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Georgia Crisis and Access Line 1-800-715-4225 OR simply dial 988
24/7 hotline for mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance and alcohol crises. GCAL provides free, confidential access to counselors for immediate telephone counseling, mobile crisis team assessment, and referrals you to local mental health resources. If you or someone you care about are having a mental health crisis, having thoughts of suicide, or looking for detox or treatment for substances or alcohol, start here.

Counseling & Psychiatry


Newton County does not have many psychiatrists practicing, so there can be a wait time to get service. There are some online options for psychiatry that accept both insured and self-pay patients. 


Check your insurer's website (web address will be on your insurance card) for a directory of in-network providers near you.


Many employers also have programs called EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) that will provide phone therapy or a limited number of in-person therapy visits even if you do not have health insurance. Ask your human resources department if EAP is offered.

Remote Therapy Options (Text/phone/video):

Giving Health 

100% FREE option for low-income, uninsured people. Up to 6 free counseling sessions per issue:

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Offers a variety of price points, but average is $84 per week for weekly video visit and unlimited messaging.


Weekly therapy visits $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks). Does offer a slight discount for uninsured patients.

Psychology Today has a provider look-up for counselors in the local area and some providers that offer telehealth. Some providers offer sliding-scale (lower-cost) rates for uninsured people. 

Remote Psychiatry Options:


An appointment with an online psychiatrist costs $284 for initial evaluations, and costs $108 for follow-up appointments. MDLive does accept some insurances, so check to see if they are in-network if you have insurance.


An appointment with an online psychiatrist costs $199.00 for initial evaluations, and costs $125.00 for follow-up appointments.


Manages depression and anxiety only for $95 per month. This includes the cost of your medications.

Live Health Online

An appointment with an online psychiatrist costs $175.00 for initial evaluations, and costs $75.00 for follow-up appointments.

Local Mental Health Options

Psychology Today

Psychology Today has a provider look-up for individual counselors in the local area.


Some of these providers offer sliding-scale (lower-cost) rates for uninsured people as well as tele-health services. 

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need. Services range from $30-$60 for individuals and $30-$80 for couples and families.

View Point Mental Health        Start with View Point if you are low-income and do not have insurance

View Point is the Community Mental Health Board that serves Newton County. They see patients that have all forms of Medicaid and they provide services to low-income patients without insurance for as low as $0. You can download the intake paperwork at the link below.


They offer multiple services for children, teens and adults including therapy, psychiatry, and intensive outpatient services.  View Point also has a 28-day residential recovery "rehab" program in Newton County and offers services for Developmental Disabilities. 


View Point partners with a specialty pharmacy that can provide your mental health medications for $10 each per month. Note that View Point does not prescribe any controlled medications including Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan or stimulants for ADHD.


8201 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, GA 30014      678-209-2601

CHANCE (Creating Hope And Needed Care for Everyone) Mental Health

Services: Individual, group and family therapy. Anger Management. Parenting classes. DJJ Wrap-Around/Community-Based Services  Provider, Psychological assessment and testing. Psychiatric assessment and medication management. 


Accepts: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState, Wellcare, most private insurances. Offers reduced-cost, sliding-scale services based on income for uninsured. 

2195 Pace Street, Suite E, Covington, GA 30014      877-393-8184

ASFC Outreach

Services: Individual, family and group therapy, substance abuse/recovery, skills training

Accepts: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState, Wellcare, most private insurances. Offers reduced-cost, sliding-scale services based on income for uninsured. 

4146 US-278, Covington, GA 30014        Phone: 770-787-3788

Transformations Therapy

Services: Individual, family and group therapy, State Approved Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment, Court Ordered Anger Management

Accepts: most private insurances, and offers private pay options.

5109 Highway 278 NW, Ste D, Covington, Georgia 30014    770-787-2301

Southeastern Psychological Associates

Services: Individual, family and group therapy. Child-centered services including sibling therapy, parent-child therapy, play therapy, experiential therapy, equine therapy. Offers biopsychosocial diagnostic assessments.

Accepts: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerigroup, Peachstate, Caresource, Wellcare, BCBS, UHC, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare

3155 Mill Street, Covington, GA 30014     678-712-6520

Connection Point Biblical Counseling

Services: Biblical counseling, seminars, training, Bible studies, book clubs, support groups for parents of prodigals, cancer caregivers, pastor’s wives, and those experiencing grief and loss

Accepts: private pay

2107 Emory Street, Covington, GA 30014     470-782-9095

Atlanta Quality Care Solutions

Services: Individual, family and group therapy, Psychiatry, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Family Based Services Program, Peer Wellness Center Day Program

Accepts: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerigroup, Wellcare, Tricare

1807 Honey Creek Commons SE, Conyers, GA 30013       678-374-2959     24/7 Hotline: 404-514-5273

Walmart Care Clinic

Walmart Care Clinic offers counseling services. Cash rate is $60 for new patient visit. $45 for each additional visit.

1436 Dogwood Dr SE, Conyers, GA 30013    770-863-7200

Support Groups

NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness

Connection Recovery Support Groups for those living in recovery.


Family Support Groups for families, caregivers and loved ones of those who live with mental health challenges.


Groups are held the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30pm – 8pm at Discover Point Church 1605 GA-138, Conyers, GA 30013

Grief Support

Grief Share offers help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.

Local Grief Share support groups (call groups to confirm meeting dates and times):

Connection Point Christian Counseling, 2107 Emory Street, Covington, GA 30014  470-782-9095  Thursdays  10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm

Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Rd, Covington, GA 30016                           770-788-7868   Tuesdays    6pm-8pm

Compassionate Friends: The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. 


Grief Speaks: resource for information about grieving children, teens and adults. Books lists, links, and specific loss information. 

Grief Support Network: The Grief Resource Network features the entire spectrum of services, assistance, comfort and guidance for those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. Some specific areas include government resources, crisis relief assistance, meetings/events, regional service providers, grief related research studies/data as well as book and movie recommendations. We are a network created by grieving people, for grieving people.


Grief Anonymous: Grief Anonymous is a grief support organization dedicated to assisting those grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief Anonymous is created in the spirit of all the other Anonymous support programs in that we believe only those who have experienced grief can understand it. We follow the Cardinal Rules of Communication and Engagement utilizing the Golden Rule. Grief Anonymous is for all people from all walks of life and belief systems to gather together to share their experiences, support one another, and to connect together in fellowship with a common bond of grief.

Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing:  was created to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. 760-262-8612

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