Counseling and
Therapy Services

Professional Counseling Services for Our Communities

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties staffs masters-level therapists to provide individual, family, and marital therapy in Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties. We are focused on top-quality care for our clients and can serve anyone from age three to 100+.

Our professional clinicians use evidence-based practices for complex trauma, using a combination of well-researched interventions with clinical experience, ethics, client strengths and preferences, while recognizing their culture.

Take advantage of this valuable asset for your well-being. Call (517) 782-2551 for more information.

  • Trauma Informed
  • Play Therapy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse and neglect issues
  • Treatment of ADHD
  • Conduct and other behavioral issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • Greif and loss issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Staff attends ongoing training based on their individual specialty
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  • Donations of money,  personal items, and bedding accepted
  • Call (517) 782-2551 to make an appointment or discuss volunteer opportunities
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Compassionate Treatment for Child Trauma and PTSD

For an adult, an adolescent, or a child, talking about trauma is terrifying and intimidating. Especially in the case of children, it is disrespectful for us to speculate what they go through – we need to hear it from them. Only asking a child to describe a nightmare they may never forget with eloquence and clarity is not how we help heal them.

At Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties, the best alternative we can give them is to help them confront their trauma with their inner voice and creativity or through the opportunity for a pure, nonjudgmental relationship.

With grant funding from a variety of Foundations and local supporters, our Therapists work with children, including those in foster care, to provide specialized services to treat trauma / PTSD and attachment issues.  Services we provide for the families and children span a wide array of techniques and approaches.

For those in foster care, these services strive to maintain permanency of foster care placement(s) by offering the rare opportunity for children with painful memories to tell their story without being afraid in a place where they can be free to create and express their experiences.

Children don’t always have the ability to benefit from talk therapy as adults do. They often make great progress with the use of play therapy. Through play, the therapist and child work together to express emotions, redirect behaviors, and investigate the full picture of what the child has experienced. It is more than mere play – play therapy is an engaging way to reach children at their developmental level and work through their areas of concern.

The ability of specialized therapy to strengthen families offers hope. Parents are encouraged to be involved with their children’s treatments.  The participation of the biological children of foster parents is also encouraged.

Most importantly, we are letting the children choose where to put their energies, and express and embrace their struggles and pain.  We provide healing through artistic expression so that they don’t have to stay in a place of pain.

Success is achieved by giving these children a way to make their life a worthy expression of their inner value.

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Services

When individuals and families in Southeast Michigan are struggling with addiction or dependence on alcohol and/or drugs, help is available through Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties. Confidential services are client-centered and strength-based with many funding options. All counselors are certified by the State of Michigan and trained to assist the client and family in all of the recovery steps.

Two of the most overwhelming and destructive problems facing our nation are also serious issues in our community: substance use disorder and dependency. We have found that substance use disorder is a contributing factor in more than 50% of the problems we treat at Catholic Charities. 

This is especially true in the cases of spousal and child abuse, sexual abuse, child neglect, and mental health disorders. As a licensed substance use disorder treatment facility, we are prepared, skilled, and equipped to combat the devastating effects related to substance use disorder and addictions. We treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.

In Jackson and Lenawee Counties, our Bridges to Recovery supports an individual’s journey toward recovery and wellness by creating and sustaining networks of formal and informal services and supports. The opportunities established through collaboration, partnership and a broad array of services promote life-enhancing recovery and wellness for individuals, families and communities.

Bridges to Recovery utilizes a team approach to care and these team members are available to meet with clients in individual and group settings. Team members include therapists, peer support advocate/recovery coaches, case managers, administrative coordinators and a program supervisor.

Bridges to Recovery embraces these 12 Guiding Principles*:

• There are many pathways to recovery

• Recovery is self-directed and empowering

• Recovery involves a personal recognition of the need for change and transformation

• Recovery is holistic

• Recovery has cultural dimensions

• Recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness

• Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude

• Recovery involves a process of healing and self-redefinition

• Recovery involves addressing discrimination and transcending shame and stigma

• Recovery is supported by peers and allies

• Recovery involves (re)joining and (re)building a life in the community

• Recovery is a reality

* Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC), 12 Guiding Principles

Catholic Charities contracts with the Michigan Department of Corrections to provide substance use disorder services to probation and parole clients. Educational and treatment groups provide support and compliance during one’s journey through the legal system and successful outcomes.

Caring Grief Support Services

A.D.A.M. (Another Day, Another Memory) is a program that has been providing grief support for bereaved families of Jackson since 2009. A.D.A.M. is now a program of Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties and offers grief and loss support to adults, children, and teens who are experiencing the loss of a child or other loved one. Call (517) 782-2551 for additional program information or to sign up for our free group support meetings.

More information about A.D.A.M. can be found on our page here, or on our Facebook page here.

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