Important Notice


If you are using our Northeast Georgia EAP program through your employer, you will click on the link below and complete the form. If you do not see your employer listed, please call our office @ 706-549-7755 for the correct link.


If you are looking to register for an Anger Management Class, a Family Violence Class, a Substance Abuse Evaluation, or a Clinical Evaluation, you would have to call our office at (706) 549-7755 in order to get the correct forms sent to you. 

We do not perform Mental Health Evaluations, and we are not traditional Medicaid providers. If you have any other questions or concerns you can always give our office a call and we'd be more than happy to help you!



Community Involvement

In addition to our core counseling and therapy service, we provide a number of community based services in partnership with other community organizations. We also have an extensive history in working with the local government in an effort to promote policies and practices which ensure the health and safety of residents of Northeast Georgia. The following are examples of these collaborations with links provided for those services currently available:

  1. Children’s Victim Assistance Program (VAP) implemented in partnership with The Cottage Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center;     
  2. The Northeast Georgia Employee Assistance Program (EAP), implemented through a consortium of area employers to ensure that employees with personal problems have confidential access to the help they need and that participating companies have proactive policies concerning employees with health and personal problems;                            
  3. Veterans Readjustment Counseling implemented through a contract with The Veterans Administration and in partnership with the Lawrenceville Vet Center;
  4. Musician Assistance Program, developed as a resource for and in collaboration with Nuci Space
  5. Children in the Middle, a divorce education program addressing children’s adjustment to divorce initiated in Clarke County by FCS in collaboration with then Superior Court Judge Joseph Gaines and with input from the local Bar Association. (1990-present);
  6. The Athens Clarke County DUI-Drug Court, a public safety program initiated in 2000 by Judge Kent Lawrence and continued today under the direction of Judge Charles Auslander. Family Counseling Services provides substance abuse and addiction treatment for participants with multiple DUI’s. (2000-present);
  7. Family Violence Program, a batters intervention program initiated by The Solicitor General’s office in 1990 with FCS providing group counseling required by the Solicitor. A similar effort was later initiated by the State as a “Family Violence intervention Program” (FVIP), now required by state law for those arrested on family violence charges. FCS has continued to provide this service and is a state certified FVIP provider. (1990-present);
  8. Student Assistance Program (SAP), an alcohol and drug education and prevention program implemented with funding secured by FCS and implemented through the Athens Clarke county School system from 1976 through 1980. In 1980 the SAP function was integrated into the school system’s School Social Work program. (1986-1990)
  9. The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) and the Youth Diversion Program (YDP), both implemented in collaboration with The Juvenile Court and the Athens Police Department with FCS providing counseling for troubled teens and their families. (1974-1980);
  10. Athens Justice Coalition of Care  - The Phoenix Project

    A collaboration between:

    • Athens Justice Coalition of Care
    • Athens-Clarke County Probation
    • Athens-Clarke County Diversion Center
    • Athens Technical College Adult Education Program
    • University of Georgia School of Social Work
    • Goodwill Industries
    • Action Incorporated Inc.

    Our Mission: The Phoenix Project is a collaborative effort to create a network of wrap around accountability, support, education, and employment services for individuals involved in the legal system.

    The intent is to address needs, which when successfully met, prevent and intervene in criminal behavior. We focus primarily on addressing needs related to accessing and utilizing 1) continuing education opportunities; 2) resources for employment training and skill development; and 3) services for managing underlying alcohol/drug and mental health concerns.