Deacon Basil Ryan Balke M.A. M.Th. LPC
Deacon Basil currently holds licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado and has a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Regis University. He also has advanced training in marriage and family therapy and has experience working with couples and families. Before becoming a therapist, Deacon Basil was a youth minister for eleven years where he worked with thousands of young people.

In addition, Deacon Basil is a married deacon with the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church and the Russian Greek Catholic Church (part of the 23 eastern churches which make up the Universal Catholic Church) and holds a Masters of Theology from the University of Balamand and the St. Stephen’s Diploma in Eastern Theology. He is a Lecturer in Pastoral Counseling at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, and a regular contributor to Our Sunday Visitor’s Deacon Digest He is passionate about helping individuals, couples, families and groups through integrating the Catholic spiritual life and mental health. To schedule an appointment with Deacon Basil, email at or call at 303-422-1567.

Locations Dcn. Basil is based out of

Arvada Location

12500 W. 58th Ave. Suite 211 

Arvada CO 80002


Westminster Location

2010 W. 120th Ave. Suite 105  

Westminster CO 80234

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