Pastoral Counselors

Mayslake Ministries has three licensed pastoral counselors to assist you on your journey in life. Suggested donation $80 per session.

Bernadette Beyer, LMFT

Catholic/Christian Pastoral Counselor

Bernadette Beyer, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist ministering to individuals and families who want to renew their relationship with God and discover inner strengths to live a healthier life. Bernie holds a Master’s in Pastoral Studies and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. For over forty hears she has provided Pastoral Counseling to assist in healing for: anxiety, depression, grief, care-giving, end of life issues, military family stressors, trauma, marital conflicts or parenting issues.

Fr. Kurt Boras

Catholic/Christian Pastoral Counselor and Catholic Spiritual Director

Fr. Kurt Boras currently serves as the Vicar of Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He holds graduate degrees in clinical counseling, spiritual direction and theology. Fr. Kurt is in the process of completing his Doctor of Psychology Degree, and considers himself a “life long learner.”

Dr. Barbara Jarvis-Pauls, LCPC, D. Min, MA

Catholic/Christian Pastoral Counselor

Dr. Barbara Jarvis-Pauls, LCPC, D. Min, MA has served the Catholic Diocese of Joliet Church and Chicagoland area for over three decades. She holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her practice focuses on grief, life transitions and marriage enrichment.

Sheila Hynes, MA, LMFT

Catholic/Christian Pastoral Counselor

Sheila Hynes, MA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois, and holds a Certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation from DePaul University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis University, Denver, Colorado. A faith-based Catholic counselor, Sheila trust the Holy Spirit to guide her work and reveal what needs to be healed in the course of therapy. Sheila also has extensive experience in working with couples in marriage therapy and helping them understand God’s plan for marriage.