Mental Wellness Outreach

Mental Wellness Outreach from Family Foundations Institute seeks to provide tips, resources, and care for anyone facing mental health challenges. Knowing where to turn for help when faced with challenges can be confusing…it is our hope to provide a place to start for you and your loved ones.

 

Disclaimer: Mental Wellness Outreach, Psychtalk, and Psychbytes are exclusive initiatives of Family Foundations Institute. They are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to replace medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are struggling with mental, emotional, or psychological challenges, please talk to your doctor or other health professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

“How do I know if therapy can help me as I try to live a good and virtuous life?”

“What does the Catholic Church say about psychotherapy and other psychological and psychiatric treatments?”

“Where can I find tips, tools, resources, and professional help on the topic of mental wellness?”

“What does Catholic therapy look like?”

  • What does the Church say?

    What does the Church say?

    The Catholic Church teaches that human persons are composed of body, mind and spiritual soul, made for relationship with others and governed by natural law...

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  • Info on scientific research, signs, and symptoms.

    Info on scientific research, signs, and symptoms.

    Science is the study of creation, both in nature and in human behaviour and society...

    READ MORE
  • Putting it all together...tips, tools, and resources.

    Putting it all together...tips, tools, and resources.

    It was Socrates who said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” We can use reason to make sense of how we make sense of our world...

    READ MORE
Mental Wellness Outreach Network

Looking for a Catholic therapist? Family Foundations Institute is pleased to provide a directory of affiliated mental health practitioners in the province of Ontario. FFI Affiliates hold valid credentials with their professional Colleges and Associations and subscribe to FFI principles. All Affiliates practice independently of and are not employed by Family Foundations Institute within their role as service providers. Before choosing any therapist, FFI recommends that you verify qualifications and therapeutic approaches to ensure a good fit for your needs.

Anne Marie Posella (RP, CPC)

Anne Marie Posella (RP, CPC)

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Professional Counsellor

I believe that most answers to our problems are written on our hearts, but that difficulties and challenges we face can bury the voice telling us how to do good and avoid harm for ourselves and others. Let me help you find your way again – by identifying road blocks, pointing out safe paths, teaching you helpful tools, and walking with you on your journey towards health, flourishing, and happiness.

Location: Chatham-Kent

Offers individual and couples counselling for: men and women, young adults and older

Areas of Practice: depression, anxiety, healthy relationships, parenting concerns, infertility, adoption, and pregnancy loss, trauma, addiction recovery support, life purpose

Email: companioncounselling@nym.hush.com

Phone: 519-359-8791

Availability: Short wait list

Janet Mockler (CCC)

Janet Mockler (CCC)

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

I believe that everyone possesses a set of strengths and gifts. Sometimes life can make it difficult for us to use or even see those strengths and gifts. Through this process of discovery, I help you to tap into and utilize strengths that you already possess in order to find the answers you seek.

Location: London

Offers individual counselling for: men and women, adolescents and adults

Areas of Practice: stress management, life changes, anxiety, relationships, work-related stress, life purpose

Email: sessions@janetmocklercounselling.com

Phone: 519-772-5645

Website: http://www.janetmocklercounselling.com/

Availability: One-hour consultations only

Regimol Joseph (MSW, RSW)

Regimol Joseph (MSW, RSW)

Registered Social Worker, Grief Counsellor

As we all know, we encounter death and non-death related losses in our life. Grief is a normal response to these losses. It is also a period of life transitions. Although grief is normal, sometimes it is important to address and manage it in order to get a quality of life during this transition.

Location: London

Offering individual counselling for: men and women, young adults and older

Areas of Practice: death and end-of-life bereavement, chronic and life-threatening illness, relationship loss or change, financial setbacks, health and medical losses, job loss and relocation

Email: peaceandjoygriefcounselling@gmail.com

Phone: 519-859-9356

Website: https://www.peaceandjoygriefcounselling.com/

Availability: Accepting new referrals

What does the Church say?

The Catholic Church teaches that human persons are composed of body, mind and spiritual soul, made for relationship with others and governed by natural law. In order to be mentally well, our thoughts, emotions, and actions need to be under the guidance of our reason and will and directed towards our ultimate goal, which is happiness with God in heaven.

Info on scientific research, signs, and symptoms.

Science is the study of creation, both in nature and in human behaviour and society. The Church teaches that since God is the author of creation, there is a friendship between faith and science and that scientific study can lead to holiness. Psychological research conducted by those of faith and good will can help us overcome barriers that stand in the way of hope, healing, and happiness.

Putting it all together…tips, tools, and resources.

It was Socrates who said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” We can use reason to make sense of how we make sense of our world. Self-reflection and self-awareness can lead to a more intentional way of living and contribute to human flourishing, loving relationships, and a more virtuous life. Here, you’ll find help for your journey of self-discovery that is fully in accord with our Catholic faith.