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Rivermend Health Centers - Atlanta Drug Rehab

1640 Powers Ferry Rd Building 28 Suite 100, Marietta, Georgia, 30067
With offices in Atlanta and Augusta, RiverMend Health Centers provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services, including the evaluation and diagnosis of addiction, co-occurring conditions and other types of mental health disorders. Led by board-certified physicians and licensed clinicians, we offer treatment programs in local communities throughout the state of Georgia. Our neuroscience-driven care model combines medically rooted best practices with holistic approaches that focus on improving the whole person. Affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, RiverMend Health Centers can successfully evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health conditions.

Facility Highlights

  • LGBTQ Addiction Treatment Program
  • Life Skills & Financial Counseling
  • Nutritional Counseling

Specialization

  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC
    Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPCClinical Director
    Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC, addiction treatment expert, serves as Clinical Director with RiverMend Health Centers, a RiverMend Health company which is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. In this role, Ms. Baer leads a talented and highly skilled staff of therapists and drug counselors who are part of a multidisciplinary dream team treating patients throughout the state of Georgia. Ms. Baer brings more than 20 years experience working with those suffering from the disease of addiction, among more than two decades serving in the mental health field. Since becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1998, Ms. Baer has worked in private practice in addition to working with treatment centers. She has earned a reputation for ensuring compassionate quality care for patients both in inpatient and outpatient detoxification and recovery facilities as well as in private practice. Her expertise spans treating healthcare and other professionals, individuals, couples, families and groups at all levels of care. Ms. Baer is well-known for her experience working with family members as a family therapist, multi-family group leader and facilitating groups addressing the needs of a client’s family members. One of Ms. Baer’s greatest passions is educating families about the disease of addiction and the recovery process, equipping loved ones to be a support system vital to a patient’s sustained recovery. Prior to joining RiverMend Health Centers, Ms. Baer was a clinician with the Ridgeview Institute for 16 years. Ms. Baer earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Georgia State University and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia.
  • Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, MS, LMFT
    Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, MS, LMFTExecutive Director
    Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, MS, LMFT, is Executive Director of RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta, where he oversees business operations, recovery programming and clinical processes related to patient care. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bradley University and his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. He has worked in every level of substance abuse treatment as a substance abuse counselor, family therapist and counseling supervisor. His responsibilities included conducting biopsychosocial assessments, creating individualized treatment plans and providing individual, couple, family, group and multifamily group therapy. As a supervisor, he oversaw hiring, provided case consultation and managed staff. In 2012, he started his own practice, offering individual, couple and family therapy with a specialization in addiction and trauma. He is certified to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help patients overcome trauma. A certified instructor for the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), he also trains employees at healthcare facilities to prevent, identify, diffuse and manage disruptive behavior and aggression. Before joining RiverMend Health Center, he served as the executive and clinical director, and later regional director, for a detox center with locations in three states. In that role, he oversaw the clinical and admissions departments, worked closely with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate patient care, implemented performance improvement initiatives, ensured compliance with Joint Commission accreditation requirements and worked with leadership teams. Drawn to help those with addictive disorders because of his own family’s history of addiction struggles, Daniel’s goals are to ensure the admissions process is thorough and inviting and to make sure patients receive individualized, integrated care. He is committed to including families in the recovery process, allowing them to provide important support for their loved one and facilitate their own healing.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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ABOUT RIVERMEND HEALTH CENTERS

Conveniently located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb north of Atlanta, RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia is an addiction rehab and behavioral health organization for adults and their families. Combining evidence-based and holistic practices with 12-step meetings, the center provides personally tailored outpatient programs for those seeking an alternative to inpatient care. RiverMend Health Centers also runs one of the only 53 (18.2 percent) outpatient-based detoxification programs in the state.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment begin with a series of assessments, which addresses psychological, medical, and spiritual aspects, to help determine an appropriate level of care. The center’s two outpatient programs include an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP). In the state of Georgia, the facility offers one of the 102 (34.9 percent) IOPs and one of the just 47 (16.1 percent) PHPs.

As they continue living at home, clients attend private counseling, group therapy, and educational sessions focused on matters related to their work and home environments. Counseling makes use of a variety of treatment therapies and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), gender-specific therapy, and psychoeducational therapy.

Per the center’s webpage, clients are “asked to attend” 12-step support meetings and begin developing a sober network. Families are also invited for a one-time family orientation as well as weekly family groups.

Though programming at this Marietta location take place on an outpatient basis only, the center does provide extra support through its designated sober living homes. Available for participants of either IOP or PHP, structured living incorporates practical skills and tools needed for independent living. These may include job interviewing and resume drafting, budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, and household maintenance.

The facility also offers an optional five-week LGBTQ program for those already enrolled in IOP or PHP. LGBTQ clients explore their gender identity as it relates to being active in addiction. Treatment components include yoga, pain management, the recovery-mind model of care, and weekly individual sessions. RiverMend is one of only 64 (21.9 percent) facilities in the state with this specialized programming track.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Led by a medical doctor, the experienced clinical team includes a registered nurse, licensed and master’s-level therapist and counselors, and recovery coaches. According to the facility's website, some staff members have firsthand experience with addiction recovery.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, though the three individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date each gave five stars for the center’s accommodations and quality of meals.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Feedback available from a pair of alumni at the time of this writing was excellent. Both gave five stars for the effectiveness of treatment, while one, Russ, described the staff as “so qualified, almost overly.” Justine, the other alum, added: “There is no place in Georgia that even comes close to the service offered at RiverMend Health centers,” adding, “Their medical, psych, clinical staff put you first and customize a program to meet each individual needs. They have saved my life and I am forever grateful.”

On Google, where six individuals to date gave RiverMend Health Centers 4.7 out of five stars, alum Christal referred to the center and its staff as “a lifesaver!” Alum Amie added, “Rivermend and it’s staff, honestly saved my life, without them and their program I don’t know where I would be today.” [1]

WHAT STAFF SAY

The single staffer surveyed by Rehabs.com to date also shared a positive report. The anonymous reviewer gave mostly five-star ratings for more than a dozen treatment metrics evaluated, praising the variety of counseling options and level of family participation. “Their admissions team is very informed and will to answer your questions. If their treatment offered is not a good fit, they will recommend a treatment facility that is,” the staff member wrote.

FINANCING

RiverMend Health Centers accepts a variety of private health insurance plans as well as private pay. The center recommends prospective clients call the patient intake and referral team for any questions on insurance coverage, financial planning, and payment plans.

[1] GoogleReviews

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