Kristen Powell, MS, LPC
Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning
Phone (direct): 630-956-6041
Kristen grew up in the south suburbs and moved to the city of Chicago after college.
Her ongoing desire to help those with addictions stems from personal family experience. She knows how the disease of addiction impacts the entire family and the importance of treatment and support for all involved. She considers it a privilege to work with clients, families and colleagues in the field.
Kristen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Illinois University. She went on to earn a Master of Science/Counseling from National Louis University . She is a licensed professional counselor.
At Family Recovery Centers, Kristen is responsible for all business development initiatives as well as strategic planning for all locations. She works closely with leadership staff to help guide overall vision of the organization and serves as the key liaison between professional referral sources and clinical staff.
Kristen started her career as an inpatient substance abuse counselor, first at Comprehensive Care Corporation in Chicago and then in California. Kristen worked for United Airlines; one aspect of her position was to serve as an employee assistance program peer counselor. Later she worked for Workplace Solutions as an EAP counselor and an account manager. Kristen moved into community relations at Rosecrance Health Network and went on to serve as a Professional Outreach Representative, then the National Director of Business Development at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.
Kristen is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation and the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association.