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 four local Missouri counselors currently on their list: Michael Ciaccio, Chris Ellman, Mary Rhea, and Julia Kovac.

The Center for Healing includes Michael Ciaccio, Chris Ellman, Abigail Foard, Mark Martinez, and Mary Rhea on their staff.

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.