Welcoming, Authentic Catholic Therapy

Most therapy is designed to help us cope with our brokenness. Healing happens in relationship, especially with God. Why is it that we can pray, receive Communion, and go to confession yet never seem to be healed? 

St. Thomas Aquinas said, "one reception of Holy Communion is enough to completely heal us!" How come it often doesn't work? St. Thomas goes on to say, the reason healing does not occur is due to (psychological) "impediments", meaning things that block healing graces.

We strive to help people discover their psychological impediments and seek healing through the Truths of the Church by means of sacramental graces.  We use therapeutic techniques and teaching, which leads to identifying and removing the impediments that block healing.

Furthermore, for those who are not practicing Catholics, or have limited or no faith tradition, We use traditional therapeutic techniques that increase one's coping skills with any presenting issue or problem. We find that with an increase in coping skills, one can often gain interest and hope towards potential healing.

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology
  • B.A. Human Behavior with emphasis in Chemical Dependency
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Kenneth Bryan Kelso License #LMFT88306

    California Board of Behavioral Science 
  • 2 years Orthodox seminary training: solid understanding of Scripture and church teaching, Extensive training in St. John Paul's Theology of the Body, and Deliverance Ministry training
  • EMDR certified 
  • Masters in Social Work, CSU Stanislaus
  • B.S. Mental Health and Human Services, Minor: Psychology, Franciscan University of Steubenville 
  • Patience Bernadette Dayton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker #LCSW98940
  • Training and experience with trauma, addictions, self-esteem issues,crisis pregnancies, clients who have varying intellectual and mental disabilities (Autism, ADHD, etc). Also training in Catholic theology, "Theology of the Body" and Christian marriage.


  • Individuals
  • Married Couples
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Families
  • Chemically Dependent  
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Sexual Abuse Victims
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Child Bearing Loss
  • Post-Abortion Syndrome
  • Sexual Identity Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder : PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Same sex attraction conflicts
  • Pornography
  • Sexual addictions and related difficulties
  • Scrupulosity
  • Post Abortive Syndrome: PAS
  • Trauma recovery 

Sac. office: Appointments with Bryan or Patience

Offices too far or inconvenient?

Also available to anyone in California through video conferencing using HIPPA compliant secure software. 

Portal Access for existing clients (Bryan):       https://bryan-kelso.clientsecure.me/

Portal Access for existing clients (Patience):       https://patience-dayton.clientsecure.me

About Bryan Kelso

I'm a married father of five children. I converted to the Catholic faith in 2003 "ish" (it was a 4 year process), after discovering for myself the healing power in the Church. I consequently retired from being a self-employed businessman to become a therapist. This enabled me to share this gift of healing I had discovered for myself with others. I have been blessed with an extensive understanding of Catholic teaching, and apologetic's, especially related to leveraging psychological healing in and though the sacraments.

About Patience Dayton

I was raised in a traditional Catholic family with very loving parents and 7 siblings. However, I strayed away from my faith when I was a teenager and I learned quickly how much a person can lose. Through God’s mercy I found my way back to the Catholic church. During this process I fell in love with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The profound experience has shaped my approach to therapy and deepened my desire to counsel those who need healing.

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Modesto office: Appointments with Bryan only