• Please contact your insurance provider FIRST to determine where they have authorized access for mental health services. Please confirm, either while making an appointment or prior to going to an appointment, if your insurance provider is accepted. In addition, your insurance provider may have referrals to specific therapists who specialize in children and adolescent issues.

    Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL)

    Georgia Crisis and Access Line
    ​Callers have access to a clinician who will triage the crisis over the phone.
    If unable to de-escalate over the phone; a DD and Mental Health team go-to the location of the crisis.
    Staff able to 10-13 (involuntary transport) or go with the family to the hospital with their assessment information.


    **MyGCAL App is available in Google Play and Apple App Store**

    Lakeview Behavioral Health

    1 Technology Parkway South Norcross, GA 30092
    Lakeview Behavioral Health
    Age Range: 9-17.
    Insurance: Free assessments, accepts most major insurance and CMOs.
    Inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization.

    Laurelwood Hospital

    200 Wisteria Drive Gainesville, GA 30501
    Laurelwood Hospital
    Age Range: 12-18
    Insurance: Free assessments, accepts most major insurance with the exception of Cigna and Tri-Care
    Inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization

    Peachford Hospital

    2151 Peachford Road Atlanta, GA 30339
    Peachford Hospital
    Age Range: 4-18.
    Insurance: Free assessments, accepts most major insurance and CMOs.
    Inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, parenting classes.

    Ridgeview Institute

    3995 South Cobb Drive Smyrna, GA 30080
    Ridgeview Institute
    Age Range: 11-17.
    Insurance: Accepts most major insurance and CMOs.
    Inpatient, stabilization, DBT.

    Riverwoods Hospital

    223 Medical Center Drive Riverdale, GA 30274
    Riverwoods Hospital
    Age Range: 9-17.
    Insurance: Accepts most major insurance and CMOs.
    Inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization.

    Summit Ridge Hospital

    250 Scenic Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    Summit Ridge Hospital
    Age Range: 13+.
    Insurance: Free assessments, Accepts most insurances, with the exception disability Medicaid (SSI).
    Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization.

    View Point Health Crisis Stabilization Unit

    2591 Candler Road Decatur, GA 30032
    View Point Health Crisis Stabilization Unit
    Age Range: 14-17.
    Insurance: CMOs (Amerigroup, Peachstate, Wellcare), and uninsured; Bed purchase for SSI Medicaid, when other Medicaid facilities are full or deny.

    Treatment Agencies

    Catholic Charities Counseling Offices/Atlanta*

    (404) 920-7745 (English and Espanol)
    Catholic Charities Counseling Offices/ Atlanta
    Services offered on a sliding-fee scale. Check website or call for more details.
    Services offers individual, couples, family, children, and adolescent counseling/therapy provided by highly qualified, professional therapists., marital and family conflict, adolescent issues, depression, anxiety & stress, support with addictions, grief & loss, challenging life transitions, anger management and impulse control, relapse prevention, school conflicts and behavior problems, sibling rivalry, parent-child relationships, domestic violence and trauma care, Play Therapy.

    CETPA, Inc.*

    770-662-0249 (Admin/Treatment)
    678-646-5959 (Prevention Building
    CETPA, Inc.
    Behavioral Health Services (including Evaluations/Assessment, Individual/Group Therapy, Nursing Services, Medication Management and more) and Substance Abuse Prevention.
    Provides services in English and Spanish for Spanish speaking consumers or bilingual consumers who, to avoid misunderstanding, prefer to communicate in Spanish.
    Sliding Fee Scale—Check website or call for more information.

    Families First*

    404-853-2844 (for appointments)
    404-541-3040 (Gwinnett Office)
    Families First
    Hours: Wednesday 11:30PM – 7:30PM, Thursday 9:00AM – 5:30PM, Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
    Services offered on a sliding-fee scale—Proof of Income needed.
    Provides Individual, Family, Marriage and Group Counseling.
    Check website or call for more details.

    ViewPoint Health

    678-209-2411 (M-F 8:30am-5pm)
    1-800-715-4225 (after hours)
    ViewPoint Health
    Check website or call for more details.
    Mental health services serving Adults and youth that may benefit from integrated physical and mental health services. Services for youth may include health screenings and ongoing care, as well as, individual, group or family counseling. Provides limited pharmacy services at some sites. View Point Health fees are established by the State of Georgia on a sliding scale based on family size and amount of income.
    Clubhouse: 678-209-2550 Serving youth who are in need of intensive substance use recovery supports.
    Emergency services 24-Hour Access to Care by calling View Point Health. Since emergencies can occur anytime, a mental health professional with psychiatric backup is always available by calling 678-209-2411

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


    GCPS does not endorse or recommend any of the above agencies, as this list is for informational use only. Any fees incurred are the responsibility of the parent and/or student. This is not a complete list of resources for counselors or counseling assistance in Gwinnett or the Metro Atlanta Area. Please check with your insurance provider for referrals as well as with other sources of information for additional resources.
    Updated 2/15