Education and Specialty

Dr. Melanie Johnson Pointer completed her undergraduate studies and medical school training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Upon graduation from medical school, she matriculated to The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where she completed her internship in psychiatry.


Professional Development

Dr. Pointer returned Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she completed her residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Pointer is licensed in five states including Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Hawaii.

Awards, Services, Honors

Dr. Pointer is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.

Adolescent and Adult Medical Services

Dr. Pointer currently treats children, adolescent, and young to middle age adult patients. She treats a variety of mental illnesses such as ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders. Dr. Pointer has worked extensively with patients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has worked at several mental healthcare facilities throughout the Atlanta metro area. She also has experience treating patients in Pennsylvania and Georgia using telemedicine. Telemedicine has afforded her the opportunity to provide care to areas that otherwise would have a shortage of mental health services. She uses a combination of medications and psychotherapy in treating her patients. She uses a holistic approach to treatment and she enjoys tailoring treatment plans to each individual patient. She educates and empowers her patients to become their best selves.

Fun Facts

In her spare time, Dr. Pointer takes pleasure in spending time with her family and her dog. She also enjoys exercising, traveling, cooking, reading and listening to music.

Contact Information

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pointer, please contact Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals office in Marietta at (678) 831-0608.