St. Raphael Counseling

St. Raphael Counseling

PROVIDING HEALING AND HOPE

(720) 377-1359

St. Raphael Counseling
St. Raphael Counseling, a unique and life-changing Catholic-based counseling program that spans the Archdiocese of Denver, offers individual, couple, family and school-based counseling. Determined to restore and strengthen family and parish communities, our team of clinicians provides therapy and counseling in alignment with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The goal of St. Raphael Counseling is to change the culture by integrating the wisdom of the Catholic Church with the highest standards of clinical care. Living out our Christian vocations is a profound challenge, and our program recognizes the unique difficulties that may arise in family, work or ministry. We are dedicated to helping clients navigate these challenges, finding growth and fulfillment for themselves, their families and their community.

Our therapists work alongside clients to facilitate healing and growth in their lives. Together, we strive to move one step closer to the divine calling for all of us to become the saints God has envisioned. If you are ready to embark on this transformative journey and are looking to work with people who understand your values, Get started today.

St. Raphael Counseling

St. Raphael Counseling, a unique and life-changing Catholic-based counseling program that spans the Archdiocese of Denver, offers individual, couple, family and school-based counseling. Determined to restore and strengthen family and parish communities, our team of clinicians provides therapy and counseling in alignment with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The goal of St. Raphael Counseling is to change the culture by integrating the wisdom of the Catholic Church with the highest standards of clinical care. Living out our Christian vocations is a profound challenge, and our program recognizes the unique difficulties that may arise in family, work or ministry. We are dedicated to helping clients navigate these challenges, finding growth and fulfillment for themselves, their families and their community.

Our therapists work alongside clients to facilitate healing and growth in their lives. Together, we strive to move one step closer to the divine calling for all of us to become the saints God has envisioned. If you are ready to embark on this transformative journey and are looking to work with people who understand your values, Get started today.

What We Do

St. Raphael offers multiple clinical services to support individuals, couples and families as they journey through life, working to become the best versions of themselves. We invited you to contact us today to find out how we can best support you. Book your appointment today.

St. Raphael services include:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Phycological Testing
  • School Counseling
  • Internships
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

St. Raphael Counseling’s school program is, quite simply, revolutionary and life changing. Nineteen Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Denver receive behavioral health services from this Catholic Charities ministry. Launched in 2011, this program serves students in individual and group counseling sessions, exploring emotions, overcoming challenges and developing essential life skills. In the last year alone, 10,000 counseling hours were committed to the wellbeing of students.

“I imagine St. Raphael Counseling as having two arms – our outpatient clinics and our school counseling team,” shared executive director, Dr. Michelle Connor Harris. “Together, these two arms wrap around the Archdiocese of Denver, providing comprehensive mental health services, consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, to families, priests, parishes and schools.”

The school counseling program has emphasized the role of collaboration between parents, teachers, administrators and counselors, fostering a network that enhances students’ overall well-being. By advocating for the importance of mental health, St. Raphael Counseling has helped break down the stigma often associated with seeking help in a school setting.

“Counseling, now more than ever, is so important for our children’s formation. With everything the world is throwing at our kids in terms of social media, body image and countless other subjects, it is essential to have a trained professional in our building that is equipped with the tools necessary for our students’ proper development, but also the faith that provides the foundation for having these important discussions,” shared Erich Hoffer, principal of Bishop Machebeuf High School. “The staff that we have worked with from St. Raphael have been a brilliant mix of counseling expertise and devotion to our core values. They prepare our children to faithfully face an ever-changing world, while not relying on that world to shape who they are.”

The growth of school counseling in Catholic schools through St. Raphael Counseling demonstrates a commitment to the holistic development and well-being of students, ensuring they have the necessary support to thrive in all aspects of life.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

St. Raphael Counseling’s school program is, quite simply, revolutionary and life changing. Nineteen Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Denver receive behavioral health services from this Catholic Charities ministry. Launched in 2011, this program serves students in individual and group counseling sessions, exploring emotions, overcoming challenges and developing essential life skills. In the last year alone, 10,000 counseling hours were committed to the wellbeing of students.

“I imagine St. Raphael Counseling as having two arms – our outpatient clinics and our school counseling team,” shared executive director, Dr. Michelle Connor Harris. “Together, these two arms wrap around the Archdiocese of Denver, providing comprehensive mental health services, consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, to families, priests, parishes and schools.”

