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.

FIND STRENGTH IN THE NEW YEAR  /  If you've been suffering with feelings that frighten you, or symptoms that affect your everyday living, it's time to take charge of your mental health. There are several steps you can take to get started. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has created an INFOGRAPHIC outlining how you can begin a journey that may seem a bit scary at first. But every day, thousands of people get their lives back on track by confronting worrisome issues and following a customized treatment plan — and Advantage Behavioral Health is here to help as well. Call us!


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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Learning About Your Mental Health

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. Mental Health America has resource pages where you can screen yourself and get an idea of whether or not you're experiencing symptoms. To access these helpful tools, visit

KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS  /  The following video, presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), shows some of the common physical and behavioral signs associated with mental illness. Keep in mind that, while someone may experience one of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that a mental health or behavioral issue is present. Everyone is different. The point is to follow up with a professional therapist, just as you would if you sprained an ankle and had to visit a medical doctor. Don't suffer in silence. Ask questions and get the help you need, and life will be less of a challenge. For more info, visit




Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Interim 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.

Tamara L. Conlin, LCSW
Interim 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.