Below, the staff of White Stone Resources is introduced to you. Our staff offers over seventy years of combined professional counseling experience. Each counselor is committed to excellence in providing premier Christian counseling services to meet the needs of his or her clients.
Raymond is the founder, owner, and President of White Stone Resources Ltd., a Christian counseling practice currently serving over fifty local churches in the Chicago suburbs. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois, a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and an affiliate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association. He received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield.
During his years as a professional Christian Counselor Raymond has served as the Clinical and Administrative Director of the Living Hope Christian Counseling Services at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, has worked with adolescents and adults of all ages in a variety of treatment settings, and has served local churches directly providing marriage, family, and individual counseling to their members and attenders. Raymond's specialty is in individual, marital, and family Christian counseling with other emphases in addictions, mood disorders, adolescent issues, and men's issues. He also provides clinical supervision to other counselors on the White Stone Resources staff.
Raymond is married to his beloved wife, Pam, and they have one daughter, Lauren Grace. He enjoys being active in leadership of their church. His additional interests are in travel, theater, music, reading, golf, and baseball.
Raymond also sees clients at this partnering church location:
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Palatine)
Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Counseling Association. She completed her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and also holds a B.S. in Music Therapy from Illinois State University.
During her career, Pam has provided counseling and music therapy services in a variety of settings, including community mental health, hospital, university, church, vocational rehabilitation, and private practice. She provides individual, marital, and family counseling from a Christian perspective and works with adolescents and adults who wish to experience personal growth, reduce anxiety and depression, improve relationships, deal with grief and loss, or manage emotions more effectively. Pam holds a special fondness for working with women of all ages.
She is married to Raymond and enjoys sharing life and work with him. They have one daughter who keeps them on their toes. In her free time Pam likes to sing, travel, scrapbook, read, and garden.
Ed is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, with majors in History and Psychology. He is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Master of Arts in Religion. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA).
Prior to joining White Stone Resources, Ed worked as a counselor at the Trinity International University Counseling Center, providing counseling services to the College, Graduate School, and Divinity School communities. He has worked with preadolescents, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, family, and group contexts and has experience working with a diversity of issues including sexual addiction, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and anger management. Ed has a fondness for working with couples and has provided pre-engagement, pre-marital, and marital counseling as well as communication and relationship enhancement counseling.
Ed has been married for twenty years and has two sons. He is a passionate baseball fan and enjoys music, film, hiking, camping, and visiting new and interesting places with his family.
Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, and a B.S. in Education from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. She holds professional memberships with the American Counseling Association, the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Illinois Counseling Association.
As a Christian Counselor, Kathy previously served as an Assistant Director in a university counseling center, and presently enjoys occasional teaching in a graduate school. Kathy has experience working with individuals in a variety of settings. She loves helping people discover their strengths; encounter God's presence and peace in the midst of challenges, sufferings, or deep loss; and make choices or take actions that turn dreams and desires into reality. In addition to her clinical work and teaching, Kathy facilitates community workshops, retreats, and seminars.
Kathy's story includes marriage, widowhood, and the enjoyment of family and grandchildren. When not playing with the "Grands," Kathy may be found biking, exploring, reading, traveling, or sharing life with friends.
Specialties: Women's issues, life in transition, anxiety, depression, relational concerns, loss and grief, parenting issues.
Bob is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and is a member of the American Counseling Association. He received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, graduating with highest honors. He also earned a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Bob spent over twenty years in the investment industry, fourteen of which leading and managing his own equity-trading firm.
Bob believes the counseling process provides an individual with a unique and dynamic opportunity in which to create his or her desired change. After establishing a safe and secure environment, each client is encouraged to embrace his/her newfound freedom in order to test long-held beliefs, to challenge the status quo, to explore new possibilities, and to discover his or her authentic self. Bob trusts that the Holy Spirit will lead, guide, and enhance this counseling process so that necessary wounds may be healed, enabling new growth to flourish.
Bob counsels individuals, couples, and families. In addition, he provides executive and corporate coaching services that are strategically focused on achieving "peak performance."
Bob formally served as the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center at Trinity International University. His outside interests include golfing, exercising, relaxing with friends, and dining at quaint restaurants.
Bob also sees clients at this partnering church location:
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a professional in social welfare and mental health for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from West Chester State University. Sharon continued her studies at University of Illinois at Chicago where she completed her Master of Social Work.
Sharon's professional experience includes working with people across the lifespan. She has helped individuals, couples, and families in a variety of clinical settings. Sharon worked as a Social Worker in child welfare, assisted living/nursing care, and an outpatient mental health hospital setting before coming to White Stone Resources. Her professional experience includes helping individuals, couples, and families experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, addiction, parenting challenges, and relational conflict.
Sharon lives in Chicago with her husband and three children. She is actively involved in her church community and anti-human-trafficking work in the city. Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, theatre, music, biking, hiking, and reading.
