The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is pleased to offer Behavioral Health Ministry services to its parishioners and families. These services are offered in a confidential, one-on-one, couples or group environment by a licensed therapist.

Behavioral Health Ministry is appropriate for individuals, couples, children and families who are seeking support for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, crisis, grief and bereavement, marital conflict, marital spirituality, life transitions, chronic illness, single parenthood, retirement, divorce/separation, career changes, parenting, interpersonal relationships and individual spirituality and growth.

Behavioral Health Ministry Counselor will work in conjunction with your Primary Care Provider, Mental Health Provider, In-patient or Outpatient Medical Team or Homecare Team.

Social Work Services are available to elderly, chronically ill or homebound parishioners as well as to those experiencing life transitions or crisis. Home and/or office visits are offered for evaluation, supportive counseling, information and referral to community resources as well as referral to the many support ministries offered through out parish.

Senior Citizen Outreach: If you or someone you know is a parish Senior and are chronically ill or homebound, please take advantage of one or more of the many support ministries offered through our parish.

Ministry of Consolation: It is a goal of the Community of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene that no member suffers the loss of a loved one in isolation. Through our Ministry of Consolation, we are pleased to offer a variety of services to those who are experiencing loss including individual bereavement counseling by a licensed therapist, bereavement support groups, information and referral to community services for the bereaved.

School Counseling: Individual and family counseling is available to students of the School of the Madeleine, on site, at no charge, by the parish/school
Behavioral Health Ministry

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the
Behavioral Health Ministry Office:

Rita McCrerey, MSW, MA,

LCSW #12880

(619) 276-6805

Parish Social Resources
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Please be aware of the following ways in which the St. Mary Magdalene community of faith reaches out to its members.
The services are available by calling the parish office (619) 276-1041.

Ministry of Consolation
Education & Training

Offered for parish bereavement ministry teams and for parish leadership looking to develop this ministry.
Join with others who share your compassion to network, exchange information and review resources.

Ministry of Consolation
It is the goal of the Community of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene that no member should suffer the loss of a loved one in isolation. To that end, we are pleased to offer a variety of ongoing supportive and pastoral services for the bereaved through our Pastoral Counseling Ministry. These services include:

  • Bi-annual Bereavement Support Groups (dates to be announced)
  • Monthly “Drop-In” Support Group Sessions
  • Individual Bereavement Counseling by a Licensed Therapist
  • Routine Contact by Telephone and by Mail, as desired
  • Regular Bulletin/Website Articles on Various Aspects of Grief and Loss
  • Routine Mailings of Pertinent Articles & Upcoming Events Related to
    Loss and Bereavement
  • Information & Referral to Community Services for the Bereaved

All services are free of charge and are available to parishioners or any family member who is facing the loss of a loved one. It is our hope that, through these pastoral and supportive services, those suffering loss may come to know the loving support of community and may never find the need to suffer their loss in isolation.

Bereavement Support

If you require individual bereavement counseling or would like to be on the Ministry of Consolation mailing list,
please contact the
Behavioral Health Ministry Office at 276-6805.