Compassionate, Experienced, Multidisciplinary Care
Angela Dainas, M.Ed., LMFT, is Assistant Clinical Director for Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC). A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia, she earned a Master of Education from University of Montevallo. Angela uses a motivational and strengths-centered approach to empower clients to apply skills to tackle any obstacle that may arise in their daily lives.
Ashley Buffington is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Lead Therapist for Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC). She has counseling experience in the areas of substance abuse, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, adjustment disorders, anger management, grief and spiritual concerns.
Lisa “Paige” McBryar, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner at Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC). Board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Paige is highly skilled in psychiatric medication management and is passionate about helping patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. She is pursuing a post-master's, advanced practice nursing specialty certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Georgia State University School of Nursing. A longtime member of First Baptist Church Atlanta, she volunteers at the children's church teaching worship arts and drama for elementary school kids.
Marlette Buckner, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, is the Nurse Manager at Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC). She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in adult health nursing from Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She also has bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy from Emory University. Marlette has been a registered nurse for 30 years. She has worked in acute care hospitals as a staff nurse, a clinical nurse specialist, and a professional development specialist. She has also worked in long-term care as a nurse manager, as well as charge nurse in an inpatient psychiatric, drug and alcohol detox unit.