Meet Our Staff

CAPS staff members include fully licensed professionals, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and administrative staff.

CAPS provides training opportunities for postdoctoral psychology fellows seeking licensure and advanced students in psychology, counseling and social work.  These early career professionals and trainees provide counseling to clients and practice under the supervision of a licensed clinician.

Austin Shedden, PsyD

Psychologist, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) University Health Center
Work 55 Carlton Street 55 Carlton Street GA Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-2273
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Biographical Info

Dr. Austin Shedden joined the CAPS staff in 2011. He earned a BS in counseling and an MA in marriage and family therapy/family counseling from Johnson Bible College in Tennessee. He continued his studies at Argosy University in Atlanta where he earned a MA and PsyD in clinical psychology. His practicum experience includes working in college counseling centers, in private practice and at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital. He completed a predoctoral internship at The College of William and Mary Counseling Center in Williamsburg, VA. He also worked at an alcohol and drug treatment facility. Dr. Shedden’s areas of interest include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family of origin issues, substance use issues, training/supervision and multicultural issues.


Title: Psychologist
My Pronouns: He/Him/His
Personal Motto: Be purposeful in what you do and remember to show yourself kindness and compassion along the way.
What I do for Self-Care: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I value relationships and meaningful connection with others. I’m also a huge sports fan and enjoy attending sporting events.

Categories: Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Updated 12 months ago.