About Our Program
Some problems in life are too difficult to handle alone. When problems like tensions in a marriage, behavioral issues with a teen or pre-teen, depression, anxiety or daily stressors overwhelm your life – it’s good to know you don’t have to walk that road alone. Counseling helps people to understand their personal needs, focus on the cause of their problems and determine ways to resolve or cope with those issues.
Catholic Charities Counseling Services is a State certified outpatient behavioral health clinic providing accessible, culturally competent, high quality mental health services for individuals, families, children and couples of all faiths. All therapists are licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and bilingual therapists are available at all of our sites. We serve adults, children and families who suffer from emotional distress.
The agency recognizes the added challenges of people living in poverty and accepts patients who do not have any means to pay, as well as those with limited resources, on a sliding fee scale adjusted to an individual's or family's size and financial situation. Additionally, third party insurance payers, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.
Symptoms of Depression
- fatigue and decreased energy
- insomnia or excessive sleeping
- irritability or restlessness
- loss of interest in activities or hobbies that were once pleasurable
- overeating or loss of appetite
- persistent feelings of sadness, anxious or 'empty' feeling
- feelings of hopelessness
- feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and/or making decisions
- thoughts of suicide
If you or a loved one are experiencing some of these symptoms, then it is time to contact Catholic Charities to make an appointment for help.
Hope for Julieta
Julieta’s overwhelming fears and anxiety jeopardized her family and her well-being. For far too long, she had been unable to cook or do the other things she loves. She had begun suffering inexplicable physical symptoms, like fainting and nausea. There were times when she couldn’t walk without being physically supported by her husband or son. After multiple visits to the hospital, doctors were unable to identify any physical health issues. She cried so often that her son feared he would lose her. Her doctor advised her to seek counseling from Catholic Charities.
Her therapist helped her talk through reasons she had stopped cooking and came to understand that she could safely cook for her family once again. They talked about her other fears for her family and self-doubts about being a good mother and wife. Little by little, she learned to begin changing her mindset by challenging her negative thoughts and finding a positive perspective. With the help of Catholic Charities Community Counseling program, Julieta has regained her peace-of-mind and happiness with her family.
Read more Community Counseling Impact Stories here.