Some Common Questions about Counseling
Q How do I seek mental health services?
A Call 937-296-1007 or 800-300-2937 ext. 2136 (Dayton) 937-498-4593 or 800-521-6419 (Northern Counties).
Q Are there fees for therapy?
A We accept all major insurance providers and Medicare and Medicaid. For those unable to pay the full amount of the cost of treatment, a sliding scale based on income is used.
Q Do you have to be Catholic to receive these services at Catholic Social Services?
A No – Catholic Social Services provides services to people of all faiths and beliefs.
Q How do I know if I can benefit from therapy?
A Almost all people can benefit from treatment at some point in their lives. Sometimes it is difficult to talk with family or friends. A qualified professional counselor will assist you when any personal, interpersonal, or emotional difficulty arises.
Q What can I expect in the treatment session?
A In a warm and accepting atmosphere, your counselor will assist you in identifying concerns, setting goals, and progressing through the change process. The change process may involve working with feelings, thoughts or behaviors in an effort to achieve your goals and enhance personal growth.
Q How long are counseling sessions and what is the average length of treatment?
A Generally, sessions are weekly or bimonthly and last about 50 minutes. Many people resolve their concerns within a few sessions. Most treatment is short-term with ten or fewer sessions.
Q What kind of counseling will I receive?
A This depends upon an assessment conducted by you and your therapist. Our staff is able to provide treatment for families, individuals, couples and groups.
Q What are the qualifications of the counselors at Catholic Social Services?
A The counselors have advanced degrees in behavioral and social sciences and are all licensed in counseling or social work in the state of Ohio. All CSS counselors are experienced and have additional training beyond their advanced degrees.
Q At what times are appointments available?
A Appointments are scheduled in our Dayton office: 9:00am- 5:00pm Tuesday through Friday Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings by request.
Appointments are scheduled in our Sidney office: Monday and Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm.
Dayton Center for Families 1046 Brown Street Dayton, Ohio 45409 937-223-7217, ext. 2136 800-300-2937, ext. 2136
Sidney Office 1201 Fairington Drive Sidney, Ohio 45365 937-498-4593 800-521-6419
Certified by the State of Ohio Department of Mental Health, and the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services