Nationally recognized mental health treatment provider, Rogers Behavioral Health, opens first Georgia location in Atlanta area

Atlanta, GA Posted on 02/19/20 12:50:pm

(Atlanta, GA)— One of the largest not-for-profit mental health treatment providers in the U.S., Rogers Behavioral Health, will open this May at 50 Glenlake Parkway Northeast, Suite 200, in Sandy Springs.

Approximately 1 in 5 Americans experiences mental illness each year and more than 41,000 deaths in the U.S. are a result of suicide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. To help meet the need, Rogers is on a mission to increase access to care throughout the country.

The demand is particularly great in Georgia, which ranks 50th out of 51 states in access to mental health care, according to Mental Health America’s 2020 report.

“We know the need for mental health treatment is profound in Georgia,” says Pat Hammer, Rogers’ president and CEO. “To help more people in the state, we are proud to bring our rich history and proven, specialized services to the Atlanta area.”

“Rogers provides evidence-based care while closely monitoring symptom data from patient self-report assessments to ensure effective individualized treatment plans,” says Loren Post, PhD, clinical director for Rogers’ new clinic in Atlanta. “This approach allows our patients to achieve the best outcomes possible.”

Prior to joining Rogers, Dr. Post was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and associate research director and clinical psychologist in the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program.

Derrick Ellis, MSIOP, serves as director of operations for the Atlanta clinic. Shaneeta Dickens serves as the outreach representative and can be reached at or 470-787-9070.

Treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health

With some of the most comprehensive programs for OCD, anxiety, and depression treatment in the country, Rogers treats more patients daily for OCD than any other behavioral health provider. Its Focus Depression Recovery programs offer clinically effective treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders.

With admissions occurring within hours, patients at Rogers receive direct access to board-certified psychiatrists and specialized treatment from a multidisciplinary team of mental health experts. Together they work with children and families to provide necessary medications and compassionate care.

Free screenings are the first step in the admissions process by calling 833-917-2106 or requesting a screening.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to to request a free screening.