Behavioral Health Services

Catholic Charities of Central Florida provides holistic Behavioral Health Services designed to care for a person’s body, mind and soul.

Taking a trauma informed perspective, we recognize that many of our brothers and sisters in need have a history of trauma. Our staff is trained on the basics of understanding trauma so that we can be more compassionate and provide these families and individuals a safe space to heal.

Leading this initiative is Catherine Galda, a licensed clinical social worker who started on November 1, 2016 as director of Behavioral Health Services.

“We know families and individuals are hurting because of a lack of resources in the area of behavioral health, especially in Brevard County. Our goal is to accompany these individuals so they can be empowered to restore their lives and their families. Improving the behavioral health of an individual lifts up an entire community.”

Gary Tester


Catherine Galda ( is available to speak at parishes on topics listed below.


Mental Health First Aid Stress
Trauma Anxiety
Depression Marital Relationships
Parent-Child Relationships Interpersonal Relationships
Coping Grief
Addictions Anger