Can I sign myself up for care at Saint Luke Institute?
Residential clients typically are referred by their (arch)diocese or religious community. Caritas Counseling outpatient clients may be referred or self-refer. If you feel you would benefit from our programs, we encourage you to talk with your superior or vicar or to call us at 301-445-7970.
Who goes to Saint Luke Institute?
Our residential and continuing care/transitional housing programs serve Catholic clergy, seminarians and men and women religious. Our SLIconnect education and Caritas Counseling Center outpatient programs are open to clergy, religious and lay people of all faiths.
What issues do you treat?
Individuals come to us for many reasons, and often have a dual diagnosis. Challenges include addictions, depression and other mood disorders, stress, burnout, boundaries, trauma and more.
Do you have a separate program for women?
Yes. Our Talitha-Life residential program is for women only. Saint Luke has a separate residential wing for women, which includes private rooms and women-only lounge/recreational areas. Most therapy is with women only, although larger therapy groups typically include men and women, as do meals and liturgies. For details, call us at 301-445-7970.
Why residential care?
Residential care allows a client to step away from distractions, access a wide range of services, integrate these services fully and undertake the intensive work needed for recovery – all within a supportive community environment. Saint Luke has options from three to six or more months. Call us at 301-445-7970 to learn more.
Why is continuing care important?
Recovery can take up to five years, with the highest rate of relapse occurring during the first year after treatment. Our Continuing Care Program provides structured support to assist a person throughout this fragile time period. Near the completion of the residential program, a resident is assigned a Continuing Care Liaison who works with him or her and his/her superior and residential care team to facilitate a successful transition back to “regular” life through the first five years of recovery. Learn more.
Evaluation and Consultation
Do you provide candidate assessments?
Yes. We offer candidate assessments for dioceses and religious communities nationwide. They are integrated psychological and spiritual assessments by a three-person team. You will receive detailed verbal and written feedback to help with the discernment process. Assessments are available in our Kentucky and Maryland locations, as well as our other affiliates.
I have a priest or religious who needs help. What should I do?
Call us at 301-445-7970 and ask to speak with our clinical department. We will assist you in assessing the situation and determining next steps. Our Evaluation Program often is helpful in identifying what the problems might be and how to proceed.
Do you accept non-Catholics for evaluations or treatment?
We occasionally have a minister of another faith for evaluation or residential treatment. Outpatient services (through Caritas Counseling Center) are available to people of all faiths.
Why should I choose Saint Luke Institute?
Saint Luke Institute offers experience, exceptional care, a highly qualified staff (nearly all of whom are full-time), multiple treatment options, integrated psychological and spiritual care, and excellent outcomes. Over 75% who complete our intensive residential program return to ministry.