Alan Harris

M.Ed, BCSCP, CGRS, PLPC

816-246-4465, ext. 14

 

Healing Grace is pleased to welcome Alan Harris back to our team of professionals. Alan worked previously at Healing Grace as a Spiritual Director in 2006-2007. Alan joins us in 2018 as he completes supervision for licensure as a professional counselor under owner and psychologist Tammy Jackson. Alan is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and has worked for the past 13 years as a professional clinical healthcare chaplain. He has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and hospices. For the past two years he has been providing grief support as a bereavement coordinator for Crossroads Hospice. Alan is certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist, and has conducted numerous Grief Recovery Method® groups.

Alan earned his certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Souljourners program, where he also served on the adjunct faculty staff for two years as a small group advisor. In addition, Alan has completed the State of Missouri approved 40-hour training in mediation. In 2008 he helped develop the “Spirituality and Mental Health” program for behavioral health inpatients at Truman Medical Center’s Behavioral Health unit.

Alan began his career as a Clinical specialist/paramedic in the US Army, and was awarded the “Certificate of Achievement” for exemplary service provided to patients. While attending graduate school in counseling, Alan worked in medical/surgical, critical care, and behavioral health settings as a licensed practical nurse.

Currently holding two advanced degrees and numerous certifications, Alan does not yet want to stop learning, and has recently been admitted into a doctoral degree in counseling psychology. Alan works with individuals and families with a variety of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationships. Spiritual support, guidance and direction are also available as requested and supportive.

Alan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracy (who is also a hospice chaplain) and their growing extended family, as well as watching movies, walking, taking time for prayer, journaling and reflection, and enjoying coffee and conversation with friends.