Catholic Charities' Counseling Services emphasizes building upon personal strengths and developing new skills to help clients achieve their goals for personal and interpersonal well-being. We offer in-office counseling sessions in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Sessions are approximately 50 minutes.

- Counseling is provided to adult individuals and couples
- Services are available to clients regardless of religious affiliation
- All counselors are credentialed and appropriately licensed
- Fees for counseling services are based on a sliding scale, which takes into account
client household income and other variables 
- We do not accept insurance or participate in TennCare

Our counselors in both Knoxville and Chattanooga can provide presentations, workshops, and educational programs on a variety of topics to churches and others groups. Please contact the counseling office nearest you for information.
For printable versions of the counseling intake packets that can be printed and completed before your initial appointment,  click the appropriate link below.

client intake forms

In the last 5 years, 100% of clients surveyed expressed satisfaction with services received.

Frequency of sessions and duration of treatment are determined in consultation with the counselor. Counseling is available to adult individuals and couples with issues such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression, grief, stress management, and faith/spirituality . Marriage preparation using FOCCUS is available at our Knoxville  counseling office.

Fast Facts

- Catholic Charities of East Tennessee served more than 3322 individuals last year.
- We offer nine innovative programs to serve anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of religious affiliation.
- We estimate that fewer than 5% of the neighbors we serve Catholic.


Our Clients

- Children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or other endangerment.
- Seniors, including the homebound, the homeless, and victims of elder abuse.
- Women and men preparing for the arrival of an unplanned baby.
- Homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or with chronic mental health issues.
- Families in hardship, including immigrants, refugees, and rural Appalachian families.



Knoxville – Contact:
Fr. Michael Maples, PhD

Chattanooga – Contact:
Kathleen Hotton, LPC-MHSP
423-322-0057 or 

c/o 119 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Administrative Office • 119 Dameron Avenue • Knoxville, TN 37917 • 865-524-9896