Helpful Organizations

Ministry Resources

Council on Mental Illness

Assisting the Catholic community by providing resources and education for spiritual and pastoral support.


Catholic Institute for Mental Health Ministry

Our method is to develop, provide and facilitate an effective and responsive network of trained mental health ministry leaders in Dioceses and parishes throughout the United States.


Commission on Mental Illness

The purpose of the Commission is to educate and resource parishes on the spiritual and supportive needs of persons with serious mental illnesses.


Pathways to Promise

We provide training, consultation and other resources for faith groups who want to become supportive, caring communities for people with mental illnesses and their families.


Mental Health Ministries

An interfaith web based ministry to provide educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities.


Guild of St. Benedict Joseph Labre

Our Mission: We offer a special spiritual care ministry for those who suffer from the “Illness of the Human Mind”


Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics is designed to raise awareness and start conversations in local parishes regarding mental health. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists. Partners with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a registered charity in Canada and the United Kingdom.


St. Luke Institute Connect

SLIconnect is the education ministry of Saint Luke Institute. SLIconnect offers resources for Catholic clergy, religious and lay leadership designed by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Our programs are affordable, accessible worldwide and consistent with Catholic teaching. Online learning through monthly live webinars and on-demand courses offers convenient opportunities for individual skill development as well as group learning and discussion.


Life Giving Wounds

Our mission is to help young adults and adults with divorced and separated parents give voice to their pain and find deep spiritual healing. We do this as a Catholic, peer-led ministry by providing unique means for Christ to transform their life-draining wounds into life-giving resources of faith, hope, love, and joy for themselves, their relationships, and the Church. We also seek to help them make and sustain a life-long gift of love in either the vocation of marriage or consecrated life.


Pax in Familia

Pax in Familia is an international Catholic organization dedicated to peace, and to the prevention of violence and abuse in Catholic and Christian families.

Pax in Familia offers workshops, conferences, online courses, and educational materials in print, online, and for download on intimate partner violence in Catholic and Christian families to pastoral agents worldwide.


Catholic Mental Health Professional
Organizations and Service Providers

Many Dioceses have trained and licensed therapists and counselors on staff in their Office of Catholic Charities or Catholic Social Services. You can contact your Diocese for more information.

Below is a list of private practitioner organizations that have expressed their commitment to the Catholic faith that you may want to evaluate. (Note: This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.)

Catholic Psychotherapy Association

The mission of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association is to support mental health practitioners by promoting the development of psychological theory and mental health practice which encompasses a full understanding of the human person, family, and society in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.


A private resource provided to help you find a qualified therapist of the Catholic faith in your area. Our mission is to provide therapy referrals and information that are faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.


Pastoral Solutions Institute

Catholic Counselors at Pastoral Solutions Institute can help strengthen and support you on your spiritual and emotional journey.


Catholic Psych Institute

Trained in the full Integration of an authentically Catholic anthropology and the very best psychology you will find, our world-class team will help you reach your goals in the most efficient and faithful way possible.


Novare Counseling Center

Novare Counseling Center is made up of Catholic therapists united in mission to serve those seeking a counseling experience that does not settle for partial explanations or solutions. We bring sound and needed insights from psychology to help the faithful heal and live a more abundant life.


The Raphael Remedy

Our Catholic approach does not mean that you must be a practicing Catholic to benefit from our services. We work with people of all faith traditions or no faith tradition.


Diocese of St. Augustine - Catholic Therapists Network

The Catholic Therapist Network is a listing of therapists who have obtained Diocese-approved training about the theology, traditions, and values of the Catholic faith. The express purpose is to ensure participating counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals have a solid understanding of the Catholic faith and Catholic Church teachings which may be helpful in conjunction with the services and support they offer.


Find an Association Chapter or Catholic Mental Health Ministry