Counseling Services

Catholic Charities of Owensboro offers a unique counseling assistance program called CAP (Counseling Assistance Program). Through CAP, Catholic Charities collaborates with several counselors across western Kentucky who offer their services at a reduced rate for parishioners of the Diocese of Owensboro.

Catholic Charities and many parishes supplement this discounted rate for up to 6 counseling sessions. Each therapist in the CAP program agrees to practice within the teachings of the Catholic Church and is qualified to offer counseling for individuals, couples, and/or family issues.

Here’s how CAP works:
If a parishioner cannot bill insurance or Medicare, they can simply contact a counselor from the list below and present a proof of parish membership to be eligible for CAP. (For example, a parish directory photo, tithing envelope, etc). The counselor submits a form to Catholic Charities, and Catholic Charities then requests reimbursement from the parish. The fee is usually split equally between the client, Catholic Charities, and the parish. ***Confidentiality is assured.

CAP is structured to provide parishioners with short-term counseling. If extended treatment is needed, counselors will provide an assessment and referral to appropriate mental health resources.

If you have further questions, please contact Alyssa Magnuson at 270-683-1545.

The following counselors currently have a contract with Catholic Charities:

Bowling Green

Linda Domerese, DMin, NCC, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Julie McCoy, MSW, LCSW Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
McCoy Counseling Center
855 Lovers Lane, Suite 107
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Jill Sauerheber, Ph.D., LPCC-S, NCC
EMDR Certified, specialization in trauma
Bowling Green, KY 42103


Sabrina West, LCSW, PLLC
121 Apple Valley
Hartford, KY 42347


Iris Gutierrez, MSW, LCSW (Habla Español)
Mental Health Specialist
Telehealth (in Spanish)
[email protected]


Rita Harpool, Psy.D.
Hope & Healing, LLC
429 N Franklin Street
Madisonville, KY 42431


Joseph Williams, MSW, LCSW
209 East Sunset Dr.
Mayfield, KY 42066


Joy Navan, M.A., LPA (Fluent in English and Spanish | Habla Español)
Amend Psychological Services, PSC
877-732-8683 or 859-269-6465
* Only available via teletherapy/online counseling.


Angela Basham Bell, LCSW
Counseling Associates
1316 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Ethan Bennett, MAE, LPCC, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist – C
Gottman Couples Method Level 2 trained, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Abba Healing Services
1401 Spring Bank Drive, Bldg. C, Ste. 13
Owensboro, KY  42303
Also available via teletherapy/online counseling.

Kimberly J Bennett LPAT
Licensed Professional Art Therapist

Kim Bennett Consulting LLC
1401 Spring Bank Drive Bldg C
Owensboro, KY 42303
(859) 982-9052

Michael Flaherty, MA
Counseling Associates
1316 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Laura Fritz, LCSW
Counseling Associates
1316 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Terry Janelle, MA, LPCC-S
Integrative Behavioral Health and Alternative Healing Arts, LLC
1727 Sweeney St, Suite 102

Michelle Mayfield, LMFT
Counseling Associates
1316 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Joe Bob Pierce, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Cornerstone Counseling
527 Allen Street

Jeannie Howard, LPCC
Mary Kendall Counseling Services
201 Phillips Ct
Owensboro, KY 42303