My Quiet Cave
Supporting faith and mental health since 2011
My Quiet Cave equips faith communities to promote mental wellness for adults and teens through peer-led support groups
Since 2011, My Quiet Cave has been creating space for faith and mental health. Founded by two seminary students who struggled with navigating the landscape of bipolar disorder in the context of their faith, My Quiet Cave strives to provide people everywhere with a safe space to pursue both mental and spiritual wellness. Our programs are designed to create community, model vulnerability, empower self-care, and embrace our innate value as beloved children of God.
Meet the Team
Kimberly Britt, LPC
Joanna E. Jackson, M.S.Ed
Brandon Appelhans, MDiv
Brian Curtiss, MBA, MS
My Quiet Cave does not offer supervised internships; however, facilitating My Quiet Cave group is a fantastic way for counseling students to gain group experience.
By choosing to launch a group, you’ll gain valuable leadership experience by taking the initiative to find a co-facilitator, partner with a local church or organization, complete your training, and lead an 8-week mental health support group.
Please check with your degree program to determine whether this volunteer opportunity qualifies for credit hours.
Our Christ-centered groups are designed to create welcoming communities focused on hope.
Overcome | for everyone
Overcome is an 8-week group experience for anyone pursuing mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Under the guidance of trained facilitators, group members meet weekly in a small group setting that emphasizes safety and respect while exploring biblical truths about hope in the midst of suffering.
Fearless | for teens
Fearless is a strengths-based group experience designed to help young people pursue mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual wellness. This 8-week program provides teenagers with a safe space to explore the concept of wellness in the context of their faith. Topics include: Wellness, Identity, Managing Anxiety, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Healthy Boundaries, and more. Ideal for youth group settings, Fearless affirms our innate value in Christ and equips teens with practical skills to overcome challenges and thrive in the midst of a changing world.
Fierce Love | for moms
In partnership with MOPS International, the Fierce Love Collective: What To Do With the Big Emotions of Motherhood is an 8-week small group study designed to support mental health for mothers of young children. This group is for any mom who has experienced baby blues to postpartum depression, anxiety, scary thoughts, mood disorders, and everything in between. No training required! Grab a few mom friends and jump into this encouraging study.
Anchor | for everyone
Anchor groups are open, ongoing support groups for individuals affected by mental health challenges and/or their supporters. Led by trained facilitators, Anchor groups provide an opportunity for people to find safe community, encourage one another in their walks of faith, and pursue mental wellness.
To gain the necessary experience, My Quiet Cave strongly encourages facilitators to lead one of our 8-week programs prior to launching an ongoing Anchor group.
Launching a new group
Do you want to support the mental and spiritual health of your faith community? My Quiet Cave is here to walk alongside you! Our group curricula and free facilitator training make it easy to launch mental wellness groups for both teens and adults. Let's do this together!
Introducing: The Lighthouse
Our work is made sustainable by generous monthly donors like you!
By joining The Lighthouse giving community, you can help launch specialized groups to support faith and mental wellness in our local churches, schools, and communities.
Your giving brings practical help and renewed hope in the midst of mental health struggles. Would you consider joining The Lighthouse today?
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