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Mental Health Counseling

Need to talk? Catholic Charities Family Services provides quality mental health services grounded in a Catholic understanding of the human person.

Our therapists offer a mix of counseling services for individual adults or children, couples and families. They offer distance telehealth sessions as well as in-person at a variety of locations in the Diocese of Arlington, including 10 parishes.

Suicide and crisis lifeline: Call 988 or click to learn more.

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View Bishop Burbidge's message for May, Mental Health Awareness Month

Jesus will never allow us to face our perils alone. Never cease to petition God, who is the ultimate healer of our body, soul and relationships. Christ reminds us that although difficulties are part of the human condition, they can be overcome. Saint John wrote: “In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” (John 16:33)

Video tips for strengthening your mental health

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Catholic Charities clinicians offer tips to help you communicate effectively, balance stress, ensure self care for parents, manage anxiety, and more.

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At Catholic Charities' Family Services, we provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. We integrate the Catholic faith into our services, which are available to people of all faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to empowering clients to overcome emotional and/or behavioral obstacles that prevent them from realizing their full God-given potential. Our staff members bring compassion and diverse clinical experience to the services they provide our clients. 

What We Do

We offer transformational out-patient counseling services to individuals, couples, parent-child relationships, and families.

Clients often seek services for issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Marital and Premarital Concerns
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Healing from abuse and injustice

Our intake process is easy. Just call our intake coordinators to initiate service. If you live in the South Region – Fredericksburg area and south, call 540-371-1124*. If you live in the North Region - Springfield area and north, call 703-687-8987.*  If you are seeking Spanish speaking services, call our North intake line at 703-687-8987.* We will help to schedule your appointment with a Family Service counselor, who will provide counseling sessions by secure teleconferencing.

*These are the operable phone numbers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Psychological Assessments

At Catholic Charities' Family Services, we offer psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults within the Diocese of Arlington.  While we are a part of Catholic Charities, we offer services to anyone in need.  The cost for a psychological assessment is based on a sliding scale which can make receiving an assessment more affordable.  We offer assessments for diagnosis of mental health concerns as well as vocational assessments for religious orders.  

To receive assessment services, call our Assessment Intake line at 1-540-388-3960

For more information, read our Assessment FAQ.

Our Locations

Due to the pandemic, we are offering a mix of therapy services. Therapy can take place virtually through telehealth services or through limited in-person services at the below locations. To get started, see our intake process above.

North Region

South Region

Client Forms:

The Calix Society

The Calix Society is a Catholic organization for alcoholics, addicts and their families and loved ones who are maintaining their sobriety through 12-step recovery programs.  It operates within the Diocese of Arlington and, while not a Catholic Charities program, is a Catholic Charities partner. Calix members gather to promote the spiritual development of members.  Conversations aim to be a source of inspiration and encouragement towards spiritual maturity in sobriety. To learn more information about the society click here. To find a Calix Society meeting close to you, go here.

For more information about Prayer Warriors, including up-to-date information about The Calix Society, a Catholic Charities partner, see our most recent Prayer Warriors Newsletter.