It is with great pleasure we welcome Kristen Ernst, LPC as our New Manager of Community Outreach, Grief Support and the Center for Hope & Healing, who joined team Baue Monday, February 25, 2019.
Kristen has been a Counselor with our Center for Hope and Healing for the last 8 months where she has been overseeing Baue’s 6-week Grief Support Educational program on Loss.
She attended Lindenwood University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a master’s degree in Counseling. She also has experience as a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator conducting sessions for the last several years with those who struggled with the grief of a loved one and as her experience as a Crisis Worker supporting those who were suicidal and non-suicidal in a time of need.
Additionally, she has extensive expertise in Trauma Counseling, helping victims of sexual abuse by facilitating a survivors’ support group.
We will miss Kelly Karavousanos, Kristen’s predecessor, who dedicated 15 years with us supporting those who mourn and educating our community in areas of grief and loss. Kelly decided she needs to spend more time with her growing children but will continue to be working in the counseling profession. We wish her the very best and will keep her passion close to our hearts and in our minds as we continue to serve our community.
Kristen’s duties will include the development and facilitation of relevant support groups and bereavement programs, and providing numerous educational programs in our community.
Kristen states recently, “I will humbly embrace this new position and I hope to bring an empathic skillset that is congruent with Baue’s stellar reputation.”
You may contact Kristen Ernst at 636-328-0878 or email her at KristenErnst@CHHCounseling.com.