St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Counseling Services has been providing services to the mid-Michigan community for over 60 years and offers individual, child/adolescent, family, couples and group therapy. All services are performed by professionally trained mental health professionals with a variety of clinical specialties, specializing in multicultural counseling and have extensive expertise in working with diverse ethnic groups and religious backgrounds.

The mission of Counseling Services is to serve the Lansing and surrounding communities by providing nonjudgmental therapeutic services in a safe and nurturing setting. The core values of Counseling Services are integrity, respect, inclusion, the belief that people are intrinsically good, and can become even better when treated with compassion in a supportive environment that emphasizes empowerment and self-determination. 

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. ~Deuteronomy 31:8

How To Access Counseling Services:

  • Services are available to all beliefs, ethnicities, genders, disabilities or ages.
  • Most major insurances are accepted.
  • Services are available on a sliding fee scale to those with limited income.
  • Interpretation and translation services can be made available in a variety of languages.
  • Please call if you are unsure whether you qualify for services.  Our intake staff will talk with you and answer any questions you might have.

We Specialize In The Following:

Faith-Based Counseling

Faith-based counseling brings in the love, mercy and grace of Jesus Christ from a Catholic perspective with the use of scripture, prayer and tenets of the Catholic faith to offer healing, peace and hope to all that are hurting and struggling.

This approach contains principles of service delivery, theoretical concepts, techniques and interventions based on Catholic teachings that promote the development of psychological theory and mental health practice which encompasses a full understanding of the human being and society.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents, ages 3-18 years old. TF-CBT is designed to help resolve emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences. Treatment often lasts between 12- 25 sessions, and it often includes participation from parents and caregivers.

Child / Adolescent Psychiatric Consultation

Counseling Services can perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation of the psychological, biological, medical and social causes of emotional distress for children and adolescents, ages 5-26 years old. Information gathered, often including any necessary medical records and laboratory tests, will lead to the formulation of a psychiatric recommendation(s). Consultation will result in treatment and, when appropriate, medication recommendations and follow up recommendations used to help guide future treatment.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that has been in use for over 20 years that it is a very effective treatment for people who have endured all kinds of trauma both big and small. When we experience trauma, our brains do not always process the trauma correctly and we continue to relive the traumatic event. EMDR helps the brain to reprocess the event so that the brain can repair itself much like repairing a physical wound on your arm.

Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage and pregnancy loss are deeply personal and can be very painful and difficult to cope with. It is normal to feel shock, depression, grief, guilt or anger. Dealing with grief and mourning when you planned to be experiencing joy can be traumatic and isolating for the woman and the couple. Often the path through grief is lonely and without road signs.

Counseling Services cares for women and couples during this difficult time. We understand you need support through miscarriage and pregnancy loss and create a safe environment for you to work through your feelings.

Bilingual Services (Spanish)/Servicos Bilingues

Habla español? Es dificil encontrar a un professional que entiende su cultura y puede ayudarle con probemas emocionales. St. Vincent Catholic Charities Counseling Services le puede ayudar a mejorar su salud mental/emocional y su bienestar. Llamenos al (517) 323.4734 ext. 1700 y pida una cita.

Additionally therapy is also offered for, but not limited to:

  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Addiction (sexual, pornography, gambling, etc.)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child/Adolescent Behavioral Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Employment Issues
  • Family/Couple Conflicts
  • Financial Stressors
  • Grief and Loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Substance Abuse

CALL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

(517) 323.4734 ext. 1700

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.