Why The Recovery Coach?

Over the last couple of decades, the mental health industry has begun to recognize the value of a comprehensive continuum of care following treatment. Studies revealing high relapse rates within the first year of recovery, particularly when an aftercare plan was not established or adhered to, supported the notion that treatment was just the beginning. Individuals who continue the work they began in treatment increase their chances of long-term recovery. While treatment lays the groundwork for life in recovery, it is merely the tip of the iceberg. Learning how to live an abundant life outside of treatment is where the real work begins.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate?

  • Men and women age 18 and older (adolescents upon referral only), who are actively seeking recovery from:
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Individuals who have recently completed treatment (PHP, IOP or residential) and need accountability and guidance upon their return home
  • Individuals who have been to treatment more than once, who are familiar with the tools of recovery but need help putting them into practice
  • Individuals who are in recovery but are facing challenges
We assist clients in learning -- and implementing -- important life skills in recovery. Taking a holistic, client-centered approach, The Recovery Coach creates an individualized recovery plan following the initial complimentary consultation. We do not promote a particular method of recovery; instead, we determine the needs of each client and together, set realistic goals.

What Is a Recovery Coach?

A certified recovery coach (also called a peer support specialist) provides strengths-based, solutions-based support for individuals who are actively seeking recovery from substance use disorder, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other addictive behaviors or mental health conditions. A recovery coach assists clients in creating a plan of action, finding resources and building a strong support network.

Disclaimer + Limitations

The Recovery Coach preserves, protects and respects clients' right to confidentiality. We comply with the federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to client confidentiality, including current HIPAA law. We guard professional confidences and shall reveal such confidences only in compliance with the law or only when there is a clear and imminent danger to an individual or society. Our Limitations:

  1. The Recovery Coach does not diagnose.
  2. The Recovery Coach does not offer primary treatment for addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety or other mental health disorders.
  3. The Recovery Coach is not a therapist, counselor, clinician or sponsor.
  4. The Recovery Coach is not a medical professional.
  5. The Recovery Coach is not a healer.
  6. The Recovery Coach cannot cure addiction, eating disorders, depression or anxiety.
  7. If The Recovery Coach believes the individual requires a greater level of care, or if The Recovery Coach is unable to assist the individual due to psychiatric issues, self-harm and/or cutting, suicidality, etc., then appropriate referrals will be provided.
  8. The Recovery Coach reserves the right to terminate the relationship between Coach and Client at any time if the Client is non-compliant or not benefiting from services, or if the Coach feels endangered for any reason.
  9. The Recovery Coach has a duty to warn/protect individuals who are in imminent danger, including minors.

About Atlanta Center for Wellness

The Recovery Coach is proudly affiliated with Atlanta Center for Wellness (AC4W). Established out of a need for collaborative, holistic, integrative mental health care in Atlanta, Ga., Atlanta Center for Wellness provides specialized mental health and wellness services for individuals, families and couples on an outpatient basis. AC4W's client-centered approach addresses the needs of each client to ensure optimum health and wellness.

By offering healthy solutions for everyday challenges or situations, a recovery coach encourages and guides an individual along a path that supports his or her healing journey.

Contact The Recovery Coach today to schedule a FREE consultation.