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PROGRAM & SERVICES

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

Providing life-changing behavioral health services to children, adults and families living with mental health and substance misuse issues.

Every year, people in crisis turn to us for help in navigating some of life's most difficult challenges.

Whether you're an adult or young person, life brings on sets of challenges that can be difficult to navigate. At Catholic Charities, we understand and we want to help.

Through our Behavioral Health Services, we offer counseling services grounded in Catholic values and social teaching. We strive for positive psychological outcomes that includes early intervention, prevention, improved behavioral and emotional functioning, and accessible care.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

Our outpatient therapy services provides private and confidential interventions to individuals of all ages including children, teens, and adults in need of professional guidance concerning marriage and family, mental health, and substance misuse. We teach skills for enhanced family communication, improved daily functioning and increased self-esteem.

Therapy services are offered for individuals, couples, and families and provided by dually licensed independent mental health practitioners and alcohol and drug counselor. Therapy sessions may occur at our facility or within the parish/school setting.

    Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Grief and Loss (death; divorce; etc.)
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Relationships/Marriage/Family
  • Parenting
  • Intimacy
  • Worry; Stress
  • Social Acceptance

    Mental Health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression; Suicide
  • Self-Harm
  • Eating Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Peer Issues

    Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance Use Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy

SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH

Catholic Charities offers mental health services for school-aged students in metro-area Catholic schools and via tele-health in rural communities. We are reaching students every day by providing the support needed to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhance areas of social competency, provide immediate access to service, and improve behavioral and emotional functioning.

Services are provided by licensed mental health practitioners on site at school in a confidential manner, as referred by the administration of the school.

    Services Provided to the School:
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • School Consultation Resource
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Mental Health Training
  • Substance Misuse Training
  • Crisis Response/Support
  • Participation in Family Team Meetings

    Needs Addressed with the Student/Family:
  • Depression; Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety; Stress: Worry
  • Peer Issues/Pressure
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Trauma
  • Social Media Concerns
  • Substance Misuse (Tobacco, Vaping, Alcohol, Drugs, etc.)

WISH LIST

Often times, when an individual seeks Catholic Charities for behavioral services, they are nervous and a bit hesitant. To help ease the transition into therapy, we like to provide an environment of comfort and peacefulness. We accomplish this by having specific items available for our clients to hold, mold and move around in their hands. Many of these items release tension, relieve stress and boost blood circulation. If you can find it in your heart to donate any of the items on our Wish List, we would greatly appreciate it!

adult color books ~ biofeedback strips ~ canvases ~ fidget toys ~ journals ~ kinetic sand ~ magnet toys ~ molding clay ~ paints ~ paint brushes ~ pens and colored pencils ~ pipe cleaners ~ Play-doh ~ silly putty ~ sketch books ~ small lava lamps ~ stick notes ~ stress balls ~ tactile toys ~ youth color books ~ water-drip toys

Contact Information

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Phone: 402.554.0520

Senior Director, Program Services
Joan E. Huss, MA, LIMHP, LADC

Therapists
Alexandrea Ashley, MS, LMHP
Jill Berger, LIMHP, LADC
Amber Determan, MS, PLMHP
Sarah Thibault, LIMHP, LADC, LIMFT
Jenna Whitaker, MA, LMHP, PLADC