As a clinical psychologist practicing in the Augusta, GA, area, Joseph Frey, PhD, performs psychological evaluations of adults, adolescents, and children. In addition, he works with the justice system, performing court-ordered evaluations and determining defendants’ competency to stand trial. Dr. Joseph Frey also works with several businesses in and around the Augusta, GA, area, consulting on business and management psychology.
Located on Georgia’s northeastern border, at the head of the navigable portion of the Savannah River, Augusta occupies nearly all the land area of Richmond County. In 1996, the citizens of the city and the county voted to consolidate the two governments to form Augusta-Richmond County, with a mayor- commission system. Originally established in 1736 by a detachment of troops sent upriver from Savannah, the settlement was named Augusta to honor the wife of the Prince of Wales, whose son was the future King George III. The settlement served a strategic purpose as a first line of defense against attacks on coastal settlements from the interior.
Augusta boasts a rich history and has preserved many of its historic neighborhoods and buildings, including the only building ever constructed by the government of the Confederacy, the Confederate Powderworks. Today, the city is home to almost 200,000 people, who are employed primarily in healthcare and manufacturing, as well as the military. The city is well known around the world as the site of the Masters Golf Tournament, held the first full week in April at the Augusta National Golf Club.