Bridging the gap between mental health providers, addiction recovery professionals and the faith community through collaboration and education.
Our goal is to educate, empower and equip faith leaders to play a part in mental wellness and addiction recovery in their communities. We strive to build trusted relationships with providers of these services in order to encourage the incorporation of spirituality into all levels of treatment.
“Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory”
-Proverbs 11:14 NAS
So often people sitting next to us in a pew, working in the next desk or living next door are struggling. Depression, addiction, trauma affect so many people in our society, but few get help. No matter if we are lay leaders, clergy, or mental health professionals, if we don’t reach out to help, there is a chance of suicide, overdose, or other harmful results.
For those that seek help from faith leaders, there is often a lack of knowledge about resources. For people that find a counselor or therapy program, spiritually is often missing with God left out of the healing process.
About In Person
The Spiritual Care Network was founded in March 2012 and is an integration of the spiritual, therapeutic, mental health and recovery communities. The Spiritual Care Network meetings bring together professionals and faith leaders and the attendees are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds and denominations. Meetings often have great speakers, time to network, and announcements about other industry events. Please invite your colleagues and bring cards and marketing materials.
Lunches are provided by our generous sponsors. Hosting lunch is a great way to introduce services to the industry and build relationships in the community. Sponsors get extra time during the meeting to present services and promoted on email blasts and social media. If you are interested in supporting a meeting, please contact the leader in your area.
About Professional Education
The Spiritual Care Network offers professional education opportunities by webinars, in person meetings and conferences. Topics are related to mental health and often have a spiritual component to the presentation. Some of the conferences include people in the community to participate and learn. We are blessed with industry experts and faith leaders that provide excellent presentations and workshops. The SCN provides Continuing Education Credit that is recognized by most state boards for counselors, social workers and peer support coaches.
Board and Staff
Board President - Houston Starlite Recovery Center
Board Vice President of the Midsouth Chapters - Acadia Healthcare
Program Coordinator - Helen Mireles PhD, LMSW, is a Retired Victim Assistance Specialist with Homeland Security Investigations -San Antonio. She provided victim assistance services to victims of human trafficking and to victims of other crimes, including but not limited to, crisis intervention, short term counseling, referral and coordination of social services nationally and internationally, facilitating U and T-visa law enforcement certification requests and continued presence parole.
Fort Worth - Brazos Recovery
Houston - Cognoscenti
Acadia Treatment Placement Specialist
Magnolia City Detox - Conroe
Advisory Board Member - Pastor Roger Whitehead is the Recovery Pastor at Powerhouse Church in Katy, Texas. He and his wife developed a faith based recovery group called The High Road that has sustained since 2017 - through Hurricane Harvey, through the pandemic, and still meets today. He co-wrote the workbook curriculum for the group and recently launched another High Road ministry in Farmington, New Mexico. He also oversees the prison outreach team at PHC where he has 24 men trained up to enter
Katy Chapter Leader - Owner of Martin Counseling
Leader of the San Antonio Chapter - Starlite Recovery Center
Leader of the Tyler Chapter - More Than Rehab
Leader Austin Chapter - Acadia Healthcare
Leader of the Central Houston SCN Home Body Counseling, PLLC
Leader of the Corpus Christi Chapter - Creekview Counseling
Leader in Collin County - Acadia Healthcare
Leader of the Bryan / College Station Chapter - Woodland Springs Hospital
Leader and Founder of Tarrant County SCN
Leader of Dallas Chapter - Pastor at Prestoncrest Church of Christ
Founder of Tyler Chapter - UT Health Tyler
Tarrant County Chapter
Chair of Hope Rising Conference Houston - 2018-2020
Thank you to our awesome sponsors!
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CORNERSTONE OF HOUSTON TEAM COUNSELING
Sober Living in Houston
Sober Home in Houston
Starlite Recovery Center
Dr James Lai
-Specializing in marketing and PR services for small mental health and substance abuse services-