A Premier Outpatient Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, With Healing Therapists

Our outpatient treatment program  near Atlanta, Georgia, has compassionate therapists dedicated to providing healing for youths struggling with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and suicide. Through a unique therapeutic framework, they provide treatment that helps young people in the Atlanta area overcome difficult behavioral health issues.  

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How Our Outpatient Therapists Can Help

Our therapists will help your family get the mental health treatment you need in your local Atlanta community. We offer individual, group, and family therapy as well as therapeutic/peer mentoring, home health care services, addiction treatment, and parent coaching. 

Our outpatient treatment near Atlanta includes a therapeutic day treatment program, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those who need frequent, intensive care. Our healing, nurturing, and safe environment will help you address and overcome mental health issues that may be affecting your family’s everyday life.  

Services We Provide Across the Embark Continuum of Care

Conditions Our Therapists Treat

Anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, and children are at risk today more than ever before. Too many adolescents, teens, and young adults in Georgia go through life struggling with not only these issues but also eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and trauma. It doesn’t have to be this way.  

We can help your family with a variety of conditions.

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Atlanta Clinic FAQ

During outpatient therapy, your adolescent, teen, or young adult will meet with a local Atlanta therapist while maintaining their daily schedule. For those who have moderate mental health symptoms and a daily routine that’s not negatively affecting their mental health, outpatient therapy may be a good option.

Outpatient visits at our program can include weekly individual therapy sessions as well as family counseling with one of our Atlanta therapists. We also offer group therapy through our intensive outpatient program, which usually meets three hours a day, three to four days a week, and our therapeutic day treatment program, which typically meets 5.5 hours a day, five days a week.

There are many benefits to outpatient treatment at our Atlanta clinic. Our outpatient programs allow adolescents, teens, and young adults to maintain work and school schedules and receive support from friends and family while receiving care — and at a more affordable cost on average than most inpatient treatment options.

The goal of outpatient therapy is to help adolescents, teens, and young adults overcome difficult mental health and substance abuse issues through a series of visits to one of our Atlanta therapists.

The main difference between inpatient hospitalization and outpatient treatment is the treatment setting. Outpatient mental health services provide a good option for adolescents, teens, and young adults whose needs can be met by visiting a therapist in their local Atlanta-area neighborhood while living at home and maintaining their daily routine. Inpatient hospitalization treatment is a good option for those who need to leave their home and receive dedicated 24-hour care in a hospital setting to overcome mental health and substance abuse issues.

The length of outpatient treatment depends on each child's particular needs. On average, outpatient treatment at our Atlanta-area outpatient clinic can last from three months to one year. If a deeper level of treatment is needed, adolescents, teens, and young adults can step up a level of care to an inpatient hospitalization treatment program

Our therapeutic day treatment program near Atlanta, also referred to as a partial hospitalization program, or PHP, provides structured treatment for adolescents, teens, and young adults who are stepping down a level of care from an inpatient hospitalization or residential program or who require more intensive care than what an IOP provides. The IOP program takes place in the evenings to accommodate school and work schedules and usually provides nine to 12 hours per week of treatment. A day treatment program typically offers 27.5 hours per week of treatment.

Other Treatment Options and Therapists Near Atlanta

If our clinic is too far from you, check out our nearby location in Alpharetta, Georgia. This outpatient clinic serves adolescents, teens, and young adults who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues.

A Continuum of Mental Health Care Offered Across the U.S.

Multicultural Family Success Adolescent Teen Anxiety Treatment Embark Behavioral Health

If outpatient therapy, which includes intensive outpatient and therapeutic day treatment programs, does not offer the level of care your adolescent, teen, or young adult needs, Embark Behavioral Health offers exceptional treatment and therapy options across the United States.

From virtual therapy to residential programs, our continuum of care will provide the right level of treatment to help your child overcome difficult mental health challenges.

Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how they’re changing the lives of adolescents, teens, and young adults across the U.S., helping them embrace a fulfilling and purposeful future.

