Dr. Isha Metzger is a first generation American from Atlanta, Georgia by way of Sierra Leone, West Africa. She graduated from Georgia State with a BA in Psychology. Subsequently, Dr. Metzger earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Metzger completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she also completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Dr. Metzger currently serves as Visiting Research Faculty in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS’ Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars Program at Yale University. In her primary role, Dr. Metzger is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia and Director of The EMPOWER Lab.
Dr. Metzger teaches Graduate and Undergraduate students at the University of Georgia and she is both professionally and personally devoted to instruction in Psychology. Among her many roles, Dr. Metzger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist focused on providing direct services, consulting, and supervising the delivery of evidence-based treatments to thousands of underserved individuals seeking treatment for a broad range of problems related to trauma exposure, anxiety and mood, substance use, risky sexual behaviors, self-harm, and a range of internalizing and externalizing problems. Dr. Metzger is the Mental Health expert for Salone Health, an organization dedicated to improving the health of Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. In addition, Dr. Metzger is an advocate in the local community, and she serves as a culturally sensitive Consultant and Program Evaluator to trainees and professionals and organizations both locally and nationally.