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Mental health conditions vary in presentation, therefore treating them requires knowledge and quality care. Here at Southern Live Oak Wellness, we understand each individual’s need for mental health treatment in Atlanta, Georgia. Our treatment facility offers hands-on treatment as we uncover each client’s needs. Whether someone needs help with depression or personality disorders, we can help.


An individual with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what may be a hallucination and/or delusion. People with schizophrenia are often socially unresponsive and exhibit withdrawn behavior thus have trouble expressing emotion. Sometimes those diagnosed with schizophrenia may have a complex diagnosis, which may include schizophrenia and depression. Southern Live Oak Wellness has the expertise to aid in the treatment for those experiencing schizophrenia and/ or a complex diagnosis with schizophrenia.

Schizoaffective Disorder

A person with schizoaffective disorder has a chronic mental health condition characterized by symptoms of schizophrenia, which include hallucinations or delusions, and symptoms of a mood disorder such as mania or depression. There are two major types of schizoaffective disorder: bipolar type and depressive type. Southern Live Oak Wellness has an expert team that can help get a proper diagnosis if someone is exhibiting symptoms of schizoaffective disorder. Once properly diagnosed, our team is able to properly treat that individual.

Bipolar Disorder (1 & 2)

A person with bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic depression, experiences at least one episode of mania as well as episodes of depression. Southern Live Oak Wellness has experience and expertise in treating clients with sometimes complex diagnoses which may include bipolar disorder with psychosis, bipolar disorder and anxiety, and bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.

Anxiety Disorders

People with anxiety disorders experience disability as a result of their response to stress. Anxiety disorders can include panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. An untreated anxiety disorder may prevent a person from engaging in relationships, social events, meeting job or work performance requirements, and participating in other daily activities.


Major Depressive Disorder is a serious mood disorder. Southern Live Oak Wellness has experience and expertise in treating clients with complex diagnoses, which includes treatment-resistant depression and persistent depressive disorder.


A person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experienced a traumatic event(s) such as an accident, assault, military combat, or a natural disaster which has had a lasting effect on a person’s mental health. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can co-exist with other conditions such as depression and anxiety. We treat all of our clients with the highest level of care and respect. No matter how many attempts to recover someone has had, we believe that there is always hope to recover.


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions). An individual with OCD may know that their thoughts and behaviors do not make sense; however, they are often unable to stop them.

Personality Disorders

Southern Live Oak Wellness utilizes several types of psychotherapy to help treat personality disorders. During psychotherapy, a person can learn more about their disorder and what is causing their symptoms, as well as discuss their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Psychotherapy can assist a person understand how their actions affect others and how to manage or cope with symptoms as well as eliminate behaviors that cause problems with functioning and relationships. The form of treatment will be determined by the personality disorder, its severity, and the circumstances of the individual.

Suicidal Thoughts

Strictly speaking, suicidal ideation means wanting to take your own life or thinking about suicide. However, there are two kinds of suicidal ideation: passive and active. Passive suicidal ideation occurs when you wish you were dead or that you could die, but you don’t actually have any plans to commit suicide. Active suicidal ideation, on the other hand, is not only thinking about it but having the intent to commit suicide, including planning how to do it. The staff at Southern Live Oak Wellness is equipped to handle both passive and active suicidal thoughts.

Self Harm

Self-harm is when you hurt yourself as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences. After self-harming you may feel a short-term sense of release, but the cause of your distress is unlikely to have gone away. Self-harm can also bring up very difficult emotions and could make you feel worse. Our staff at Southern Live Oaks helps address self harm urges without judgement or shame.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. Southern Live Oak Wellness has several modalities in place to treat eating disorders including nutritional therapy & E/D groups.

Substance Abuse

Grounded in a deep understanding of both mental health and substance abuse, the team at Southern Live Oak Wellness utilizes evidence-based treatments to offer the best possible outcomes for its patients. Combining compassionate care with advanced medical technologies, the clinic has gained a reputation for being a trusted and effective provider of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in the Atlanta community.

Rediscover Hope With Mental Health Treatment In Atlanta, GA

Struggling with a mental health disorder can be both challenging and discouraging. Facing mental health disorders and trying to recover alone can feel like a losing battle. But there’s hope. If you or a loved one needs help, know support is available. Contact us to connect with our team of qualified medical professionals, to learn more information or get the care you need.

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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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