Psychiatrists/Psychologists Consultant

Holy Alliance Consultation Line: 1-866-GLORY BE (1-866-456-7923)

Holy Alliance Consultation Line:
1-866-GLORY BE (1-866-456-7923)

Cynthia Hunt, MD

Director of Holy Alliance Support Ministry / Psychiatrist Consultant 

Dr. Cynthia Hunt is a graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. Her professional experience has included Board Certification and practice in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.   She currently maintains an active medical practice, including work in addiction psychiatry, at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where she is the Vice Chief of the Department of Psychiatry.   She is also an Adjunct Faculty Member of St. Patrick’s Archdiocesan Seminary in Menlo Park, CA.

Dr. Hunt  has been privileged to work  within  the Catholic Medical Association for many years and is currently a Board Member, Regional Director and Chair of the national CMA Opioid Task Force. She meets regularly with Health and Human Services in Washington DC and was invited to be a participant in the recent White House Mental Health Summit. She received an award this past year for “Lifetime Achievement in Catholic Health Care” for her work with the Opioid Crisis.

She also serves the Catholic Church  in the Exorcism and Deliverance ministry  as psychiatric consultant to priests, exorcists and Bishops. She is a Board member of the John Paul II Healing Institute,  the Foundation of Prayer for Priests .and an Advisory Board Member for the Pope Leo XII Institute.   An accomplished pianist and Lay Carmelite,  she has been blessed with her husband of 28 years and their three children.

Christina Lynch, Psy.D.

Associate Director of Holy Alliance Support Ministry / Psychologist Consultant

Dr. Christina Lynch graduated from the Institute for Psychological Sciences (IPS)/ Divine Mercy University with the first Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2005). In 2015, she was awarded the first Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Lynch is currently a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska and Virginia.

Dr. Christina Lynch is a founding Board Member (2009), Past President (2013-2015) and former Advisor of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA). During her tenure on the CPA Board, she chaired five National Conferences for mental health members from around the world. She also currently serves as an Associate Researcher in Psychology & Spirituality for the Sacred Story Institute; whose mission is research to create evangelization programs and resources for the Church that meet head-on the challenges of contemporary culture.

From 2007-2019, Dr. Lynch served as Director of Psychological Services for St. John Vianney Theological Seminary (SJV) in Denver, Colorado. During her tenure Dr. Lynch served on the Admissions Board; created an integrative program of priestly formation, currently adapted in various seminaries around the country; and developed an innovative pro-active approach to counseling for all seminarians, allowing them the freedom to take responsibility for their human growth following the guidelines of the Ratio Fundamentalis (#94). In addition, Dr. Lynch founded a training program at SJV for future psychologists who desire to serve the Church in seminary formation.

From 2004-2014, Dr. Lynch was honored to serve the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) summer program for seminarians in Omaha, Nebraska. She implemented a growth counseling program for seminarians and priests and served as an adjunct faculty member for Human & Spiritual Formation.

Dr. Christina Lynch published the professional resource guides: Personality Disorders, Millenials, and The Joy Workbook. These booklets are available on Dr. Lynch’s website and served as a useful resource for Bishops, priests, deacons, seminarians and other administrators who serve in seminary formation.

Dr. Lynch continues to serve as an advisor and consultant to Bishops, Rectors and priests around the country. Dr. Lynch and her husband Pat have been blessed to be married 28 years

Fr. Dennis McManus

Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Fr. Dennis McManus is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mobile. He is a professor of systematic theology at Mt. St Mary’s Seminary and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Jewish Studies. He has served on seminary faculties for 15 years, both as a professor and a spiritual director. Fr McManus is a principal presenter for the Leo XIII Institute for the training of exorcists, and served as Associate Director for the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the USCCB for ten years. He holds a doctorate in historical theology and a master’s degree in biomedical ethics.

Lynne Bissonnette-Pitre MD, PhD, DGCHS

Psychiatrist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Dr Bissonnette-Pitre is a psychiatrist who received her MD from University of California, Irvine and a PhD in neurophysiology from Johns Hopkins University. She also took a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University.

She has been a member of the National Catholic Medical Association since 1997 and has functioned as Regional Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the CMA. She was on the CMA Task Force on Child Protection and lead author of “To Protect and to Prevent the Abuse of Children”. With Bishop Vasa she coauthored the educational series “Healthy Family, Safe Children”.

Dr Bissonnette-Pitre has served as a psychiatric consultant for the archdioceses of Seattle, Portland, and the diocese of Baker. She has been a consultant to the Tribunal, evaluator of diaconate and seminary candidates, and psychotherapist for seminarians, religious, and priests. She has given lectures nationally on trauma and its effects on the child and human person. She currently serves on the Mt Angel Seminary Board of Directors.

Dr Bissonnette-Pitre is a Dame Grand Cross of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and serves as Councilor in the Northwestern Lieutenancy.

Donna Dobrowolsky, M.D.

Psychiatrist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Dr. Donna Dobrowolsky is a psychiatrist who earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1989, where she also completed her Psychiatry Residency in 1993. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Dobrowolsky has a psychopharmacology certification from the Neuroscience Education Institute. She is a member of the Catholic Medical Association, Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Neuroscience Education Institute, and the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Dobrowolsky is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Illinois. She maintains an active psychiatric practice in the Chicago area, where she is also the Medical Director of Adult Services at her group practice. Dr. Donna enjoys teaching and is an experienced presenter.

Dr. Dobrowolsky treats numerous psychiatric disorders, as well as clinical issues that intersect medicine, neurology and psychiatry. Her practice also consists of treating chronic pain patients in collaboration with other health care providers. Dr. Dobrowolsky provides psychiatric care for seminarians, clergy and religious. She also serves as a consultant to bishops and priests.

Dr. Dobrowolsky believes that being a physician is not a career, but a vocation. A Byzantine-rite Catholic, Dr. Donna embraces a sacramental, liturgical world-view and understands the whole person from a Christian anthropology perspective. As such, she values the inter-relationship between medicine, psychology and religion toward personal healing.

Gerry Doran. Ph.D.

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Gerry Doran, PhD has been a psychologist for 20 years and is licensed in both Colorado and California. Previous to his work as a psychologist Gerry worked in various full-time pastoral ministry positions in parishes in the Archdiocese of Denver and for a lay missionary program in the United Kingdom. He has a Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry from the RC seminary in Denver. For over 20 years Gerry has been in private practice offering therapy, psychological evaluations, workshops and consultation. He specializes in providing psychological evaluations for candidates for the priesthood and religious life. Gerry also has a Masters degree in Hispanic Studies and speaks fluent Spanish and has worked extensively with the Latino community in the U.S. in Colorado and California for over 30 years. He is able to offer therapy and evaluations in Spanish.

Anthony Isacco, PhD

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Anthony Isacco, PhD is a Professor in the Graduate Psychology Programs at Chatham University and Director of Training for the PsyD in Counseling Psychology program. He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and provides an array of psychological services to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Byzantine Eparchy of Pittsburgh, Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and other religious communities, such as psychological assessments, workshops, consultation, and referrals. Dr. Isacco’s research interests are focused on the psychological health of clergy applicants and priest health and well-being. He is the co-author of two recent books: All In: Breaking Barriers to Discerning the Priesthood and Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity: New Insights for Counselors. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and four daughters.

Greg Kolodziejczak, PsyD, PhD, MA Theology

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Dr. Kolodziejczak is a clinical psychologist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he sees a wide range of patients, including individuals and couples/families. He received his doctorate in psychology in 2006 from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (now Divine Mercy University) and has extensive training and experience in psychodynamic therapy, CBT/DBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Bowen Family Systems Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving. He’s taught introductory psychology courses for seminarians, spent five summers as a section teacher at The Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, and gives numerous workshops for the Archdiocese of Boston and other Church organizations. Prior to studying psychology, Dr. Kolodziejczak had received a master’s degree in theology from The Catholic University of America in 1998. In his first career he had been a naval officer and engineer, graduating from the Naval Academy in 1978, and receiving a PhD in engineering from MIT in 1987.

Timothy G. Lock, Ph.D.

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Dr. Timothy Lock is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton. His career began working as the Coordinator of an Adult Sexual Offender Treatment Program providing psychotherapy to convicted sexual offenders through the Department of Probation in a large urban area outside of New York City. Then, for almost 20 years, Dr. Lock worked in full-time clinical private practice, founding and directing the Goretti Center for Healing and Forgiveness. During some of this time, he was also an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the on-line graduate program at Divine Mercy University.

Most recently, Dr. Lock has transitioned to working full-time with seminarians as the Director of Psychological Services at St. Joseph’s Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York (Dunwoodie). To address the needs of seminarians through the COVID crisis, Dr. Lock has been involved in efforts to collaborate with other mental health professionals working in seminaries in the United States and Europe.

Dr. Lock serves on the Boards of Directors of Courage International and of the Christian Counseling Center of Greater Danbury, where he also is the Clinical Supervisor. At the request of his Bishop, he serves on the Diocese of Bridgeport Ministerial Misconduct Advisory Board. Dr. Lock has published professional articles and book chapters in the area of clergy sexual misconduct, same-sex attractions, psychological trauma, and traumatic memory. He has lectured nationally and internationally to seminarians, clergy, mental health practitioners, and the general public on issues including the treatment of anxiety, Catholic psychology, Catholic psychotherapy, clergy sexual misconduct, and the psychology of same-sex attractions. Dr. Lock lives with his wife of 27 years and their eight children in northwestern Connecticut and is a member of the Franciscan Third Order.

Frank Moncher, Ph.D

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Dr. Frank Moncher received his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1992, following which he spent several years on faculty of the Medical College of Georgia. In 2000 he moved to the Washington, DC area to teach at a graduate school of psychology which had a mission of integrating the science of psychology in the context of the Catholic Christian view of the human person. Over the past 20 years he has consulted with dozens of religious orders and dioceses to provide psychological evaluations of aspirants and candidates to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life, as well as consulting with multiple diocesan marriage tribunals. Since 2010, Dr. Moncher has worked for the Diocese of Arlington and Catholic Charities as a psychologist and consultant to various diocesan ministries. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Virginia and Washington, D.C. His research interests include the integration of Catholic thought into psychotherapy, child and family development issues, and integrated models of assessment of candidates for the priesthood and religious life. Frank is published in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, Adolescence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Edification, and the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, as well as contributing to several book chapters on children, families, and religious issues. Frank and his wife Elizabeth live in Alexandria, VA with their three children: Charlotte (2006), Joseph (2008) and Catherine (2010).

Kelly A. Morrow, Ph.D.

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Dr. Kelly Morrow is the Clinical Psychologist at Saint Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and has served on its Board of Directors (2014-2016). Dr. Morrow is also a member of the Nebraska Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, an affiliate of the Catholic Medical Association, and an associate of the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals. She has provided psychological care to clergy, religious, and laity for over 25 years. Dr. Morrow serves several dioceses as a psychological expert for Tribunals and by conducting psychological evaluations for seminary candidates. She has provided counseling to seminarians attending the Institute for Priestly Formation since 2012. Dr. Morrow received her M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Paul Ruff, MA

Psychologist Consultant of Holy Alliance Support Ministry

Paul Ruff, MA, is licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. He has worked in the mental health field in community mental health and private practice settings for the past 35 years. Over the past twenty years he has done extensive work with assessment and counseling for priests and seminarians, consultation with Bishops, presbyterate presentations and retreats, and ongoing priestly formation. He teaches with both the Institute for Priestly Formation and the Seminary Formation Council. For the past five years he has been employed full-time at Saint Paul Major Seminary in Saint Paul, MN where his involvements include growth counseling, consultation and training with formators, ongoing priestly formation, and teaching of Human Formation as the Assistant Director of Human Formation. Mr. Ruff is married and has four children and four grandchildren, and counting.