AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. was co-founded by Angela Londoño-McConnell, Ph.D. and J. Kip Matthews, Ph.D. in their interest to provide quality counseling and psychological services to the Athens community and surrounding areas. Based on a holistic philosophy of care and service, the professionals at AK Counseling & Consulting are dedicated to providing comprehensive services to individuals, groups, and organizations.

Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell is a licensed psychologist and President and co-founder of AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. She has extensive experience in the areas of college student life & development and cultural diversity. She worked as a Multicultural Specialist and directed the Latino/a Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She has served on several university and community-wide committees to address enrollment and retention of students of color at the University level. Dr. Londoño-McConnell co-chaired the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and is a Past President of the Athens-Area Psychological Association. In 2007, she was named Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association for her contributions to the field of psychology. Dr. Londoño-McConnell has conducted numerous workshops on a variety of topics. She is often interviewed by regional, national and international media and is regular featured guest on CNN En Español. She also hosted a weekly health segment on Georgia Public Radio. Dr. Londoño-McConnell is currently the Georgia Psychological Association Public Education Campaign Coordinator and the State’s liaison to the American Psychological Association in their public education efforts. Her professional interests include diversity, women's issues, relationship concerns, college student life and development, psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS, and anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Londoño-McConnell is bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural.

Education

  • 1997 - University of Memphis - Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • 1993 - University of Central Florida - M.A. in Community Mental Health
  • 1990 - Florida State University - B.A. in Psychology



Dr. J. Kip Matthews
J. Kip Matthews, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the State of Georgia and is Vice-President and Co-Founder of AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. in Athens, GA. He is active in a number of professional organizations at the national, regional, and local levels. He served as the Director of the Student Success Center at the Georgia State University Counseling Center and was the Coordinator of Career Services at both the Georgia State University Counseling Center and the University of Georgia Counseling and Testing Center.

Most recently, he has been involved in the American Psychological Association’s Mind-Body Health Public Education Campaign. Dr. Matthews has offered programs on numerous topics including stress management, men's issues, relationship enhancement, and sport performance enhancement. His research has been presented at the American Psychological Association, the American College Personnel Association, and in a variety of other forums.

Dr. Matthews' professional interests include corporate/business consulting, career and life planning, sport and performance psychology, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual concerns, mind/body health, mental health professional training and supervision, men's issues, and multiculturalism. He is currently credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Honors/Awards
·        Dr. Matthews was named a Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association in May 2008
·        Dr. Matthews was the inaugural recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award presented by the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services of the American College Personnel Association in 2004

Education
·        University of Tennessee - Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
·        University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - A.B. in Psychology and Physical Education