The Franciscan Renewal Center provides a staff of professional counselors, all of whom are licensed by the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Our counselors take time from their private practices to counsel individuals, families, and couples with one-on-one sessions, as well as facilitated support groups covering a variety of issues.
Individual sessions are available Monday through Friday and require an appointment. Please call the Counseling Ministry at (480) 948-7460, ext.133, between 8:30am -12:00pm (Mon-Fri), or leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. An appointment is NOT required for any of the on-going support groups.
For all counseling services, a suggested donation is appreciated as this ministry is self-supporting.
Divorce, Separation and Significant Relationship Endings
This support group deals with the pain of divorce, separation, and relationship endings in a positive, healing way, among supportive and caring people.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Judith McHale, MA, LPC and Tom Mitchell, Ph.D, LPC
Grief Support Group
This group is for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one.
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Sylvia Hernandez, LICSW and Judith McHale, MA, LPC
Depression Support Group
This group helps with issues surrounding depression, stress and anxiety.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Mike Finecey, MA, LPC, LISAC and Teresa Crawley, LAC
Gestalt Therapy Support Group
Gestalt Therapy is an existential and experiential psychotherapy that focuses on the individual's experience in the present moment and the environmental and social contexts in which these experiences take place. This group will help attendees acquire the tools to make self-regulating adjustments that enhance their lives.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Deborah Weir, MC, LPC and Barry Evans, MC, LPC
The Counseling Ministry will be closed and there will be no support group meetings on the following dates:
2012: New Year's Day, January 2; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16; Presidents' Day, February 20; Memorial Day, May 28; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, September 3; Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 23; Christmas and Christmas Eve, December 24, 25.
Grounded in the Gospel concepts of peace and human dignity, the Casa Counseling Ministry provides an opportunity for its members to serve others. As "wounded healers," the ministry has this privilege and responsibility to actively participate in God's work through those who reach out to us for hope and care.
The presence of this ministry is a response to a call of solidarity with those who are poor and emotionally wounded. It has a responsibility to create an environment of hospitality, teaching and presence that is conducive to healing. This, in turn, leads to communion in the full sense of the word.
We can accept donations through our web site thanks to PayPal (credit card payments only).