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    Vannesa Ocampo, MA

    Vannesa Ocampo, MA

    Vanessa Ocampo, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Vannesa earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in 2019. Vannesa specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with a variety of concerns such as ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, depression, parenting, and trauma. Hello, my name is Vannesa (pronouns: […]
    Evelyn Ramirez, MA

    Evelyn Ramirez, MA

    Evelyn Ramirez, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Evelyn earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in 2019. Evelyn specializes in working with adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, self-esteem and identity issues, interpersonal issues, depression, self-compassion, and trauma. I believe counseling has something to […]
    Jacklyn Martinez, MA

    Jacklyn Martinez, MA

    Jacklyn Martinez, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Jacklyn earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in working with adults, from Lewis University in 2021. Jacklyn’s area of interests includes anxiety, depression, addiction, behavioral modification, and trauma. I strive to help others gain a better understanding about who they are and […]
    Andre Amaro, Masters Intern

    Andre Amaro, Masters Intern

    Andre Amaro, Intern, Inner Courage Counseling Hello! My name is Andre Amaro. I understand you must be going through a very difficult time and things are probably really hard for you right now. You may be struggling with adjusting to these issues and understanding how to deal with them. I would like you to know, […]
    Sharazazi Dyson, MEd

    Sharazazi Dyson, MEd

    Sharazazi Dyson, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Hi, I am Sharazazi Dyson (she/hers). Finding a counselor, researching practices, navigating insurance concerns and all the personal stuff that comes up when looking into counseling, can absolutely be a daunting task, and I get it. I also have had experiences of “what if this is nothing like I’m […]

    Amber Loveshe, Masters Intern

    Amber Loveshe, Intern, Inner Courage Counseling Thank you for taking the brave first step of finding support by seeking counseling. Having been in the client’s seat myself for many years, I know how intimidating it can feel to start going to therapy. My first priority will be making sure that you feel comfortable, welcome, and […]
    Erin Oberman, Masters Intern

    Erin Oberman, Masters Intern

    Erin Oberman, Intern, Inner Courage Counseling Hi everyone! My name is Erin Oberman (she/her/hers) and I am a 3rd year Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters student at DePaul University. Prior to pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and joining the ICC team, I was an Interior Designer at a handful of firms in […]
    Vera Mesquita, Masters intern

    Vera Mesquita, Masters intern

    Vera Mesquita, Intern, Inner Courage Counseling Hi, I’m Vera! I am Brazilian, speak English, Portuguese and Spanish, and am pursuing my Master’s in Social Work. I have a background in journalism, which may seem like a completely different field, but one of my responsibilities was to ask questions and listen to people’s stories with empathy […]
    Lisset Jimenez, Masters Intern

    Lisset Jimenez, Masters Intern

    Lisset Jimenez, Intern, Inner Courage Counseling I am currently a master’s level intern and will be graduating with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in May 2022. Before this, I studied Psychology and Social Work at Elmhurst University. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, as well as […]

    Dr. Kimberly A. Hart, PhD, LCPC, NCC, ACS

    Kimberly A. Hart is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Hart serves as Clinical Faculty and Director of the Community Counseling Training Center at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Hart facilitates counseling supervision for pre- and post-masters practitioners of clinical and school counseling. Dr. Hart also works to prepare and supervise new […]

    Dr. Katherine Helm, PhD

    Dr. Katherine Helm, Consultant and Supervisor, Inner Courage Counseling Katherine Helm, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.  She is also a practicing psychologist in part-time private practice, a clinical consultant, and supervisor.  Katherine has authored several publications about racial and cultural issues in […]
    Stacy Ramirez

    Stacy Ramirez

    Stacy is the voice on the other end of the phone when you call! She handles all of our referrals, billing and administrative duties within the practice as well as SO MUCH MORE! She is always willing to help with questions, consulting or concerns regarding your experience at Inner Courage Counseling.
    Lexxy Trujillo, Masters Intern

    Lexxy Trujillo, Masters Intern

    Lexxy Trujillo, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling   Going through my own journeys of self-discovery and mental health struggles, I understand first-hand how terrifying and lonely navigating these situations can be. I aspire to be the change and available resource that was unavailable to me and my communities so long ago. These experiences and desires are […]
    Natalie Burch, Client Care Coordinator

