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Meet our Staff

Our highly trained and experienced staff leaves no stone unturned in finding the therapy that produces optimum and lasting results for you. Learn more about our founders below.

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Dr. Kantamneni

Psychiatrist & Co-Founder
Dr. Kantamneni completed his training Residency in 2011 at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2013. He trained as a research fellow during his psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship. Dr. Kantamneni is board-certified in Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Dr. Patel

Psychiatrist & Co-Founder
Dr. Patel is a clinical psychiatrist who likes to take a methodical approach in understanding the complex situations bringing patients to his attention. He enjoys working with individuals of all ages but specializes in working with children and families.

Dr. Patel completed his training in Adult Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He trained as a research fellow during his psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship. Dr. Patel is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and board eligible in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Patel enjoys teaching a compliment of clinicians, including medical students and fellows training to become child and adolescent psychiatrists.

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Tatianna Moore

Therapist
Tatianna Moore, MS, NCC, APC received her Masters degree from Mercer University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has practiced at a behavioral health hospital for the past two years and is excited to join Bridgepoint's multidisciplinary team. Tatianna works with clients dealing with suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, anxiety, depression and substance use. She is passionate about counseling young adults and women, and her special areas of interest include: life transitions and balance, exploration of self, anxiety, relationships and sex therapy. Tatianna will be seeing client's in-person and via telehealth on Monday and Wednesday with evening appointments available. She is out-of-network for all insurances, but a superbill will be provided.

Tatianna is under the clinical supervision of Phil Zaffos,LPC,CPCS and Natalie Elliot,LPC,LMFT,CST,CPCS,CST-S.

Jeré Cooper

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jeré Cooper, PMHNP-BC, is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a great passion for holistic and patient centered care. Jeré began her journey into the health care field working for Atlanta’s number one center for Trauma; Grady health system, where she spent a total of six years working as a registered nurse. Over the years, Jeré has had the opportunity to treat patients in a wide variety of settings such as Adult ICU, Neonatal and Pediatric ICU, ICU stepdown, outpatient surgery, and case management.

With Jeré coming from a family of health care professionals, healthcare and education has always a been a great passion of hers. In 2016 she obtained her Bachelorette Degree from Grand Canyon University, and about one year later she went on to peruse training as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Through her years of experience at the bedside, she became more aware of the great need for mental health professionals in the health care system, and she began to develop an interest in the field. This is what lead her to pursue a master’s degree as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Jeré believes that patients are an essential part of the treatment team and she takes pride in ensuring that each of her patients are given adequate education and resources needed to make sound decisions in their care.

Gaelle Gounteni

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Gaelle-Laure Gounteni is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She began her training at Georgia State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Gaelle cared for adolescent and adult patients in a variety of settings, including in-patient hospitals, community group homes, and out-patient practices. Her expertise lies in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for a variety of mental health disorders.

Gaelle provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs such as the patient’s health history, specific context, stressful or traumatic life experiences or circumstances. Gaelle addresses her patients’ concerns with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the patient's sense of comfort and trust. She is flexible and uses an integrative approach to meet the needs and desired outcomes of her patient. Gaelle is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment. Her primary focuses are providing honest communication with her patients and quality resources for all those involved.

Gaelle is an active member of several professional organizations including the American College of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, and the International Honor Society of Nursing. She is also fluent in French.

Jessica Perez

Clinical Social Worker
Jessica Perez, MSW, LCSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Bridgepoint’s Clinical Director. Jessica received her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Georgia. Jessica began her work in the field in 2011 where she volunteered for a grief camp for children experiencing the loss of a parent or sibling. Early in her career, Jessica worked as a counselor in Gwinnett County Detention Center and in crisis stabilization at local psychiatric hospital- later transitioning to be the Lead therapist for Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.

Aside from her leadership duties at Bridgepoint, Jessica is also seeing clients for therapy. Jessica has extensive training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and practices from an Attachment Theory perspective and combines somatic awareness and cognitive restructuring. Jessica specializes in grief, mood disorders, trauma, and infertility. Jessica is out of network with all insurance companies but will provide a superbill.
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Edward Hicks

Therapist
Edward Hicks, APC, received his degrees in Psychology and Psychotherapy from University of Alabama at Birmingham (Undergraduate) and Masters from Richmont Graduate University (Masters). He has since worked for almost a decade in Mental Health Hospitals serving as a therapist and a lead in adolescent, addictions and compulsion disorders, and adult treatments. Edward specializes in Adolescent clients, addictions, healthy media practice (video game and media compulsion), anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self harm, and psychosis.

Edward is excellent with working with family, couples, adults, and adolescent clients. He works through use of talk therapy, but also incorporates and offers media and experiential therapy, such as Dungeons and Dragons therapy, improve therapy, and some video game and media therapy. Edward Hicks sees clients Monday through Friday, with both morning and evening availability.
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Our Practice

Led by highly qualified and caring providers, Bridgepoint Clinic offers patients an accommodating approach to mental health that utilizes both traditional and cutting-edge approaches to psychiatry. This allows us to better shape your treatment and individualize it for what produces the optimum results. Our staff has spent years providing aid for patients, honing their understanding of psychiatry while also expanding into new scientific methods that have proven helpful for a wide spectrum of patients. Eager to aid those in need, our staff is here to help, following a mission led by our founders.

Our providers don’t just attempt to fix a problem. We look at the broader picture and ask, “why?”

Through this approach we are redefining psychiatry and treating our patients via a weave of proven methodologies. These approaches are recognized globally but are breaking new ground for many of our patients and making a difference in their lives.

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Our goal is to revolutionize how people seek clinical services for brain related disorders in Georgia by connecting people who are suffering with the most appropriate source to alleviate their suffering. We encourage you to explore our library of research articles, video lectures, and other resources in your journey to learn more about improving cognitive and emotive function.

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