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Counseling & Parenting Services

mental health counseling sessions given last year
of adults show progress on their counseling treatment goals
of individuals in our parenting program improve their relationships with their children, and 98% of parents retain custody of their children.

Helping individuals and families regain control and manage life’s challenges.

Counseling Services

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.

“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.”  

-R from Chamblee, Ga.

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
  • Play Therapy

Call 404-920-7745 to make an appointment with a therapist

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

Sister Hope Chat Service


Meet Hope

Sister Hope is a FREE chat service via text providing encouragement and strategies on how to manage everyday stress and anxiety using Chatbot technology.

Suicide Hotline-Dial 9-8-8

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Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Parent Talk Program serves to educate, strengthen and support pregnant and parenting families to raise their children in a safe and healthy environment so that they may achieve their full potential.

We serve a diverse mix of clients (adults and teens), that are high-risk expectant parents, new parents and other caregivers/guardians raising infants. Services focus on family support, child development, and early interventions.

All services are provided in the client’s home. Family preservation services are provided to families to prevent removal of children from their home or prevent re-entry into foster care.

Parenting Support Services

Parent Talk is an intensive parenting education program. Our Triple-P certified staff makes monthly home visits to teach parenting skills and to offer support, counseling, and information and referrals. In addition to the in-home parenting education services, CCA staff also refer clients as needed for:

-Counseling Services
-Information and Referral
-Case Management/Service Coordination
-Child/Family Assessments (IFSP)
-Child Development Screenings
-PSFF Supportive Services
-Transportation (MARTA only)


To participate in the program:

  • The parent is pregnant or have a child aged 0-12 years in the home.
  • Potential clients are referred by DFCS Family Preservation, court or school systems, rehabilitation centers or community partners.
  • Clients live in Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett or Douglas counties.

Fees & Privacy

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.

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


My life has changed drastically since receiving the benefits of Catholic Charities Atlanta. I am more relaxed, less stressed and hopefully one day I can be completely organized and independent. I feel as if I am a better parent and am more prepared when the children are acting out or in the process of potty training because of Catholic Charities Atlanta.

DanielleIn-home Parenting Education Client