Our Founders

Angela Londono-McConnell, PhD Athens, GA PsychologistDr. Angela Londoño-McConnell
Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell is a licensed psychologist and President of AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc. in Athens, GA. She has extensive experience in the areas of college student life & development and is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of 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. Currently, she serves on the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), the governing committee for the American Psychological Association Practice Organization.

She was named a 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 a 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 Services Committee Chair 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.


  • National Latina/o Psychological Association Star Vega Distinguished Service Award
  • Georgia Psychological Association President’s Award
  • Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association
  • Northeastern University Latin@ Leadership Award
  • Graduate Student Association Scholarship & Research Award, The University of Memphis


  • University of Memphis – Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • Boston University, APA-approved Pre-doctoral Internship
  • University of Central Florida – M.A. in Community Mental Health
  • Florida State University – B.A. in Psychology

Dr. J. Kip MatthewsJ. Kip Matthews, PhD  Athens, GA Psychologist
J. Kip Matthews, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and is Vice-President 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 Campaigns. Additionally, he is the Public Education Coordinator for the Georgia Psychological Association and Chair of the Public Education Committee. Dr. Matthews has offered programs on numerous topics including stress management, health psychology, relationship enhancement, and performance and sport psychology. 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 career and life planning, performance enhancement, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) concerns, mind/body health, corporate/business consulting, and multiculturalism. He is currently credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.


  • Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association
  • Inaugural recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award presented by the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services of the American College Personnel Association


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • University of Maryland, College Park – APA-approved Pre-doctoral Internship
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – A.B. in Psychology and Physical Education

Our Location


AK Counseling & Consulting, Inc.
1551 Jennings Mill Road
Unit 3100-A
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Phone: (706) 613-5290
Fax: (706) 613-5291
Email: info@akcconline.com