At the first appointment, the therapist will obtain information from family members to help complete an initial assessment. Then, if needed, the therapist will meet with individual family members to learn more detailed information.
Family members will then work with their therapist to come up with specific goals and to find the best ways to reach those goals. This may include the therapist giving family members "homework" to practice the skills they talked about in the session.
Counseling ends when the family decides that they have reached the goals they set.
What if other members of my family aren't interested in counseling?
Individuals in a family where a spouse or other family members are not willing to seek counseling services are urged to contact Catholic Charities to begin either individual counseling or family counseling with those members who are willing to do so. Therapists will work with these individuals or family groups to find the best ways to improve their family life.
What if we can't afford counseling?
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay uses what is called a sliding-scale fee system for payment for counseling services. This mean that you only pay what you are able, based on your income. If finances are a concern, please don't hesitate to setup an appointment to meet with a counselor if you have a need. Our counselors are trained to work with you to get the help you need, and only have you pay what your are able based on your income.