Counseling & Support Services

Since 1942, Families First has been providing counseling services to metro-Atlanta families supporting the agency’s mission to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families.” The Counseling and Support Services program targets children and youth in families facing chronic economic, social or health challenges so that they will succeed in stable, nurturing homes with self-sufficient families.

Counseling services are provided based upon the needs of the client identified in the Initial Assessment. The Individualized Service Plan is then developed based on the identified needs and the frequency of services is determined. Most clients are seen on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Families First accepts numerous types of insurance. To see if your insurance is one of the many accepted, please call 404-853-2800.  We utilize a sliding scale fee that may be used for those that are uninsured and at a certain income level. Individuals that are interested in the sliding scale fee will be required to present documentation that proves the level of income being claimed.

The counseling services at Families First are supported through grants and donations, such as the United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Anyone interested in receiving counseling services may call 404-853-2800 to begin the referral process. If you would like to refer a loved one that is not your minor child or anyone other than yourself, you may begin the process by calling 404-853-2800. However, the referral will need to be verified with the person that is going to receive the counseling services.

Adults, Teens and Children

From a young age, children can be faced with stress and hardships based on their living conditions, their family structure and school. These stresses don’t go away as they age, unfortunately they increase. At Families First we recognize the growing need in our community to offer supportive and professional counseling services to children, teens and adults. Individuals and families can receive counseling in both English and Spanish.

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Counseling Services Offered by Families First

Individual Counseling
Family Counseling
Couples Counseling
Group Counseling

Counseling Services Assist Clients To

Heal from emotional pain and trauma
Stabilize mental health symptoms
Develop coping skills to deal with life's stressors
Strengthens their family and social relationships
Achieve greater sense of health, quality of life and well-being

Counseling Services Offered at these Locations

At Families First, we service individuals and families from all over the state of Georgia. Counseling services are offered in the following office locations
MAIN OFFICE
COBB OFICE
DECATUR OFFICE

* All services are provided by Masters-Level, Georgia-Licensed Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists. Families First
provides counseling services in seven (7) agency offices and community-based counseling in partnership with housing, health and youth service agencies across the state.

If you are interested in scheduling a counseling appointment or
want additional information, please call:

404-853-2844