Clinical Counselor – Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass








About the Organization The Good Shepherd Institute of the Bluegrass (GSIB) is a vital ministry of the Family Renewal Project (FRP), a leading Catholic non-profit organization committed to promoting authentic Catholic teachings, particularly inspired by St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, GSIB is dedicated to providing counseling services that align with the principles of faith and support the mental and emotional well-being of individuals and families in the community.

Job Description GSIB is currently seeking a passionate and qualified Clinical Counselor to join our team in Louisville. As a Clinical Counselor with GSIB, you will be crucial in providing professional counseling services rooted in Catholic principles to support individuals and families in their journey toward mental and emotional well-being.


● Conduct individual, couples, and family counseling sessions using evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
● Integrate Catholic teachings, particularly those rooted in St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, into counseling sessions to address spiritual and emotional needs.
● Maintain accurate and confidential client records in accordance with ethical and legal standards.
● Stay informed about current trends and research in counseling, mental health, and Catholic teachings.
● Engage in community outreach and build professional and pastoral relationships in the Louisville community and the Archdiocese of Louisville
● Give public presentations on mental health topics to various audiences in the area (preferred but not required).


● Master’s degree (or higher) in Counseling and experience integrating scientifically validated mental health care with a Catholic understanding of the person and health.
● Licensed or license-eligible through the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
● Extensive knowledge of and formation in Catholic anthropology, morality, and spirituality consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
● Deep familiarity with the Theology of the Body and the thought of Pope St. John Paul II preferred.
● Proven clinical skills with a wide range of patient populations.
● Training and experience in (at least some of the following, the more, the better):
   ○ Marital therapy (Emotionally Focused Therapy preferred) ○ Adult therapy with addictions (especially behavioral addictions such as sexuality)
   ○ Adult therapy with trauma survivors (e.g., integrative approaches to complex PTSD)
   ○ Child therapy (e.g., play therapy, parent training, etc.)
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
● Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.


The salary range for the role is $60,000 – $70,000 based on experience and counseling degree. The Family Renewal Project offers additional benefits, which we would happily discuss and provide more information on.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please email a resume and optional cover letter to Caleb FitzGerald at

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