Dr. Vaughn N. Gay, LPC is a renowned mental health practitioner that has provided comprehensive psychological services and mental health advocacy & education for underserved communities and underrepresented populations over the last decade. Dr. Gay is the Executive Director of Holistic Atlanta, a healthcare start-up that leverages technology and virtual health to provide mental health, pediatrics, and ambulatory care to individuals and families in metro Atlanta. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Morehouse School of Medicine, where he developed mental health edcuation for medical and public health students, served as co-author on five research studies, and pioneered a wellness testing program for all incoming graduate medical students. For his community-based health education, advocacy work, and service to the community, Dr. Gay has been recognized and lauded by several organizations, including Silence the Shame, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, amongst others. Dr. Gay completed his undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University and his graduate studies at Georgia Southern University. He most recently completed his doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in the School of Social Work, where his research explored the development of behavioral health models as alternatives to zero tolerance policies to address school-based behaviors of Black male students.

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