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Our Philosophy

ACS of Georgia views dysfunction as the result of several areas of the individual, family, and/or environment being out of balance.  ACS of Georgia is able to identify and treat these areas specifically, using the most state-of-the art methods available today.

ACS embraces the whole person model, which treats key areas through therapeutic methods including individual therapy, family therapy, and career development.  As a result of this method of treatment, consumers become healthy, strong, balanced, "centered", and happy.  Their level of "aliveness" is significantly increased, as well as their feelings of connection to themselves and to others. 

Powerful vs. Powerless

A vast majority of those that are dysfunctional have self-esteem issues and feel powerless in the face of their presenting issues.  ACS of Georgia focuses on building self-esteem and helping people begin to feel their own self-worth again.  This in turn builds their confidence and their ability to create the lives they want.  With a sense of powerfulness and self-worth, people are in a better place to say "no" to unhealthy, addictive behaviors and say "yes" to the healthy choices that make life worth living.  In addition, people learn to recognize the “dysfunctional part” of themselves and methods to diffuse its power.

No Shame, No Blame

ACS of Georgia understands that pointing blame and using mechanisms to promote shame do not bring about positive behavior modifications. Quite the contrary, it often fosters resentment, belligerence, and lowers self-esteem in the face of life's ups and downs.  ACS of Georgia uses a positive approach that engages each person's will and strengthens each individual’s sense of self-worth.


Through this philosophy, consumers learn coping skills and increase their self-esteem.  This allows individuals and families to create the lives they want, complete with good relationships, a satisfying job or career, and a new enjoyment of life.