Counseling Services


How Catholic Charities Helps


Catholic Charities provides outpatient counseling programs to persons with mental health issues.


Outpatient counseling is beneficial for:

— persons who are depressed or have anxiety.  Clients have the option of seeing a psychiatrist as well as a counselor, if medication may be helpful.

— individuals in recovery from substance abuse.  Counseling supports a client’s abstinence, helps him/her avoid relapse, and makes it easier for a client to deal with underlying issues that were “medicated” by addiction.

— couples going through stress in their relationship who need to improve communication skills.

— families whose children are experiencing behavioral problems.

— individuals who have a sudden change in their life, such as job loss, death of a loved one, or a physical injury.


Catholic Charities provides counseling services to anyone for whom outpatient treatment is the right choice, regardless of your ability to pay.  We are able to accept most third party insurance, and Medicaid and Medicare.  If you do not have insurance, we have a sliding scale to make counseling affordable.


Catholic Charities takes great care to accept clients in critical situations as quickly as possible.  We will assign you to a therapist immediately, given the availability of clinicians. We arrange first appointments as quickly as possible.


Your first appointment will be longer than usual so your counselor can do a thorough assessment.  If you require a psychiatric evaluation, we will schedule this meeting after your first session with your counselor.


When you call our office, our intake worker can make a referral to appropriate services if outpatient counseling does not meet your needs.


Clients of Catholic Charities are protected by the confidentiality requirements of federal law, specifically HIPAA (the Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act). This means that your counselor or any Catholic Charities staff cannot let anyone know that you are a client or divulge any information about you without your written consent.

VIDEO: Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Professionals work to meet the needs of their clients.  Click here.


How To Get Help


To make an appointment for counseling services, or for more information about our program, call the Catholic Charities’ location nearest to you.


Main Office

2601 W 4th Street

Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Phone: 302-655-9624

Fax: 302-655-9753


Kent Office

2099 S DuPont Highway

Dover, Delaware 19901

Phone: 302-674-1600

Fax: 302-674-1005


Sussex Office

406 S Bedford Street, Suite 9

Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Phone: 302-856-9578

Fax: 302-856-6297


Eastern Shore Office/Seton Center

30632 Hampden Avenue

PO Box 401

Princess Anne, Maryland

Phone: 410-651-9608


Click here to send an email for more information.


How You Can Help


Click here to donate to Counseling Services using a credit card.  You may also send a check to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, and designate Counseling Services on the check memo line.


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