Avery Bratt is a licensed Psychologist in both Kansas and Missouri.
He provides the psychological services (both therapeutic and assessment) at AHA Psychological Services. Avery is well trained in cognitive and bio-psycho-social approaches to psychology, and offers an eclectic approach to psychological problems. He also has interests in both Eastern and Western therapeutic techniques.
Avery’s undergraduate work was completed at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. After working at the Kansas City Regional and Diagnostic Center and at Central State Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma, he went on to graduate school at Texas Tech University where he earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in gerontology, neuropsychology/psychobiology and assessment. After defending his dissertation and teaching both undergraduate and graduate level classes; he was accepted into a combined geriatric and clinical internship position at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Shand’s Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. Avery completed his post-doctoral work at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital in Melbourne, Florida. There he gained experience as a member of various medical teams, and had the opportunity to work with a variety of people with diverse neurological disorders.
After becoming Director of the Behavioral Medicine Department at Sea Pines, Avery assisted in the development of a federally funded PTSD treatment program for Vietnam Veterans, established a private practice in Satellite Beach, Florida, and taught at the Florida Institute of Technology. Avery’s special interests have included veteran’s issues, trauma, PTSD, hypnosis and hypnotherapeutic techniques, gerontology, grief and loss, addiction and neurofeedback. With a strong background in health psychology, knowledge of administration and experience in research, publishing and presenting, Avery moved his family to Kansas City to take a position as Director of Mental Health Services at a Community Health Center. After more then ten years in community mental health, Avery opened up a second private practice in Prairie Village, KS.