Family Counseling Services of Athens, Inc.

Quick Notes

Appointments for all locations may be scheduled by phoning 706-549-7755. Appointments may be scheduled M-W 9-5pm, Thur 10-5, and Fri 9-4.
Individual Counseling
Through counseling, individuals are helped to achieve balance and self-sufficiency in their lives.
Family Counseling
Families with conflicts and stressors are helped to gain skills in problem-solving and nurturing children. More >>>
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Through counseling, couples are helped to develop greater closeness and resolve difficult situations in their relationship. In addition, our services include Premarital Counseling, Marital Enrichment, and Divorce Counseling. More >>>
Mental Health Issues
Many individuals experience significant symptoms of mental and emotional distress that cause impairment in their ability to effectively manage in their daily routine. More >>>
Common Concerns
People seek counseling for many reasons. Some of these concerns include... More>>>
Your therapist will not share information with any person outside agency without your written permission, except as required by law or in a situation deemed potentially life-threatening. Laws, such as those protecting children, dictate exceptions to this practice. Confidentiality is of utmost importance in the relationship between the client and their therapist.  

Counseling Services

Counseling is open to anyone who feels they need to make a change in their life, find a new direction, deal with troubling issues, or strengthen their relationships. Family Counseling Service offers a comfortable and safe place to explore feelings that seem overwhelming. Our therapists serve as objective listeners, and work with individuals to increase their communication skills and problem-solving abilities as well as identify strengths and sort out options.

What to expect from therapy?

The best foundation for therapy is the relationship you develop with the therapist. Therefore, it may take a few visits for you to get comfortable talking about personal matters and for your therapist to develop a plan to deal most effectively with your concerns or needs. Generally by your fourth visit you and your therapist should have a common understanding of how therapy may be of continued benefit to you. If you need additional referrals, your therapist will assist you in locating other resources.

How long does counseling take?

Ideally, counseling is terminated when the problem that you pursued counseling for becomes more manageable or is resolved. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may limit the number of sessions for which they pay. You should check with your health plan to find out more about any limitations in your coverage. During the first few counseling sessions your counselor should also discuss the length of treatment that may be needed to achieve your goals.

Team Consultation

As a part of a group or agency practice your therapist often works as part of a team of professionals. This team consults with one another to ensure the best treatment is being provided to you and or your family. At times you may be asked to video tape session for later review with your team. All taping is done with your permission.

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