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When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you. Is 43:2

Charlie Alcorn, PhD

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

Sajitha Chacko

Sajitha Chacko

Practicum Student

Sajitha is interested in creating a space for her clients that fosters healthy relationships and healing.  She  joins the Center for a marriage and family therapy practicum under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Francis, OP while pursuing a master’s degree at Wheaton College.

                 More about Sajitha . . .

(630) 752-9750 ext 28

Jack Berkemeyer, MDiv, MA, MEd

Jack Berkemeyer, MDiv, MA, MEd

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Jack specializes in couple therapy and men’s issues including workplace stress, depression, anxiety, and difficulties with empathy or emotional expression.  His therapeutic interests include spirituality as a component of emotional health and healing.  

More about Jack . . .

630-752-9750 ext 29

Nancy Cochran, PsyD

Nancy Cochran, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Director of Doctoral Internship

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.

Read more about Dr. Cochran. . .

630-752-9750 ext 27 

Susan Crickmore Williams, MA

Susan Crickmore Williams, MA

Licensed 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

Christin Fort, PhD

Christin Fort, PhD

Staff Therapist

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

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.                      630-752-9750 ext 17                                      More about Dr. Francis . . .             

Sandra Kahn, MA

Sandra Kahn, MA

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Director of Ed Services

Sandra works with individuals whose lives have been interrupted by relationship problems, trauma, loss, abuse, perfectionism, poor self-esteem, anger, and challenges faced by adult children of alcoholics. Her therapeutic focus includes anxiety and depression, as well as spiritual and relationship concerns. Sandi is also a certified sexual addiction therapist.     
More
about Sandi . . . 

                630-752-9750 ext 19 

Ann Letourneau, CSJ, PsyD

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

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

James Natter, PsyD

James Natter, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Executive Director

Dr. Natter describes his counseling style as relational and solution-based.  He uses complementary therapeutic approaches that are tailored to each client’s unique situation, including internal family systems, clinical hypnosis, EMDR, and psychological assessments.

More about Dr. Natter . . .

630-752-9750 ext 13

Pamela Baker Powell, PhD

Pamela Baker Powell, PhD

Pastoral Counselor

Dr. Powell has worked extensively with those suffering loss from death or divorce. Her specialities include family systems and life coaching for adults who find themselves stuck in a particular stage of life.  She is also passionate about helping marriages grow stronger and happier.

More about Dr. Powell . .

(630) 752-9750 ext 16

Kristen Ras, MA

Kristen Ras, MA

Staff Therapist

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.

More about Kristen . . .

630-752-9750 ext 14

Wendy Smith, MA

Wendy Smith, MA

Intern Therapist

Wendy relies primarily on relational and developmental perspectives in her work with clients of all ages. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, identity concerns, problems with relationships, cross-cultural issues, secondary trauma, and navigating life transitions.  She joins the Center for an internship as part of the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium  under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Francis, OP.         More about Wendy . . .

630-752-9750 ext 33

Grace Schuler Spencer, MA

Grace Schuler Spencer, MA

Intern Therapist

Grace approaches the work of therapy from a holistic perspective.  Her clinical interests include women’s issues, trauma, mood concerns, anxiety concerns, identity development, multicultural and cross-cultural issues, relationship concerns, and developmental concerns. She joins the Center through the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium for her final Internship, under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Cochran.         More about Grace . . .

630-752-9750 ext 26

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Administrative Staff

 

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