New Location!

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems has moved it's Clarke County location
to the Advantage Pavilion at 240 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens.

Kids on Grass

Advantage serves children, adolescents, and families
who are dealing with behavioral problems, emotional disorders,
and substance abuse.

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Advantage practices different types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy,
and Interpersonal Therapy.

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Senior Group

Through Medication Assistance Programs (MAP), Advantage is helping individuals find affordable medications. Don't go without your meds. Find out what options may be available for you.

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Our Mission

It is the mission of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems to provide person-centered community-based services and treatment to individuals and families experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictions, by collaboratively using personal, community and organizational resources.

JULY IS NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH  /  For reasons that include ethnic and cultural stigma, poverty, and a lack of mental-health resources, minorities are less likely to have access to or receive mental health services. Read about Bebe Moore Campbell and how she worked to bring attention to this issue by getting July designated as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and advocated for more resources for minority populations. For data and statistics, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) website.

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

The Stigma of Mental Health Counseling

The stigma of counseling often prevents people from reaching out to get the help they need. What comes to your mind when you hear that someone is suffering from a mental illness? How you perceive mental illness can affect your relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and others.

LEARNING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS  /  Watch the following video to learn more about mental illness and overcoming the stigma of counseling. The fear of shame or embarrassment keeps many from seeking the help and relief they need to live happy, fulfilled lives. The video is the third in a series that helps to explain how mental illness affects everyone, and it is not something to be ashamed about or ignored.



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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Chief Executive Officer's Welcome

For over 40 years, Advantage has served the community with one strong message — the message of hope. Thousands of people have received healing service from our agency and experienced the joy of recovery.  It is because of the tireless and dedicated efforts of our physicians, clinicians and volunteers that clients can experience the freedom and independence that comes directly from our main mission.  As you browse our website, I sincerely hope that you will enjoy discovering the essence and strength of our wonderful organization, Advantage.

Oliver J. Booker
Chief Executive Officer

Latest News

May 2, 2018

Autism Prevalence on the Rise, CDC Says

An increasing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism, according to new government figures.

May 2, 2018

Children of Addicted Parents Face Difficulties in Adulthood

This can include a higher risk of addiction

May 2, 2018

Athens 'At the Beginning of this Fight' Against Opioids

Local community mobilization event to discuss our local response to the Opioid epidemic

10 Locations

Our services cover the 10 county region of Northeast Georgia. We operate 6 behavioral health outpatient clinics and 7 clinical sites for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.