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 for 45-50 minutes. Frequency of sessions and duration of treatment are determined in a consultation with the counselor.

- Services are available to clients regardless of religious affiliation.
- All counselors are credential and appropriately licensed.
- Fees for counseling services are based on a sliding scale, which takes into account
client 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 form


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. dr. 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