630-752-9750

Kristen Ras, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

A little about me. . .

 

I am interested in working with people who are going through transitions or feeling stuck—whether due to depression, anxiety, life changes, grief, or stress. I am committed to helping clients develop positive coping skills and a healthy perspective on life so they may live life to the fullest.

I enjoy working with clients to create a hopeful perspective that can come from understanding their own values, and I often rely on acceptance and commitment therapy to facilitate the process.  I also draw from mindfulness techniques and meditation.

I have worked extensively with teenagers, young adults, and families through my career as high school teacher for fourteen years.  I am currently the Religion Department Chair at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, where I also serve in the ministry department.

I am also interested in applying my experience  working with people on their faith journeys into my clinical practice.  I have led and spoken at various retreats, workshops, and conferences concerning spirituality and faith.  I have also done extensive research and writing on recovery from eating disorders, particularly within a faith context.  I am an active volunteer with the National Eating Disorders Association, and I believe strongly in building a healthy self-image.

I am currently working under the supervision of Dr. Ann Letourneau, CSJ.

 

Education:

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concordia University
MA in Pastoral Studies, Catholic Theological Union

Credentials:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

 

I am committed to helping clients develop positive coping skills and a healthy perspective on life.”

Affiliations:

~ National Eating Disorder Association
~ American Counseling Association
~ Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling

Insurance:

I am a provider for BCBSIL/PPO plans, Aetna,  and I accept most insurance plans out of network.

Contact Me

Kristen Ras, MA, LPC, NCC

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream IL 60188

630-752-9750 ext 14