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Treatment. Service. Education. Excellence.

Creating a legacy of hope.

Legacy Behavioral Health Services is the longest-standing agency in providing mental health, substance abuse, intellectually and developmentally disabled services for over 35 years. We provide an array of services for children, adults, and families.

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Our Mission

To provide the highest quality behavioral health and developmental disabilities services to individuals, their families, and the community through prevention, intervention, treatment and education.

Our Vision

All people are accorded respect, dignity and opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.

Our Values

Collaboration ● Excellence ● Inclusiveness ● Integrity ● Respect

Transforming Lives

People Helping People

We are a community of resources that believes in restoring quality of living in each individual we serve. We provide an array of services to children, adults, and families. We provide this support within 10 counties; Ben Hill County, Berrien County, Brooks County, Cook County, Echols County, Irwin County, Lanier County, Lowndes County, Tift County, and Turner County. Legacy Behavioral Health Services believes that through individualized services, quality of care and support, your lives will be transformed.

We encourage you to learn about the services in which we provide and how Legacy Behavioral Health Services will support you and knowing you are never alone in this journey.

Our Services

Behavioral Health Assessment

A face to face comprehensive clinical assessment conducted to determine the individual’s problems, strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences, to develop a social and medical history to determine functional level and degree of ability verses disability.

Walk-in Assessments Available 5 Days a Week.

Physician Services

Psychotherapeutic services with medical evaluation and management including evaluation and assessment of physiological issues. Assessment and monitoring of an individual’s status in relation to treatment with medication and ongoing assessment of the appropriateness of initiating or continuing services.

Nursing Services

Services provided to observe, monitor and care for the physical, nutritional, and psychological issues that may arise during an individual’s course of treatment. Also, monitoring of an individual’s response to medication, educating the consumer and family about medication and its side effects, and training for self-administration of medication.

Individual Counseling

Counseling techniques are used to assist a person in identifying and resolving personal, social, vocational, intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns. This may include: illness and medication self management, problem solving and cognitive skills, adaptive behaviors and skills, interpersonal skills, and knowledge regarding mental illness, substance related disorders and other relevant topics that assist in meeting the individual’s or the support system’s needs.

Group Counseling

A therapeutic intervention provided in a group format directed toward achievement of specific goals defined by the individual consumer. Services may address goals/issues such as promoting recovery, and the restoration, development, enhancement or maintenance of: cognitive processing skills, healthy coping skills, adaptive behaviors and skills, interpersonal skills, and identifying and resolving personal, social, intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns.

Family Counseling

This service provides systematic interactions between the identified individual consumer, staff and the individual’s identified family members directed toward the restoration, development, enhancement or maintenance of functioning of the identified consumer/family unit. This includes support of the family and specific therapeutic interventions/activities to enhance family roles, relationships, communication and functioning that promote recovery of the individual.

Community Supports Individual

Case management type services to provide rehabilitative, environmental support and resource coordination considered essential to assist an individual in gaining access to necessary services and in restoring him or herself to the best possible functional level with the greatest degree of life quality enhancement, self-efficacy and recovery, illness self management, and symptom reduction possible. Assistance may include, training in how to take medication, daily living skills, learning about one’s mental illness, accessing community resources, etc.

Crisis Intervention

Services that are directed toward the support of an individual who is experiencing an abrupt and substantial change in behavior which is usually associated with a precipitating situation and which is in the direction of severe impairment of functioning or marked distress. This service is designed to prevent out of community placement or hospitalization.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

A therapeutic, rehabilitative, skill building and recovery promoting service for individuals to gain the skills necessary to allow them to remain in or return to naturally occurring community settings and activities. Services include: individual or group skill building activities that focus on the development of skills to be used by individuals in their living, learning, working, and social environments, social, problem solving and coping skill development, illness and medication self-management, prevocational skills, and recreational activities/leisure skills.

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient

A time limited, multi-faceted approach treatment service for persons who require structure and support to achieve and sustain recovery from substance related disorders. The following services are included: didactic presentations and psycho-educational information, individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, and regular urine drug screens. This service includes 20 hours a week of programming.

Family Violence Classes

Court mandated Family Violence Classes provided 1.5 hours a week for 24 weeks.

DUI Classes

Court mandated DUI classes. Packages available: 12, 17 and 52 weeks

Crisis Stabilization Unit

Inpatient mental health and detoxification treatment for individuals in crisis. Walk in services provided 24/7/365.

PATH Program

PATH, Projects Assisting in Transitioning From Homelessness, offers services for individuals who have mental health and substance abuse illnesses by reaching out and engaging with homeless individuals and connecting them to resources available within the community. Individuals must engage in outreach services to get assistance.

Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disability Services

Legacy Behavioral Health Services offers an array of outpatient services to help individuals with mental health, addictive disease and developmental disability issues become healthy and productive members of society. Service delivery is tailored to the individual and is based on consumer needs and preferences. It is always our goal to provide high quality services through our caring and professional staff.


Legacy Behavioral Health Services Staff are trained in the following Evidence Based Practices:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – individual and groups
Motivational Interviewing
Assertive Community Treatment
Peer Services
Acceptance and Commitment therapy
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Solution Focused therapies
Living In Balance
Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R)
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
Medication Assisted Therapy
Motivational Enhancement
Integrative Dual Diagnosis Treatment
DBT concepts
7 Challenges (C&A and Adult)
Mental Health First Aid

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