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Dr. Gregory Popcak
(POP-chak) is the Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. The author of almost 20 popular books & programs integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology, he is an expert on the practical applications of Pope John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body. Together with his wife, Lisa, he hosts More2Life Radio, a call-in, advice program heard M-F at 10am E/ 9amC on almost 400 stations affiliated with the EWTN radio network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 130.
Dr. Popcak is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (FAAPC), a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) of the American
Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, and a winner of the Fr. Richard M. Hogan Award for Contributions to the Social Sciences. He is the Chair of the Marriage and Family Studies program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and serves as an adjunct professor of both psychology and graduate theology at Franciscan University. Dr. Popcak’s articles appear regularly in various Catholic periodicals and his work has been featured on FoxNews, NPR’s Here and Now, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, and The National Enquirer.
Michael Jarecki, M.A., LPC
is a clinical associate of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. Michael has degrees in psychology, theology, and counseling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, blending a strong understanding of the Faith with equally strong clinical skills. He specializes in helping people-of-faith find answers to tough marriage, family, and personal issues. In addition to his years of experience working for Catholic Social Services in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, Girls and Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, and in private practice, Michael has undergone extensive training in pastoral counseling approaches to emotional, relational, and spiritual problems.
Karin Roach MSSA, LISW-S
is a clinical associate of Pastoral Solutions Institute. She holds a Masters degree in Science of Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, with a concentration in children, youth and families. Karin has extensive experience with post traumatic stress disorders related to abortion trauma, abuse, and recovery from unwanted divorce. She has been a practicing therapist for almost 20 years, and has worked in community mental health settings such as the Catholic Community League, Catholic Family Services and Summit County Family Services. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and pastoral counseling approaches to emotional and spiritual disorders.
Dave McClow, M.Div., LCSW, LMFT
is a clinical associate for the Pastoral Solutions Institute. He has been helping people, couples, and teams change for over 25 years. He has worked in a variety of settings: inpatient psychiatric and addictions, employee assistance, outpatient community mental health, and statewide technical assistance centers. His counseling specialties are treating depression, anxiety, trauma, dissociation, and the building of practical skills to cope with overwhelming emotions. Trained as a Pastoral Counselor, he has always recognized God as the source of healing, and integrated his faith into his practice of counseling. He has been an international consultant and trainer for evidence-based practices and on a number of topics, including Assertive Community Treatment; Illness, Management, and Recovery; Motivational Interviewing; Stages of Change; Organizational Change; Person-Centered Planning; and the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment.
Joshua Hawrot, M.A., L.P.C.C.
is a clinical associate of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. Joshua holds a Masters in Arts for Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, is certified in Theophostic Prayer Ministry and is trained in Cognitive-Based Trauma Therapy. In addition, Joshua has served as supervising therapist in both partial hospital programs and outpatient counseling settings where he practiced intensive therapy with individuals, couples, and families suffering from moderate to severe diagnoses. He and his wife, Cruz, are responsible for helping to run the marriage preparation program for the Diocese of Steubenville OH and serve as a lead teaching couple for Engaged Encounter. Joshua has received extensive training and supervision in the application of Catholic pastoral counseling approaches to problems related to emotional and relational health. His experience and professional training enable him to combine psychology and the Catholic faith to help others achieve greater healing, integration, and strength in their lives and relationships.
James S. Livingston M.Div., M.A. L.P.C.C.
is a clinical associate with Pastoral Solutions Institute. Combining extensive study and practice in the areas of psychology, theology and clinical mental health, James specializes in finding solutions to complex marriage, family, and personal problems. He holds a Master’s in Divinity from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and a Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Fluent in Spanish, he has completed advanced graduate studies on the fundamentals of prayer, discernment/spiritual direction, and Theology of the Body at Creighton University. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with years of experience working with families in a variety of settings including adult and youth outpatient and partial hospitalization. No stranger to house calls, James routinely visited families in their homes, and provided crisis intervention, skill transference, and effective trauma intensive therapy while serving as a Mobile Therapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant. James’ years of education, professional training, and clinical skills enable him to help individuals, couples, and families suffering from a broad range of disorders.