Welcome to
Southern Behavioral
medicine Associates

It's NOT all in your head.

Many people have heard the statement: “It’s all in your head.” And so have we.

While its true that psychological stress is experienced in the brain, its NOT true that these experiences are simply “a state of mind,” or worse “made up” and “you just have to learn to live with it.”

Psychological stress can result from difficult life events or circumstances, as well as medical problems and mental health issues.

The best way to treat mental and physical stress is by using a mind-body approach that addresses the whole person and is tailored to the individual.

The gold standard of treatment for any type of mental health or medical problem is biopsychosocial, which means that your biology, your mindset and personal experiences, your culture and beliefs all must be factored into treatment.

At Southern Behavioral Medicine, we work hard to get to know YOU and tailor treatment to what is best for you and your life situation.

Recovery from any challenge, mental or physical, is first taught, then learned.

We teach clients how to get better by using treatments that produce results. We only use treatments that are proven to help people reduce or recover from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, traumatic experiences and chronic pain. We teach clients how to practice these skills until they master them.

Our practice also provides specialized psychological testing, including testing for school accomodations, neuropsychological testing, personality testing, fit for duty assessment, and testing for medical clearances, including bariatric and chronic pain issues.

Be sure to look at our Services & Specialized Testing pages for all our services. We can help you uncover your strengths and weaknesses, and provide a clear diagnosis and a path to recovery.

Call us today to learn more.



Chronic Pain


Opioid Risk Evaluations


Violence Risk Assessment


Presurgical Evaluation


Attention Deficit Disorder Testing


Neuropsychological Testing


Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgery


Trauma & PTSD


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Geralyn Datz, PhD

Dr. Geralyn Datz is President and Clinical Director of Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine.

Dr. Datz completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island, NY, a program which ranks in the Top 50 Graduate Schools in the US. She specialized in behavioral medicine during her residency at the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and during fellowship at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University. Pennington is recognized for its scientific contributions to understanding metabolic syndromes, weight gain, and lifestyle change, and is ranked as one of the Top 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the country. Dr Datz completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) at Alliant University in June 2020. The MSCP allows psychologists to prescribe in certain states such as Louisiana, Illinois, Idaho and New Mexico.

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Mon – Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat – Sun By appointment ​

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