Counseling Info for Parents

Parents are invited to stop by the Club and meet our onsite Catalpa Health Therapist and Case Manager and ask questions about the Trees from Seeds program. The Trees from Seeds staff are at the Club Monday-Friday in the evenings during the school year and during the day in the summertime. You can also call the Trees from Seeds office to schedule an appointment at 920-420-9222.

What does a mental health therapist do?

A mental health therapist has a master’s degree in the human services field and has had training working with individuals, families and groups to help decrease symptoms related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger or other life struggles. Therapists focus on providing a safe and confidential environment for the child and/or family to discuss their personal or relationship issues and any symptoms of mental health disorders.

How do I know if my child would benefit from going to mental health therapy?

It may be beneficial for your child to go to mental health therapy if as a parent (or guardian) you are feeling overwhelmed or “stuck” with not knowing how to help your child with a concern, and this concern is keeping your child from feeling happy or being a part of life as you would expect from someone his/her age.

When would I benefit from connecting with the Trees from Seeds case manager?

If you are finding obstacles in you or your child’s life that can make it difficult to experience emotional or behavioral health, our case manager will be able to help you find community resources that will help to lift some of those barriers. The case manager will also be able to “check in” with your child throughout the week, provide support groups on various topics, assist with mental health education at the Club and even act as a guide to help your child access mental health therapy.

What is the cost to receive therapy?

The cost of your treatment will depend on the length of your treatment session, who you see, and whether you are being seen individually, as a family or in group.  Co-pays will be billed to you. At your request, our billing department will assist you with a payment plan.  Please speak to the case manager or counselor in the Trees from Seeds program if your financial situation is a barrier to receiving counseling services.

Will anyone know that my child is receiving counseling?

State HIPAA regulations are strongly upheld in the Trees from Seeds program that protect you and your child’s confidentiality. It is typically helpful for parents to allow Club staff to, at minimum, know your child is a client of Trees from Seeds, however, parents are able to bring their child to the clinic independently without Club staff involvement.

*Exceptions to the rules of confidentiality include: If a concern is presented that includes past or present neglect of your child’s basic needs; if there is current concern that your child is in danger to him/herself or others; if your child has been sexually, physically or emotionally violated; or we receive a subpoena from a court of law to release client records or testify regarding your child’s safety.

How to Sign up for Services

If you are a parent/guardian of a Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh member and think your child or family may benefit from onsite mental health counseling and/or case management services, you are invited to contact Catalpa Health’s Trees from Seeds program staff at 920-420-9222 to schedule an appointment.

Additional Information

If the Trees from Seeds office cannot be reached, further information about the program can be obtained by contacting the Club’s Center Director Lori Fields at lorif@bgcosh.org or 920-233-1414, Ext. 13.