Devin Vicknair, MS, PhD


Devin Vicknair, MS, PhD

Faculty Title:
Rotation Coordinator - Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health

Education & Certifications

Walden University, PhD
Masters Degree:
Georgia State University, MS
Undergraduate Degree:
University of Georgia
Licensed Professional Counselor Certified Brain Health Coach-Amen University/Amen Clinic Certified CBT Life Coach- National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists Former Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (expired 2015) Certified Cognitive Behavior (Group) Therapist


Dr. Vicknair is a Behavioral Health specialist with over 24 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is licensed as a professional counselor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Counseling and a PhD in Clinical / Health Psychology.

Prior to joining Northeast Georgia Health System, Dr. Vicknair spent 15 years working at Gwinnett Health System and Summit Ridge Hospital where he worked closely with patients struggling with addictions, physical health and other mental health challenges. He has also helped patients cope with the psychological impact of medical conditions including chronic pain, cardiovascular conditions and obesity. Dr. Vickair’s diverse experience in hospitals, research, academic, corporate and private practice strengthens his ability to help people achieve their goals.

In addition to his clinical work, he is also the CEO of Cognitive Behavioral Health, which is a private practice that has grown over the last 15 years to the point of Dr. Vicknair acquiring and managing commercial real estate to accommodate for the progress.

He incorporates his experience as a business owner, adjunct professor, behavioral health specialist and a positive psychology coach to supervise, consult and teach healthcare providers who are starting or expanding their professions. Dr. Vicknair participates in various forms of outreach activities including interviews with major television networks (WSB, Fox 5) and radio (WGUN), keynote presentations to associations, schools and corporations, as well as providing health promotion education to local organizations (boards of health, hospitals, shelters, county chambers and more). Dr.  Vicknair utilizes his diverse experience and knowledge to help people and organizations accomplish their goals. He is most commonly referenced for his love of learning and his passion for personal and professional development which he will utilize in the education of residents.

Dr. Vicknair, a native of Georgia, is married with two children (four children if you count his four-legged children). He comes from a family immersed in teaching and coaching; in fact, his wife is a teacher! In high school, he was fascinated with mental health and knew that he wanted to learn more about the science of psychology and to help others achieve maximum health.