Due to high demand, GSIB is seeking an additional qualified Catholic mental health professional to join our team. A wonderful opportunity with potential for advancement.

The full job description is available HERE.

OUR SERVICES
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

In-person sessions are available in our Louisville office on Tuesdays (morning, afternoon, & evening) & Wednesdays (morning & afternoon).

NOTE: The GSIB office is located at Saint Raphael Catholic Church

2141 Lancashire Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205

{this is different than our business mailing address}

In consideration for those who are concerned about face-to-face meetings, virtual therapy is offered as an alternative.

We are here for you!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.

  • FAMILY/COUPLE SESSION (90 minutes)
    $90
  • INDIVIDUAL SESSION (50 minutes)
    $90
  • GROUP SESSION (90 minutes)
    $50

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

In-Person appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays (morning, afternoon, & evening) & Wednesdays (morning & afternoon) at:

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church

2141 Lancashire Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205

*In person therapy is known to be most effective. However, virtual therapy is available as an alternative. Just ask…we are here for you!*

The parish staff does not process calls for GSIB. Please contact us directly at (502) 632-3249.

 
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Meyer checks & responds to phone and online messages on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 8pm and other times as available. Thanks in advance for your patience.
MEET OUR TEAM

Richard R. Meyer, PsyD

Psychologist & Clinical Director

Dr. Meyer recently celebrated his 47th anniversary offering faith-based clinical work as a Catholic Clinical Psychologist.

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 professional therapy services to Catholics and other Christians from an authentic faith-based perspective.

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 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 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 3 beautiful children and their 4th due soon.

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 identify, 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 info@familyrenewalproject.com

CONTACT US

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

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Meyer checks & responds to phone and online messages on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 8pm and other times as available. Thanks in advance for your patience.

Request more information!

Due to high demand, GSIB is seeking an additional qualified Catholic mental health professional to join our team. A wonderful opportunity with potential for advancement.

The full job description is available HERE.