About Our Counseling Family

Christine Barker, LCPC, Co-owner
EMDR therapy, divorce mediation, couples counseling, adult female trauma issues

Christine Barker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and has been in private practice since 2010. She earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University. Christine specializes in working with adults, couples, and families on a variety of concerns ranging from relationship issues, depression and anxiety, to personality disorders. She is also trained and experienced with Divorce Mediation Services and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

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Brittany Roback, LCPC, CADC, Co-owner
Child and adolescent therapy, parent support-skills training, addictions counseling

Brittany Roback earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in December 2013. Although she specializes in working with children and adolescents, she enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Brittany has worked with a variety of issues, ranging from family issues such as divorce, to personal issues of anxiety, depression, and substance use.

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Chelsea Bogda, LPC
Child and adult therapy, identity counseling 

As Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” We all have a story, and in today’s society, it can sometimes feel that no one understands or truly hears what we are trying to say. I believe therapy can offer a nonjudgmental and empathic environment for these stories to unfold.

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Erin Burns, LPC
Trauma therapy, adult 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 already possess within, while supporting them as they work towards personal growth in an empathic, nonjudgmental, and welcoming environment.

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heather Anderson child therapy LGBTQ+Heather Anderson, LPC
Child, Teen, Young Adult Therapy, LGBTQ+ Support

Carl Rogers, the father of person-centered therapy, said, “When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.” The world can be scary, and life can be difficult, but no one should have to go through it alone. Together, we can work towards a better tomorrow.

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Yessica Ocampo, MA
Child & family counseling, LatinX Support

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).

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Amy Jeffers new masters level intern

Amy Jeffers, Masters Intern
Child and adolescent therapy

As I enter into the final stretch of my graduate training program, I am honored to serve the Inner Courage Counseling community as an intern. I currently attend Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, where I am working towards earning a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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Katie Dwyer master level intern at Inner Courage Counseling

Katie Dwyer, Masters Intern

Adult therapy and LGBTQ+ Support

I believe that every person is capable of positive change no matter what came before therapy. Most importantly, I want to help my clients become empowered so they feel confident in handling whatever comes after therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients through their challenges.

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Melanie Thomas mental health counseling intern

Melanie Thomas, Masters Intern

Child & Teen therapy, ABA experienced

Learning is a life-long process, and that I am committed to spending my whole life dedicated to learning more about humankind in order to create a better world for all of us.

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Beth Halterman, Masters Intern

Child, adolescent and couples counseling

We are all complex beings filled with unique experiences, emotions, and our own ways of handling stressful and unpredictable situations.  From time to time when we don’t fully understand how to handle events that are going on in our lives, we need someone to walk with us through those tough times. 

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Stacy Ramirez, Administrative Assistant

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. She is always willing to help with questions, consulting or concerns regarding your experience at Inner Courage Counseling.



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1754 N. Washington St Suite 104A
Naperville, IL 60563


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