As Catholics, it can be confusing to know where to turn when facing
challenges that interfere with our daily lives and relationships…
+ 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?
Psych Talk is grounded in science, guided by reason, and enlightened by our Catholic faith
The Church Speaks | What does the Church have to 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.
Get the Facts | Info on scientific research, signs, 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.
Making Sense | Putting it all together… tips, tools, 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.
Faith + Science + Reason
“A three-fold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
Disclaimer: Psych Talk is intended for informational purposes only and is not a replacement for medical or professional mental health advice or treatment. If you are struggling with mental, emotional or psychological challenges, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.
Mental Wellness Outreach is brought to you by Family Foundations Institute and coordinated by Anne Marie Posella, RP, CPC. Anne Marie is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Certified Professional Counsellor with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practices as a pastoral psychotherapist in Ridgetown, ON.
Anne Marie can be reached at mentalwellnessFFI@nym.hush.com or 519-359-8791.