-B.S., Psychology, Howard University
-M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, Temple University
-Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University (Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship,
VA New Jersey Healthcare System, VISN 3)
-3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health and Addictions Psychology at Mount Sinai St.
Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and
Surgeons, New York, NY.
Dr. Bethea-Walsh is the owner of Bethea Consulting and Psychological Services,
P.C. (Bethea CPS), a private practice located in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a Psychologist,
she specializes in delivering evidence-based, culturally-sensitive interventions to treat problematic
substance use, substance use disorders, stress related to racial and
sexual identity development, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety (including performance anxiety),
childhood behavioral disorders, weight loss, chronic pain and illness
She performs psychological
evaluations with individuals presenting with problematic substance use. She also conducts psychological evaluation
with professional athletes, In Vitro Fertilization and bariatric surgery candidates.
She delivers consultation services to organizations. She provides clinical supervision to Pre-doctoral Interns and Post-doctoral Fellows at the Georgia
State University Counseling and Testing Center. She conducts therapy at Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services.
She provides program development consultation for treatment settings interested in development behavior change protocols for individuals. She is the Chief Behavioral Officer for Corporate Health Partners, where she coaches CHP Employee Wellness Health Coaches in Motivational Interviewing (MI).
She previously provided MI training and consultation to:
- Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
- Anchor Hospital
- Anxiety & Stress Management Institute
- Atlanta Mission
- Atlanta Public Schools
- CEU Concepts
- CHRIS Kids
- Corporate Health Partners
- Dekalb County School District (GA): Check & Connect Mentor Program
- Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Kennesaw State University Counseling and Psychological Services
- National Football League Player's Association Program for Substances of Abuse
- Phi Mu Fraternity
- Policy Research Associates/SAMHSA (NY)
- Serenity's Steps
- Skyland Trail
- South Metro (GA) MH/SA Provider Network
- St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc.
- Fulton County (GA) Juvenile Court
- Restore NYC (NY)
- The Anxiety and Stress Management Institute
- The Atlanta Housing Authority
- The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
- The Georgia Department of Family and Childrens' Services
- United States Army Installation Management Command
- United Way of Greater Atlanta
- WellStar Health System
She also works as a consultant to the National Football League Player's Association Program for Substances of Abuse.
Her recent research activities
have investigated the development of novel, feasible, and acceptable adaptations of MI in non-traditional settings (i.e., telephone, emergency departments, primary care clinics, inpatient
medicine wards) targeting individuals with substance use disorders and chronic
She received training and supervision in MI and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) as a study
therapist for 3 National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical trials targeting adults with
chronic pain, adolescents and adults with prescription opioid non-adherence,
and adults with substance use disorders who needed a liver or kidney transplant. She has also served as a Project Manager for grant-funded programs targeting problematic substance use among individuals with chronic medical illness.
Dr. Bethea-Walsh has published in the areas of
racial identity development among people of African descent, culturally competent qualitative research, substance abuse
training in doctoral psychology programs, treatment with individuals
diagnosed with prescription opioid abuse, and the science of Motivational Interviewing.
served The Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50) as a Graduate Student Representative, Membership Committee
Co-Chair, Committee on Populations and Diversity Issues Co-Chair, and
Secretary. Dr. Angela Bethea-Walsh is originally from Philadelphia, PA.