St. Raphael Counseling is a comprehensive outpatient psychological service program that is a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. Since 2011, this ministry has existed to provide counseling, assessment, and psychoeducational services to anyone in the Denver metro area, regardless of religious affiliation. The majority of our clients come from the Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Denver, which is comprised of over 540,00 registered Catholics, as well as 143 missions and parishes, 38 Catholic elementary schools, 2 diocesan high schools, 2 colleges/universities, 2 seminaries, and 4 Catholic hospitals.
With a staff of 25 therapists, St. Raphael Counseling currently serves individuals, couples, families, and groups at 8 locations across the Denver metro area as well as students in 12 Catholic schools. We employ 4 full-time psychologists, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, as well as 6 full-time school counselors and several part-time professional counselors.
St. Raphael Counseling, from its inception, was envisioned as a training clinic focused on providing excellent mental health services while also forming outstanding mental health professionals. We are a practicum and internship site for master's level therapists from a variety of counseling disciplines, as well as an internship training site for doctoral psychology students.
The St. Raphael Counseling Internship Program is supervised by the Clinical Director and allows interns to spend 4 days each week engaged in direct client care and one day a week engaged in didactic seminars, group supervision, note and report writing, with time to work on dissertations. Four supervision hours are offered weekly, comprised of 2 individual hours with a primary and secondary supervisor, as well as 2 group supervision hours that are tailored to assessment, clinical, or school cases. Interns not working in a school will have 3 hours of individual supervision with one hour of assessment group supervision. Supervision is conducted by licensed psychologists.