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179 Pierce Avenue Macon, GA 31204 - 331 Margie Drive Warner Robins, GA 31088 - Call (478) 742-1464 or Toll Free: (800) 533-1797  

 

Southern Behavioral Services provides diverse services in Macon and Warner Robins with our caring, experienced team.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Substance Abuse Professionals, DUI Clinical Evaluators, Certified Anger Management Facilitators, and Certified Employee Assistance Professionals.

 

Miona  Gordon After a twenty year career in Human Resources, Physician Relations and National Managed Care Services at Charter Behavioral Health Systems, Miona joined Employee Assistance Services in 2000 as their Executive Director. She purchased the business in 2001 from Universal Health Services and transformed EAS into a diverse outpatient behavioral health organization, Southern Behavioral Services. Miona’s background in behavioral health coupled with a degree in Business Administration from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics has provided her the tools to establish Southern Behavioral as a well-respected outpatient behavioral health leader. As a provider of employee assistance programs, Miona specializes in corporate trainings and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISDs). In addition to her role as President and owner of Southern Behavioral Services, Miona is co-founder and co-owner of Anger Management Services.
Gwen Dixon   Gwen accepted the position of Office Manager for Employee Assistance Services, a subsidiary of Charter Behavioral Health Systems, in 1999. With a strong background in office management for Waukesha Pearce Industries and Libbey Glass in Louisiana and Pony Express in Macon, Gwen brings a vast knowledge base to the clients and staff of Southern Behavioral Services. She has been instrumental in the organized transition of this organization into a respected outpatient behavioral health company.
Betsy Mills, LPC, CEAP Betsy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).   She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1987 from Ball State University in Indiana. Over the last twenty years, she has worked with all ages in both public and private settings including outpatient, inpatient and home-based services. Currently Betsy spends a great deal of time treating adults and adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders . Her treatment of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with solution-focused techniques. As a trained and certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Betsy works within the criteria required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). As Director of Clinical Services, Betsy’s warm and genuine personality coupled with her vast behavioral health experience, brings tremendous value to her clients and peers. For fun, Betsy loves to travel, eat gourmet food and watch great movies. She lives in Macon with her social-worker husband, American bulldog and Siamese cat.
Barbara Ann Newton, LMFT Barbara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Her solution-focused family systems perspective has been effective with individuals, couples, families and groups for more than ten years. She enjoys working with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when they are dealing with depression and anxiety, trauma and grief, anger, relationship difficulties and substance abuse. Much of her experience involves teaching effective discipline to parents to improve the behaviors of their children and adolescents. Two specific areas of interest are clients that have domestic violence concerns and attention deficit disorder behaviors. As a trained and certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Barbara works within the criteria required by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Barbara also provides motivational and workplace trainings for Southern Behavioral Services.
 Conn Bruce Conn, LMFT  Bruce received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984.  A residency in Pastoral Counseling and further education in Marriage and Family led to a License in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Bruce’s counseling integrates spirituality with person centered psychology. Having worked in several counseling settings, both private and public, hospital based and private practice, he has experience with multiple counseling needs. Bruce is skilled in working with addictions, adolescents, and phase of life transitions.  His article, “Coupling”, addresses relational issues and can be found regularly in the Macon Telegraph. Active in his family, church and community life, Bruce currently serves on the state level as the Ethics Chair for the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
 Key Mary Key, LMFT Mary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She received a Master’s degree in Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine in 1999 earning the outstanding student award for her class. She also graduated Summa cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to working for Southern Behavioral Services, Mary was employed by Secure Health EAP, Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia and was an Employee Assistance Program contractor on base for civilian employees of Robins AFB. In addition, Mary is passionate about serving the unique needs of military/public safety members and their families. She is knowledgeable in dealing with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship concerns. A variety of counseling methods are utilized to meet distinct needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution- focused techniques.  Mary enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals and is experienced in working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has been married since 1995 and has 2 children. For fun, Mary finds joy in books, family games, the outdoors, and travel.
Barbara Jo Koehnemann, LMFT Barbara received degrees in Communication and Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University. She is a certified facilitator in Prepare/Enrich, a specialized program for couples which can also be tailored to meet individual needs. As an LMFT, Barbara’s clients include couples, teens, families in transition, and individuals who are suffering from loss. Assisting families in transition and helping them to find appropriate adjustments is a focus of her practice. Within a framework of systems theory she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Insight oriented therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy as well as Imago Therapy.  Barbara is current Chair for the middle Georgia chapter of the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Schultz Deanna L. Schultz, LPC  Deanna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  She received her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University and Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Valdosta State University.  Deanna has provided counseling in a variety of settings from non-profit community agencies and residential group homes to private sector employee assistance programs (EAP) where she also created and facilitated trainings with contract employers and their staff to include topics of stress management, grief and trauma, effective communication, and leadership development.  Deanna is experienced in working with a wide range of life developmental stages from school-aged children to adults.  Her therapeutic orientation and focus utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and solution-focused dynamics.  Issues addressed in therapy range from depression and anxiety to blended family issues and substance/alcohol abuse as well as specific work with individual and family survivors of domestic violence.  She has facilitated a support group for women survivors of trauma and domestic violence for two years.    Deanna’s treatment specialties include domestic violence and trauma recovery, stress and anger management coping skills, struggles in adolescence, and relief of depression, anxiety, and grief challenges.
Carol Mathias, LMFT, CHT Carol is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT). A Cum Laude graduate of Wesleyan College, she received a Masters Degree in   Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer School of Medicine.   She also received training from MentorCoach ™ and is a certified DreamCoach”.    As a seasoned therapist, success coach and trainer, Carol has established a reputation for her interactive and energetic programs.   She utilizes a variety of treatment disciplines, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and approaches that treat the family as a dynamic and complex system.  Specialties include life transition issues, depression and anxiety, trauma and loss and relationship issues.    In addition to her private practice, coaching and training, Carol is a Certified Anger Management Facilitator and is co-founder and co-owner of Anger Management Services.


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Southern Behavioral Services  179 Pierce Avenue  Macon, Georgia 31204  Phone: (478) 742-1464  Toll-free: (800) 533-1797 Fax: (478) 742-1883