Social Concepts & Development Services (SCADS) is your personal advocate.

Social Concepts and Development Services (SCADS) is a locally and privately held woman owned behavioral health agency.  SCADS’s is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals experiencing mental health disorders and those suffering from substance abuse, trauma, and/or other behavioral health issues. Social Concepts provides an array of case management and wraparound services for children, families and adults of all ages. We also offer therapeutic services to persons in need.  Services are offered in-home, off-site, or any supportive environment.

THE STAFF – at Social Concepts and Development Services has over 80 years of experience, serving children, adults and families. Our therapeutic practice located in downtown Austell, specializes in working with individuals and families, some in crisis. While we can help a wide range of clients heal from all sorts of emotional difficulties and crisis, we are a different sort of mental health provider than what most people expect. We encompass a holistic philosophy using the Eight Dimensions of Wellness in my therapeutic orientation, and we respect the role of spirituality in physical and emotional health.

SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships

Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being

Financial–Satisfaction with current and future financial situations

Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work

Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep

Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Spiritual—Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life

Our Development Services provides individuals and small businesses an opportunity for growth in a growing market where community services and funding sources are limited. Overall, our agency provides you, your family or your small business with a social worker when you need one. Whether it’s for a few hours, an entire day, to manage a few cases or consult on a project.