About

Welcome to Transitional Family Services, where we are people passionate about services!

 

Since 1993, Transitional Family Services’ mission has been to help individuals and families prosper by providing quality mental health services.   Our staff includes psychiatrists, a nurse, a psychologist, professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health professionals devoted to helping individuals and families suffering from psychiatric disorders and other mental health issues.  The professionals at TFS are educated in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder,  physical or sexual trauma, marital and family issues and other mental health problems.

 

With over two decades of  mental health experience in Georgia,  it is our goal to provide quality services. We understand that for many, obtaining mental health services may be a stressful experience; however, by offering knowledgeable and empathetic professionals  we hope to ease your fears.  Through a collaborative relationship with you, our staff members are committed to providing evidence-based techniques that will lessen the symptoms of mental health issues and  increase the chance for successful living.

Services

Types of Services:

Non-Intensive Community Services: Formerly referred to as CORE services, these are an array of mental health services available for children (4 years and older), adolescents and adults with emotional and behavioral challenges. Services may be initiated by Parents, Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), School Counselors, Residential Facilities, Care Management Entity, Relatives, Community Partners etc. Through our diagnostic assessment, which is completed by a multidisciplinary team, a child’s level of care and immediate service needs are determined and they are matched with services that will help them achieve their treatment goals and may include:

Individual/Family Therapy: Provided to children, adolescents, adults and their families who may experience behavioral, emotional and/or substance abuse challenges.

Relationship/Couples Therapy: Provided to couples in romantic relationship seeking to gain insights into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve overall relationship satisfaction.

Group Therapy: Curriculum-based specialized group counseling for youth and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and/or substance abuse problems.

Community Support Services: Training, support and case-coordination to assist clients in gaining access to services and resources in their communities.

Psychiatric Assessment/Medication Management: Provided by a Board Certified Psychiatrist with experience in child and adolescent mental health/substance abuse.

Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluations: Psychological testing to determine the cause of psychological symptoms and disorders so that diagnosis and appropriate treatment courses may commence.

Nursing Assessments and Health Services: Health/Nursing assessments, monitoring and whole health services provided by nurses licensed by the State of Georgia.

Intensive Family Intervention (IFI): This 90-day intensive treatment program couples a team of mental health professionals (one fully licensed team leader and two-three therapists/paraprofessionals) with a client/or family in need of specialized counseling and support services. The IFI service philosophy promotes a client/family focus to evaluate and diffuse crises, link client/family to community services & resources and simultaneously improve clients’ ability to self-regulate/manage while increasing caregivers’ ability to care for their child.

 

*Important Insurance Payer Information:

Major Medical Plans  (Tricare, United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield): Clients with these insurance plans may be eligible for individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, psychological and psychiatric evaluations. Intensive Family Intervention services are provided when appropriate to individuals covered by BCBS of GA.

Medicaid (Regular Medicaid, Cenpatico/Peach State, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Care Source):  Services provided include: individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, behavior modification (CSI), psychological and psychiatric evaluations. Intensive Family Intervention services are provided when appropriate.

Medicaid Counties Served: Burke, Columbia, Glascock ( In Office), Jefferson, Lincoln (In Office), McDuffie, Richmond, Warren, Wilkes (In Office )

Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS): The agency has a contract with DFCS to provide services to families.  The services include Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA). Wrap Around: case management, therapy, transportation. Early Intervention services up to ten hours. Homestead: intensive therapy paraprofessional, intensive therapy. Parent Aide: parenting classes, purposeful visit. Prevention of Unnecessary Placement (PUP): mental health assessments, parental fitness assessments, substance abuse assessments, psychological evaluations, and domestic violence assessments.

DFCS Counties  Served:  Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock (In Office), Jefferson, Lincoln (In Office), McDuffie, Richmond, Screven(In Office), Taliaferro(In Office), Warren,  Washington(In Office), Wilkes (in office)

Referral

Please provide us with as much information as possible:

 

 

 

 

Forms

Please find Client Information and Medical Records Request Forms here:

Client Information Form

Medical Records Request

Staff

TFS has a team of professionals with skills in the areas of community support, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, nursing and therapy.

Kim Harrison is our employee of the month for August 2018! If you see her around, congratulate her and offer a Hi-five!

Meet the rest of the TFS team!

Contact Us

Faye Anders, LPC, CPCS, MAC
Regional Manager
faye.anders@pathways.com

Dawn Peebles, LPC, CPCS
Clinical Director
TFS Corporate HIPAA Privacy Officer
dawn.peebles@pathways.com

Bernadette Vipond
Office Manager
bernadette.vipond@pathways.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday (Closed or available by appointment only)

3643 Walton Way Extension, Suite 4
Augusta, GA 30909
(706) 364-1404 Office
(706) 364-1419 Fax

 

To connect yourself, a friend or family member or a client with services, please visit our referral page.