Adults, Children and Adolescents, Parenting, 

Couples, Family, Group, Substance Abuse, 

Co-Occurring Disorders,

Grief Support and more

Please refer to

Patient and General Services Handbook


Psychological consultation for

parishes and businesses

Please refer to “Consultations” section of Patient and General Services Handbook


Specialty presentations tailored to various topics and groups

Please refer to “Presentations” section of Patient and General Services Handbook

In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order, the GSIB offices are closed for face-to-face meetings, however, we remain here for you!
We will be offering teletherapy (therapy by video meeting) starting 4/1/2020 until further notice!
  • INDIVIDUAL SESSION (50 minutes)
  • GROUP SESSION (90 minutes)

Please refer to Patient and General Services Handbook for additional information. 

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

Appointments available at the following locations: 

St. James Catholic Church

307 W Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

St. James Catholic School

401 Robinbrooke Blvd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church

2141 Lancashire Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205

Please note:  Parishes do not process calls for GSIB. Please contact us directly at (502) 632-3249.


Elina S. Holland, MS


In 2014, Elina graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky 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 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 graduated in 2016 with her masters in Clinical Psychology.

Elina has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children from diverse backgrounds. She has worked to help her patients navigate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, reactions to traumatic events, grief, and addiction. She has helped parents strengthen their parenting skills and confidence and helped children cope with difficult emotions or life transitions through Child Centered Play Therapy. In addition, she has experience helping patients who are struggling with homelessness, life transitions, and difficult relationships.

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

Richard R. Meyer, PsyD

Clinical Supervisor 

*Dr. Meyer practices in Covington, KY; appointments at his office can be arranged upon request.

Dr. Meyer serves as the HSP clinical supervisor for Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass. He recently celebrated his 45th anniversary offering faith-based clinical work as a Catholic Clinical Psychologist.

Over these 45 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. He will soon begin another grief group at the same location for those who have suffered the loss of a child or other loved one through opioid overdose. Most recently, Dr. Meyer assumed his role as clinical supervisor of Elina Holland, the Master’s level Therapist at Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass (GSIB), a ministry of Family Renewal Project. GSIB seeks to serve the Catholic-Christian community in support of marriage and family life, and to provide professional therapy services to Catholics and other Christians from an authentic faith-based perspective.


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

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