At ACE, we understand the difficulties pertaining to eating disorders. Even more, we recognize the strength and courage required by clients and their loved ones to seek treatment for such issues. It is our hope to facilitate the admissions and recovery process in the most helpful way possible, which starts here.
ACE is CARF-accredited and is very proud to be the longest-standing intensive outpatient facility in Georgia. We accept males and females of all ages who are appropriate for outpatient care and will make revised treatment recommendations based on necessary
criteria if the PHP, IOP or Aftercare level of care needs change during the course of treatment.
We make every effort to locate appropriate, affordable and geographically reasonable referrals if a higher level of care is indicated. ACE is also committed to making treatment financially accessible by working directly with each client’s insurance provider to fully utilize benefits for services when possible.
Initial Phone Call. For interested participants, the first step in getting started is to contact our Intake Coordinator at 770-458-8711 ext. 0. She will facilitate the initial assessment process. She will ask you a series of questions and will take your insurance information if you would like for her to check your benefits. She will then schedule your Initial Assessment Appointment.
Initial Assessment (one and a half to two hours).
Upon arriving you will be asked to complete several questionnaires which will cover areas related to eating disorder behaviors and other variables that are often common among people struggling with food or body image problems such as depression, anxiety, perfectionism, self-doubt, etc. These questionnaires will be scored as you complete them. We use these assessments to tailor our treatment recommendations to your individual needs.
Feedback/Recommendations (45 minutes to one hour). You will also meet with a Staff Psychologist who will give you feedback about your scores and make certain recommendations. These recommendations will be made regarding level of care, types of groups and other program components or, if needed, other referrals. ACE is not a hospital — there are no locked doors and what you do with the recommendations is up to you, if an adult, or your parents.