Sharon also sees clients at this partnering church location:
New Community Covenant Church (Logan Square, Chicago)
Luke is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. He received Masters Degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Bachelors in Youth Ministry from King University in Bristol, Tennessee.
Prior to attending college Luke served on active-duty military for four years; during this time God interrupted his life with the freedom of grace, which drew him into a lifelong journey of learning how to receive it. During and after college Luke worked as a youth pastor in Tennessee while also volunteering with Young Life through high school and junior high campus-based ministries. After graduate school he worked as a vocational counselor in Milwaukee, helping individuals discover their strengths and move toward careers consistent with their giftedness.
In addition to vocational and career issues, Luke has counseling experience with issues concerning disability, addiction, marital and relational conflict, veterans' issues, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. He believes counseling is a collaborative process which provides an opportunity to identify potential, discover alternatives, and ultimately live more fully into God's story of renewal and hope in Christ. He welcomes individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.
Luke also serves his church through preaching, teaching, and as a home group facilitator. He and his wife have been married for over ten years and have four children. Luke enjoys woodworking, hiking, and fly-fishing and dreams of one day thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Luke also sees clients at this partnering church location:
Jenean is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and Wisconsin. She encourages clients to experience freedom, healing, and growth in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Accepting God's calling into the counseling field has allowed Jenean the honor of guiding people through difficult seasons of life. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Jenean has developed a great ability to build rapport with clients. She enjoys working in individual and group settings and invites clients to be actively involved in the counseling process through engaging God's Word, journaling, art, music, media, and other strategies that challenge clients to grow emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Jenean sees clients of all ages from adolescents to adulthood; she especially enjoys working with teens, young adults, and women. She offers practical tools that can be used in everyday life to promote confidence, increase healthy relationships, and discover purpose.
In addition to her work at White Stone, Jenean volunteers as a youth leader and mentor at her church, where she engages students and adults in deeper faith development. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband. She also likes photography and DIY projects, and will never say no to playing a game with family and friends.
Specialties: depression, anxiety, teen issues, confidence building, life in transition, grief and loss, life skills development, chronic health issues.
Jenean also sees clients at this partnering church location:
The Orchard Church (McHenry)
Sarah is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Illinois. She has a Masters from University of Chicago Jane Adams School of Social Work as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University.
She began her professional career by implementing the first Social Services Unit at Palatine Police Department. She focused on two major areas: First, crisis intervention in a broad continuum of areas including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, court advocacy, runaways, suicide, missing people, and many other traumatizing events. Secondly, she provided individual, marital, and family counseling for issues including addiction, abuse, trauma, and juvenile delinquency behavior.
Sarah's professional experience at White Stone includes work with Individuals, Marriage and Families, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Coaching Parenting Skills, Child/Parenting Challenges, Working with People with Disabilities and their Families, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Depression and Anxiety, Conflict Resolution, Blended Family Dynamics, Women's Issues, Domestic Violence, Abuse Recovery, and Pre-Marital Counseling.
Sarah works with ages 4 and older.
She has volunteered extensively in churches, coaching and mentoring women of all ages in issues such as family, personal relationships, spiritual growth, church conflict, and prayer.
Sarah engages all counseling from a Christian perspective. She believes that God wants to bring healing to any area that holds one back from experiencing life to the full and reflecting God's glory the way they are meant to. Her desire is to help others find freedom from thoughts, behaviors, and wounds that prohibit them from experiencing the joy, peace, and contentment that God promises. She considers it a joy and privilege to walk alongside those desiring to heal.
Sarah is married and has four children ranging from elementary age to early twenties.
Sarah also sees clients at this partnering church location:
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Palatine)
Camille is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Counseling Association. She completed her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, graduating with high honors. She also holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas.
Camille enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups, and has experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, PTSD, OCD, and behavioral addictions. Camille enjoys helping clients walk through pain and move from simply surviving to thriving. She finds joy in helping clients see hope and find rest in God in spite of pain, suffering, and difficult circumstances.
Camille is actively involved in her church and community, serving on the deacon team and mentoring at-risk youth. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends; she is a triathlete and enjoys quilting.
Luis is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Latino Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University, and M.A. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Luis considers counseling to be the key component in understanding the underlying issues surrounding our emotional well-being. Clients can expect Luis to meet them where they are with empathy and intuition. He has experience working with clients across gender, ethnic, generational, and religious differences. His practice is informed by his faith and he believes spirituality can be a vital piece of the therapeutic process when a client is open to the concept.
Luis enjoys working with couples who are struggling in their relationship, whether it's a need for deeper emotional connection, sexual satisfaction, healing from an affair, or other problems keeping them from a happy relationship. In addition, Luis works with men and adolescents/young adults dealing with a variety of issues including anger, career, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and spiritual concerns.
