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Dr. Darlene McNulty, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Darlene McNulty extends her compassion and knowledge to treat psychiatric illnesses in children and adults in the Atlanta and Riverdale, GA areas. Dr. McNulty is Board certified and received her psychiatric education from Nova Southeastern University College. She completed her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from North Shore University Hospital. Dr. McNulty treats pediatric and adolescent psychiatric conditions, helping her pediatric patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and personality disorders. She provides pediatric psychiatry consultations, follow ups, and psychiatric medication reviews. Dr. McNulty extends her care beyond the pediatric realm, and treats adults with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, among many conditions. Dr. McNulty approaches her patients as individuals and assesses their needs to help them manage their health.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • North Shore University Hospital, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • North Shore University Hospital, Residency in General Psychiatry
  • University of Southern California, Internship in General Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1235215211

Office locations

Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals

5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Bldg. C, Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30342

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I have seen Dr McNutly for a year now. She is great!
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I found her very helpful and the experience to be enjoyable.
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Very knowledgeable and great listener. Has made a very positive impact on my health. So thankful to have found her.
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I really like Dr. Mcnulty. I always feel comfortable in her office and I am usually seen relatively quickly.
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She is very personable!!! Great Doctor, very knowledgeable in her Field of expertise. I am in good Hands!! Her PA is also amazing!
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The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Understood exactly what I needed. Would recommend to anyone!
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Was able to take my son in quickly for an appointment with medication management. In and out with refills for his meds pretty quickly.
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I have used used GA behavioral health for nearly a year and now and it continues to get worse. Nearly impossible to get an appointment and that’s if anyone answers the phone. Good luck getting your meds. filled because no oneanswers the phone, replies to your voicemails or online requests. I literally called 9 times today between 9am and 5pm and left a message, I could not reach anyone that could tell me the time my appointment was scheduled next week. If you weren’t crazy before you decided to go to this practice...you will be!
Less than 6 months ago
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Very knowledgeable and supportive
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I love Dr. McNulty. I have referred two of my friends to her office because I always feel like she listens and takes what I need into account.
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Everyone in the office that i came in contact with was pleasant and helpful.
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Dr truly cares about her patients. Listens to every detail and comes up with a solution. I am very pleased with her expertise.
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I have been going to see her for three years. She is great. She will take the time to talk with you. I have been on a slew of medications but finally found the right combo. She is excellent.
More than 1 year ago
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She is very understanding, listens to your problems and prescribes accordingly.
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She's great- reads and responds to my verbal and nonverbal queues. Her office is efficient and never an extensive wait.
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Excellent doctor!!!
More than 1 year ago
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I was a little nervous going into this appointment based off a lot of the reviews saying Dr McNulty was standoffish, and seemed to be unconcerned etc, but my visit was far from that! Dr McNulty was really kind and seemedto care to get to the root of the problem and welcomed me with open arms. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
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Doctor McNulty is thorough and to the point. I appreciate her feedback and the prompt attention and treatment each visit.
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Staff was great. She was not very good and seemed totally uninterested in what I was there for. Also, I was charged for a 30 minute evaluation, but I only spoke to her for 8 minutes... tops.
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic!
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Dr. McNulty is a bit cold, she's obviously been in the game for a long time, but that means she's also very efficient. I wouldn't recommend her if you want to talk through your problems or get a lot of compassion,but if you need a straight-to-the-point, no-nonsense appointment, I highly recommend her. Fortunately that's exactly what I needed, so I found Dr. McNulty to be very understanding about what I needed and wanted, and she worked with me quickly to address my issues.
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The visit was good but I always have to wait over an hour when I come to see her it is very frustrating because I take time out of my day to come here every time. I come here early and I think it is very unprofessional.
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Darlene has been late to my appointment 3x in a row, and I am always her first appointment of the day. She is not sympathetic and tends to come off as very rude and short to me. I don't feel likeher values her client relationships. If you are looking for someone who is more personable and will take time getting to know you, THIS IS NOT HER. Go Elsewhere.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was incredibly inconsiderate with time. Came in an hour late to work due to "traffic" (the rest of the staff and several other patients were there on time). Did not acknowledge or apologize for lateness. Spent about ten minutesasking me basic questions then wrote a prescription. One good thing is that the office is very accessible by MARTA, less than a five minute walk from the Medical Center Station. Maybe Dr. McNulty should consider taking MARTA.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. McNulty is a very nice and a cordial professional. Remember folks, she's not a Psychologist, so sh'es not one to provide 2-hr long psychological assesments. Aside from my first appointment, my wait time has always been under 15 minutes. I highly recommend her to anyone whom is looking.
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I've had a lot of problems getting someone on the phone to make an appointment. Luckily I could make the appointment online through Zocdoc so I could be seen! Other than that, this is a great office. Yesterday one of thestaff even called my insurance company before I left so I could get the full benefits. I just recently got new insurance and had no idea my copay was even less than it was before! I was very impressed that the staff member cared enough to take the time to do that for me. As for Dr. McNulty, well, I've seen quite a few psychiatrists in my life, and she is by far the best. She is not a pill pusher, and she always remembers who I am and what I'm doing when I come in to see her- even if it's been 6 months! Highly recommended.
