Individual counseling has resumed at the Casa with safety protocols in place. Online sessions are also available, per the preference of the client and therapist. GO TO ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING PAGE
Support groups at the Casa will resume in October/November, 2020, with safety protocols in place. Please visit the Support Groups page for upcoming meeting dates and times. GO TO SUPPORT GROUPS PAGE
Therapy, Support, and Counseling at the Franciscan Renewal Center
Grounded in the Gospel concepts of peace and human dignity, the Franciscan Renewal Center provides supportive counseling by 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 supportive counseling 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 Counseling Ministry, however we offer more than 60 hours per week of donated supportive counseling services through the generosity of these licensed behavioral health professionals who leave their private practices and come to the Casa 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.
This follows the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who reached out to both the marginalized and privileged members of society – to people in pain and in need. With patience and without blame, we welcome all who are hurting or stumbling through difficult life transitions.
Contact: Ryan M. Sheade, LCSW, Director of Therapy, Support, and Counseling Ministry, 480.948.7460, ext. 134, counseling(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org
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
Please note, the Counseling Office is closed on the following holidays: News Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.