Click below to read Dr. Meyer’s Farewell Letter.

We believe that people are meant to be happy, healthy, and free. Freedom from destructive or negative patterns of thinking or behavior is possible!


Heal from grief and loss

Learn how to love and to be loved

Engage fully in relationships with others

Break the chains of unpleasant and harmful patterns



*The following prices go into effect April 1, 2024. All existing clients will NOT incur a price increase. {An existing client is anyone who has had at least one appointment with Dr. Meyer over the past year; April 1, 2023 – April 1, 2024.}*

    *$50 per person

Have questions?

You can reach the GSIB Team by filling out the contact form below or calling or texting us at (502) 632-3249.

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, call or text
(502) 632-3249
or fill out this contact form . . . 

This is not a secure, encrypted messaging system. Please do not include personal or sensitive medical or psychological information. Do indicate what sort of service you may need and whether or not it’s particularly time sensitive.

The GSIB Team checks & responds to phone and online messages Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

If your inquiry is outside of normal hours and you are experiencing a clinical emergency (in danger of seriously harming yourself or another person), please do not attempt to reach our office — please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Additionally, you may consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 hotline designed to give support to those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and intentions. The hotline number is 800.273.8255.

In-person appointments are scheduled on:
afternoon & evening
afternoon & evening
{Wednesday morning appointments vary by availability and location;
contact the office to inquire}
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St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
1818 Rangeland Road
Louisville, KY 40219

The location is equally accessible from the Watterson Expressway (I-264) or the Gene Snyder (I-265). Please use a GPS navigation service to determine the best route … travel times can vary depending on the time of day, construction traffic, and where you’re traveling from.
 From Rangeland Road, turn into the St. Ignatius Martyr parking lot.

ENTER through the glass doors where the two buildings intersect

(circled in RED above & pictured below)

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Evidence shows that in-person therapy is most effective. However, virtual therapy is available as an alternative or when necessary. Just ask…we are here for you!
call or text
(502) 632-3249
or scroll up to fill out the contact form 

Andrew Van Roie, MA

Counseling Associate

With a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Andrew is eager to join the Team in his role as the full-time clinician with Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass and continue our well-respected and proven history of providing professional, Catholic faith-based services.

Andrew is originally from Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation he worked with the Montgomery County Police Department and in restaurant management until beginning his graduate studies in 2022 at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

Franciscan University is one of the few Catholic graduate programs fully accredited by CACREP (an independent accrediting agency of counseling programs throughout the U.S. which ensures programs meet the standards of excellence set by the counseling profession). Franciscan University is unapologetically Catholic and trains counselors to first recognize each person as a child of God.

Andrew has experience working with both children and adults who present varying needs and histories; and extensive work assisting individuals struggling with various addictions.

Andrew looks forward to working with individuals, families, and parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Louisville. He believes that counseling is more than simply addressing the presenting issue; true healing occurs when we repair our relationship with others, ourselves, and God.

To schedule, please call or text 502.632.3249.

Elina S. Holland, MS

Psychoeducational Presenter/Public Speaker

Elina graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky (2014) with a degree in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience & Business. After college Elina attended the Institute of Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University.  IPS is a graduate school dedicated to educating and training psychologists in a curriculum that is firmly rooted in the integration of the Catholic-Christian understanding of the human person and rigorous psychological science.  Elina graduated in 2016 with her masters in Clinical Psychology.

Elina has worked with adults, adolescents, and children from diverse backgrounds and helped her patients navigate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, reactions to traumatic events, grief, and addiction. She has aided parents in strengthening their parenting skills and confidence and helped children cope with difficult emotions or life transitions through Child Centered Play Therapy. She is also experienced with helping patients struggling with homelessness, life transitions, and difficult relationships.

Elina believes that every person has great strengths and was designed with a purpose. She strives to help people uncover their strengths, improve their resilience, discover their story, and live a more healthy and happy life.

Elina and her husband, Jonathon, have five beautiful children.

In the Summer of 2021 Elina transitioned out of clinical practice. Though she no longer sees patients, she is using her extensive training and experience by speaking to various groups (in-person or virtually) on topics such as: marriage, the effects of technology, parenting, improving mental health, responding to issues of homosexuality/gender identity, postpartum depression, work-life balance, the effects of physical health on mental health, how to increase resilience, and much more! To inquire about her speaking to your group, please contact the FRP/GSIB office at 502.303.1996 or

Richard R. Meyer, PsyD

Psychologist & Clinical Director

Dr. Meyer will celebrate his 50th anniversary offering faith-based clinical mental health services in March 2024. He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 1983.

Over these 47 years he worked at the Community Mental Health Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and then Comprehensive Care Center in Northern Kentucky before co-founding the Christian Counseling Center of Cincinnati in 1988, and joining full time in March 1991. After working three years for New Life Clinics and then four years part-time at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Edgewood, KY from 2000 through 2003, he founded the Good Shepherd Institute in January of 2004 to more directly serve Catholic and Evangelical clients through faith-based clinical practice and inner-healing prayer.

In July 2019 Dr. Meyer began an adult Grief Group at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s Hospice Center in Edgewood, KY. Soon after he began another grief group at the same location for those who have suffered the loss of a child or other loved one through opioid overdose. In October 2019, Dr. Meyer was hired as HSP clinical supervisor for Elina Holland at Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass (GSIB), a ministry of Family Renewal Project. Upon Elina’s transition out of clinical practice, Dr. Meyer assumed the role of clinical director and Psychologist for GSIB, he sees patients in Louisville on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

GSIB seeks to serve the Catholic-Christian community in support of marriage and family life, and to provide individual professional therapy services to Catholics and other Christians from an authentic faith-based perspective.