Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. You can meet in person at the Barnabas House or you can meet with a counselor online. Online sessions are held from the safety of your own home with couples at a time that is convenient for you.
At The Barnabas House, we are committed to providing our services for people in need — even for those who cannot afford the full cost of counseling.
This commitment to making our services available to all, is based on our understanding of the Biblical principle of loving our neighbors. Clients in need of financial assistance, who fill out an application and provide proof of income could be eligible to receive a reduced out-of-pocket co-payment. Based upon a formula used by Richmont University, the amount of client assistance needed s determined and the balance of the counseling fee is subsidized by the Barnabas House Client Assistance Fund.
How do I apply for Client Assistance Funds?
You can access our client assistance fund application by contacting us to schedule an appointment and bring your printed and completed application with you.
How are we able to provide financial assistance to those in need?
Through the ongoing support of our community and the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, we are able to provide some assistance to most people who demonstrate a financial need.
Does The Barnabas House Counseling Center need MY financial support?
There is always a gap between the income we receive from client fees and our expenses for rendering each hour of service. We can always use financial help! The Barnabas House is in process of becoming a 501 C-3 Non Profit organization, so any funds you donate to the center would be tax deductible.
How do I contribute?
We welcome all contributions. The Barnabas House is helped most by those who choose to make an ongoing contribution on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. To arrange a contribution, please contact our offices at 706-359-4339. Contributions can be made by cash, check or credit card, or automatic draft.
We are located in the first four rooms at the entrance to the old Lincoln County High School:
345 Ward Ave. Lincolnton, GA, 30187. Parking is available in front.
The Barnabas House is governed by an Executive Board, an Executive Committee, and an Advisory Council made up of community leaders.
The Barnabas House will initially operate one day a week. One or two counselors will come here from Richmont University in Atlanta, and make themselves available all day for client counseling. As needs increase, we will increase the number of days counselors are available.
The Counseling that is conducted at the center is provided by a licensed counselor from Richmont University. Graduate students who are serving as interns, may conduct counseling sessions with Barnabas House clients under the supervision of a senior counselor or administrator from the University who remains on site with them at all times.
Confidentiality is of utmost importance to you and us. Therefore, you do not need to go through anyone to make an appointment. You can contact a counselor directly through this website, and establish your own appointment times at your convenience. You will be able to access your schedule through Simple Practice, which will be provided to you through your counselor.