Behavioral Health and Wellness

Same Day Access

Southside Behavioral Health's healthcare professionals are available weekdays Monday through Friday for same-day assessments. At Southside Behavioral Health, we make it a priority to get clients the help they need, when they need it. Same day assessments are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no appointment necessary. For a complete list of locations and times, please see Appointments & Scheduling or call 1-833-272-2778 (1-833-CSB-APPT).


Comprehensive Assessment

On their initial visit, behavioral health clients meet with one of our highly trained therapists to complete a comprehensive assessment. Clients are asked questions about their history, symptoms, previous treatments, and current needs. Based on assessment results, Southside Behavioral Health's therapists will recommend one or more treatment services specifically tailored to each client. (If clients need services outside our current offerings, appropriate referrals will be made within the community.)

For example, behavioral health clients may be recommended a combination of outpatient therapy, case management, and psychiatry. This combination targets medication needs while also providing clients with the coping skills necessary to handle external triggers they may face every day and avoid unhealthy stress. Case management would give clients an extra level of support in the community, allowing them to locate helpful resources and have regular check-ins with someone for additional support.

Outpatient Therapy

At Southside Behavioral Health, our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for our clients. Outpatient Services are one of the many ways through which this is possible. Our behavioral health offices located in Brunswick, Mecklenburg, and Halifax all offer outpatient therapy services focused on a variety of behavioral concerns. Our licensed nurses and practitioners can offer support for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance use, attention deficit disorder, and more. We pride ourselves on being able to build a customized approach that specifically meets the needs of each client.

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Southside Behavioral Health provides individual and group therapy options that address mental health concerns in both adults and children. These specialized treatment plans are arranged around individual client needs and carried out at one of our three behavioral health offices. Child therapy options must incorporate a primary caregiver.



Continuing our quest to provide accessible and comprehensive services for clients, Southside Behavioral Health has a team of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners available for either face-to-face or telemed psychiatry sessions. Our licensed health professionals are on-hand to provide evaluations as well as medication management based on individual client needs.

Nursing Care
Our Behavioral Health offices located in Brunswick, Halifax, and Mecklenburg have licensed nurses on staff to help administer medication injections as prescribed by a practitioner. In addition to this, nurses assist with coordinating client care and treatment.

Criteria for Admission:
At Southside Behavioral Health, we believe a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses a wide variety of needs is the best way to help clients succeed. For this reason, Psychiatry Services are only available as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and are not offered as a stand-alone service.

Case Management

We strive to meet all client needs to the best of our abilities. An important piece of our behavioral health team, case managers are no exception to this. They can both understand and predict how environmental stressors and physical health affect daily life and contribute to an individual’s well-being. These qualified mental health professionals are experts in their field and well-connected members of their local communities.

Our case managers assist individuals (children and adults) with accessing needed medical, psychiatric, social, educational, and vocational services. Case managers also connect clients to whatever specialized resources and support they may need within their communities. Additionally, they continually check-in and assess clients in order to quickly address any additional levels of need or support as well as to evaluate client satisfaction and success on an individual level.


Psychosocial Rehabilitation

An important resource for those struggling with mental health, Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a great way for clients to integrate themselves into the community and learn important skills needed for everyday life. This service provides clients with a unique mix of education, socialization, and peer support. For example, clients integrate into the community with shopping trips and lunch dates that teach important life skills, such as communication and budgeting. Clients can also participate in medication training and talk about different symptoms with peers in a safe, educational environment.

Overall, this gives clients practice and confidence in developing healthy, stable relationships needed to cope with everyday life.

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Restoration Services

Southside Behavioral Health offers Restoration Case Management Services to clients facing legal charges. This service is offered to clients deemed “incompetent to stand trial” through an initial psychological evaluation or who may not otherwise understand the legal charges they are facing. Restoration case managers do their best to assist clients and attorneys in legal proceedings and help clients understand any charges that have been brought against them.

VLAS - Virginia Legal Aid Society is a non-profit law firm providing free legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income individuals and families.

If you want to learn more or see if you qualify for free legal aid visit their website

or call the LawLine - 1-866-534-5243, intake and advice hotline, provides screening, assessment, referrals, information and
legal advice to most applicants during their first contact with VLAS regarding a new legal problem.

Calls accepted M, T, Th, F
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Aimed at keeping those most at risk off the streets, Southside Behavioral Health has recently added Permanent Supportive Housing to our menu of case management services. This service is a proven solution for helping vulnerable members of our communities stay off the street and reduce homelessness. It works by connecting clients with case managers and affordable housing in order to foster independent living skills and help integrate clients into their communities.

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Peer Services

Peer Services offers clients a support network for sharing experiences, learning effective coping strategies, and coping with day-to-day stressors. Peer service support groups are led by Peer Recovery Specialists. These individuals have their own “lived experience” with mental health and/or substance use. As such, they can use this experience to provide individual and/or group sessions around relevant topics related to issues with recovery. Through Peer Services, clients become more comfortable discussing details of their recovery as well as gain access to community resources useful for success.


Southside Behavioral Health is happy to announce that we now provide mentoring services for children and families. We do this in the hope of helping children (and their families) learn how to set healthy boundaries by focusing on improving communication and interpersonal skills, which will also foster healthy self-esteem and confidence.


What our clients say about us

of clients find our services helpful.
of clients say they are treated with respect.
of clients like the services they receive here.
of clients are better able to take care of their needs.
of clients would recommend us to a friend.
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*Based on 2023 Client Satisfaction Survey Results

"I think it's a good place to come to work on your problems and skills to learn how to get on your own."

"All the staff in Boydton are wonderful and have been a big help. The groups have made a big difference in my life. They have helped me greatly with my recovery and staying well."

"They do an amazing job at what they do, and they have done a wonderful job getting the help that my children need."

"I absolutely LOVE my therapist! She is SO down to earth, listens very carefully when I talk, and always gives very good advice!! PLEASE keep her on board here!"

"I don't know how to express gratitude to the people here. They go way beyond my expectations. They answer all question and show they really care."

"Great staff, nurses, and providers."

"The staff were very friendly and professional. When speaking with my therapist, I felt safe and heard. She really helped me turn a corner in my recovery. They really helped me, and I am very thankful to have been able to get my treatment here."

"The staff have respect me listens and treats so nice here yes I would recommend this agency to family and friend."

"Very good at accommodating, I also think that access to the therapists are easy."

"My son loves coming to his appointments, the staff is great and helpful. I'd recommend this facility to anyone."

"I have been made to feel completely comfortable about opening up my thoughts & feelings. I truly feel heard and cared about."

"I am satisfied with my therapist. She calls me at the night time to check on me."

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Southside Behavioral Health provides individualized culturally competent care in our communities, by supporting wellness and quality of life in a recovery-oriented environment and professional manner.