Counseling Services

Catholic Charities offers individual, marital, family and group counseling. Following are the types of counseling services available and through which county offices. Counseling fees may be paid through insurance or assessed on a sliding scale based on household income—no one will be turned away due to their inability to pay.

We offer counseling for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, post-abortion healing and other emotional concerns.

Beaver County Office 724-775-0758
Greene County Office 724-627-6410
Washington County Office 724-228-7722

Catholic Charities does not use email as a method of communicating personal information. If you have a question about our counseling services, please contact Kathleen Zamperini, Director at 412-456-6999.

If you have a counseling emergency, please call re:solve Crisis Network at 1-888-796-8226.

Anger Management

Group Counseling and Workshops

Is your temper out of control? Is it affecting your relationships? Learn to literally get a grip on your anger by attending an anger management workshop or group offered through Catholic Charities' counseling staff. Please call the county offices listed below to learn when the next sessions will be offered. 

Beaver County Outreach 724-775-0758
Greene County Outreach 724-627-6410
Washington County Outreach 724-228-7722

Gambling Addiction

Pathological gambling is a treatable disorder. A simple two-question test may indicate whether an individual has a gambling problem. Answering "yes" to either question indicates further assessment by a counselor or clinical professional is recommended.

Have you ever had to lie to people important to you about how much you gambled?
Have you felt the need to bet more and more money?

If gambling becomes more than a game or entertainment, there is help. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems due to gambling behavior, outpatient counseling is available in Allegheny, Butler, Greene and Washington counties.

Allegheny County Office    412-456-6999
Ask for Kathleen Zamperini, Director of Counseling and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor-1.

Read our brochure

Post-Abortion Counseling and Retreats

National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing: 1-800-5WE-CARE (1-800-593-2273)
Local Post-Abortion Outreach in Western Pennsylvania: 412-456-3167

Rachel's Vineyard

Post abortion counseling is available to any man or woman who has been living with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. In addition to individual counseling or family counseling, a post abortion healing retreat called "Rachel's Vineyard" is offered by Catholic Charities counselors twice a year in conjunction with the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and siblings of aborted children as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing.

Retreat Weekend Details

A "Rachel's Vineyard" Retreat is an opportunity for you to escape the daily pressures of your life so you can focus on grieving and all the ways abortion may have affected you. The environment is nurturing and supportive and is open to individuals, married couples, parents, grandparents… anyone who has experienced the pain and loss of abortion.

A spiritual process is followed throughout the weekend using rituals, meditations, a memorial service and Mass of Resurrection with the hope that peace and acceptance may eventually replace anger, remorse and sorrow.

Features of the Retreat Weekend include:

  • Single occupancy room. Married couples are encouraged to attend the retreat together and can generally share a room.
  • All meals provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please be sure to mention this during your registration phone call.
  • Time for reflection and prayer. The retreat weekend is designed to give you an array of opportunities for reflection, prayer, reconciliation and dialogue. Though the weekend takes a Catholic Christian perspective, persons of all faith backgrounds are welcome.
  • Safe and nurturing environment. The goal of the weekend is to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for a journey toward healing.
  • Mass & Memorial Service. You will have an opportunity to invite close family and/or friends to the service
Toni Jester, Retreat Facilitator 412- 352-5348

For Children

"Roller Coasters"

Roller Coasters is an evidence-based curriculum developed by Atlanta-based family services organization, Families First. It provides support and information to elementary school children who are experiencing family changes such as parental separation, divorce, loss, and other life transitions. Experienced, licensed professionals from Catholic Charities' Greene County office work with students in a group setting for a period of eight weeks using innovative activities, games and artwork to help them cope with their feelings, manage anger, and improve self-esteem.

Read our brochure

Greene County Office    724-627-6410

For Separated or Divorced Parents

Co-Parenting and Trans-Parenting Education

Parents play a critical role in their children's ability to adjust during the transition of divorce or parental separation. Learn how to help your children adjust to the changes and feelings associated with divorce:

  • ways that children of different ages react during transition
  • a parenting approach that will benefit the children
  • suggested ways for talking to children about divorce
  • and other adjustments children will need to make
Beaver County Office 724-775-0758
Greene County Office 724-627-6410
Washington County Office 724-228-7722

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh

212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-456-6999

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2016 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.