“Understanding the human person takes more than a scientific approach. It takes philosophy. It takes faith. By understanding how God made us, His purpose, how He redeems us in Christ and His ongoing relationship with us, we can most effectively restore the human person and get you on the road to healing and true happiness.”
~ Allison Ricciardi
I’m Allison Ricciardi and I’m the Founder and Director of The Raphael Remedy. I’m on a mission to help you HEAL from the past, THRIVE in the present, and BUILD a God-inspired future.
Let me start by telling you that I’m a believer. That means that I believe in God and that I also believe in the goodness of all of His creation- people especially, being His crowning achievement. I also believe that God put into nature all that we need to be healthy and happy.
I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice since 1990- which is a long time! Over the years I’ve worked with many individuals, couples, and families and what I’ve learned is that most people are more normal than they think they are. Really.
The problem is, many people are struggling. They’re depressed. They’re anxious. They’re afraid. They’ve been hurt by family or friends. They’ve been disappointed. They’ve felt abandoned. They’re overwhelmed by life, by the challenges of work and marriage and raising kids and they need help sorting it all out.
When it comes to personal or world affairs it always boils down to people, emotions, and fallen human nature. Original sin explains pretty much everything.
My Guiding Principles:
- Every human life has intrinsic value and goodness.
- God loves us and has a plan for each of our lives. Trust Him.
- The Catholic Church offers the greatest wisdom to understand the human person.
- Faith and prayer are essential ingredients for lasting healing.
- Jesus is the only remedy that can restore our broken lives and world.
Assembling An Army
In 2001 I founded CatholicTherapists.com, a direct referral network to qualified and solidly Catholic therapists who follow the teachings of the Church and bring prayer and spiritual truth into the therapeutic process. I’m both proud of and impressed with the many dedicated Catholic clinicians we have as members.
In 2021, I founded CatholicLifeCoaches.com. Unlike therapy that looks back with the goal of healing, coaching helps you to look and move forward. Integrating Catholic faith principles and practices into coaching can really supercharge the process and can protect you from New Age influences so common in coaching, that can lead you down dangerous paths where you don’t want to go.
In the Media and on the Web
I’ve also been a regular contributor online and on the radio on the following:
- Spiritual Direction
- National Catholic Register
- Mind & Spirit
- The Drew Mariani Show (Relevant Radio)
- On Call with Wendy Wiese Show (Relevant Radio)
I welcome invitations to be a guest on your blog, podcast, radio, or TV show. We can discuss a current topic that is important to you and your audience or choose from one of the many topics on my media sheet.