ARC Health, a Thurston Group portfolio company, has acquired Focus Forward Counseling & Consulting, Inc., a comprehensive, multilingual therapy practice with two locations in Atlanta, GA.

Brad Hieger, PhD, who founded and leads FFCC, said, "I was immediately attracted to ARC's history of successful partnerships, allowing practices to maintain their great workplace cultures while offering industry knowledge, experience, and back-end support to meet the challenges of a complex, changing healthcare landscape."

The "great workplace culture" at FFCC is distinctively diverse and culturally inclusive, he noted. Its 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists offer their services in Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Danish, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish.

Service offerings are equally as diverse, as FFCC offers child and adolescent counseling, LGBTQIA counseling, individual therapy, couples counseling, and marriage and family resources. Additionally, they treat anxiety and depressive disorders, substance abuse and trauma, and can perform psychological testing for ADHD.

ARC Health, formed in 2021, now has more than 300 psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists in Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Georgia.