Job loss, bereavement, marital issues – short-term and crisis counseling is available to parishioners through their local parishes. Referrals to the Parish Counseling Network can be made by pastors or designated parish staff.


Parishioners have access to short term professional counseling at convenient locations throughout the Archdiocese of New York through a Parish Counseling Network developed by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster. The Network offers access to more than 120 licensed mental health professionals to help parishioners through issues and crises that can be successfully improved by short-term therapy, such as marital problems, parenting, eldercare, job loss, or bereavement. Counselors are experienced with an array of difficulties and diverse clientele. Many practitioners are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Parishioners are eligible for a maximum of six counseling sessions. The fee for each session is a $10 co-pay. If additional counseling is necessary, the parishioner will be referred to a counseling practitioner or treatment center outside the Network. Short-term counseling is not an appropriate treatment for severe or persistent mental illness. If it is determined at the time of the initial referral that a parishioner’s issue or crisis cannot be appropriately addressed by short-term counseling, a more appropriate referral will be made. The Network will help pastors secure the most effective and appropriate care for their parishioners.


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These have been difficult times and many have been affected by the death of a loved one.
If you, or someone you know, needs assistance coping with bereavement, help is available through Catholic Charities PCN Bereavement Support Groups. Two virtual support groups are available – one focused on COVID and the other on loss through Addiction.

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Speak with your pastor or designated parish staff for a referral to Parish Counseling Network or call 866.962.7487.

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