Well-Being & Care
God calls us to cultivate a healthy and hopeful life.
Christ Church wants everyone to have the opportunity to cultivate a healthy, hopeful life with heart, soul, mind, and strength. That is why we’ve made practicing wellness and supporting your well-being a priority.
Resources and Education
Download a List of Wellness Resources
We recognize that wellness is a journey and a way of being, rather than a destination. As such, we aim to provide regular wellness offerings. Classes, workshops, groups, and presentations are available to parishioners and visitors of all ages. These informational and experiential activities will increase your holistic wellness knowledge and practices and invite you to try out new wellness practices. Past topics have included suicide prevention training, preventing and addressing the holiday blues, mindfulness activities, and parenting with wellness in mind.
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5:30 pm
Your mental health is very important. Counseling services are available in person, by phone, and by video. Sessions last for approximately 50-55 minutes. Christ Church’s counseling services are provided by two Masters-level, licensed therapists, Mollee Reitz and Alex Bacon.
Schedule an Appointment
As Director, Mollee serves as the point of contact for initiating counseling services.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Mollee Reitz is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC).
Alex Bacon holds her Masters in Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Christ Church counselors can offer counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, work-life balance, insomnia, holistic wellness, life transitions, family changes, behavior and school concerns, self-esteem, grief and loss, and communication concerns.
Mollee and Alex draw from several theoretical bases, including Person-Centered, Family Systems, Experiential, Mindfulness-based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. They take an intentionally eclectic approach that is tailored to the needs and goals of each individual or family.
Should you choose to contact them for counseling, they will work with you to identify counseling goals and determine whether counseling is appropriate to meet your needs. Mollee and Alex can also assist individuals, couples, and families in connecting with other community mental health clinicians if it is determined together that short-term counseling is not appropriate for your situation, other expertise is needed, or if you prefer to see a counselor in the community.
Navigating Additional Resources
If you are interested in counseling but would prefer to work with a community-based provider, Mollee and Alex can help identify and refer you to local counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and agencies that meet your treatment needs.
Mollee and Alex can also partner with you to explore community resources as needed. They can help you navigate referrals to mental health counselors, continuing care retirement communities, in-home care providers, and more. To get started, contact Mollee and Alex directly.
Well-Being & Care Staff
Connor GwinAssociate Rector for Spiritual Well-being and Care email@example.com
Raised on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Connor discerned a call to the priesthood while in college and attended seminary upon graduation. He has previously served as a School Chaplain and on a Diocesan staff. Connor is a poet and writer whose work has been published in a variety of places including The Mockingbird.
He is an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross, an Anglican, Benedictine monastic community in West Park, New York. He connects with God primarily in silence, the beauty of nature, and stories of grace. Connor makes a home with his wife and two children.
Lisa SaundersAssociate Rector firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa has been on the staff for 35 years and now works one-quarter time. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Virginia Theological Seminary. Her first church was St. Philip’s in Coral Gables, Florida. Lisa is the author of three books, available in the GoodNews Shop at Christ Church: Even at the Grave, The P is Silent, and From Stars to Stable.
She is married to Tim Saunders, a retired pediatric and neuro-ophthalmologist. They enjoy biking, travel, reading, movies and spending time with children and grandchildren.