Athena Sotus-Nawar, MD

Provider type: Physicians & APNs

Serving: Adolescents and Adults

About Athena Sotus-Nawar, MD

Dr. Nawar's focus is the establishment of a strong therapeutic working relationship to develop assessments and treatment plans in alliance with her clients and their recovery goals. Her experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry grounds her practice, assisting individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia spectrum. Dr. Nawar feels particularly grateful in her work with the LGBTQ+ individuals as an ally and fellow learner. She enjoys mentoring Emory Medical students and has supervised fellow psychiatrists and advanced level practitioners in her past roles. Dr. Nawar, a native of Atlanta, enjoys spending time with friends and family exploring the areas parks, museums, and theaters. Periodic visits to beautiful Savannah enrich her life. She is a proud mom of three grown children who live with their families all over the US and fur mom to two rescue pups and a corgi.


  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adolescents and Adults
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • LGBTQ & Gender
  • Manic Disorders
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Social Skills
  • Education & Certifications

    Duke University, Bachelor of Science, 1979
    Emory University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1984
    Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Psychiatry, Chief Resident Outpatient Services, 1989
    Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute, Certificate in Theory of Psychoanalysis, 1993
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in Psychiatry, 1993


    Peachtree Corners

    5635 Peachtree Parkway
    Suite 180
    Norcross GA 30092


    • Aetna
    • Compsych
    • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
    • Evernorth (Cigna)
    • Humana
    • Kaiser Permanente (Southeast)
    • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
    • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
    • Partners Direct Health
    • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
    • Sana Benefits
    • Sonder Health Plan
    • Tricare East (Humana Military)