Nancy Kennedy, RN, BSN, MAPC, LPC, is a graduate of the Master of Arts Pastoral Counseling program at Loyola University Chicago, Institute of Pastoral Studies. She is continuing on at Claret Center as a counseling resident and serves as parish counselor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in LaGrange, Illinois.
Nancy brings a rich background in working with individuals and families in crisis as a critical care nurse, as well as 25 years of family life. She has a passion for helping strengthen marriages and create healthy family environments. Nancy’s experience includes a working knowledge and zeal for holistic medicine, learning differences, child development, addiction recovery, codependence, spiritual direction and is trained as a domestic violence advocate. She works with the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach as an educator and parish support liaison.
As a pastoral counselor, Nancy is able to include a client’s unique spirituality in a plan for psychological wholeness and healing while creating a warm and supportive environment. She works with individuals, couples, and families who are interested in maneuvering the hardships of life in a healthy way. Nancy practices psychodynamic therapy and integrates Internal Family Systems, CBT, and The Gottman Method