Atlanta Outpatient Programs for Mental Health & Substance Use

6425 Powers Ferry Rd, Suite 300, Atlanta 30339


Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers.

Can't Find the Answer to Your Specific Question?

We get it, there’s a lot you probably want to know before joining our program. We’re happy to answer any, and all, of your questions. If you have a specific question, or just want to hear more about The Berman Center, give us a call or send an email, and we’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible.  

We can be reached at 770-336-7444 or  If you want to speak directly to admissions, contact (678) 786-1214 or

Are there housing accommodations?

Yes. The Berman Center collaborates closely with several transitional sober living programs. 

Do I have to live in a sober transitional living?

No. We individualize everyone’s treatment plans to his/her needs.

Do you take insurance?

Yes. The Berman Center does take insurance. We can help you determine your coverage by submitting a verification of benefits request. For a better understanding of the costs, please call 770-336-7444.

Are your clinicians licensed?

Yes. All of our clinicians are licensed in the state of Georgia.

Are you a state licensed program?
We are state licensed as a treatment center.
Are your groups gender specific?
Our groups are co-ed except for twice a month we split into gender specific groups for an hour. However, our clinicians are sensitive to gender issues and will separate genders as needed and appropriate.
Is there a spiritual component to your programs?

Yes, we include work on spiritual well-being such as spiritual speakers, art therapy and other experiential therapies, in every program at The Berman Center.

Where can I find information about your outcome/performance studies?

Please send a request to for our outcome/performance studies.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a client and/or family member?

For a list of our Client Rights and Responsibilities please send a request to

What does CARF accredited mean?

When a program is CARF-accredited, it means their organization has passed an in-depth review and meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality—a qualified endorsement that it conforms to internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for persons it serves.

What do I need to know about the “No Surprises Act”?

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Admissions FAQ

What are the steps of the admissions process?

Call our admissions line for program info and discuss insurance/cost. We will schedule a tour. If they are appropriate and want to move forward, we will schedule a full assessment for as soon as possible. 

Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes, we offer scholarship forms for families in need. 

What are your private pay costs?

Mental Health Primary PHP- $40,000 for 10 weeks. For substance clients- 44,500 for 10 weeks.  8weeks of IOP for mental health primary- 22,450.  8weeks of IOP for substance client $26,050. 

How is The Berman Center different from other programs?

Our individualized care truly focused on the client’s direct needs daily.  We believe in a soul to soul connection where clients can develop their sense of self while belonging to a supportive community.  

What if my loved one is not ready for treatment but needs it?

We will set up a tour and discuss client needs.  We try to speak to potential clients about their willingness or resistence.  We will provide resources to help families navigate if the potential client is unwilling to voluntarily begin treatment. 

We asses to make sure that we are the most appropriate fit. We are happy to help clients work through any legal issues and provide documentation as long as they are not violent charges. 

What happens if I need transportation assistance getting to treatment?

We do not provide transportation.

What if a client has work or school? Can you work around my schedule?

We encourage prospective clients to prioritize their treatment.  The benefit of IOP level of care is that you have the ability to maintain various responsibilities while getting treatment.  We can also work with schools and employers for short term disabilities or FMLA.  We do have a set structure and commitment but we are happy to accommodate where we can. 

Clinical FAQ

What therapies do you provide?

CBT, DBT, Experiential, Psychodrama, RRT, Psychoeducation, IFS, Evidence Based, Trauma focused.

How often do clients attend therapy?

PHP is 5 days a week from 10am-3:30pm. IOP is 3 days a week from 10am-1pm

What aftercare programs do you provide?

Both the Berman Center and Ignite have alumni groups that meet bi-weekly. 

Do you have an alumni program? What does that entail?

Yes, both programs have an alumni program. The Berman center alumni group is called TRIBE.  We meet twice a month on Wednesday evenings.  One night is an informal process group where alumni can share successes and struggles in a supportive community.  The other night is an outside activity paid for by The Berman Center.  We have done escape rooms, bowling, painting classes, The Botanical Gardens, etc. Ignite at The Berman Center also has an alumni group that meets weekly for continued community connection for the adolescents. 

How long can I expect to be in treatment?

Our Partial Hospitalization Program is a 10 week commitment. 4 weeks of PHP and 6 weeks of IOP.  Our IOP program is an 8 week commitment. We typically recommend a step down process in addition to programming.  The step down process is a helpful transition for clients to adjust back into their routine.  Step down’s vary in length and are an additional fee.

Is my treatment confidential?


How many times a week will I receive individual therapy?

Individual therapy is once a week.

How will my family participate in treatment?

We offer and encourage family therapy every other week. We also have two weekly virtual family groups.  One of which is a process group for families to discuss their needs. The other group is a focused skills group to review what the clients are working on each week. 

Is there a Psychiatrist on staff?

Yes, two psychiatrists and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. 

IOP Facility

What amenities does your facility have?

We have a gym and yoga studio. 

Are clients allowed to use technology (phones or laptops) while in the program? 


Are there outings?

We have a lot of interactive and exciting electives but we do not leave the property with clients. 

Is there a group lounge or place to spend down time?

Yes, we have a cafe with booths. We have a pacman machine and a shuffleboard. Ignite has a teen lounge with a TV, ping pong table and comfortable seating.

Do you provide meals?

We provide lunch for our Partial Hospitalization Program clients.