In 1971, the state of Georgia created Unison Behavioral Health to provide mental health support, substance abuse treatment and services for those with developmental disabilities to the residents of Southeast Georgia. With eight branches in Coffee, Atkinson, Bacon, Pierce, Ware, Clinch, Charlton and Brantley Counties, Unison Behavioral Health is a comprehensive network of care. Until 2012, Georgia’s Unison Behavioral Health was known as Satilla Community Services, and though they share a name, this organization is not affiliated with Unison Behavioral Health Group of Ohio.
Unison provides outpatient substance abuse services in each of its eight locations. In addition to outpatient services, Unison offers a long-term residential treatment for women and their children at its Garden Gate Residential Treatment Center and a co-ed 30-day detox and residential treatment program at its St. Illa facility, both located in the city of Waycross.
Treatment and Staff
Unison’s program offers treatment at the standard outpatient level of care, with clients meeting for group therapy once or twice a week depending on their treatment plan. Clients may also have individual therapy once a month or more, if needed and may meet with a counselor for individual life skills coaching twice a month.
The duration of each client’s treatment plan is progress-based and tailored to their needs, with most clients taking two to three months to complete treatment.
The treatment team at Unison includes MFTs, LCSWs and LPCs who use CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in treatment. Groups have 10 or fewer participants, and clients with co-occurring disorders can receive therapy and medication for their mental health diagnosis from therapists and psychiatrists Unison’s behavioral health departments. Unison believes in the 12-step framework and suggests that clients attend 12-step meetings while in treatment and as a component of their aftercare plan.
Adolescents are seen in each of Unison’s outpatient clinics and its Ware County facility has a dedicated treatment track for teens. Gender-specific groups are also available at the Ware location.
Clients participating in programs at Unison through county drug court programs may also be eligible to receive family therapy. Unison trains peer support specialists to aid clients in recovery, who may access them during and after treatment.
For over 40 years, Unison Behavioral Health has provided the residents of southeast Georgia with outpatient and residential substance abuse services. Its comprehensive mental health services and peer support programs give clients the therapeutic and social support to create a new lifestyle that fosters their recovery.
Unison Behavioral Health Outpatient
108 E 5th St
Alma, GA 31510
434 Bryan St
Nahunta, GA 31553
3010 Homeland Park Rd
Folkston, GA 31537
551 Old Pearson Rd
Homerville, GA 31634
1005 Shirley Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533
Waycross Accountability Court
800 Church St. B202
Waycross, GA 31501
1007 Mary St.
Waycross, GA 31501
Unison Behavioral Health Outpatient Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Unison Behavioral Health by phone at (800) 342-8168. Find Unison Behavioral Health on Facebook
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