Ian Butler, LMHP, MA, MTS
is a Catholic clinician who has worked since 1999 as a counselor for Catholic Social Services with the Diocese of Lincoln Nebraska, a clinical site specializing in the integration of the truths of the Catholic faith with Psychology. He has a Masters in Counseling from Franciscan University with a concentration in Christian Counseling as well as a Masters in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology. Since 2006, Ian has increasingly focused his clinical work toward providing professional counseling services by telephone to Catholics around the world, many of whom are unable to find faithful Catholic counseling in their area. He is the Executive Director of Holy Family Counseling Services and is currently developing an apostolate to work specifically with priests and seminarians: St. John Vianney Counseling Services. Since 2007, he has been a faculty member for the Institute for Priestly Formation, a summer seminary in Omaha Nebraska that currently draws 175 seminarians annually for a 10 week program focusing on deepening the prayer life of seminarians and removing or healing obstacles to healthy prayer and ministry. Since 2011, he has assisted in the human formation of aspirants for the Deaconate Program of the Archdiocese of Omaha. He is married and has three children: John Paul, Anna Maria and Brendan.
Jean MacKenzie has a Masters of Arts in Counselling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is a member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, The Canadian Counselling Association, Smart Marriages: The Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couple Education and The Saint Michael Institute, an international alliance of mental health professionals who integrate the genuine discoveries of Psychology and Psychiatry with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Mrs. MacKenzie is a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC).
Jean is a marriage counselor and couples therapist who helps couples resolve their conflicts and differences so they can develop more harmonious relationships. Jean has been in private practice for 7 years where her focus has been on working in harmony with the Catholic faith to help couples have a marriage that is pleasing to them and to God. Her office is located in Edmonton, Alberta.
Jean is an active member of her parish and community and has been happily married for 10 years. She is a proud military wife and mother of five beautiful children, and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her sixth child in July.
Melissa Guzik, MA, CCC
Degrees and Credentials
Melissa has a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from McGill University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Behavioural Science from McGill University. She is also a member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, and Smart Marriages: The Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couple Education. Mrs. Guzik is licensed as a Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC) through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.
Mrs. Guzik has worked within addictions and mental health with adolescents and families over the past 7 years. Mrs. Guzik serves different parishes and the Edmonton Archdiocese in assisting couples prepare for marriage. She is an experienced FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study) and REFOCCUS Facilitator working with couples before and after they are married to foster open communication in all areas of their relationships.
Mrs. Guzik is also trained to work with those suffering from couple or family conflict, communication difficulties, personal growth, life transitions, addictions, child bearing loss, and post-abortion healing. She also has a history of working with adolescents and their parents.
Mrs. Guzik is married and has been blessed with two children. Mrs. Guzik is also fluent in French.
Daniel Brown, M.A., LGPC
Daniel has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Psychology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He did additional training in the integration of the Catholic faith with psychology, and in health psychology at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, VA and the University of Missouri, Kansas City, respectively. Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Daniel's experience is in helping adolescent and adult clients suffering from substance abuse and sexual addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, life/career adjustments, relationship difficulties, and marriage preparation (experience with FOCCUS).
In addition to his phone counseling work, Daniel works with adolescents and adults at a local mental health clinic in Pennsylvania doing individual, couples, and family counseling.
Carol Ambrose, LCPC
Carol Ambrose is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. A native of the Washington DC area, Carol worked as teacher and guidance counselor before going on her own. She believes the call of God pointed to being in private practice.
Not only is Carol a Catholic who is a counselor, but she integrates the two. Catholic Christianity is the foundation for her work and she strives to be in fidelity with the Church professionally and personally. Secular counsel and Catholic counsel more and more diverge. “That is why we need to choose carefully to whom we go for support," comments Carol. Over the last 30 years, she has helped individuals of all ages through marriage problems, anxiety, mild depression, loss, time management challenges, and parenting. Since 2005, she has also hosted a radio broadcast, "Around the Kitchen Table," on her local Catholic radio station. “Our Lord, Wonderful Counselor, is the ultimate in guiding us toward the life He wants for us.” Carol looks to Him in the helping process, with much success. .