Lists of Resources

For the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic of 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Support Group for First Responders and Medical Professionals Access the Consent Form

There are widespread reports of increased stress, burnout, and other mental health concerns for first responders and medical professionals. Don't suffer alone! There is help and hope! Beginning May 5th, our counselors Cindy Renaudo, LPC and student counselor Dorothy Godines will offer a free confidential and private support group for first responders and medical professionals on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 3pm-4:30pm. Email or call the office to provide your contact information for the video Teleconference (no medical records will be kept). Please share this information. Here is a flyer.

COVID-19 Support Group for Clergy and Counselors Access the Consent Form

In addition to first responders and medical professionals, clergy and mental health counselors have been working hard behind the scenes to provide spiritual and emotional support for many people suffering during the pandemic. Often the caregivers are not receiving care themselves, and become wounded through secondary or vicarious trauma. Self-care is important! Beginning May 10th, our counselors Cindy Renaudo, LPC and student counselor Dorothy Godines will offer a free confidential and private support group for clergy and mental health professionals on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 3pm-4:30pm. Email or call the office to provide your contact information for the video Teleconference (no medical records will be kept). Please share this information. Here is a flyer.

Feel free to download and share:  COVID-19 Mental Health Resources Handout

Rights to medical care of persons with disabilities during COVID-19:  Handout from NCPD

At Home Retreats from our friends at Adore Ministries:

For Women

Becoming a Better You Women's Group

Need a mental health break? Would you like to learn healthy coping skills? Join Sr. Megan Grewing, CDP, LPC-S and Dorothy Godines, MS for discussion and support. Starting virtually Thursday, October 6th at 6pm. Call the Gratia Plena main office to register.

For Teenage Girls

St. Joan's Girls Group

Our annual summer program for Catholic middle and high school girls addresses self-esteem, relationships, self-care, and healthy coping. The program is six sessions. Scholarships are available so that all can participate. Here is the 2020 flyer for the St. Joan's Girls Group that was held virtually due to COVID-19. We will announce and post a new flyer for Summer 2021, which you are welcome to share with youth programs and schools.

For General Recovery

Video Series

Subscribe to Dr. Ken's Gratia Plena YouTube channel where you will find weekly videos on general recovery issues (recovery from addictions, mental illness, spiritual distress, unhealthy relationships, and other afflictions). These videos have a different topic for your prayerful reflection each week, integrating the psychological and spiritual. This series is not a substitute for professional counseling or 12-step work, but designed to be a supplement or a place to start. The audio-only portion of these videos is available on podcasts (see below).

Podcast Series

Subscribe to "Encounter with Dr. Ken" recovery series which is available on several different platforms:

A new podcast is released each week having to do with general recovery issues, integrating spiritual and psychological aspects of recovery. This series is not a substitute for professional counseling or 12-step work, but designed to be a supplement or a place to start. These podcasts are audio-only portions of video presentations available on our YouTube channel (see above).

For Growth in Chastity

King David's Men Group (confidential, professionally facilitated support group for men to address sexual integrity issues of various types; there is a small fee for each group meeting. This group is led by Armando Tovar, LPC and meets at the Aquinas Office on Richmond near Buffalo Speedway, near the university. Resumes Tuesday, October 6th at 8pm. Call to the Gratia Plena main office to register.

Confessional Booklet

This booklet has been printed for priests to use in the confessional. You can order more copies directly from the printer.

Recovery Worksheets

Three Circles

Personal Change Plan - Blank

Articles (view or download free):

5 Reasons You Need the Victory App by Matt Fradd for LifeTeen

Blessed are the Pure in Heart by Bishop Finn

Bought with a Price by Bishop Loverde

Chastity, Purity, Affection, and Marital Love by My Catholic Life!

Coming Clean by Luke Gilkerson via Covenant Eyes

Create in Me a Clean Heart by USCCB

Growing in Chastity by Good Confession

Strive 21-Day Challenge by Cardinal Studios

What is Chastity and How Can I Be Chaste? by the Catholic Education Resource Center

Books:

Don't Call It Love by Patrick Carnes (good information, but keep on your Catholic filter)

Muscle Memory by Joe McClane

Out of the Shadows by Patrick Carnes (good information, but keep on your Catholic filter)

The Big Book by Sex Addicts Anonymous (good information, but keep on your Catholic filter)

The Big Book by Sexaholics Anonymous

Websites:

Anti-Pornography (from the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia)

Chastity Project

Clean Heart Online by Covenant Eyes

Fight the New Drug (nonreligious; has three excellent, brief videos)

Integrity Restored

Purity is Possible

Reclaim Sexual Health

S.A. Lifeline Foundation

The Porn Effect

Twelve Step Program Websites:

Castimonia

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) can be very helpful, but keep on your Catholic filter

Protecting the Family and Securing Technology

Covenant Eyes

Norton Antivirus Plus

OpenDNS (from Cisco)

Protect Young Minds

For Partners of Sex Addicts:

Infidelity Survivors Anonymous (ISA) 12-step program, keep on your Catholic filter

Mending a Shattered Heart book by Stefanie Carnes

Shattered Vows book by Debra Laaser

For Marriages in Crisis:

For marriage or couples counseling, call our Gratia Plena main office at 832-532-0129 to make an appointment.

Retrouvaille for marriages in serious crisis.

The Alexander House (San Antonio)

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