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Looking for a dynamic speaker who is knowledgeable about faith and psychology?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Scan below and see if any of these talks strike your fancy or email if you are interested in booking me for an event.

Retreats and Parish Missions:

Living the Gift of Marriage: This retreat helps couples to see the gift of their unique relationship and offers practical ways of growing in spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy.

Hope Leads the Way: A retreat/parish mission that reclaims the power of hope through exploring its psychological and theological importance.


Dating Well: A lecture designed for college campus ministries that explores the modern dating scene. 30 min talk followed by open Q&A with the audience.

Staying Connected: This talk explains that five keys for ongoing marital intimacy and friendship.

Breaking Free From Porn: This talk provides an integrated look at the problem of pornography and advice on how to break free.

Parenting in the Digital Age: An important lecture that guide parents through today’s tech challenges.

Healing and Memory in Light of Divine Providence: A serious lecture of the gift of memory and entrusting every moment of life to God’s providence.

Family: The Key to the New Evangelization: This presentation focuses on the joys of family life and the ways that familial love witnesses God’s grace to our communities.

The Work and Leisure Challenge: In today’s age, we do not understand true leisure anymore, this talk can help you find balance again.


If you are interested in having me come to a do a lecture, workshop or retreat in your area, please email me at

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Mario Sacasa is the associate director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate of the Willwoods Community. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and operates a private counseling practice in Charlotte, NC. He earned a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, LA. He also holds a combined M.S./ Ed.S. in marriage and family counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is married and has four sons. 

Dr. Sacasa travels the country offering lectures to dioceses, parishes, seminaries, and college campuses on the themes of marriage, relationships, sexuality, hope, and positive psychology. The focus of his career is finding the points of integration between the Catholic-Christian faith and sound counseling practices. This integrated perspective informs all his professional endeavors. He has been on faculty at Notre Dame Seminary, Divine Mercy University, and the Institute for Priestly Formation. He has lectured for the Theology of the Body Institute and The National Catholic Singles Conference. His work has been featured on the website Simply Catholic, Ask Fr. Josh Podcast, and The Gloria Purvis Podcast. He is active on his social media platforms and regularly contributes to the blog on the Faith and Marriage website. 

            Dr. Sacasa creates and hosts the Always Hope Podcast which is a long-form interview show aimed at helping the listener grow in their emotional and spiritual health. The show has a worldwide audience, and he has interviewed notable guests such as Fr. Josh Johnson, Jason Evert, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Sr. Josephine Garrett, Bishop Bill Wack, Dr. Brant Pitre, Leah Darrow, Dr. Gregory Bottaro, Art and Laraine Bennett, and many others. 

            For leisure, Dr. Sacasa is an avid runner and hiker. His heart comes alive exploring mountains and national parks with his family. He watches way too many movies and spends way too much time thinking and talking about them with his kids. He enjoys watching his sons compete on the field or perform on the stage, and cheering on his Chicago Bulls and Florida State Seminoles. 

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