child & adolescent services

We provide services to anyone four years of age and older who lives in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, or Walker Counties and who are in need of Mental Health and Addictive Disease Treatment.

Child & Adolescent Services

Components of the Children and Adolescent Services include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as psychosocial services, Home-Based Treatment and Therapeutic Foster Care. All of these programs are designed to help children and their families resolve emotional conflicts, develop effective ways to interact, and experience positive relationships in a safe and caring environment.

The programs are staffed by master’s and bachelor’s level therapists, activity therapists, licensed nursing staff, as well as a board-certified psychiatrist.

Specialized Children and Adolescent Services

Lookout Mountain APEX Project

LMCS’ APEX Program is an intensive, behaviorally-oriented, short-term, in-school treatment service which serves children and families experiencing significant behavioral, relational and other mental health challenges and who may be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or out-of-home placement.  By helping parents and children develop healthier relationships and positive communication skills, our staff hope to create nurturing family settings where all members can thrive.

Click here to learn more about APEX.

Therapeutic Foster Care

When it is necessary for children to be placed outside the home, LMCS has two options: Therapeutic Foster Care or Therapeutic Group Homes.

  • Therapeutic Foster Care
    LMCS recruits, contracts with, and trains couples to provide a nurturing environment for children who must be placed outside their natural home environment.  These parents are taught to provide a therapeutic and nurturing environment in which the child can realize a more positive self-image, eliminate negative behaviors, and experience stability in the home setting.

Click here to learn more about TREK

lmcs in the news

Kaleidoscope in the Community

From left, Kaleidoscope program participant John Lilley, employees Darlene Cannon and Jeannie Sitton and participant Chris Williams at Thursday's Dade First-Family Connection collaborative luncheon. The participants told the audience about their jobs in the community....

Kaleidoscope Reps visit the Georgia State Capitol

Kaleidoscope visits the Georgia State Capitol Recently, Lookout Mountain Community Services Kaleidoscope program direct support staff Brooklyn Espy, representing Kaleidoscope South-Summerville, and Nathan Gibson, representing Kaleidoscope...

Wraparound: A Team Approach

Wraparound: A Team Approach Wraparound: A Team Approach McKenzie* was 16 years old and in alternative school when she started Wraparound with Lookout Mountain Community Services. She was stealing prescription drugs, on probation for violence, and her mom...

Need Help?

No Initial Appointments Needed. Walk-Ins welcome at the following outpatient sites.

  • Fort Oglethorpe O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mon-Friday
  • LaFayette O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Tues, Wed, & Thurs.
  • Summerville O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mon-Fri.
  • Trenton O/P Clinic
    • Between 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Mon-Fri.

Staff Quick Links

Below is a quick resource for LMCS staff.

Contact Us

Employment: 706.638.5580 Ext 4114
Clinical Q&A: 706.638.5580 Ext 4151
Business Q&A: 706.638.5580 Ext 4135
Executive Director: 706.638.5584
Individual Complaints: 844.815.8233
GA Crisis & Access Line: 800.715.4225