Dr. Nathan Mascaro, Ph.D., ABPP








I am a board certified licensed psychologist focused on providing evidence-based psychotherapy to people ages 17+. I have been a licensed Georgia psychologist since 2007 when I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Emory University. Prior to this I completed a predoctoral internship at Emory and received my Ph.D. from Texas A&M.  Having spent over 14 years with the Atlanta VA Health System’s Trauma Recovery Program, my therapeutic specialty is working with adults experiencing post-traumatic reactions such as PTSD and frequently co-occurring conditions like insomnia, depression, panic disorder, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder.  I use the most empirically supported and scientifically grounded cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat these conditions, frequently employing approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, CBT for Depression, Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, and CBT for Insomnia.

Working with me you will find we deploy these interventions in a fashion that is grounded in your own sense of meaning, purpose, and value—not mine or your parents’ or neighbor’s, but your own.  You’ll also find our work will respect the mind-body connection and the need to treat both mind and body with dignity.  Well aware of just how diverse and thoroughly human we all are, we won’t waste time judging your values, purpose, preferences, or history; But nor will we make excuses for neglecting to transform and transcend the habits and conditions standing in the way of you living the life YOU value.


I offer convenient early morning appointments, with availability between 7am-3pm. I currently provide services using telehealth and in person in our Inman Park office.

Below are details of my affiliations, education, certifications, and publications that you might find relevant.

Current Titles and Affiliations:

Clinical Psychologist, Atlanta VA Medical Center Trauma Recovery Program (TRP), 2010-Present

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Medical Educator and Service Track), Emory University School of Medicine, 2015-Present

Previous Appointments

Research Psychologist, Atlanta VA Medical Center Group Based Exposure Therapy for Combat PTSD research program, 2007-2010

Visiting Lecturer, Georgia State University Department of Psychology, 2007-2008

I am fully licensed as a psychologist in GA. 

As a PsyPact member psychologist, I am permitted to provide therapy via telehealth to patients in the following states:  AL, AZ, AR, CO, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CT, DE, District of Columbia, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, & WY. I am based in GA. 



Certified Specialist in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), certification diploma #7859


Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Grady Health System, Atlanta

Pre-Doctoral Internship

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Grady Health System, Atlanta

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Texas A&M University, College Station

M.S. Clinical Psychology

Texas A&M University, College Station

B.S. (magna cum laude), Psychology, with double major in Philosophy

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge



Bergeron, D.P., Rosen, D.H., Arnau, R. C., & Mascaro, N. (2003).  Picture interpretation and Jungian typology.  The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 48, 83-99.

Vilaythong, A.P., Rosen, D.H., Arnau, R.C., & Mascaro, N. (2003). Humor and hope: can humor increase hope?  Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 16, 79-89.

Mascaro, N., Rosen, D. H., & Morey, L.C. (2004).  The development, construct validity, and clinical utility of the Spiritual Meaning Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 845-860.

Mascaro, N. & Rosen, D. H.  (2005). Existential meaning’s role in the enhancement of hope and prevention of depressive symptoms. Journal of Personality, 73, 985-1014.

Mascaro, N. & Rosen, D. H.  (2006). The role of existential meaning as a buffer against stress. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 46, 168-190.

Henderson, P., Rosen, D.H., & Mascaro, N. (2007). Empirical study on the healing nature of mandalas. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1, 148-154.

Mascaro, N., Arnette, N.C., Santana, M.C., Kaslow, N.J. (2007). Longitudinal relations between employment and depressive symptoms in low-income, suicidal African American women.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 541-553.

Arnette, N.C., Mascaro, N., Santana, S., Davis, S., & Kaslow, N.J. (2007). Enhancing spiritual well-being among suicidal African American female survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 909-924.

Kaslow, N.J. & Mascaro, N. (2007). Mentoring interns and postdoctoral residents in academic health sciences centers. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14, 191-196.

Collins, M.H., Ready, J.,  Griffin, J.B., Walker, K.G., & Mascaro, N. (2007). The challenge of transporting family-based interventions for adolescent substance abuse from research to urban community settings. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 35, 429-445.