The school counseling program has emphasized the role of collaboration between parents, teachers, administrators and counselors, fostering a network that enhances students’ overall well-being. By advocating for the importance of mental health, St. Raphael Counseling has helped break down the stigma often associated with seeking help in a school setting.

“Counseling, now more than ever, is so important for our children’s formation. With everything the world is throwing at our kids in terms of social media, body image and countless other subjects, it is essential to have a trained professional in our building that is equipped with the tools necessary for our students’ proper development, but also the faith that provides the foundation for having these important discussions,” shared Erich Hoffer, principal of Bishop Machebeuf High School. “The staff that we have worked with from St. Raphael have been a brilliant mix of counseling expertise and devotion to our core values. They prepare our children to faithfully face an ever-changing world, while not relying on that world to shape who they are.”

The growth of school counseling in Catholic schools through St. Raphael Counseling demonstrates a commitment to the holistic development and well-being of students, ensuring they have the necessary support to thrive in all aspects of life.

Internships

St. Raphael Internships web

St. Raphael Counseling's Masters Internship Program seeks to build on the skills developed during a masters student’s education and training to form competent entry-level mental health clinicians who can function in a variety of settings. We prepare future mental health clinicians to navigate issues of diversity and multiculturalism through various learning opportunities and, most importantly, through direct clinical experience with a wide variety of clients.

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ST. RAPHAEL LEADERSHIP

Empathy, Professionalism, and Fidelity to Church Teachings

MICHELLE CONNOR HARRIS

DR. MICHELLE CONNOR HARRIS

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Michelle Connor Harris is a licensed clinical psychologist; has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver as well as a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute...

DR. ALBERT PACE

DR. ALBERT PACE

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Pace is a licensed clinical psychologist. He earned his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Dr. Pace works with adolescents and adults struggling with a range of...

GINA LANZ

GINA LANZ

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mrs. Gina Lanz has been working with young people and families for over 20 years in the areas of school counseling, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, catechesis and youth leadership. Gina’s area of interest is...

MARK SANDERS

MARK SANDERS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mark Sanders is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addiction Specialist.  Mark is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and the University of Pittsburgh (with a master’s in Clinical...

STACIE WEBB

DR. STACIE WEBB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Webb is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (now Divine Mercy University) in Arlington, Virginia. She is a...

MEET OUR OUTPATIENT THERAPISTS

ALLISON ANYAMELE

ALLISON ANYAMELE

Licensed Professional Counselor

Allison Anyamele is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. As a student of the Theology of the Body...

CHRISTINA BORDEAUX

CHRISTINA BORDEAUX

Postdoctoral Resident

Christina is a postdoctoral resident here at St. Raphael Counseling. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She recently completed her Psy.D. in School Psychology at the University...

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RAY CARLETON

Therapist

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GRACE COLE

GRACE COLE

Licensed Professional Counselor

Grace Cole is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  She earned her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.   She comes to St. Raphael’s Counseling Counseling with a...

DON DAMBORG

DON DAMBORG

MA, LMFT

Don Damborg is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO. He specializes in helping married couples work through...

JESURE EATON

JESURE EATON

MFT-C

Entering therapy as an individual, with your family, or with your spouse, can be very vulnerable, yet courageous. Jesure’s goal as a Catholic therapist is to provide a space for self-acceptance and growth regardless of...

CLARE ECKARD

CLARE ECKARD

MA, LPCC

Clare is a psychotherapist with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and concentrations in Crisis and Trauma Counseling as well as Christian Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville...

ABY GARCIA

ABY GARCIA

LPC

Aby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Aby received her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Regis University and her master’s degree in social work from Metropolitan State University of Denver...

TIFFANY GUNNELLS

DR. TIFFANY GUNNELLS

Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Addictions Counselor

Dr. Gunnells is no stranger to the behavioral health field, having spent almost 25 years in the field in various roles, she has a passion to help people grow. Most recently she worked...

HANNAH IRRER

HANNAH IRRER

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hannah her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Franciscan University of Steubenville and her Master’s in Social Work from University of Pittsburgh. Her previous experience includes conducting cognitive behavioral therapy...

LYSETH SILVA ORTEGA

LYSETH SILVA ORTEGA

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Lyseth is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate who received her Master of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. She has a special passion for working with young children and their...