Our Team

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Chavalle Taylor

Position: Primary Therapist

Chavalle Taylor

Primary Therapist

D’Arcy Reynolds

Position: Case Manager

D’Arcy Reynolds

Case Manager

Dr. Sharnell Myles

Credentials: Psy.D., LPC, CCTP, CPCS
Dr. Sharnell Myles, Psy. D. is a licensed psychotherapist and certified clinical trauma professional who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Her dedication to serving children, youth, and adults has spanned over 20-years with a focus on utilizing trauma-informed services to treat a continuum of trauma experiences, including domestic minor sex trafficking and community-based trauma. Dr. Myles is the Executive Director of JoyUs Beginnings Child & Family Wellness Center and The Urban Trauma Positive Impact Center, Inc., an exclusive trauma-informed treatment and advocacy center located in Atlanta, Georgia. Services include trauma informed therapies, trauma assessments, group treatments, gender specific social justice initiatives for girls of color and PeriCare a 2-Gen maternal fetal behavioral health treatment and advocacy initiative. Dr. Myles served as the first Clinical Director for youthSpark, Inc. and was to serve vulnerable youth who experienced exploitation, abuse, and other victimizations within the Fulton County Juvenile Court (FCJC), the largest juvenile court in the southeast region. Throughout her career, Dr. Myles has consulted with systems of care, such as East Cleveland’s MyCom, Inc. and Minnesota’s Robbinsdale Area Schools, to develop trauma-informed systems of care, policy, programming, and training on trauma and equity. In December 2018, Dr. Myles collaborated with Atlanta Public School Board Member Erika Mitchell – District 5 and co-authored the first Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Protocol for schools in the state of Georgia and has trained hundreds of school social workers on this policy. In addition, she has trained over ten thousand individuals on the impact of trauma DMST which includes Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, corporations, law enforcement, mental health providers, educators, lawyers, governmental officials, community members, and youth. Dr. Myles has accepted many leadership positions throughout her career. She is the current Advisory Board Chair for the DeKalb County Juvenile Court Mental Health Court – Journey Program, a member of the Georgia Statewide Multi-Disciplinary Team for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Board Chair for Breaking the Cycle, Inc (Philadelphia), and was the Vice Chair of the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce Survivors Supported and Protected workgroup. Dr. Myles is a subject matter expert and provides expert testimony in legal cases involving child and adolescent trauma. She has presented at various conferences and has experience in vast settings such as clinical, juvenile justice, Department of Defense, and community-based settings.

Dr. Sharnell Myles


Dr. Sharnell Myles, Psy. D. is a licensed psychotherapist and...

Jennifer Acker

Position: Clinical Director

Jennifer Acker

Clinical Director

Natasha Carr

Position: Executive Assistant
Natasha is an alumnus of Georgia State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree with a concentration in Managerial Science.  She also Graduated from Georgia Military College Phi Theta Kappa Cum Laude with an Associate in Science, Business Administration degree.  Natasha has a passion for human service and has expended over twenty years of her career working for the State of California, Department of Health and Human Services.  She worked as a leader in her church, Friendship Community Church where she was a facilitated young adult and children and youth groups.  Natasha has a desire to make difference in all she does and have a positive impact on the lives of people she has interactions with.

Natasha Carr

Executive Assistant

Natasha is an alumnus of Georgia State University where she...

Shellina Jenkins

Position: Enrollment Director
Shellina Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. Shellina gained interest in helping individuals fight the battle against substance abuse and mental health as a young child. She was eager to find a way to help those in need very close to her. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University, and her Master’s Degree from Fort Valley University. Shellina has a variety of work experience with adolescents and adults in corrections, drug court, foster care, mental health clinics, working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Prior to joining Embark Behavioral Health, Shellina has held leadership positions in mental health clinics and corrections. She has also worked in private practice settings to assist in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, SPMI and substance abuse. Shellina has provided training on suicide prevention/intervention, substance abuse and mental health in community-based settings and in corrections. Shellina’s philosophy on behavioral change involves several treatment modalities such as role modeling / teaching to encourage positive thoughts & behaviors, focusing on positive outcomes utilizing CBT, DBT, solution focused approach etc.

Shellina Jenkins

Enrollment Director

Shellina Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state...

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Embark Behavioral Health

3072 Early St., Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30305


· Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Saturday: Closed

· Sunday: Closed

Areas Our Therapists Serve in the Atlanta Area

· Atlanta

· Buckhead

· Buckhead Village

· Peachtree Hills

· Lindbergh/Morosgo

· Pine Hills

· Brookwood Hills

· Lindridge-Martin Manor

· Lenox

· North Buckhead

· Brookhaven

· West Paces Ferry/Northside

· Cumberland

· Vinings

· Smyrna

· Mableton

· Adamsville

· Underwood Hills

· Piedmont Heights

· Morningside-Lenox Park

· Midtown Atlanta

· Home Park

· Druid Hills

· Briarcliff Heights

· North Decatur

· Scottdale

What Are IOPs and PHPs, and What Should You Expect?

Therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide healing mental health treatment that can help your adolescent, teen, or young adult overcome difficult behavioral health challenges. Here’s what you need to know about these outpatient therapy options and how they fit into Embark Behavioral Health’s continuum of care, offered across the United States.