Clergy, Religious & Laity
The Program for Psychology and Religion specializes in the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy to help clients achieve wellness.
We provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families with an emphasis on helping the client integrate his or her religion and spirituality as a source of healing, coping and strength.
We are experts in the assessment and treatment of clergy and lay ministers, and offer effective systems of evaluating clients and suggesting directions for the psychological and social aspects of formation, treatment, and future growth of religious professionals and candidates for ordination or religious life.
The Program for Psychology and Religion began more than three decades ago, with a mission to serve Roman Catholic priests, and women and men religious in Roman Catholic orders. We have grown over time with added services to meet the unique needs of Protestant clergy and ministers. We are proud of our ecumenical relationships with ministers in the Roman Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
What Makes Us Unique
We Understand Your Needs
We understand the joys and strains of ministry and know that it has become demanding and complex. We address the psychological, physical, and spiritual elements of health to support optimal balance as ministers continue to live out vocations rooted in the call and gifts of God and expressed in service.
A Consciousness of God’s Healing Grace Permeates Our Daily Work
We honor religious faith and practice, and the culture of religious life and ministry, individual and corporate spiritual development, and the centrality of prayer. We address each individual’s spiritual growth, teach mindfulness in prayer and daily life, and support the gifts and spiritual strengths of each client
We Are Experts
We have on staff St. Louis University faculty, experts in health care, pioneers and leaders who offer treatment protocols. Our staff is multidisciplinary, professional, licensed, and board accredited.
The Program offers a full range of mental health and wellness services for religious professionals and psychotherapy and counseling for people of faith.