1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Fight the Stigma. Stigma creates an environment of shame, fear, and silence. This prevents our loved ones and members in our community from finding help. Mental Health Ministry is a new ministry that is developing. Let us know if you would like to be involved!

Contact Brie Anne Varick or 317-236-1543

National Catholic Mental Health Campaign

Introductory Statement from Archbishop Borys Gudziak and Bishop Robert Barron

Novena for Mental Health


Project Hope

Project Hope is part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Mental Health Ministry. It is a faith- based mental health support group where you can come encounter Jesus through community, support, and scripture. You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and process challenges through the lens of Scripture and Catholic teaching. A group will consist of 8-10 adults inculding a facilitator who is a mental health professional. Project Hope will meet weekly for 6 weeks and each meeting will include: a time for checking in and sharing, prayer, reflecting on scripture, and fellowship.

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To register for an upcoming group

Intake form for Project Hope -

Coping Plan:

Confidentiality Covenant Agreement:


Mental Health Series from The Criterion

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Local Catholic Therapists

Pauline Laue, M.S, M.A., LMHC

Central Psychological Services , LLC



John Cadwallader PSY.D, LMHC, HSPP

Central Psychological Services, LLC



Mandy Beikes MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Central Psychological Services, LLC



Rachel Smith, MS, LMHC

Central Psychological Services, LLC

6335 S. East Street

Indianapolis, IN 46227

(317) 780-1610


Johnathan Chamblee, M.A. ,MSW

Novella Counseling, LLC

5645 East Raymond St.

Indianapolis, IN 46203



Adam Antone, MA, LMHC

Central Psychological Services, LLC



Annie Harton, MA, LMFTA


Elizabeth Duffy, MDiv, MACMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Resident
317.931.2379 ext. 5031

Christian Theological Seminary Counseling Center

1050 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208


Dana Padilla, MA, LMHCA



Antonia Seman, MA ,LMHC ,NCC

Emmaus Catholic Counseling

Clarksville, IN



Jospeh Molitor, Ph.D.

Whole Hearts Psychology

23401 Gavin, Ln

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025



Justin Griswold, MA, LMHC

Pax Counseling LLC

8465 Keystone Crossing


Indianapolis, IN 46240



Brian Bibb, MS, LMHCA

Telehealth Only (must be located in the state of Indiana)

Authentic Life Counseling, LLC


Dr. Eric Gudan, Psy.D., HSPP

Integritas Psychological Services

910 N Shadeland

Indianapolis, IN 46219


Dr. Peter Malinoski, Ph.D.

Secure Foundations

3560 Five Points Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46239



Courtney Sherman, LMHC

Resident Counselor

Family Counseling Associates



Archdiocese of Indianapolis Catholic Charities: 317-236-1500

Professional counseling is available on a sliding fee scale, based on income. They also accept a variety of private insurances.


Arielle Thibodeaux, MSW, LCSW

works with Military Service, Law Enforcement, Firefighters or EMS.

One Step Forward Counseling



Christine Turo-Shields LCWS, LCAC, Psychotherapist, Kenosis Co-Owner

Kenosis Counseling Center



Ashley Cory, MSW, LSW

Kenosis Counseling Center



NAMI Helpline: 800-950-NAMI

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with trained counselor. You will be connected with a crisis center nearest your location. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your calls are confidential and free.

CRISIS Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained counselor for free 24/7 support.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Trained expert advocates available 24/7. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Connect with trained staff members from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services.

Mental Illness Awareness Week (First week of October)

National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities - Suicide

Mental Health Resource Available for your Parish!

To order copies in bulk please contact NCPD at or (202) 529-2933.

NAMI and NAMI Indiana

Ave Maria Explores Stress and Anxiety (Video series on mental health )

Ave Maria Explores Resources


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