As a benefit of choosing Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for your healthcare needs, you should know that we have a group of Behavioral Health Specialists to support you through life’s challenges and provide evidenced-based treatments that can help improve your quality of life. Through our wrap-around approach to care, we offer therapy at multiple locations throughout northeast Georgia so that you can access care near you, while working in tandem with NGPG’s primary care providers and specialists to ensure that your physical and mental health needs are met. In addition to traditional face-to-face visits, you can even take advantage of virtual visits with your Behavioral Health Specialist.
NGPG Behavioral Health offers evidence-based treatment approaches that are proven as successful treatments for common mental health conditions. We will work with you closely to determine which therapy is right for you, and we look forward to helping you live your healthiest life.
Whether you have a diagnosable mental condition, or you are just struggling with day-to-day stress and ups and downs, we can help! We treat a wide range of conditions, including:
We develop an individualized treatment plan for each person to ensure that individual needs are being met. Through psychotherapy and patient education, NGPG Behavioral Health focuses on enhancing overall quality of life.
Most of our providers offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) and we also have therapists who offer specialized treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or Gestalt Therapy. We offer service to people ranging in age from adolescents to adults, and we offer family and couples counseling if needed.
Here are some 24/7 resources if you need to speak with a behavioral health professional urgently:
Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group’s (NGPG) behavioral health specialists are Licensed Clinical Social Workers who provide counseling and guidance to our patients who are dealing with challenges like addiction, common stresses in life or mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
NGPG’s behavioral health specialists are credentialed with most major health insurance companies and, like your doctor, will bill for services provided to you. Most health insurance plans offer behavioral health benefits, but the type of coverage can vary by plan. If you are unsure about the behavioral health benefits your plan offers, call your insurance company before your first appointment.
The first session is an assessment to determine your view of the problem and how you want things to be different. It’s important for the behavioral health specialist to get a clear understanding of how current symptoms impact things like relationships, work, and general mood. Together, you and your Behavioral Health Specialist will establish goals and develop a plan for reaching them. The plan may include returning for weekly or bi-weekly therapy sessions or scheduling an appointment with a Psychiatrist.
We offer in-person and virtual visits, including phone and video visits. Call us to request an appointment and let us know how you prefer to meet.