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Key Behavioral Essentials


atlanta georgiaThe Basics

Key Behavior Essentials provides a range of specialized therapeutic care for children, adolescents and their families in Atlanta, Georgia. This outpatient clinic treats both mental health and substance abuse issues, offering treatment that is highly individualized. Services include assessments, individual and group therapy and education. Evidence-based therapies are used to help clients navigate through the recovery process.

Treatment and Staff

Key Behavior Essentials treats substance abuse and co-occurring disorders issues through individual and group therapy. Each client receives an initial bio-psycho-social evaluation and a personalized treatment plan. For those needing detox or residential treatment, referrals are available.

Individual therapy sessions are each an hour long, providing plenty of time for clients to process their issues. These are typically conducted on a weekly basis, although more sessions may be added in the beginning or as the need arises. Evidence based therapies such as CBT and DBT enable a client to change their negative thinking patterns and behaviors. Clients can also participate in group therapy. Topics covered in the substance abuse groups include self esteem, communication, processing, relapse prevention and healthy coping skills. These are offered on a weekly basis, giving clients a chance to work in a peer-based setting.

Support for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can be addressed during therapy. In addition, a psychiatrist is available for medication management. Family therapy and education is also available, addressing issues such as codependency, substance abuse education and communication.

The staff consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, LPCs, LADCs, nurses and social workers. Group sizes range from 10 to 15.


A variety of additional services are offered, such as group therapy for anger management, gang activity, etiquette, sexual reactivity and boundaries, anger and emotions, life skills and communication. There are also educational groups offered on these topics, including substance abuse. Crisis services and family interventions are available, as well as training for those transitioning back into their homes and communities. And lastly, nursing assessments and patient education are offered through the nursing staff.

In Summary

Overall, Key Behavior Essentials offers substance abuse treatment rooted in evidence based therapies. With support for co-occurring issues, those with co-occurring mental health issues can also find the help they need. Key Behavior Essentials is a great resource for substance abuse treatment in Atlanta.

Key Behavior Essentials
1755 The Exchange, Ste 112
Atlanta, GA 30039

Key Behavior Essentials Cost: Call for cost. Key Behavior Essentials by phone at (770) 693-7714 or by email.

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1 Comment

  1. patricia southard on

    I am interested in Key behavior Essentials. My daughter(35) has been fighting this on and off for 17yrs. Has gone to many rehabs ranging from teen challenge to Narcanon out in Oklahoma.I feel she needs some inpatient time also. Is that available?She is a mother of 5yr old twins,She has no insurance and no money, Any help available?

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