Family and Marriage Counseling

The mission of the ministry is to provide a practicum setting for individuals with theological /spiritual commitments to become marriage and family therapists competent to practice in a diverse, multicultural and interfaith world.

The counseling interns provide therapy services under the supervision of either a supervisor or supervisor candidate, both of whom are approved by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

What Counselors Do:

“Counselors are folks who have undergone extensive training to help people with issues such as depression or anxiety though having a mental health concern is not necessary for seeking help. In fact counselors will see clients who are dealing with grief, problems with marriage or parenting, and other concerns. Because counselors have an understanding of the human condition, they can be of assistance to anyone looking to make changes to his/her life, cope with stress, heal old wounds, or discover meaning and reason behind what is happening in their life. Counselors may work with individuals, families, or groups of people experiencing similar problems.

If you think you might benefit from working with a counselor, contact Katherine Petrey, Counselor Intern at St. John Paul II at 502-459-4251 X15 to schedule an appointment.

This service is very confidential, and there is no fee.

“The perfect family doesn’t exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let’s not talk about the perfect mother-in-law! It’s just us sinners.” A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: “May I? Thank you and I’m sorry” and “never, never, never end the day without making peace.”

Pope Francis