Black Bear Lodge

Sautee Nacoochee, GA

When you come to Black Bear Lodge, you can count on us to meet you where you are. By focusing on both addiction and mental health conditions at the same time, we address your physical, mental and emotional needs. The North Georgia foothills are the perfect setting to help you to connect finding peace outside to finding peace inside.

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Why Black Bear Lodge?

Black Bear Lodge is committed to healing from the inside out. We emphasize life-skills development, trauma resolution, relapse prevention, communication skills, coping skills and family therapy to lay down the foundation of recovery. We also emphasize health and wellness for our patients, which means that we focus on nutrition, mindfulness, fitness, recreational and team-building activities, social skills and treatment education.

Services we offer:

  • Medically supervised detox
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Grief and loss therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Gender-specific programs
  • Diversity program
  • Nutrition and wellness groups
  • Professionals group

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Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Black Bear Lodge

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310 Black Bear Ridge
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

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Black Bear Lodge

Lynn Echols, MSN, RN


Lynn Echols joined the team at Foundations Recovery Network in January of 2017. Born and raised in Habersham County, Georgia, she earned her BSN from Brenau University and her MSN from Piedmont College.

Echols, who became CEO at Black Bear Lodge in December of 2018, is also a registered nurse and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her many years of nursing in critical care, emergency medicine, and psychiatric care, as well as administrative leadership practice, serve her well in her current role.

A sense of purpose drew Echols to mental and behavioral healthcare, and she’s passionate about her staff feeling supported so that they can deliver quality patient care. Her goal is to be the leader that she would want to have, so she leads with integrity, compassion, and drive.

Echols and her husband have two adult children. In her free time, you can find her…

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