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)
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 goes to location of crisis.
Staff able to 10-13 (involuntary transport) or go with the family to the hospital with their assessment information.
200 Wisteria Drive Gainesville, GA 30501
Age Range: 12-18
Insurance: Free assessments, accepts most major insurance with the exception of Cigna and Tri-Care
Inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization
2151 Peachford Road Atlanta, GA 30339
Age Range: 4-18.
Insurance: Free assessments, accepts most major insurance and CMOs.
Inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, parenting classes.
3995 South Cobb Drive Smyrna, GA 30080
Age Range: 11-17.
Insurance: Accepts most major insurance and CMOs.
Inpatient, stabilization, DBT.
223 Medical Center Drive Riverdale, GA 30274
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
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
Age Range: 14-17.
Insurance: CMOs (Amerigroup, Peachstate, Wellcare), and uninsured; Bed purchase for SSI Medicaid, when other Medicaid facilities are full or deny.
Catholic Charities Counseling Offices/Atlanta*
(404) 920-7745 (English and Espanol)
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.
678-646-5959 (Prevention Building
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.
404-853-2844 (for appointments)
404-541-3040 (Gwinnett Office)
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.
678-209-2411 (M-F 8:30am-5pm)
1-800-715-4225 (after hours)
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.
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.Teen Mental Health ResourcesTrevor Text1-866-488-7386 A service provided by The Trevor Project that aims to help LGBTQ youth who may be struggling with a mental health crisis. Text START to 678-678 anytime to be connected with a counselor.SIOSA non-profit outreach initiative focused on supporting those who self-injure.Tips to Help Teens Cope During COVID-19Breaking the SilenceA part of the Project Safe organization, (706) 765-8019 is a text line that is aimed at helping teens recognize and safely exit unhealthy relationships.
Kate's Club empowers children facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. They create healing communities through recreational and therapeutic group programs, education, and advocacy. Kate’s Club provides children with an open and supportive network of peers and mentors who share a profound experience of loss. Kate's Club is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kate's Club Connects is the community outreach branch of Kate's Club. Kate's Club Connects brings bereavement support services and grief education to the Greater Atlanta community through school outreach and community partnerships. Kate's Club Connects will be at Trickum Middle School during the month of October and November.
For informtaion about Kate's Club and Kate's Club connects, please visit their website.
Trickum Middle School does not endorse or recommend any of the below agencies/individuals, 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 in Gwinnett or the Metro Atlanta Area. Please check with other sources of information for additional resources.
Substance Abuse Support Resources
Resource for finding in-person and virtual AA meetings throughout the state.
Locally run independent addiction recovery resource to support Georgians.
Highly-rated Georgia-based addiction and mental health provider with an extensive assortment of online recovery resources.
Directory for finding treatment facilities confidentially and anonymously. of helpful online recovery support resources and a 24/7 helpline at 678-705-8762.
An advocacy organization that provides free naloxone kits to Georgians through the mail.
Outlines 3 simple steps to save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. Includes helpful reference videos.