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Saint Luke Institute is an independent, international Catholic education and treatment center dedicated to healthy life and ministry for priests, deacons, and religious. We bring the healing ministry of Christ to those we serve through integrated psychological, spiritual, and physical treatment and education. More than 75 percent of our residential clients return to ministry.  


Services for Priests, Deacons and Religious


Saint Luke provides candidate assessments, consultation, evaluations, residential treatment, a post-residential transitional program and a five-year continuing care program, as well as workshops and outpatient therapy. Additional services, such as intensive outpatient treatment, are available through our network of centers. We also provide initial human formation online, ongoing education (online and in-person), and we have a relationship with a priest-psychologist in South Africa.


Clients come to us for help with recovery from challenges such as anxiety, addiction, depression, substance abuse, boundary concerns, interpersonal problems, sexual issues, trauma, and more.


Our Staff


Our president, Capuchin Father David Songy, is a psychologist deeply experienced in working with clergy, religious and seminarians. Our psychological, medical and spirituality teams work closely together for our clients. The staff includes psychologists and therapists, spiritual directors, a psychiatrist, doctor, nurses, nutritionist, and a physical therapist.


For consultation or to learn more: 301-445-7970 or


Our Locations


Treatment and education for Catholic priests, deacons, and religious (services vary by location)

Saint Luke Institute, Silver Spring, MD

Saint Luke Center, Louisville, KY

Saint Luke Consultation Center, St. Louis, MO

St. Luke’s Centre, Manchester, UK


Individual and group therapy for lay people, as well as clergy and religious

Caritas Counseling Center, Silver Spring, MD
Caritas Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD


Initial and ongoing education and formation
Contact Beth Davis, 502.632.2471 or




Saint Luke Institute is accredited by The Joint Commission, meeting national standards for health care quality and safety, and is licensed by the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.