Mascaro, N. & Rosen, D.H. (2008).  Assessment of existential meaning and its longitudinal relations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 576-599.

Ready, D.J., Gerardi, R.J., Backscheider, A.G., Mascaro, N., and Rothbaum, B.O. (2010). Comparing virtual reality exposure therapy to present-centered therapy with 11 U.S. Vietnam veterans with PTSD. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13, 49-54.

Rosen, D., Mascaro, N., Arnau, R., Escamilla, M., Tai-Seale, M., Ficht, A., Sanders, C., Henderson, P., Hoang, U., and Stephenson, K. (2010). Depression in medical school students: Gene-Environment interactions. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 16, 8-14.

Ready, D.J., Sylvers, P., Worley, V., Butt, J., Mascaro, N., and Bradley, B. (2012). The impact of Group-Based Exposure Therapy on the PTSD and depression of 30 combat veterans. Psychological Trauma: theory Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 84-93.

Hampstead, B.M., Briceno, E.M., Mascaro, N., Mourdoukoutas, A., and Bikson, M. (2016). Current status of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in posttraumatic stress and other anxiety disorders. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 3, 1-7.

Ready, D.J., Mascaro, N., Wattenberg, M.S., Sylvers, P., Worley, V., Bradley-Davino, B. (2018). A controlled study of Group Based Exposure Therapy with Vietnam Era Veterans. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 23, 439-457.

Hampstead, B.M., Mascaro, N., Schlaefflin, S., Bhaumik, A., Laing, J., Peltier, S., Martis, B.: Variable Symptomatic and Neurophysiologic Response to HD-tDCS in a Case Series with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2020). International Journal of Psychophysiology, 154, 93-100.



Mascaro, N. (2014). Meaning sensitive psychotherapy: Binding clinical, existential, and positive psychological perspectives. In A. Batthyany & P. Russo-Netzer (Eds.) Meaning in positive and existential psychology (pp. 269-189).  New York: Springer.



Varahrami, A., Arnau, R. C., Rosen, D. H., & Mascaro, N.  The relationships between meaning, purpose in life, hope, and psychosocial development. Senior Honor’s Thesis presented at the Second Biannual International Conference on Personal Meaning, Vancouver, Canada, 2002.

Mascaro, N. & Rosen, D. H. Construction, Validation, and Clinical Utility of a Measure of Perceived Life Meaning.  Paper presented at the First International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology, 2002.  University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

Mascaro, N., Rosen, D. H., & Morey, L.C.  Assessing meaning and its relationship with mental health. Paper presented at the 111th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, 2003. Toronto, Canada.

Mascaro, N. & Rosen, D. H.  The Spiritual Meaning Scale: Subtle Measure of Jung’s Concept of the Self.  Poster presented at the Second International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology & Jungian Studies, 2005.  College Station, TX.

Henderson, P., Mascaro, N., Rosen, D., & Skillern, T. The healing nature of mandalas: An empirical study of active imagination. Paper presented at the Second International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology & Jungian Studies, 2005.  College Station, TX.

Arnette, N., Mascaro, N., Santana, M.C., & Davis, S. The relations between hopelessness, coping, and spiritual well-being in a sample of abused, suicidal African American women. Poster presented at the Georgia Psychological Association Student Research Poster Session, 2006. Atlanta, Georgia.

Mascaro, N. Evidenced-Based Integration of Issues of Meaning and Spirituality into Psychotherapy. Continuing education workshop presented at the Annual Georgia Psychological Association Fall Conference, 2008.

Ready, D.J., Mascaro, N., Bradley-Davino, B., Rogers, S., & Worley, V. Going from failure to moderate success with Vietnam veterans in a US VA outpatient PTSD program.  Workshop presented at the 25th Annual Meeting for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2009.

Bradley, B., Norrholm, S., Bollini, A., Mascaro, N., Patel, M., Astin, M., Kelly, U.,    Crowe, C., Jones, K., Vega, E., & Skelton, K.  Implementing evidence based treatments for PTSD in a VA outpatient treatment program.   Annual Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, VA, 2012.

Dr. Nathan Mascaro, Ph.D., ABPP provides services to Atlanta CBT on a contract basis.