Let's get acquainted.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you. Is 43:2
Charlie Alcorn, PhD
Pastoral Counselor & President of the Endowment
Dr. Alcorn is co-founder of the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center and currently serves as President of the Endowment. As a therapist, he takes a special interest in marital and life management issues including intimacy in marriage, dealing with difficult people, stress, and the exploration of suffering through the Psalms.
More about Dr. Alcorn . . .
(630) 752-9750 ext 15
Nancy Cochran, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Director of Training
Dr. Cochran is interested in helping her clients find true peace and joy in their lives. She uses a variety of therapeutic methods and often combines them with Mindfulness practices. Much of her work is focused on depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, eating disorders, and relationship issues.
630-752-9750 ext 27
Christin Fort, PhD
Dr. Fort is invested in facilitating the process of growth and change for individuals, couples, families and communities; her commitment to helping heal individual wounds and mend broken relationships is what continues to draw her to the field of psychology, and her passion for restoring the “whole person” is what interests her in the integration of faith and psychotherapy. More about Dr. Fort . . .
(630) 752-9750 ext 12
Patricia Francis, OP, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Director of Counseling Services
Dr. Francis provides a holistic approach in her work with hearing and Deaf individuals, couples and families to achieve healing and well-being. She utilizes research recognizing the mind-body-spirit connection and a variety of treatment modalities. She has a special interest in trauma including PTSD, depression, bi-polar disorder, grief, anxiety and adjustment disorders. She is also trained in treating interpersonal relationships, life transitions and chronic pain. More about Dr. Francis . . . 630-752-9750 ext 17
Jeff Kelly, MA
Jeff’s clinical interests include mood disorders, trauma and substance abuse, grief, and men’s issues. He enjoys integrating faith in the therapy process when invited by the client. He seeks to assist people from all walks of life grow emotionally, spiritually and relationally. He joins the Center as part of the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium internship program under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Cochran for the 2021-22 training year.
(630) 752-9750 ext 20
Heidi Kim, MA
Heidi is passionate about serving under-served populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and older adults. She also enjoys helping children and adolescents navigate life’s uncertainties. She often treats depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, parenting issues, marital, familial and other relational issues. She welcomes conversations regarding spirituality and faith to enrich the healing process. More about Heidi . . .
630-752-9750 ext 16
Ann Letourneau, CSJ, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Letourneau offers clinical services for teenagers through older adults dealing with variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship concerns, difficult transitions, and developmental issues across the lifespan. In addition, she specializes in offering psychological assessments for men and women who are in the discernment and application process of entering a Catholic Religious Congregation. More about Dr. Letourneau . . .
630-752-9750 ext 22
Elissa McGovern, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. McGovern believes creating a welcoming environment promotes growth and self-discovery. She is passionate about working with children, adolescents and emerging adults and offers clinical services to address depression, anxiety, relational distress, academic concerns, and behavioral issues. She often utilizes her strong background administering psychological and neuro-psychological testing for a variety of presenting issues. More about Dr. McGovern . . .
630-752-9750 ext 35
Licensed Professional Counselor
Colleen approaches the work of therapy from an integrative perspective in order to meet the needs and pace of each client. Her clinical interests include grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, identity, life transition, end of life and new medical diagnosis issues. She sees clients at two locations: in Carol Stream and in LaGrange, IL. Colleen joins the Center as a Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of Dr. Ann Letourneau, CSJ. More about Colleen . . .
630-752-9750 ext 24
Gabrielle Oechsle, MA
Gabby desires to create a space for you to be heard as you work through life’s challenges. She approaches therapy from a client-centered perspective while drawing from psycho-dynamic theories and techniques. She is particularly passionate about working with clients who are facing bereavement, religious or spiritual struggle, depression, or anxiety. Gabby is working under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Cochran for the 2021-22 training year.
(630) 752-9750 ext 25
Tom Pierick, MA
Tom is interested in assisting those struggling with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, family conflicts, identity formation, and major life transitions. He often uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy in his work with adults, children, and families. He joins the Center for the 2021-22 training year under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Franics, OP.
(630) 752-9750 ext 28
Kristen Ras, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Kristen is interested in working with people who are going through transitions or feeling stuck—whether due to depression, anxiety, life changes, grief, or stress. She works to help clients develop positive coping skills and build a healthy perspective on life so they may live life to the fullest.
630-752-9750 ext 14
Susan Crickmore Williams, MA
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Susan takes special interest in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-worth, PTSD, grief, relationships, and major life transitions. She is also passionate about working with children and adolescents. Susan was raised by missionary parents in multicultural environments which has provided rich perspective on loss, cultural transitions and identity. Learn more about Susan . . .
630-752-9750 ext 34
Rebecca Hecker Financial Administrator
Rebecca manages the finances at the Center, which encompasses billing, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable and financials. If you have a question about your bill, Rebecca is the person to call. She brings over 30 years of accounting experience to the Center and enjoys accounting because it’s like a puzzle. When not “solving puzzles,” Rebecca enjoys bike riding, hiking, going to concerts and spending time with her family.
630-752-9750 ext 23
Donna Loftus Office Administrator
Donna manages the business office and is likely to be the first person you speak to when you call the Center. She is responsible for new client intakes and insurance verification in addition to all aspects of keeping things running smoothly. When she’s not in the office she enjoys reading mysteries and biographies, gardening, long hikes, old movies and spending time with her husband and daughters.
630-752-9750 ext 10
Kathy Raven Outreach Coordinator
Kathy’s efforts are geared toward raising the Center’s profile within the community. Using printed and digital publicity, she communicates with our affiliate churches as well as with the schools and churches of the Greater Carol Stream Area. Her part-time position allows her the freedom to enjoy fine arts and traveling out of state to visit children and grandchildren.
630-752-9750 ext 31
Jan Torrance Systems Administrator
Jan manages our computer network and provides technical training for the staff. She enjoys the challenge of technical problem-solving and as an introvert especially likes working with machines because “they don’t talk.” She’s our go-to for HIPAA and PCI compliance and also designs and maintains our website. When she’s not working, Jan enjoys wandering country roads (“it’s like taking a mini-vacation”), playing with her grandsons, or a good Jane Austen movie.
630-752-9750 ext 18