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ABM now offers BOTH in-person and Telemedicine appointments, strictly following CDC Guidelines.


During this time of uncertainty, the health of our patients remains our highest priority.  Please know that we are keeping those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) in our prayers while we closely watch the evolving situation. In an effort to assist our patients during this period, we are now offering visits via TELEMEDICINE (from the comfort of your own home). With a smartphone or internet browser, telemedicine is incredibly easy and we can help you every step of the way.  For more information on telemedicine, please click the following link: Telemedicine at Athens Behavioral Medicine.                          


Welcome to our Practice 

Athens Behavioral Medicine provides both general and sub-specialty neuropsychiatric care for children, adolescents, and adults. Our practitioners work as a team to ensure a careful, thorough evaluation followed by comprehensive multi-modal outpatient treatment.


Our mission

Members of our clinical team strive to be leaders in the field as well, by serving as University Professors, by teaching medical students and residents, by providing lectures to other physicians and the community regarding mental illness, by employing evidence based practice, by participating in clinical research, and by utilizing state-of-the-art technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Our mission is to be a regional resource providing the highest standard of behavioral health care, to search for new knowledge of mental illness  and human behavior, to teach what we know and learn, and to apply this knowledge to promote mental health. Most of all, we are here to promote the health and overall functioning of the patients whom we serve.


Our philosophy

 ABM’s philosophy emphasizes:

  • in depth evaluation and careful diagnosis
  • evaluation of potential medical causes of mental illness via lab studies, brain imaging, & specialist referrals as appropriate
  • multidisciplinary perspectives
  • individualized treatment based on the scientific evidence base & the specialty's standard of care
  • involvement of family members and other social supports
  • patient and family education
  • cutting-edge treatments & assessment methods, utilizing the lastest technology in the field of medicine
Correct diagnosis is especially important in psychiatric practice, because it drives all subsequent treatment decisions, and because of the stigma  involved with inappropriate “labeling.” At ABM, a comprehensive evaluation includes thorough medical record review, clinical interviews, psychometric rating scales and targeted psychological tests, and specific biopsychosocial  treatment recommendations. At times, lab work or brain imaging techniques such as MRI or quantitative EEG may also be utilized in the evaluation process.

Our team employs the bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to the diagnosis and treatment of those suffering from psychiatric problems.  In short, medication alone is rarely the proper means of treatment, especially in children and adolescents. The bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach calls for the clinician to also consider social, psychological, and spiritual factors as potentially contributing to or causing mental illness and to consider social, academic, psychotherapeutic, and/or spiritual interventions as part of a comprehensive, multi-modal treatment plan. The judicious use of medication in children often has its place as a vital adjunct to other treatments, but the decision for a child to take psychotropic medication should be made only after a thorough discussion with their doctor about the risks, benefits, possible side-effects, and alternatives. We  strive to educate patients that there are often known risks to not  treating mental illness as well.



 Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am-2:00pm on Fridays. Phones turn on at 9:00am, and are off  weekdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm for lunch. The office does remain open during the lunch period.