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Therapy, Support,

and Counseling Ministry

Grounded in the Gospel concepts of peace and human dignity, the Franciscan Renewal Center provides brief therapy from volunteers who have education and experience as licensed behavioral health professionals in the community and students in the therapy professions. Although the Casa follows the Catholic tradition, this therapy is extended to people of all faiths or no particular faith at all.

We do not diagnose or treat major mental health concerns in the Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry (TSCM), however we offer more than 60 hours per week of donated therapy services through the generosity of these incredible professionals who come to the Casa for just a few hours each week to volunteer their time as an outreach to the community. No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds or insurance.

The TSCM follows the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who reached out to both the marginalized and the privileged members of society – to all people in pain and in need. With patience and without blame, we welcome all who are hurting or stumbling through difficult life transitions.

Email is the most effective way to reach the TSCM, at counseling@thecasa.org. You can also call 480.948.7460, ext. 133 and leave a message, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one experience a life-threatening crisis, please call 911 or call the Maricopa County Crisis Line at 602.222.9444

 
One-on-One Counseling
Support Groups
Calling All Counselors
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One-on-One Therapy for 18+
 

Our therapists volunteer their time to help individuals, families, or couples cope with life’s challenges — such as relationship issues, stress, depression/anxiety and personal growth. Because our therapists volunteer their time, a donation is suggested for each one-on-one session, though no one is turned away due to lack of funds or insurance.

 
Support Groups

Our support groups are settings in which common difficult experiences can be shared among those who know what you’re feeling and can reassure you that you are not alone. These gatherings can generate practical tips and resources, new information that can lead to new hope, or simply a smile of solidarity. Monthly support groups are available at the Casa and are facilitated by our volunteer therapists, who also happen to have personal experience with the topic of the group.


Appointments are not required, however schedules may change (especially during holiday periods), so please call to confirm times and dates. 
 

Depression Support Group

Second Tuesday of each month 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW

 

Anxiety Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of each month 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW

Grief and Loss Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Facilitator: Joyce Brimhall, LMSW

Navigating the Immigration Process

First Wednesday of each month 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Facilitator: Ginka Conrey, LMSW

Parents of Children with Autism

First Thursday of each month  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Greg Moody, LAC

Calling All Counselors
 

The Casa has an ongoing need for licensed behavioral health professionals who are willing to volunteer their time to provide brief solution-focused therapy through our Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry. The TSCM at the Casa is a donation-based ministry and no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. It’s an excellent way for mental health professionals to be of service to the greater community. As one of our volunteer therapists you would serve people of all income levels, lifestyles, backgrounds, faiths, or no faith at all.

 

We also provide associate-level licensees the opportunity to receive clinical supervision hours from an LCSW supervisor as they provide their volunteer therapy sessions.

The presence of this ministry is a response to a call of solidarity with those who are 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 fullest sense of the word. We depend on qualified, licensed behavioral health professionals like you to help.

Volunteer Therapist Description

To inquire, contact Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW at counseling@thecasa.org or call 480.948.7460, ext. 134

Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW
Director of Counseling Ministry
480.948.7460, ext. 134,

counseling@thecasa.org

Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW

Director of Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry 

480.948.7460, ext. 134

counseling@thecasa.org

Mass Times

View 2020 Christmas Mass Times (all Masses indoors).

Regular Mass Times

Saturday at 5 pm
Sunday at 8 am and 10 am
Monday - Saturday at 8 am

Also livestreamed on YouTube

with Holy Communion offered on Sundays: 11:30 am - 12 pm

Reconciliation 

Saturdays: 3 - 4 pm

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Location

5802 E. Lincoln Drive

Scottsdale AZ 85253
480.948.7460

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Sunday: 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Monday-Friday: 8:45 am-12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed