In collaboration with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, the IHE is proud to host an expert panel for an insightful, inspiring, and practical conversation about anxiety and depression from a faith-based perspective. Please register here
Maribel Laguna is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Dallas, Texas and the owner of Cor Sacrum Counseling and Consulting, PLLC. She is also a board member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA). Maribel has over 14 years of extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families in a wide variety of issues. She has worked as a counselor in a variety of settings including the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter, and Dallas Independent School District Youth and Family Centers.
Mike Eisenbath is a former award-winning sports writer who left his career because of severe depression. Since then, he has written about his Catholic faith and mental illness on platforms such as Aleteia, Catholic Stand, The Christian Review, Catholic Lane, and Cardinals Magazine.
Deacon Ed Shoener is a founding member of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers and the Catholic Institute of Mental Health Ministry at the University of San Diego. He serves on the Council on Mental Illness of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability and on the Board of Pathways to Promise, an interfaith cooperative that facilitates the faith community’s work in reaching out to those with mental illnesses and their families. Deacon Shoener, along with Bishop John Dolan, is coauthor of the books Responding to Suicide: A Pastoral Handbook for Catholic Leaders and When a Loved One Dies by Suicide (Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN). He, along with family and friends, founded “The Katie Foundation” after his daughter, Kathleen, died by suicide in 2016.