Family Counseling Resources


Outside Counseling Resources

The important topics of social-emotional development and mental health are addressed at Donovan through our advisory program, and the counselor is available anytime during the school day if students need to talk with someone as well. However, there are situations where exploring outside resources may be necessary. The following list includes some recommended local counseling services in the Athens area that serve teens/adolescents (this list is not exhaustive). As availability for any counseling service may change throughout the year, it may be helpful to regularly check back over time. 


Holy Family Counseling Center (Catholic-Centered Counseling)



Counseling for Growth and Wellness



Family Counseling Services of Athens Inc.



Counseling Associates for Well-Being



Athens Center for Counseling and Play Therapy


Crisis Resources
A free 24/7 helpline providing mental health crisis assistance and access to mental health resources throughout the state of Georgia1-800-715-4225 or

For mental health emergencies in which law enforcement may be called, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer

Dial 9-1-1

Reach a trained counselor by text message. Youth and teens are especially welcome.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE