The following is a list of local resources. If you have any questions, or have difficulty reaching a provider, please let the SKORE Program Manager know. Resources below fall under the following categories: Counseling/Health Care, Housing, Clothing, Food, and Other.

For families needing individual, couples, parenting, and family counseling sessions in Spanish, please visit this link:

The following is the Bartow County Resource Directory Webpage. Here, you can search for many different services available in Bartow County:

For low-cost/free basic dental services

Contact Tonsmeire Community Clinic

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday’s
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
By Appointment Only
Non-refundable fee ($30) if appointment is canceled
Call to schedule your appointment: 678-535-7216
A Healing Journey Counseling 
650 Henderson Dr., Ste. 430
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone - 770-334-2493
Fax - 770-334-2675

A Healing Journey Counseling & Consultation offers individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults. We also provide counseling for couples, and families. Clinicians are trained in several different therapy applications including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  A Healing Journey Counseling & Consultation offers a full DBT treatment program including individual therapy and DBT Skills Groups. 

We accept most major insurances, including TriCare, Amerigroup,Magellan,  Wellcare, Peachcare, Peachstate, Cigna,  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, ChampVA, Ceridian, Medicare, Medicaid, and various Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).

Georgia H.O.P.E. 
Georgia Hope is a private counseling agency for those who struggle
with mental health, behavior problems, or substance abuse.  We serve
children, adolescents and adults who have some form of Georgia Medicaid
(Wellcare, Peachstate, Amerigroup). 

We also serve children who do not have insurance.  

Georgia H.O.P.E. provides in-home assessments, individual,
family, and group counseling, anger/stress management, parenting skills,
and resource linkage.  To refer a child, contact (800) 906-9766.  To refer
an adult, contact (706) 279-0405.  You can also visit our website at:  


Psychology & Counseling Center of Cartersville
17 Felton Place, Suite A
Cartersville, GA  30120
770-386-8996, ext. 210

All kinds of people seek and benefit from counseling and psychotherapy. Everyone faces problems and challenges at different points in their lives. Because our world is complex and often demanding, it is normal to be faced with challenges or unexpected conflicts for which we are not prepared. When this happens, a professional can assist in solving the problem. Our Services Include:
  • Individual / Couples / Family Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Testing and Assessment
Rhea Kisling, MS, LPC

Child & Adolescent Therapist
Highland Rivers Health
650 Joe Frank Harris Parkway
Cartersville, GA 30120

706-483-6688 (work cell)

770-607-6704 (fax)
Solutions Therapeutic Services
109 Central Avenue
Cartersville, GA  30120
(770) 383-8909 

Beth McArdle, LCSW, primary focus is with couples and family, individual therapy with adolescents and adults, with solution focused techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as Christian counseling.
Pam Crowe, LPC, mainly focuses on working with adults and couples focusing on trauma, adjustment, and anxiety.
Susan Geddes, LPC works with adolescents (we worked together at Devereux as well, psychiatric facility for troubled teenagers), adults, and couples. She also focuses on depression and anxiety.
Claudia Adams, LPC, mainly sees children and adolescents utilizing play therapy. She does incorporate parenting sessions as needed.

STS accepts all major insurance (BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna, etc.) including Medicare, and Medicaid's CMO programs. Currently Chris does sliding scale private pay mainly as he begins to work towards getting on insurance panels.  We all do private pay sliding scale as needed as well.

Willowbrooke at Tanner
958 Joe Frank Pkwy, Suite 103
Cartersville, GA  30120

Provides free, confidential mental health screenings to determine what level of care clients need. Clients receive referrals to community services or a Willowbrook at Tanner program. Master's level, highly skilled mental health clinicians facilitate screenings.
Outpatient partial hospitalization services for adults, children and adolescents is now available in Cartersville.
Highland Rivers Health
650 Joe Frank Pkwy
Cartersville, GA  30120
We provide a comprehensive array of community-based, integrated treatment, recovery, and supportive services to children, youth and adults. Some of our services include:
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual, Family and Group Training/Counseling
  • School Based and In-Home Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Day Rehabilitation Services
  • Recovery and Support Services
HOPE’S Corner

Hopes Corner is designed to stabilize children/adolescents and families in the least restrictive environment, to assist in crisis resolution and to provide a comprehensive community crisis plan for stabilization that utilizes the child’s/family’s strengths, natural supports and community resources. We are designated as an Emergency Receiving unit, meaning we take both voluntary and involuntary individuals.
Who we serve…
  • Youth ages 5 to 17 requiring psychiatric/behavioral stabilization
  • Youth ages 13-17 with Substance Related disorders or Co-occurring disorders
  • Youth from all over the State of GA
What we offer...
  • Behavioral Health Assessment to determine eligibility for admission
  • Physician assessment within 24 hours
  • Supportive Group Counseling and Therapeutic Activities
  • Case Management Services that assist youth and family/support network to develop a stabilization plan to guide them through the crisis
  • Linkage to community based services  to insure ongoing care post discharge
  • Consultation with Regional Case Expeditors and/or local LIPT committees for difficult cases
This program is located in Meriwether County (Greenville, GA)
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-247-9048.
Pathways Center gladly accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and Peach Care.  
Fees may be established based on a sliding fee scale for eligible individuals.


Highland Rivers Health
Zella M. Upshaw, LPC
911 N. Tennessee St., Ste 210
Cartersville, GA  30120
(404)384-5482, Fax:1-888-334-0125
Secondary Office:  522 N. Main Street, Suite 203, Cedartown, GA  30125

The population you serve:  Ages six to adults of all ages struggling with life challenges to include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, anger, stress, trauma, career, grief, crisis intervention, substance abuse, adolescence & parenting issues & issues unique to military population and their family members.

All major insurance accepted to include CMO Medicaid (Peachcare, Peachstate & Amerigroup.) Credentialed with most Employer Assistance Programs. Private/self pay also accepted.

Services Offered:  Behavioral Health Therapeutic sessions for Individuals, Families, Couples, & Groups ages six to adults of all ages. Other services available upon request: Community & Individual Parenting Enrichment
Classes, Family-Based Agency & Support Group Training, Employer Assistance Programs Critical Incident service provider.

Staff Qualifications: Ms. Upshaw is licensed in the state of GA as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her experience covers over twenty years of service provision in the Social Services and Behavioral Health fields.  She has been in Private Practice for the past 2 1/2 years.

Assessments used:   Goldberg Depression Scale, CAGE, CRAFFT Screener for
Adolescents, CAFAS, Teen Functional (TeFA), Tool for Assessment of Suicide
Risk for Adolescents (TASR-A
Awakenings Counseling Center
12 S. Erwin St., Suite 1
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone Number 770-386-8882

"Helping individuals, couples and groups to awaken their true spirit and purpose in the world."
Accepting self payment, Out of Network insurance and some reduced fees. Adults.
FOCUS Counseling
9876 Main Street, Suite 100
Woodstock, GA  30188
770-516-1050 Note, In-Home Services are offered in Bartow County

FOCUS Counseling & Training, Inc. offers a complete range of core services for child and adolescent mental health and substance abuse needs. We also partner with DHR to provide wrap-around services for families involved with DFCS. With the intention to provide the best possible treatment, we have formed a team of professionals that have achieved the highest level of recognition in their respective fields. Our team includes:
  • Therapists, Counselors and Social Workers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurse

ProActive Management Consulting
Frank G. Pratt III, LCSW