It is Luis's desire to help clients move beyond their present struggles and develop a healthier, holistic perspective on their lives. He is dedicated to creating supportive yet empowering relationships that allow his clients to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to continue the process of healing. Though not limited to these areas, Luis's work has led him to focus on:
- Adolescent Concerns and Behavioral Problems
- Multicultural Counseling
- Couples and Marital Counseling
- Men's Issues - Sexual Addictions (e.g. Pornography), Anger, etc.
Further, Luis is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich Assessment, a valuable tool for pre-marital work.
In his free time Luis enjoys blogging, reading, and spending quality time with his beloved wife and daughters. He is also currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Counseling at Governors State University and working on his dissertation, titled Adult Attachment and Forgiveness of Infidelity in Latino Romantic Relationships.
Luis also sees clients at these partnering church locations:
Carla is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Counseling Association. She acquired her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas – Pan American, and received a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University. She approaches counseling from a Christian perspective, and has a passion for helping individuals grow and overcome challenging circumstances in life.
Carla has provided individual, family, group, and couple's counseling to a wide range of ages. She holds a special fondness for working with an adolescent and young adult population. As a youth leader, mentor, and counselor, she has gained several years of experience working with an adolescent population.
Carla specializes in working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, parenting challenges, juvenile delinquent behavior, self-harm, and issues of self-worth. She strives to bring a genuine and understanding presence to her work. She encourages clients to collaborate in the counseling process and to regain hope in their lives through reliance and trust in God.
Over the years, she has had joy in serving and actively participating in her local church and community. She enjoys dining out and movie nights with her husband. In her free time, she takes pleasure in traveling, reading, and making memories with family and friends.
Carla also sees clients at this partnering church location:
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Palatine)
Erik is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. He has earned his Masters in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida, and holds a Bachelors in psychology from Illinois State University. Erik has sought through his education in counseling to provide effective and productive forms of psychotherapy approaches to meet the needs of his clients from all different types of backgrounds and concerns. Erik believes in the healing power of therapy and that the best clinical work is achieved through first seeking God and then the skills of a well-trained therapist.
Erik has a diversity of clinical experience and is successful in seeing adults, couples, and adolescents. He has worked most recently with the addicted population, specializing in opiate addiction. Erik sees addiction as a struggle to be overcome rather than a moral failing, and is effective in helping those who desire change to make healthy choices that support sobriety. Erik is experienced in working with anxiety, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and OCD. He also focuses on depression concerns, trauma, relationship issues, parenting skills and developmental concerns, and men's issues, and he integrates the components of health and wellness into his practice. Erik seeks to help clients connect historical patterns of destructive or maladaptive behaviors with their root causes. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and actively seeks continued education and professional growth.
Erik has been married to his wife for 5+ years and delights in raising their daughter. He is involved in his church body, enjoys spending time in community with his small group, and volunteers in the nursery with his wife. In his free time, Erik enjoys exploring nature, taking walks with his family, and staying active in sports. He has a passion for music and movies and greatly enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and cultivating a fun family atmosphere.
Erik sees clients at these partnering church locations:
Jon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
He worked previously as a pastor, which shaped his view of personal growth and caring for clients. Jon was at Willow Creek Community Church for six years overseeing marriage ministry, pastoral care, and small groups. He has also worked in a school as a counselor and both experiences helped him to recognize the "big picture" of a client's life, relationships, and the journey they are on.
Jon sees adolescents, young adults, and adults for individual sessions. He also enjoys working with couples, bringing in tools and strategies he taught in his work as a pastor. A specialty area for Jon is guys from high school to adulthood who are stuck in unhealthy habits or patterns that keep them from reaching their full potential. Men and teens who are angry, passive, or anxious and aren't being the men they want to be in work, school, and/or family. Other clinical interests include depression, anxiety, life transitions, men's issues, and marital issues.
Jon continues to work with and support churches by teaching, leading workshops, and coaching. At home he enjoys spending lots of time with his wife and two young boys.
Jan is a Licensed Social Worker who has been a professional in social welfare and community practice for over 15 years. Her warmth and engaging personality gained her the trust of clients in communities, classrooms, and small groups as well as in one-on-one office settings.
Before joining our staff, Jan worked for many years with Youth for Christ and The Navigators, serving teens and young adults from hard places. She also facilitated life skills and character development groups, taught therapeutic parenting, engaged young children through art and play therapy, and provided aftercare for families impacted by adoption loss. She is passionate about helping people find the source of their pain and connecting them with the best resources for hope and healing.
Jan received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work and continued her studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she completed her Masters in Social Work. She currently lives in a Northwest suburb of Chicago and in her free time enjoys reading, scrapbooking, home decorating, attending her local church, and providing post-adoption workshops for professionals and faith communities. In addition to her work with White Stone, Jan is EAGALA Certified for equine-assisted psychotherapy and is an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Trinity International University.
Specialties: Birthmother aftercare; complicated grief and loss; anxiety; depression; trauma; therapeutic parenting, women's issues; life transition.