We know what it’s like to go to required training.
That’s why we made Avant different.
We love to learn, we love to help people, and we love a good cup of coffee. We are two PhD level psychologists in Atlanta, Georgia with thriving private practices – and another business that offers up to 10 psychotherapy groups per week.
However, we were still seeking an enjoyable way to move our careers and ourselves forward.
If there is anything about graduate school that we truly miss, it’s having the time and space to learn about therapy, talk about cases, connect with a smart cohort, and get inspired.
We started Avant Training to fill these needs and create what was missing – elevated continuing education and a more comfortable experience.
Dr. Noelle Santorelli is a licensed psychologist and owner of a private practice where she works with individuals across the lifespan and is the co-founder of Daily DBT.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College, Dr. Santorelli went on to obtain her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency at Grady Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through the prestigious Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Currently she owns her own private practice where she works with individuals across the lifespan and is co-founder of Daily DBT. Her areas of specialization include family of origin difficulties, parentified children, attachment-related trauma, college-aged individuals, failure to launch, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, parent-child relations and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, she holds a position of adjunct clinical faculty at Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a consultant for WebMD’s medical review board for Psychiatry. When she isn’t working she is busy juggling her 3 active sons, keeping in touch with her New York roots, staying on top of her book club assignments, traveling, and spending time with friends and family (preferably near a body of water, pools included!)
A licensed psychologist working with teens, adults, and groups, Dr. Lauren Edwards is the owner of Edwards Psychological Associates and co-founder of Daily DBT.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, she went on to achieve a PhD in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Following an internship at Emory University Counseling Center, Dr. Edwards was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship through Emory University School of Medicine. Currently, she serves on the Board of Advisors for the Atlanta chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is a consultant for the Samaritan Counseling Center of Atlanta, and holds a position of adjunct professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Edwards’ specialties include working with emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, attachment and interpersonal process, relationship issues (family of origin, romantic relationships), college and graduate students, suicide prevention, depression/anxiety, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Edwards loves to be on the water (at the beach, on the lake, or by the river), eat (and sometimes cook), be outdoors whenever possible, and spend time with family and friends.