Counseling Services

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“Thank you very much for all the assistance Catholic Charities Atlanta has given me. A year ago I was not in a good place, still trying to deal with the loss of my husband after 36 years of marriage. Now, after some counseling sessions, I am joyful and at peace once again and looking forward to my future.”   -Ruth from Chamblee, Ga.

Counseling for yourself or a family member may be the most significant decision that you will make. Relationships, both within our family circle or in other areas of our lives, can greatly impact our growth, happiness, and our sense of security. Consulting a qualified, professional therapist to assist in overcoming life’s problems can be an important decision for you or your family.

Our community-based outpatient mental health and counseling services focus on the challenges families and individuals face in dealing with life transitions, unexpected tragedies, and mental health issues. The goal is to help clients gain the skills to effectively manage their issues and improve the client’s ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Our professional staff can provide assistance with:

  • Family conflict
  • Exposure to violence
  • Encounters with abuse
  • Support with addiction
  • Divorce or family change
  • Death or loss of a loved one
  • Anger problems
  • Sadness or worrying
  • Behavior problems at home/school
  • Problems with assimilation
  • VA support services

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Mental Health Counseling

Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Counseling Services offers individual, couples, family, children, and adolescent counseling/therapy provided by highly qualified, professional therapists. Problems that are routinely addressed and resolved include:

  • Family and Couples Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Children/Adolescent Counseling
  • Parenting Classes/Workshops
  • Information and Referral for child/family:
    • School system
    • Tutoring
    • Food/Housing
    • Health services (medical, dental, and mental health resources)

For appointments and referrals, please call our client intake line at (404) 920-7745. (English and Espanol). Our mental health counselors meet clients at locations throughout metropolitan Atlanta.

Play Therapy for Children

Play is a child’s way of communicating, just as adults use words. Play Therapy encourages an open and voluntary communication, reducing stress and building trust. Children learn to regulate their emotions as their self-esteem is elevated. This open communication fosters learning while promoting acceptable behavior and creative problem-solving. Play Therapy is a creative and healthy way to foster critical development in your child. Through play, children learn to:

  • express feelings in a healthy way
  • modify behavior
  • develop problem-solving skills
  • improve self-esteem
  • relate to others in a healthy way

For more information about our Play Therapy services, please download flyer.

Fees and Privacy

Fees
Catholic Charities Atlanta provides counseling services to anyone for whom outpatient treatment is the right choice, using a sliding fee scale based on annual household income and household size. CCA strives to make sure that finances are not an obstacle to clients receiving services.

Privacy
Clients of Catholic Charities Atlanta are protected by the confidentiality requirements of federal law, specifically HIPAA (the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

Learn more by contacting us at:

(404) 920-7745

Please call to schedule an appointment. (English and Español)

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