Need Some Extra Support?
Marriage is a long, winding, beautiful road. It may be bumpy at the start and you may run into unexpected challenges. It’s okay to ask for guidance.
Our In-House Marriage Support Team
We care about your marriage! Please reach out to set up a meeting.
Embrace the Grace:
with Dolores Shipe
Embrace the Grace: Personalized Steps to a Thriving Marriage
is facilitated by our Director of Married Life, Dolores Shipe, who has been working with married and engaged couples for over 20 years!
Dolores will guide you through
insightful strategies to refresh your marriage. Embrace the Grace could be for you if:
You have been married for many years and just want to reconnect deeper with your spouse.
You wish your marriage prep had been more helpful
You are silently suffering within your marriage
Please contact Dolores to set up a meeting.
with Ellen Wilson, LPC, NCC
Renew the 'I do' is thrilled to now offer individual and couples therapy with our new Director of Behavioral Health, Ellen Wilson, LPC, NCC.
Ellen's specialties include:
Grief and Transitions
The first two sessions are complimentary as part of our mission. We are confidential, HIPAA-compliant help.
Please contact Ellen to set up a private consultation, all with your spirit in mind.
with Fr. Jason Charron
Fr. Jason is a married Ukrainian Catholic priest. He and Halyna are blessed with 7 children and have been married for 22 years.
He believes the ancient prayers of the Church remind us that Jesus Christ is the physician of our soul and body--He desires us fully alive and happy.
Learn how to successfully overcome past wounds through the practical advice of the saints, the strength of the sacraments, and accountability in the spiritual disciplines.
Fr. Jason will help reinvigorate your spiritual life, leading to a fully alive marriage.
Please contact Fr. Jason to arrange a private meeting.
Additional Support Services
Renew the 'I do' Couples Mentoring
Looking for some guidance from another couple with expertise in a specific area such as parenting, finances, conflict resolution, organic sex and more? Browse our list of RTID couples who can meet with you and your spouse to share experiences and offer guidance. They are here to help!
Carla J. Sandy, MPA, LCSW
Carla has been a resource for Renew the ‘I do’ couples for over five years. She helps those who suffer with emotional, relational, or spiritual pain. She offers compassionate care that helps couples heal and gives them hope.
at Pittsburgh Doula Network
New and pregnant moms need love and support. Susan has been a Doula working with women in many capacities for two decades. The network of experienced doulas are knowledgeable in newborn care, postpartum recovery, breast and bottle feeding, family support, and most importantly – Mothercare.
Lawrence Badaczewski, LSW
Larry has helped several of our couples navigate their journey and has also spoken at local parishes on managing conflict and communication. Set up an appointment with Larry in his Cranberry Twp office on 215 Executive Drive (724) 776-5690
at Sleep Wise Consulting
When you work with Catie at Sleep Wise Consulting, you benefit from an entire team of experienced, well educated women who want to see your child -and you– succeed and sleep well.
Suggested External Programs and Resources
Their mission is to provide services and resources based on the integration of faithful Catholic anthropology with sound psychological science to help people become who God created them to be.
Lifeline of Friends Listening
Bereavement Support Groups. If the loss of a spouse, a close friend, or a child is weighing you down, it can be good to join a group...a group that understands...a group that can help you regain your footing and move forward.
Traditionally, the silent suffering of an abortion has been a well-kept secret. The unresolved grief and loss can weigh heavily on a person’s heart and well-being. Rachel’s Vineyard of Pittsburgh offers a weekend retreat to help women and men address the painful issues associated with abortion and find forgiveness, healing, and peace.
There's no such thing as "Catholic divorce" but the bad news is Catholics do civilly divorce. We're here to help, and to encourage healing through the Sacraments where you'll personally encounter Christ—with all His love and tender mercies. And that's the REALLY good news.
The Human Condition
This organization strives to cultivate hope, healing and conversation through the integration of faith and mental health. The Human Condition strives to rewrite the false narrative that spirituality and psychology are mutually exclusive.
Recovering from Pornography Addiction
Porn addiction is a behavioral disorder where a person is emotionally dependent on pornography. The disease is debilitating and interferes with a person’s relationships, responsibilities, and ability to function.
Whether you want to create a more intimate and godly marriage, celebrate a more faithful and fulfilling family life, or discover the path to a more grace-filled personal life, the Catholic Counselors at Pastoral Solutions Institute can help strengthen and support you on your spiritual and emotional journey!
Their purpose is to facilitate the grief resolution process for separated, divorced, and widowed persons, and children of these losses, thereby enabling them to again love themselves, others, and God.
After Abortion Care
BREATHE'S healing groups and 1 to 1 mentoring sessions are a safe place to speak about your past. If abortion is part of your story, we understand and can help.