IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY CRISIS
Catholic Social Services of the U.P. is dedicated to keeping you safe and our employees safe during the COVID-19 national emergency crisis.
Catholic Social Services of the U.P. has implemented precautionary measures listed below to ensure we comply with state and federal guidelines.
1. Offer telephone therapy (approved insurances: Medicare, UPHP/Medicaid) and/or video telehealth option (NorthCare, BCBS) to continue services. Use of Audio (Telephone) and/or Video Telehealth Counseling Services Policy is posted in the waiting room.
2. No new clients will be accepted during this crisis.
3. All surfaces are being sanitized throughout the day. Therapists are disinfecting their offices between client visits.
4. Practicing social distancing.
5. Employees are screened for illness prior to the start day.
6. Upon client arrival, temperature will be taken and the following questions will be asked to clients on their arrival:
Have you had a fever, a cough, or a rash within the last 14 days?
Have you traveled outside of the country or have had been in contact with someone who has traveled?
If you have a temperature or answer yes to any one the questions above, telephone therapy is offered to client (if insurance approves) or reschedule appointment.
A team of dedicated professional counselors operates out of offices in Escanaba and Marquette. Our Counselors help people recover as they struggle with stress, grief, depression, anxiety, mental illness and addiction.
Our counseling staff served 1,284 people in 2016. They provided over 6,900 counseling sessions. 6% of those we served required subsidized support for the counseling services. This requirement for subsidized support is expected to rise in the future.
One-on-one therapy is available for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety and depression as a result of life challenges and personal problems. A variety of therapies are available for children from early school age through adolescence. For each person, out goals include improved functioning in daily life, self-awareness and confidence.
For married couples two forms of relationship work are offered: individual couple sessions and/or couple enhancement groups. Efforts are made to build upon each person’s unique gifts, enhance communication and develop improved emotional awareness.
Family counseling is available for any family experiencing stress regarding dual careers, parenting issues, losses and grieving, emotional or physical abuse, and problems concerning substance abuse. Family dynamics and communication styles are reviewed and patterns of communication, conflict resolution and respect are explored.
We encourage birth parents who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to take advantage of the support an agency can offer. We help birth parents to look at their options and assist them in exploring other resources. We invite all birth parents to be a part of our program, not just those looking at an adoption option. There is no charge for this service.
Counseling is offered to those who are experiencing grief and loss issues following an abortion or miscarriage.
Counseling and support are offered for individuals who are grieving over the loss of a loved one.
Problem Gambling Counseling
Counseling is offered to individuals, and their families, who are exhibiting symptoms of a pathological gambler. Counseling is also offered for individuals, and their families, who have problems with gambling, but do not yet meet the criteria for pathological gambling.
Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance abuse counseling and treatment services are available for persons experiencing symptoms of alcohol and or drug abuse. Counseling is offered for individuals and their families who have problems with substance abuse.
To schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations, please call (906) 227-9119