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Same as usual. Dr. McNulty and the staff at GA Behavioral Health are great, and very prompt in individual interactions; but actual wait times skew a little long.
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Dr. McNulty asked relevant questions, took notes on the computer, and established a plan for the future. She was interested in my problems and definitely met my expectations as a health professional.
More than 1 year ago
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She is so professional yet down to earth. I really click with her and have referred her to my son.
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I really like going to see her. She is very understanding.
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This office is more of a prescription service than real therapy. My daughter and I were seen together and Dr. McNulty's only service was to ask me what prescriptions I wanted for my daughter and I. With very little input ofher own, I felt like our therapy was flat out put into my own hands. I would've thought a real psychiatrist with real world experience and clinical knowledge would have more expertise to offer. Very disappointing and unhelpful. On top of that, they charge a lot for paperwork that should be completed as a part of their practice and not looked at as extra, such as prior authorizations for prescriptions, obtaining records, and filling out forms for various needs. I am a medical health professional myself, and in my opinion, this office gouges it's patients and uses drugs as it's only offering.
More than 1 year ago
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Quick and to the point
More than 1 year ago
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She's very sweet. Quiet at first, but to be expected at an initial visit where she's taking lots of notes, but once we got to talking, she was very kind and has a great sense of humor!
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She is a very good Doctor.
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Dr. McNulty was friendly and pleasant. She was very helpful and provided us with more alternatives than I had anticipated for me and my son.
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It was very good
More than 1 year ago
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They DID NOT bother to tell me they didn't accept my insurance until I was there and waited over an hour. I will NEVER recommend anyone to her office. Poor communication on their part.
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Nice, professional, relaxed atmosphere!
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I hadn't seen her in over a year and she remembered everything we had discussed before. She actually let me talk, and we figured out together the best plan of action for my post partum anxiety
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This was a very direct visit. She asked a series of question, I gave answers. She knew immediately what medication to prescribe. She answered all my question to my satisfaction. Not warm & fuzzy, but nice and to the point. I go to the psychologist for fuzzy.
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I did not feel she was genuinely interested in my issues. There was limited feedback from her. As a professional, I expected to receive more insight to my problems.
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Terrible, terrible, terrible. Please do not visit this doctor or anyone in this office. This is the most uncaring and disorganized doctor's office I've ever experienced. Firstly Dr McNulty didn't even know how Wellbutrin, a common anti-depressionmedication works . . . She said "It has something to do with Dopamine" . . . Seriously? So I figured, okay I'll just google it... But then she forgot to call in the second medication we discussed, a sleep aid. . . We are all human, okay, I can accept she made a mistake, but then when I called in the office said she was on vacation and there was no way to get in touch with her. REALLY? No way to get in touch with a Psychiatrist who administers controlled substance, mind-altering drugs for a variety of disorders, some extreme? Okay so I asked for another Doctor to call me back. I received a lot of attitude but was told someone would call me back. Nope. . . I called 6 more times and noone called me back. I left an email on their website, nothing. Finally, almost a month later (keep in mind I did not have my sleep aid this ENTIRE TIME) after my 7th call Dr McNulty called me back and left a message. After 8 interactions explaining how I was missing one of my 2 prescriptions, she STILL did not understand I was missing the second prescription. I called back for the 8th time and explained AGAIN. Dr McNulty called me again after several hours and I explained that "hey there was a mistake, that's okay, but calling/emailing 9 times over a month just to get a call back and still no awareness of the issue I was having is unacceptable. I was very polite and legitimately trying to let her know about the communication problem in her office thinking she'd actually care . . . Nope. She was rude, defensive, insinuated I had not asked for the second prescription (really? I went there for 2 prescriptions, I think I would know!) and that I was lying about the fact that I had called because "there were no notes in the system" . . . That's the POINT here . . . Noone is taking notes, relaying messages, and noone cares. . . So, if you want a Doctor that cares, who is accountable, who runs an organized office, and doesn't forget your prescriptions and the entire conversation you have with them, DON'T USE THIS OFFICE. YOU DESERVE BETTER.
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Very good care and staff. Quite long waits, though that may be about par for a psych office.
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She was great. Very professional.
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Dr McNulty was great. She listened, asked questions and recommended a treatment and explained why she thought it was the right one. I left feeling pretty good. Quick in and out as expected, after all she is a psychiatrist, not apsychologist. If you're looking for an hour session and therapy, she is not the kind of doctor you're looking for. That being said, the wait was ridiculous. The 9:15 appointment wasn't seen til after 10:30. My appointment was at 9:30 and I didn't get seen til just shy of 11.
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Great Doctor, but be sure to understand that she does not do talk therapy, she is a doctor for medications.
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Really appreciated her thoughtful questions about why I was there and her willingness to help me address an issue that has been an ongoing problem for many years. Thank you Dr. McNulty!
More than 1 year ago
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Good experience. Very professional. Very likable. Thank you
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shes great if you want a 15 min in & out visit. I however need to talk more and figure out the best treatment for my adhd.
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was satisfactory, but the wait was ridiculous. I'm glad I had nothing else scheduled that day, because I sat in the waiting room over an hour past when my appointment was scheduled.... AND I had arrived early.
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