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.
Anthony felt overwhelmingly distant from friends and family, and when he did spend time around people, he dreaded it. The thought of who he wanted to become was hazy, and he began to doubt his ability to grow toward his goals. Anthony was suffering from severe social anxiety and struggling with his self-identity. Seeking to make a change, he reached out to Catholic Charities’ Community Counseling program.
Throughout his first few sessions with his Catholic Charities counselor, Anthony was remarkably quiet. Slowly, he started to tell more of his story, including personal challenges with low self-esteem, negative outside influences, and the stress he faces at home. Anthony and his therapist met weekly to elevate his self-confidence, and discussed goals and ambitions he could work toward. He found new interests in music and growing plants. He graduated from college with an Information Technology degree and started a full-time position after practicing mock interviews with his therapist.
Anthony’s therapist is incredibly proud of him for continuing to accomplish the goals he established. The two look forward to their future sessions to catch up about activities that Anthony now has the confidence to pursue. A train ride to visit friends or an overnight professional convention are things Anthony now feels excited to do.
Read more Community Counseling Impact Stories here.