Catholic Counselors and Therapists

For a low or no cost counselor, those in need may contact their parish priest or deacon for a reference to a counselor affiliated with Catholic Charities who may be able to assist you. provides a great reference for Catholic marriage counselors.  There are three local Missouri counselors currently on their list: Michael Ciaccio, Chris Ellman, and Carly R. Elms.

The Center for Healing includes Michael Ciaccio and Chris Ellman on their staff.

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist run the Franciscan Forgiveness Center in Independence, MO where Catholic family therapist Carly R. Elms, offers counseling and runs a Forgiveness Group.

For a larger list of counselors in the KC Metro area please see the:

Catholic Counselors recommendation listing compiled by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS.