providing clinically- and ethically-sound psychological evaluations. Rachal is a native Texan who loves spending time with her family, reading great books, and loving on her dogs.

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.

Kandi Stull, MS

Kandi Stull has worked at APTC as a graduate-level psychometrician / intern since July 2016. She completed her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M University – Commerce in August 2017 and is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. Her education and experience has primarily been focused in working with children and adolescents in the assessment and treatment of learning disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other mood and anxiety-related difficulties that impact one’s social and academic functioning. She is a student member of the American Counseling Association and has participated in training workshops presented by local Texas Association of Play Therapy chapters in the North Texas and Central Texas regions which have expanded her knowledge of treatment interventions for children through the use play therapy techniques.

Emily Templeton, LPC

Emily Templeton is a licensed professional counselor. She obtained her Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University after graduating from the University of Texas. She interned with the Austin Police Department Crisis Team, helping trauma victims and their families. As a licensed professional counselor she treated women recovering from addiction at Austin Recovery Family House. Prior to coming to ATC, she worked at Providence Service Corporation, providing therapy in the home, office, and school environments. She enjoys interacting with her clients and forming a partnership that results in progress and healthy lifestyle changes. She is a native Austinite and likes spending time with her family and her dog, Lola.

Frances Garces, Office Manager

Frances is our Office Manager who has worked for APTC since April, 2007. She was born in Taft, TX. She moved to Austin when she was five and resides here in Austin, Tx with her family. Frances Graduated in 1995, and has 10 years of experience in billing. She has excellent customer service skills, is very friendly and out going, and loves her job. Frances is always willing to go that extra mile to help all of our new and existing patients. Please feel free to contact Frances if you have any questions regarding Appointments, Records Request, Insurance, and Billing.

Amanda Kyser (Office Assistant)

Amanda has worked for APTC since December, 2012 and helps handle the office administration including scheduling, billing, and all filing. Amanda attended Texas State University for five years towards a Bachelor in General Studies with Minors in Mass Communications, Geography, and International Studies; before taking a break when she had her son in 2013. She graduated from Elgin High School in 2007 and worked hard in customer service since. She loves to help people and does her best to make the scheduling process as quick and easy as possible.