Mental Health

Center Point/ Adult Mental Health Clinic & UNITY (Oconee Center)

430 North Jefferson Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.445.4721

Phone: 1.478.445.5545 (Unity)

Fax: 1.478.445.6769

The Adult Mental Health Clinic is designed to provide an array of services for consumers diagnosed with mental illness, addictive diseases, mental retardation and dually diagnosed individuals based on the level of care and support needed for the individual.  The therapeutic model includes principles and practice of patient assessment, management and clinical skills in a mental health outpatient facility.


Dr. Ashley Alexander

1021 Parkside Commons

Greensboro, GA 30642

Phone: 1.404.994.2420



Dr. Katie Cowan

953 Harmony Road

Suite 104

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.404.418.6359

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Family Directions/Child and Adolescents (C&A) Services (Oconee Center)

1371 Orchard Hill Road

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.445.5322

Fax: 1.478.445.6062

The mission of Family Directions is to provide timely and competent mental health assessment and treatment to children and adolescents age 6-18 that builds the skills needed and links to resources for successful community living that meets the expectations of families and other community agencies involved with the consumer.


Georgia’s P.O.R.C.H.

P.O. Box 581

Milledgeville, GA 31059

Phone: 1.478.445.1783

Fax: 1.478.445.2110

After Hours/Emergency: 1.478.445.4891

Georgia’s Professional Outreach and Resource Center for Healing (P.O.R.C.H.) is a program designed to provide specialized services for those who experience trauma and grief after a homicide or suicide.  Services are also provided when trauma results from life threatening and/or critical incidents in the state of Georgia.


National Alliance On Mental Illness NAMI (Lake Oconee)

P.O. Box 4111

Eatonton, GA 31024

Email: [email protected]

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NAMI’s mission is to improve the lives of those living with serious mental illness as well as their families, friends and mentors through support, education, advocacy and research.

NAMI Support & Education Programs Offered in Athens and Lake Oconee

NAMI Family Support Group

This group is open to all adults 18 and older who have a family member or friend living with a mental illness.  The group is for sharing, understanding, encouragement, friendship and hope.  Groups are confidential.  No registration is required.

NAMI Lake Oconee meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

NAMI Basics Class

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week peer-directed education program developed specifically for parents and other caregivers of children, adolescents, and adult children still enrolled in high school.  Registration is required.

Family-to-Family Class

Family-to-Family is a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness.  The course is taught by trained family members.  Registration is required.

Peer-to-Peer Class

Peer-to-Peer is a free 10-week, peer-led, recovery education course for those living with a serious mental illness.  Registration is required.

In Our Own Voice Presentation

In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.  The free presentations are given to students, law enforcement, politicians, professionals, or interested civic groups.

CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training

CIT is a free, 40-hour course taught by mental health professionals for those working for or with law enforcement administered by the GBI & NAMI.  The class equips members with the skills and knowledge to better understand situations and defuse crises.  The class advances safety for officers and consumers.


River Edge Behavioral Health Center

60 Highway 22 West

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.451.2700

Services for Children & Youth: individual counseling, family counseling, clubhouse connect, community support services, psychologist services, psychiatric/medication clinics, substance abuse treatment, and gender specific groups (Tackles issues like self-esteem, behavior, trauma, anger management)

Adult Treatment Services: individual counseling, family counseling, addiction recovery, crisis service center, group counseling and training, psychiatric/medication clinics, anger management group, community support services, supported employment, and shelter plus care residential services.


River Edge Clubhouse Connect

60 Highway 22 West

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.451.2786


  • School Year:
    • M – F (2:00pm to 7:00pm)
  • Extended hours are offered during the summer

The Connect Clubhouse supports the mental health recovery of youth between 7 and 16 tears of age residing in Baldwin, Putnam or Wilkinson counties.  The clubhouse includes a basketball court, game room, music, computer lab, as well as a warming kitchen and dining area.  Clubhouse activities also include dance, art, music and outings.


River Edge Crisis Service Center

60 Highway 22 West

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.451.2797

The River Edge Crisis Service Center offers 24/7 outpatient crisis stabilization (23 hours or fewer) to adults facing an acute mental health crisis.  When needed, Crisis Service Center staff can facilitate smoother transition to higher levels of care as well.


The Music Therapy Clinic Of Georgia College

200 North Wilkinson Street

Health Sciences Building

Georgia College

Campus Box 67

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Music Therapist Lecturer and Clinic Coordinator: Katie Whipple

Phone: 1.478.445.2645

Fax: 1.478.445.4532

The Music Therapy Clinic of Georgia College uses music to help people with a variety of needs.  Music therapy can be beneficial for individuals with: speech and language delays, Autism Spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, traumatic brain injury and stroke, attention deficit disorder, developmental disabilities, emotional and psychological disorders, hearing and vision impairments, addictions, cancer, life threatening illnesses, and other physical, emotional, cognitive, social or behavioral issues.