Frances McClain - Staff

Frances McClain

Director, Applied Professional Practice
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Ms. McClain received her Masters in Counseling from Governors State University and is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She is the Director of Applied Professional Practice in the Counseling Department since 2010 and worked as an adjunct instructor since 2008.She was the Program Director of Clinical Services at The Josselyn Center, a small community mental health center on the North Shore for 10 years prior to joining staff at TCS. Throughout her career she has worked in a number of different capacities that includes individual, family and group clinical work, clinical and administrative supervision, grant writing, program development and implementation, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, community liaison work with both private and state psychiatric hospitals and consultation with mental health centers around program development and accreditation preparation. Her career journey has taken her from the far South suburbs, to DuPage County to the city and North Shore. She and her partner have a private practice in the Western suburbs.

  • The Chicago School of Professsional Psychology, Ph.D Candidate, Counseling, Education & Supervision, Counseling Department (2015)
  • Governors State University, Masters in Counseling (1991)
  • MacMurray College, Bachelors in Psychology (1984)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • ACES
  • ACA
  • AATH
  • ICA
  • NADD


  • Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society,
    • Yale University, 2013 

Community Service

    • Kindling Hope Board of Directors, 2012

    • PRIDE faculty sponsor

    • Midwest Greyhound Adoption, 1999 - Present 

  • Immanuel United Church of Christ Christian Education Ministry, 2005 - 2007 

  • Community Response Board of Directors, 1997