All are welcome to the St. Regis Parish Mental Health Ministry kick off event! Come and listen to speaker – Chris Ellman, MSW, LCSW, SATP, CSAT from the Center for Healing. He will discuss: Your Story Matters: Addiction, Trauma and Community.
Monday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM
8941 James A Reed RD
Chris and his wife, Carrie, have four children. He’s proud to have called Kansas City his home since 2001. He and his family attend Our Lady of the Presentation and are also members of the Heart of the Redeemer Covenant Community.
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Truman State University, he attended the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2003. Since then, he has worked for a hospice organization, a large hospital, and even spent a number of years as a Financial Advisor.
Chris considers it an honor to be invited into his clients’ stories. Ever since he was young, he’s had a desire to engage others on a deep emotional level. He marvels at the strength and resilience of his clients, despite their seemingly insurmountable obstacles and untenable suffering. Also, he has borne witness to what happens when his clients commit to doing the difficult and messy work of healing. It is rewarding for him to encounter his clients where they are and ultimately showing them the tools they need that will lead to integration and peace.
Chris is committed to life-long learning so he can offer those he serves the best care and support possible.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and reading anything by G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. He’s also an avid reptile enthusiast, a Star Wars fan, and enjoys going to concerts, and playing the drums.