    Natalie Burch, Client Care Coordinator

    Natalie Burch, Client Care Coordinator, Inner Courage Counseling If you call our office as a new client, chances are Natalie will help you find the best placement for your needs. She completed her internship with us at Inner Courage Counseling and knows all of our staff and interns so well we thought this would be […]
    Sammie Kapsis, MA

    Sammie Kapsis, MA

    Sammie Kapsis, Post-Masters Intern, Inner Courage Counseling   Coming from a traditional culture that perceived family as the only place to discuss personal problems, and did not trust anyone outside the family as a resource for support, it’s easy to relate to the uncertainty you may have in reaching out for help. Brene Brown, a […]
    Skylar Nagy, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor

    Skylar Nagy, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor

    Skylar Nagy, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Skylar is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who engages in collaborative treatment with teens, families, and adults of all ages. Skylar uses empathy and authenticity to build a trusting relationship with clients to then serve as a guide to help clients learn to trust and develop compassion for […]
    Taylor French, MA

    Taylor French, MA

    Taylor French, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Hello! I’m so happy that you are looking for the support that will benefit you during this time in your life! I know that seeking counseling and trying to find the counselor who is right for you can be a nerve wracking task whether you have been to counseling […]
    Jaime Langosch, MA

    Jaime Langosch, MA

    Jaime Langosch, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling   Jaime is a Master’s Level Clinical and Mental Health Counselor who graduated from Lewis University in 2021 specializing in treatment of children and adolescents, ages 6-16. She has experience as a Genetic Counseling Intern and Behavioral Technician working with those who have genetic disorders, developmental disorders, intellectual disabilities, […]
    Ashley Eller, LPC

    Ashley Eller, LPC

    Ashley Eller, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Ashley Eller is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in August 2019. Ashley specializes in working with the child and adolescent population on a variety of concerns including personal issues of self esteem, anxiety, or depression, […]
    Amanda Czlapinski, LPC

    Amanda Czlapinski, LPC

    Amanda Czlapinski, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Navigating and coping with the challenges of life and all of the emotions that come with it can be hard and most of us were never really taught how to do it effectively. We are often just expected to figure it out as we go, learning by example and […]
    Amy Jeffers, MA

    Amy Jeffers, MA

    Amy Jeffers, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Amy earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with specialization in working with children and adolescents, from Lewis University in 2020.  Amy’s areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, parenting, women’s issues, life transitions, behavioral modification, social skills training, self-compassion, and LGBTQ+/identity issues. Counseling provides a […]
    Yessica Ocampo, MA

    Yessica Ocampo, MA

    Yessica Ocampo, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling   Yessica earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2019. She is versed in trauma treatment, anxiety, and resilience in children, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF CBT).   Para programar una cita […]
    Dana Donahue, LCSW, PMH-C

    Dana Donahue, LCSW, PMH-C

    Dana Donahue, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Dana is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 20 years of experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of clinical settings. She specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, parenting issues, chronic medical illness, trauma, life changes and women’s issues. Dana’s style is […]
    Heather Anderson, LPC

    Heather Anderson, LPC

    Heather Anderson, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling   I want to be honest with you, admitting that you or a loved one may need help can be scary! You have probably thought about reaching out for support many times before going to Google, looking up your options, and ending up right here, right now, reading my […]
    Erin Burns, LPC

    Erin Burns, LPC

    Erin Burns, LPC, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling In a world where mental health is often stigmatized, society can leave us feeling judged and misunderstood. Reaching out for help during a difficult time requires significant strength and courage. My passion as a therapist is to facilitate growth in clients, assisting them in accessing the strength they […]
    Chelsea Bogda, LCPC

    Chelsea Bogda, LCPC

    Chelsea Bogda, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Inner Courage Counseling   Are you feeling overwhelmed with work, or maybe your mind won’t shut off to enjoy a moment with your friends or family. Maybe your kiddos are acting out, and you don’t know how to help! In those moments, when we can’t seem to find our way, […]
    Brittany Roback LCPC, CADC, Co-owner

    Brittany Roback LCPC, CADC, Co-owner

    Brittany Roback, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling Brittany Roback earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2013. Although she enjoys using playful therapy techniques with children and adolescents, she enjoys working with individuals of all ages, including parents and families. Brittany has worked […]