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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
for Addiction Recovery

Our Program is provided in accordance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) best practices for level 2.1, which emphasizes an integrated, person-centered approach. An individualized treatment plan is designed to meet the specific needs of each client and their family.

An assessment will determine the appropriate level of care. The IOP level of care is highly structured and is often recommended for persons who need more than individual counseling, or for those who are stepping down from a residential or inpatient hospitalization program.

Most clients attend group sessions in the IOP program four times each week with individual and/or conjoint sessions provided regularly. We use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention, and DBT skill-building.

Program lengths are tailored to each person. Research indicates that a minimum of 12 weeks of treatment is recommended to reach optimal benefit.

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Addiction Recovery is located at the Decatur Main Office:

CCCG Waiting Room

IOP for Addiction Recovery
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone:(404) 636-1457 ext. 433
Fax:(404) 636-7449

What is Addiction?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines Addition as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors, despite negative life consequences.

Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, cravings, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.

What is Recovery?

While Recovery begins with abstaining from alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications, recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to achieve their full potential.

We Can Help

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Week of Treatment ~ sample schedule
*Alternative hours may be available. We strive to accommodate all schedules.
Early Recovery Skills Group
5–6 pm
Family Education Group
5–7 pm
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Group
5–6 pm
Early Recovery Skills Group
5–6 pm
Process Group
6–7 pm
Trauma Recovery Group
Experiential Group
6–7 pm
Process Group
6–7 pm
Relapse Prevention Group
7–8 pm
Distress Tolerance Group
7–8 pm
SMART Recovery Group
7–8 pm
Relapse Prevention Group
7–8 pm

IOP includes Individualized Treatment for Individuals with Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Individual sessions and family sessions to support recovery.
  • Ongoing screening for substance use.
  • Coordinated care for clients with medical and/or mental health needs.

To schedule an assessment, please contact Kristy Aspinwall at 404-636-1457 ext. 416 or kaspinwall@cccgeorgia.org.

Our IOP Team

Kristy Aspinwall

Kristy Aspinwall, LPC, MAC, CCTP, NCC

Leader, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Kristy Aspinwall is the Leader for the Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction Recovery at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia.

Kristy joined CCCG’s team in September 2016. She is a Master Addiction Counselor and Certified Trauma Professional specializing in the treatment of most co-occurring disorders. She also provides individual therapy as a Staff Counselor for CCCG.

Kristy has provided therapy in several residential and outpatient settings throughout her career including both voluntary and mandated treatment. Kristy specializes in working with women and young adults in recovery and addressing the distinct issues that face these populations. She also enjoys working with folks who struggle with athletic injury or related addiction, attachment disorder, and other mood disorders. Kristy is passionate about helping those who may be on the fence about whether or not therapy and recovery are for them.

Kristy enjoys spending time with her husband, small son, and two dogs. They can often be found escaping to the beach or hiking in the North Georgia mountains. As an avid reader, it’s also not unusual to find Kristy curled up on a park bench with her e-books.

Kristy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling from North Georgia College and State University. She is also a member of Chi Sigma Iota, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, and the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Debonee Morgan

Debonee Morgan, MS, LMFT, CSD

Family Education Leader, IOP Program

Debonee Morgan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Spiritual Director for Care and Counseling Center of Georgia’s IOP for Addiction Recovery.

She leads the Family Education Groups, which educates individuals with substance use disorders and their families about addiction and the recovery process. Debonee also counsels individuals and their families in individual sessions.

Debonee joined CCCG in May 2016, following her work as therapist, educator, and Family Weekend leader for Black Bear Lodge, a residential treatment center for addiction recovery.

Debonee specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. She is the founder and former Board Chair of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource.

She also enjoys keeping up with her adult children, and can be found frequenting Atlanta’s live music scene with her rockstar partner, or taking vigorous notes at Atlanta Jung Society events.

Debonee was honored to graduate with the first cohort of Richard Rohr’s “Living School” at the Center for Action and Contemplation, earning a certificate in Contemplative and Non-Dual Consciousness. She also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, an undergraduate degree in Communications from Southern California College, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Stillpoint Center for Christian Studies.

James Kingman

James Kingman, MS, LAPC, NCC

Associate Therapist, IOP Program

James Kingman is an Associate Therapist for Care and Counseling Center of Georgia’s IOP for Addiction Recovery.

James joined CCCG in November 2015. He leads the Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention groups, providing experiences to clients in using mindfulness, meditation, and DBT skills to prevent relapse and improve their quality of life in recovery. He also serves as an Individual Therapist in the IOP program through the Low-Cost Clinic.

James works outside the IOP program with clients with co-occuring disorders, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, gender & sexuality issues, and relationship issues. He is a Lifetime Member of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource group and is also involved with Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN).

James is active in his church and local community projects, including volunteering for Habitat for Humanity & the Atlanta Arts Festival, and fostering rescue dogs.

James earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University with highest honors. He received his undergraduate degree in International Business from the University of Georgia, and worked in corporate America for 15+ years.

Joella Walker

Joella Walker, MA

Associate Therapist, IOP Program

Joella Walker an Associate Therapist with Care and Counseling Center of Georgia’s IOP for Addiction Recovery.

She joined CCCG in August 2015 as a Social Work Intern. She also is a counselor in the Low-Cost Clinic. Joella currently co-facilitates IOP groups in early recovery skills, relapse prevention, family education, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention; as well as providing clinical, client care coordination, and administrative support for the IOP program.

She is active in local community projects and plays bass in an Atlanta-based rock band. Before beginning her career in mental health, she was a Video Production Manager and Personal Chef.

Joella will complete her Masters of Social Work at the University of Southern California, August 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College in Art with a minor in Anthropology, and a Masters of Digital Arts and Sciences from University of Florida.