Mental Health Care

This is a complete listing of all mental health providers in the Lowndes/Valdosta Area. This resource was composed by the Lowndes Mental Health Action Committee for the Lowndes County Commission on Children and Youth/Family Connection.

Valdosta Mental Health Services Providers/Psychiatrists for C&A AR Psychiatric & Counseling   3312 N Oak Street Ext, Valdosta, GA 31605 (229) 244-2030   Insurance: Yes (Georgia Medicaid = Dr. Gupta only, Peach State, AmeriGroup, state health) Referral not required Parameters of acceptability: All ages Alternative environments: None Sliding scale: no Family Therapy: Yes Group therapy: no 1 pro bono: maybe Appointment within 48 hours: probably Consultation collaboration with school counselors/teachers: yes. FTF and phone Provider credentials & specialties: -Dr. Anil Gupta, MD; medication management -Christen Cribbs, LPC; counselor -Charles Parramore, LPC; counselor -Megan Tillman, LMFT; counselor in Valdosta and Tifton -Michele Walker, LCSW; counselor in Tifton -Susan Gordon, LCSW; counselor in Tifton Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia   Child & Adolescent Clinic 3120 N. Oak St. Ext., Suite B Valdosta, GA 31602 (229) 671-6150; Fax: (229) 671-6750 -Lori Roberts, Administrative Assistant,   -Danielle Deloach, LCSW, Clinic Manager,   Services: Children 4yr-17yrs, 18yr-21yrs enrolled in High School Therapy: Individual, Family, and Group Present Groups: 7 Challenges (adolescent SA group), Mood Regulation teens/tweens, PEACE4kids (Elementary age Aggression Replacement Training) Community Support Intervention: in home and community based case management and skills training Crisis Assessments: as needed during business hours Intake Days for New or Returning Consumers: Monday through Friday 8:00am -1:00pm Insurance: MOST


FamilyWorks is the brief therapy center for the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program at Valdosta State University. We provide state-of-the-art therapeutic help to people from all over Valdosta, the VSU campus, and surrounding communities, including south Georgia and north Florida.

Who Goes to FamilyWorks? Couples, married or unmarried, children, elderly, couples, families of all varieties, individuals, roommates, and LGBT persons—all are welcome at FamilyWorks. Family therapy, sometimes called systems therapy or relational therapy, is a particular way of thinking that helps people make the changes that they want. Even though the word, “family” suggests that family therapists work only with whole families, this is not the case. Family therapists work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. Family therapy has been found to be extraordinarily helpful when people find themselves stuck. Here are just a few of the dilemmas that people struggle with: relationship problems, domestic violence, grief and loss, parenting problems, school difficulties, and all emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or anger. We offer our services to all people who seek them, regardless of age, gender, race, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, education, economic status, disability, or ethnic background.

How Much Do I Have to Pay? Our fees are quite low, and our bottom line is that no one is ever denied services because they cannot pay. We charge for each session according to a sliding scale that is based on family size and income. When you call for the first appointment, someone will talk with you about your fee, so that you will know what it is prior to your first meeting with your therapist. But, if your circumstances are such that you can only pay a few dollars or nothing at all, that will be your fee—nothing. Services are free to Valdosta State University students, faculty and employees.

Does FamilyWorks Offer Groups? Yes, we do. The best way to learn about current groups is to visit our home page— Once there, click on FamilyWorks, then click on the “Support Groups” button on the right side of the screen.

To schedule an appointment, call (229) 219-1281 Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 11:00 am. If you cannot call during these times, call anytime and leave a message. Let us know the best time to reach you and an intake coordinator will call you back.   

FamilyWorks is located at 903 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31698. Call (229) 219-1281 and is housed in the one-story part of VSU’s Continuing Ed Building, which is on the corner of Patterson and Gordon Streets (directly across the street from the Crescent House). You can reach the building by turning in off of either Patterson or Gordon Streets. Drive around to the back parking lot. We are tucked in the corner of the one-story part of the L-shaped building, facing the big satellite dish. When you arrive, poke your nose into the Intake Office and ask for a parking permit. If you have a current VSU student, staff, or faculty parking sticker, you are good to go.

Behavioral Health of South Georgia (BHSGA)
Serving Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift & Turner Counties. 
For General Information 
Call 229-671-6100 
Walk-in for established clients and new clients Monday- Friday 8AM – 1 PM

Cook Clinic  
1905 S Hutchinson Ave
Adel:Ga, 31620
Serving Cook, Berrien & Lanier Counties

Lowndes Clinic 
3120 N. Oak St. Ext. Ste C
Valdosta, Ga. 31602
Serving Lowndes, Brooks & Echols Counties 

Tift Clinic
334 Tifton-Eldorado Rd, 
Tifton, GA 31793
Serving Tift, Irwin, Ben Hill & Turner Counties

BHSGA has the following programs for Addictive Diseases:
Community Support Individual, Consumer and Family Education, Coordination of Referrals to Inpatient, Crisis Evaluation and Management, Education Services, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Inpatient Detoxification, Nursing Assessment, Pharmacy Services, Psychiatric Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitative Program, Referral to Supported Employment, Short Term Residential Services, Solution Focused Individual Therapy, Specialized Day Services for Females, Intensive Abuse Services.
Mental Health Programs include:
Assertive Community Treatment Services, Community Support Individual, Consumer and Family, Education, Coordination of Referrals to Inpatient, Behavioral Health Assessment and Individual Recovery, Planning, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Nursing Assessment, Peer Support Program, Pharmacy Services, Psychiatric Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitative Program, Referral To supported Employment, Residential Programs, Solution Focused Individual Therapy, Marriage and Partner Therapy.

Developmental Disabilities for Adults

  • Community Access Group and Individual 
  • Pre-vocational Services
  • Supported Employment Services 

Adult Developmental Disability Services are available to individuals who have been either diagnosed with Mental Retardation prior to age 18 or Developmental Disability prior to age 22.

Developmental Disability Service Center Locations:
Berrien Service Center    229-686-2078
Brooks Service Center    229-263-7510
Cook Service Center       229-896-7994
Lowndes Service Center 229-249-4900
Turner Service Center     229-567-3496 

Click here for a list of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy clinics in Georgia