Catholic Charities of Tennessee is now offering Individual and Family Counseling services at McGruder Family Resource Center at 2013 25th Avenue North (37208) in North Nashville. Appointments are available from 8:30am - 5:00pm Wednesday and Friday and from 3:00pm -7:30pm on Tuesday.
"We are so glad that we can partner with Catholic Charities to offer these vitally important counseling services to area residents, many of whom may already be receiving services from other community partners here," said Alisha Haddock, McGruder FRC director. "This is but one of many ways we are responding to identified needs in the community."
The FRC's central North Nashville location is also easily accessible for those desiring counseling assistance living or working in the Downtown, Germantown, Metro Center, and Midtown areas.
"There is an ever increasing awareness of how trauma and stresses early in life and in adulthood can affect us in so many ways," explained Allison Milam, the Catholic Charities counselor serving the McGruder FRC community. "We want to help people work to overcome and deal with these challenges in a healthy way."
"In the process, I hope to help our clients learn new, healthy coping skills so they can overcome negative triggers which may present themselves, from time to time, through every day occurrences."
Milam's clients cover a broad range of ages: youth (including teens), adults, couples, as well as parts of or all of families.
They seek help for a variety of reasons, she said, including a history of trauma and its on-going effects, grief/loss, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, life changes/transitions, and changes or challenges specifically associated with aging.
Sessions are typically an hour, but may last as long as 75 minutes, especially the initial visit. Fees are on a sliding scale basis, depending on ability to pay (typically based on household income and size), starting at $2/session up to $92/session. Insurance is not accepted at this time.
Counseling services are available to anyone in need of them, regardless of religious preference or affiliation.
To make an appointment for counseling services at McGruder FRC, call 615-917-9210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an appointment for counseling services at other area locations served by Catholic Charities' Individual and Family Counseling team (Catholic Pastoral Center [Opryland area], South Nashville Family Resource Center [Edmondson Pike near Nolensville Road], St. Henry Church [West Nashville], St. Rose of Lima Church [Murfreesboro], St. Philip Church [Franklin], St. Stephen Catholic Community [Old Hickory/Hermitage]) call 615-352-3087 and ask for the Counseling department.