Why Choose CCS?

Why Choose CCS?

Comprehensive Counseling Solutions (CCS) is a support agency to the state of Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD); the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS); an authorized CARF accredited MRO Medicaid provider; and a partner with the state of Georgia court systems (Accountability, Mental Health, and Drug Courts / Department of Juvenile Justice)

There are many behavioral health and substance abuse facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. The tough question for anyone suffering is: How do I decide which recovery center is the right fit for me or my loved one? Oftentimes, individuals and families that struggle with mental health, substance use, or life issues aren’t sure where to turn for help. At CCS, we provide high-quality, cost-effective treatment for people that focuses on the underlying trauma behind their issues.

Since 2007, CCS has served the metro-Atlanta area and surrounding areas. We have humbly taught individuals how to live a full, healthy, and enjoyable life. Our residential and day treatment programs are for a minimum of 90 days, which has been shown to be more effective in achieving ongoing recovery from substance dependence than shorter treatment stays. Our non-profit residential housing component is spiritually based and incorporates the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are a state-licensed Drug Abuse Treatment Education Program (DATEP) and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). All of our clinicians are licensed and/or certified, as well as experienced in the treatment of mental health and substance use issues.

Individuals in our programs participate in individual, group, and family counseling. This roadmap for recovery is a personalized treatment plan that is developed with their individual therapist and is reviewed and updated regularly. Mental illness and substance addiction is a disease that affects the physical, mental and spiritual areas of a person’s life. As a result, mental health and substance addiction eventually impacts anyone who surrounds the individual, especially the family. CCS works with parents, spouses, significant others, siblings and children who are affected by a loved one’s addiction. We are dedicated to helping families embrace their own recovery.

Our Staff Background

Our professionally trained staff comes from various cultures and educational backgrounds. However, before being hired, each person submits an application and cover letter that must meet certain criteria before even a phone interview is scheduled with our Executive Director.

If the applicant successfully completes the phone interview, he or she is scheduled for a face-to-face interview with various licensed professionals on our staff to ascertain whether the applicant has both the (verifiable) professional background along with the burning passion for this field that is necessary to provide the quality, competent care people deserve.

Our screening and hiring process includes, but is not limited to:
  • Interviewing with the Executive Director
  • Verification of Education (Degree), Certification, and/or Licensure
  • Local and National Criminal Background check for the past 7 years
  • Satisfactory Employment Verification and Positive Reference Checks
  • Violent Sexual Offender/Predator Registry-
  • 10 panel substance use screen
  • Submitting a Clinical Writing Sample
  • Completing various case vignettes applicable to the child welfare system.
We seek to hire mental health professionals that:
  • Have a recognizable passion for providing mental health care.
  • Are licensed or license eligible, or that have a specialty certification such as (SAP) Substance Abuse Professional.
  • Have a verifiable history of providing mental health and case management services.
  • Are able to demonstrate keen written and oral clinical intervention skills.
  • Have an understanding or history of working with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS), Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), and/or other court and government agencies that address the various of mental health and substance use needs of adults and adolescents.

Upon hiring our mental health professionals, we not only provide initial orientation and training, but also mandatory ongoing weekly supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) to address various clinical interventions and promote professional development.

Each week, cases (families needing care) are staffed with our state licensed and insured professionals to assess, evaluate, and develop a treatment plan designed specifically to address the therapeutic needs of that family. Additionally, because the agency caseworker is often an integral part of the case plan development and implementation, feedback is often solicited during the development of the treatment plans.