Providence Psychological Services, P.C.

About Us

 ​ Providence Psychological Services  has provided services for Sumter and all surrounding counties since January 1999. We pride ourselves on our inclusive environment, welcoming people with a variety of backgrounds and struggles. 615 Barlow Street, Americus, GA 31709. 229-928-9887.
Dr. Laura McMaster DePaola  , a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1994. She has extensive experience with adults, couples, and families and has specialized training with children and teens.

Dr. DePaola also supports our veterans with evaluations and therapy. She has completed over 500 evaluations with veterans addressing a diverse number of psychological struggles. 
Jessica Dowdell, a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked in the mental health field since 2007 with children, families, and adults. She has extensive experience in substance abuse and crisis intervention. Jessica speacializes in cultural diversity.
Melanie Hawkins, B.A. is a trained psychometrist (person who tests) and has worked for Providence since 2006. She worked as a middle school teacher for several years before this. In addition to testing, Melanie keeps Providence organized.
Kayce Raybon, our office manager, helps to run Providence by filing insurance and making sure the bills get paid. She is also our computer person, which is great because Dr. DePaola even struggles with the ON/OFF switch.