Welcome to Manna Treatment
COVID-19 Virus Update
Manna WILL NOT BE open
We WILL BE doing sessions via DOXY.ME (below for how to use) for client sessions
Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 30
Manna’s response to the virus issue is to protect our clients, staff, and stakeholders. As a CARF organization, we have already been compliant with CARF procedures, but we are putting more energy in ensuring a healthy and safe environment, until or unless we have a ban on travel, a mandatory quarantine, or the virus issues have passed. The following is a letter sent to each client who attends our programming.
The CDC’s recommended procedures for remaining virus-free is HERE
March 22, 2020
Dear Manna Treatment clients and families,
The safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff is top priority for Manna Treatment. Due to the current global health crisis of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Manna Treatment will be implementing necessary precautions. We are following recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for healthcare providers, and we will continue to track these recommendations and implement measures to keep our facilities safe.
Our office closures mirror that of Gwinnett County Public School System. Therefore, our office will be closed March 23 – March 27th. Because of this, we will move entirely to telementalhealth sessions for all outpatient clients to minimize the disruption of services. It’s our goal to ensure each client continues to have access to care, and therefore, we will working with your insurance companies to manage the telementalhealth coverage.
We will be offering telementalhealth sessions using the user-friendly, HIPAA-Compliant platform: https://doxy.me/ Please see the bottom of this email for instructions on using Doxy.me. However, we are finding that doxy.me is having significant server and connection issues. This is a secured, end-to-end encrypted app that allows for privacy to conduct sessions online.
Regarding our higher-level of care services (PHP and IOP), we will continue to provide the option to meet in person at the office in the conference room. We will continue to clean thoroughly the lobby, bathrooms, and conference room. We will also continue to mandate that all persons entering the building (including staff) answer the precautionary questions and take their temperature upon each entry into the building. Additionally, please keep the 6′ distance between yourself and others. This is 100% OPTIONAL for all staff and clients. We will continue to use doxy.me or uberconference for ongoing therapy sessions.
We are trying to mitigate everyone’s accidental exposure to the virus while maintaining access for your mental health care. In fact, you may be struggling with additional issues as a result of this virus. While we will waive the late cancellation fee associated with cancelled appointments, we strongly encourage you to meet with your therapist using this platform.
We will be updating our websites with any pertinent information. (www.mannafund.org & www.mannatreatment.com) Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If you are a current client, you may email your therapist directly. (first initial, last name @mannatreatment.com).
Dr Genie Burnett, CEO; Manna Staff, and the Board of Directors
Most of our primary therapists are listed below. For individual therapy sessions, please follow this link at the time of your appointment. https://MannaTreatment.doxy.me/lobby
If you are in PHP or IOP, you can click on this link to wait for the group to start: https://MannaTreatment.doxy.me/phpiop. It may take a few minutes for the group to load as each therapist will need to add you in one by one. We are planning on running the FULL program schedules for each program. Additionally, we will be monitoring your food intake via Recovery Record. This will allow you more opportunity to follow things independently. As the week progresses, we will decide if it is more effective to have the program clients who wish to attend in person to have that option. We will discuss this during the week.
Once you have accessed the link for your appointment, please enter your name and allow doxy.me access to your camera and microphone. Your therapist will then be able to welcome you into the virtual session.
If you do not see your therapist on this list, they will be getting in touch with you personally to coordinate your virtual sessions.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at our office number: 770-495-9775. Brittnee will be able to answer your questions as soon as is possible. It is also necessary to call and cancel appointments per the usual 48-hour cancellation policy. Again, because we are attempting to prevent issues by moving to virtual therapy sessions, we anticipate that you will be more inclined to keep your scheduled appointment.
Feel free to also email us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Thanks for your flexibility!
The CDC’s recommended procedures for remaining virus-free is HERE
What is Manna?
Manna Treatment is a program under the Manna Scholarship Fund nonprofit. Manna Treatment is a psychotherapy practice located in the northeast corner of the greater Atlanta area that not only focuses on depression, anxiety, grief, and addiction, but provides higher-level treatment programs that specialize in both eating disorders and trauma.
Eating disorder treatments include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder for all ages and genders. We have created well-planned and effective treatment programs for those who need Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).
Manna is working towards providing an IOP for trauma-based disorders. This will be a 12-week program that focuses on providing coping skills, but will also address common issues that emerge as a result of PTSD, dissociation, and other issues related to trauma. This program will initially be rolled out and serving adults.
Manna utilizes principles based on the Bible in the therapeutic process. We strive to be a safe environment where individuals struggling can process their feelings, learn new ways of coping and facilitate change. Our therapeutic approach is to show others how we believe that Jesus treated people, not through force or lectures.
In the Bible, “Manna” literally means “What is it?” It was in reference to the food supplied by God to the Israelite’s when they were in the desert for forty years.
He rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. Psalm 78.24
God knew what the people needed, how much they needed and provided. At Manna Treatment, that is what we believe about how food is to be used. It is from God, for us and is made to meet our needs. In the New Testament, Jesus becomes the “Manna” – “For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” John 6:33 Therefore, Manna Treatment was designed to replace the “addictive process” of eating disorders with the true Manna, which is Christ himself. We encourage individuals to seek Him in each and every aspect of life, especially in how they use eating (and other addictive, ineffective coping skills) to resolve what only He can.
To provide treatment for those with eating disorders at the Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient levels of care, utilizing multiple sources of revenue, for as long as the client needs such treatment. Manna Treatment desires to support the client from surviving to thriving to leading.
Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc is proud to be a 3-year recipient of the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Dec 2017. CARF is an international accreditation program and has more than 1,300 standards that organizations must meet in order to create and maintain a professional, ethical, and supportive environment. Because of our CARF accreditation status, we are able to provide Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization services with insurance companies.
In order to meet and maintain our standards, we would love to have YOUR support!