Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Youth behavioral health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Faqs

child/adolescent Behavioral health


What insurances does CHRIS 180 take?

All offices take Medicaid, WellCare, CareSource, Amerigroup, and Cenpatico/Peachstate. Depending on the location, private insurances are accepted (e.g. BCBS/Anthem, Cigna, Aetna, AmBetter, United Healthcare, Medicare, etc.). Please contact the office closest to you to determine if your private insurance is accepted. 

Do you see clients/families that are uninsured?

Yes, we accept Fulton County families without insurance and will assist them in seeking insurance coverage for their children/family.   

What age range do you see?

We provide services for ages 4-24 years old.  

What services do you provide?

All offices provide individual counseling, family counseling, Psychiatric/Nurse services (telehealth also included) and community support individual services. We also offer group therapy/skills services based on the problem/need (e.g. depression, anxiety, life skills, substance use, etc.) at all locations. We provide trauma-informed services using ARC, TF-CBT, play therapy techniques, expressive therapy techniques, CBT, etc.  

Are walk-ins accepted or are appointments required?

Appointments are highly recommended so you don't have to wait for an available time to see the therapist. A behavioral health assessment is required to begin services, and this may take between 1.5 to 2 hours.

What are the warning signs & symptoms?

In older children & pre-adolescents:

  • Substance abuse
  • Inability to cope with problems & daily activities 
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits 
  • Excessive complaints of physical ailments 
  • Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism 
  • Intense fear of weight gain 
  • Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death 
  • Frequent outbursts of anger 

In younger children: 

  • Changes in school performance 
  • Poor grades despite strong efforts 
  • Excessive worry or anxiety 
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Persistent nightmares 
  • Persistent disobedience or aggression 
  • Frequent temper tantrums