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Our sister program, Dunwoody Behavioral Health Center, is a residential mental health treatment program that allows the time, space, and support needed for clients to recover from a mental health crisis. Our inpatient mental health facilities in Atlanta, GA can help you recover safely and effectively without fear of triggers or relapse. Within this program, clients learn how to manage their diagnoses and the skills to cultivate long-term mental wellness. We are one of the most comprehensive residential mental health facilities in Atlanta, Georgia.

What is Residential Mental Health Treatment?

Residential treatment is a step down from inpatient mental health care and usually takes place in a more home-like facility. It provides clinical care as well as a continuum of care. This approach offers individuals the necessary tools to better cope with mental health disorders. Typically, residential treatment involves round-the-clock support, as well as various forms of psychotherapy. Treatment also includes individual and group sessions. Residential programs can provide a safe, secure environment, allowing individuals to focus on their healing without having to worry about external stress or distractions. With regular support from therapists and other healthcare professionals, as well as a strong community of peers, residential treatment can be an effective way to manage mental health. Additionally, residential treatment centers often offer unique activities and opportunities for personal growth. 

Mental Health Disorders We Treat

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What are Residential Mental Health Facilities in Atlanta, GA Like?

Residential mental health facilities in Atlanta, Georgia are an effective solution for those dealing with ongoing mental health disorders. These can include major depression or bipolar disorder. Additionally, residential treatment is beneficial for individuals who are struggling with suicidal thoughts and other mental health disorders that require more intense care and monitoring than our outpatient programs. Our residential treatment program is unlocked and voluntary. Clients share a room with one other patient, as opposed to an acute hospital setting. As such, they are in a much smaller and more intimate program and living style. By providing both structure and freedom in a supportive environment, our residential program is designed to help individuals feel empowered while managing their mental health disorders. All of our residential mental health facilities are licensed by the state of Georgia.

How Long is Residential Treatment?

Our residential treatment program is unlocked and voluntary. The best level of care for individuals leaving a hospital or acute care facility is often a residential program. The average length of stay for residential is four to six weeks before stepping down to a PHP or IOP. Treatment hours are approximately eight hours a day for psychiatric and therapeutic sessions. Inpatient mental health facilities in Atlanta, GA

We understand balance is an important part of every person’s life. This is why during non-clinical times, clients can relax in the game room, play video games, watch TV, utilize the music studio, or participate in art projects. Also, we offer additional services including, but not limited to, cooking classes, gym services, job skills, and other types of therapeutic activities.

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Benefits of Residential Mental Health Treatment

All components of our residential treatment connect to our Southern Live Oak Wellness mental health programs. This comprehensive approach helps our clients continue healing while rediscovering who they are. By helping people define who they are and who they want to be, we give our clients the best chance at long-term success. In addition, they learn the practical skills necessary for managing their mental health. Overall, residential mental health treatment offers an individualized approach to managing mental health disorders. Our compassionate professional team provides support and guidance throughout the process. Often, people will have co-occurring mental health disorders leading to a dual diagnosis. A mental health disorder can co-occur with a substance use disorder. Because of this, Southern Live Oak Wellness works to help manage mental health, while also protecting clients from self-medication or relapse. Southern Live Oaks Wellness also offers an array of complementary therapies which include:

  • Nutrition and in-house chef
  • Life skills
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Red light therapy
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Reiki

Inpatient mental health facilities in Atlanta GA through Southern Live Oak Wellness can help you recover safely.

Residential Mental Health Treatment in Atlanta, GA

The goal of residential mental health treatment is to assist people in learning how to handle their mental health issues and develop positive coping strategies and life skills for the future. After completing our residential program, clients can step down to the next appropriate level of care. This approach provides continued healing and restoration in a safe and supportive environment. Ultimately, our comprehensive programs are what make Southern Live Oak Wellness one of the best residential mental health facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about us and our approach to mental health treatment, contact our mental health professionals today.


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What Our Clients Say

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    I have so much to say about this wonderful place, but I’m sure my words will never do my experience justice. Southern Live Oak Wellness and it’s people not only helped me find myself again, but they saved my life.

    Alex M.

    Johns Creek, GA
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    Southern Live Oak Wellness saved my life. The therapists genuinely care about the clients and helping them get better. Working on yourself is not easy, but the therapists help guide you and make you be able to work through whatever may be going on.

    Rachel S.

    Lawrenceville, GA
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    I can easily say that Southern Live Oak wellness saved my life. I had hit rock bottom when I first got admitted and they helped me build myself up from nothing. I have learned how to cope with things I never thought I would be able to handle.

    Taylor R.

    Dallas, GA
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      Going to SLOW has impacted my life in ways I never thought possible. I came for help with my mental state and came out with so much more; life skills, medical advice, mental health counseling and addiction treatment. SLOW is a whole life transformation program and I highly recommend it to anyone I know!

      Kaylan F.

      Kennesaw, GA
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      When I was a part of this program, I had the most personal growth I’ve had in my entire life. All of the tech staff were willing to talk to me whenever I felt like I needed someone to talk to and the group sessions gave me multiple perspectives I never would’ve thought of from people in similar situations to me.

      Dylan C.

      Belleville, IL
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      This place has changed my life. For the first time in my life I felt heard and cared about. The clinical staff is amazing. The groups are well structured. You learn a lot of different skills to help you in life this is the best mental health facility to come to.

      Ashley H.

      Brunswick, GA

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