Pedro Pablo

Pedro Pablo

MA LPCC

Pedro is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate. He received his master’s in mental health counseling from Divine Mercy University. He earned his bachelor’s in arts with an emphasis in philosophy from...

Fr. Salas Pathrose

FR. SALES PATHROSE

OFM Cap, MA, LPCC

Fr. Sales is a Franciscan Capuchin priest and a Licensed professional counselor candidate. He has a bachelor’s in philosophy and theology. He graduated from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, with a master’s in clinical...

DEREK RUSNAK

DEREK RUSNAK

MA, LPCC

Derek Rusnak is a psychotherapist with an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. He is also training to become a spiritual director through the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Denver, CO...

ANGELA WALL

DR. ANGELA WALL

Licensed Clinical & School Psychologist

Dr. Angela Wall is a licensed clinical, and a licensed school psychologist. She received her doctorate from the University of Denver and has a Masters Degree from the University of Colorado. Dr. Angela has worked with...

KATHLEEN WIDLUND

KATHLEEN WIDLUND

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kathleen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and her MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of St.Thomas in St.Paul Minnesota. She is...

MEET OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS

GABI BEACH

GABI BEACH

LPCC

Gabi is an M.A. Candidate Intern for School Counseling and this is her second year at SRC. She received her Bachelor’s in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Mississippi, and will graduate in...

Meg Beckman

MEG BECKMAN

MA

Mrs. Meg Beckman has been working with young people and families for over 20 years in the areas of school counseling, special needs advocacy, youth ministry, evangelization, and discipleship within the Catholic Church...

Tracy Dirrane

TRACY DIRRANE

LPC, School Counselor

Tracy Dirrane is a Licensed School Counselor (SSP) as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University in Mental Health and Human Services and her...

BELLA FARAJ MUSLEH

BELLA FARAJ-MUSLEH

LCSW-C

Isabella Faraj-Musleh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Candidate. Isabella received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Franciscan University of Steubenville and her Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University. Isabella...

Green Sarah

SARAH GREEN

Therapist

Mrs. Sarah Green has a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Registered Psychotherapist. Sarah is passionate about parenting, helping families grow and come together in all aspects of life. She is...

Paulina Gutierrez

PAULINA GUTIERREZ

LCSW

Paulina Gutierrez is a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She received her Master's degree in Management and Community Organizing with a Clinical Specialization in Families and Children...

MARY ANN LOOBY

MARY ANN LOOBY

LCSW, LAC, School Counselor

Mary Ann is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed addiction counselor. She is currently serving as a school counselor at Notre Dame Parish School. She uses a solution focused and creative approach, and enjoys...

Kim Mack

KIM MACK

School Counselor

Mrs. Kim Mack has over 12 years of experience providing mental health services.  Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Mary...

Sierra Palardy

SIERRA PALARDY

Therapist

Sierra is currently a school counselor at Our Lady of Lourdes and has her Master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She approaches counseling through the...

JEFF RASP

JEFF RASP

School Counselor

Jeff Rasp currently serves with St. Raphael’s Counseling as a School Counselor at Bishop Machebeuf High School. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at Austin, a Counseling Credential...

ILA ROSENGARTEN

ILA ROSENGARTEN

School Counselor

Ila Rosengarten graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and received her Master’s in school counseling from the University of Denver. Prior to joining the SRC team, Ila spent six years at Mullen High...

KELLY WEAKLAND

KELLY WEAKLAND

LPC, School Counselor

Kelly Weakland is a Licensed School Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her...

MARY WHALEN

MARY WHALEN

LSW

Mary Whalen is a licensed social worker (LSW), who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell...

MEET OUR INTERNS

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MILES HUGEE

Therapist

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ELIZABETH RACCA

ELIZABETH RACCA

BA, Counseling Intern

Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently in her last year of grad school working toward her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling through Divine...

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LISA SMITH

Therapist

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MEET OUR CHAPLAIN

FR. SCOTT BAILEY

FR. SCOTT BAILEY

St. Raphael Chaplain

Fr. Scott Bailey is a Colorado native and he serves as the pastor of Risen Christ Catholic Parish in Denver. Though not a therapist, Fr. Scott has a deep appreciation for counseling and has been chaplain for St. Raphael's...