Mental Health Outpatient Counseling
Whether an individual is struggling with depression, anxiety, attachment issues, anger management or behavioral, or experiencing a loss or separation, when one thinks of “counseling” what they often envision is that of traditional Outpatient Counseling experience. DePaul recognizes that the path to healing can sometimes be a challenging one, and we offer personalized support and therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families, designed to assist them in managing and overcoming these challenges, and successfully living their lives to the fullest potential. Our therapists have varied expertise, ranging from trauma-based care, to mindfulness, and working with individuals who are engaged in the child welfare system. The frequency and duration of therapy sessions are individualized, based upon the needs of the person receiving therapy as well as the availability of funding. Outpatient counseling is provided by one of our licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, or a master’s level supervisee/resident.
Mental Health Outpatient Counseling is funded by Medicaid insurance, as well as most private insurance plans. It may also be accessed as a self-pay option for those without insurance. Individuals who may be involved with other community agencies (DSS, Court Services, CSBs, etc.) may also qualify for funding from Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.
Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling
DePaul recognizes the unique needs of individuals within our communities who are experiencing problems related to substance use or dependence, understanding that everyone’s situation is different. Our Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling services are designed to meet individuals where they are in their addiction, and offer the needed counseling and support to those struggling with the direct effects of substance use, as well as the residual effects of the use of substances, which may include behavioral problems and/or co-occurring mental illness, such as depression or anxiety. We offer these services to youth, families, and adults, and our staff are committed to the delivery of quality services that will allow individuals to reach their highest potential.
Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling is funded by Medicaid Insurance, as well as most Private Insurance plans. It may also be accessed as a Self-Pay option for those without insurance. Individuals who may be involved with other community agencies (DSS, Court Services, CSBs, etc.) may also qualify for funding from Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.
Counseling and Support Groups
Those who struggle with mental health and/or addiction often feel that they are alone, and that others cannot or will not understand their situation. When an individual realizes that they are not alone, that others have similar struggles, and that those struggles can be overcome, this can open the door for life-changing realizations that can prove to be the motivation and support that one might need to believe that life can be better. This is just one reason why DePaul offers counseling and support groups to individuals in our internal programs, as well as to those in the community who to find a place of hope and belonging, to seek positive connections, and to help empower themselves, and others, on their journey.
DePaul’s Counseling and Support Groups encompass a variety of topics which may include: depression, anxiety, addiction issues, trauma, or grief support. DePaul also offers specialized groups for social skills development, older adopted teens support groups, parent support groups, and LGBTQ+ support groups.
* Please note that not all groups will be offered continually. Please contact your local office for additional information on current group availability.
** Groups are currently only being offered virtually (via Zoom) due to COVID-19 safety precautions.
To make a referral, please complete the following steps using the web forms below:
Step 1: Complete Make a Referral Form
Step 2: Complete Enrollment and Consent Information Form
Step 3: Complete Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices Form