Important Notice

Our office has taken several measures to ensure the safety of both clients and staff. At this time we are taking new clients via telehealth only.
If you are interested and these services are appropriate for you please email us at contactus@fcsathens.com for more information.
You may also call us at 706-549-7755. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.


John Helmly

John Helmly [NCC, LAPC] began his counseling career as an intern with Family Counseling Service four years ago. He has served in several roles with the agency, including leading an emotional intelligence group for court-mandated anger management participants, teaching divorcing parents ways to keep their children out of the middle of the their ongoing conflicts and providing counseling services for individuals, couples and families. As part of the Phoenix Project, John has also worked with persons trying to overcome criminal backgrounds by helping them address unmet needs, such as getting a GED or enrolling into various educational programs.

John’s approach to counseling draws from his 20-year career of working as a trainer and consultant for several major corporations, as well as his experience as an adult education instructor and a deep desire to see people reach their full potential. While he employs a full range of counseling strategies, the work of Carl Rogers and his Person-Centered Theory, combined with cognitive approaches, serve as a foundation for John’s practice.

John’s personal time includes playing music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.