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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Dana Donahue, LCSW, PMH-C
Teen & Adult therapy, Maternal mental health & Women’s issues

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 relaxed, compassionate, straight forward and engaging.

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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, MA
Child and adolescent therapy, Women’s life transition issues

Counseling provides a wonderful opportunity for healing and personal growth and as a counselor who serves children, adolescents, adults, and couples, I am honored to be a part of this important and restorative process for clients of all ages.  I believe that regardless of one’s age or situation, everyone has the underlying desire to feel heard and understood.

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Amanda Czlapinski, LPC
Teen and adult trauma 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 through experience. It can leave us feeling stuck, alone, and unsatisfied. People often reach out for counseling services because they want something in their life to be different and they are struggling to figure out how to make that happen.

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Brittany Yacko, LPC
Adult, relationship counseling, career & life transitions

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who engages in collaborative  treatment with the adult populations. In her style of authentic and  empathetic connection, Brittany aids in the development of resilience by bringing  underlying strengths into client awareness and revealing how such strengths can be  applied to heal from, or adjust to, personal hardship or change.

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Ashley Eller, LPC

Children & teen therapy and LGBTQ+ Support

Ashley specializes in working with the child and adolescent population on a variety of concerns including personal issues of self esteem, anxiety, or depression, as well as relational issues with friends, parents, and siblings. Ashley also works with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and are experiencing various concerns. 

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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 hand events that are going on inner lives, we need someone to walk with us through tough times. 

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Sammie Kapsis, Post-Masters Intern

Child/teen, parent and family counseling

Sammie’s life experiences have inspired a dedication of over 20 years of working in the education field with those ages 6months to 18 years, along with their families, care givers, teachers, and community. 

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Stacy Ramirez, Director of Awesome Client Experience

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

info@innercouragecounselingllc.com
630.995.3193
"When getting in touch with someone to find a therapist I was emailed by Stacy Ramirez, she was very kind and helpful which was appreciated because I have never seen a therapist so I was unsure of the process. I had my first session with Beth Halterman, she made sure to introduce herself before the first session which i thought was very sweet because I was a bit nervous about seeking a therapist to begin with and seeing someone face to face for the first time without having ever spoken before would have made me a bit more nervous."
January 25, 2021
"When getting in touch with someone to find a therapist I was emailed by Stacy Ramirez, she was very kind and helpful which was appreciated because I have never seen a therapist so I was unsure of the process. I had my first session with Beth Halterman, she made sure to introduce herself before the first session which i thought was very sweet because I was a bit nervous about seeking a therapist to begin with and seeing someone face to face for the first time without having ever spoken before would have made me a bit more nervous."
January 24, 2021
"Inner Courage Counseling has a lovely building that's warm and clean. My counselor was so good that when she started at Inner Courage I moved practices so I could stay with her. I would absolutely recommended them to anyone seeking counseling."
December 14, 2019
"I have always been hesitant about counseling especially when it involves my daughter. But I have to say Brittany Roback is absolutely amazing. My daughter has been seeing Brittany for about 6 months now and I have seen great improvements. Just after the first session I saw my daughter using skills Brittany had shown her. Brittany has always made sure to make my daughter and myself feel comfortable. My daughter sees it as a safe place when she sees Brittany."
December 12, 2019
"Inner Courage Counseling has really been there for me from the moment I first called and they continue to be. I have always struggled to find a counselor that I mesh well with and one that creates an environment that I feel encouraged to dedicate time for myself. I’ve learned things about myself that I never knew before and I’m excited because I know I will continue to. I truly feel like I am growing in a positive way after each session. That’s both exciting and encouraging for me."
January 5, 2021 #2
"I have been able to make tremendous leaps in my life thanks to the counseling I have received at Inner Courage Counseling. My issues and feelings feel heard and overall my life would not be the same without the help and guidance of my counselors."
January 5, 2021
"Yessica was great, I felt very heard and understood. I am excited to continue to work with her."
December 10, 2020
"Melanie has been very open and personable. She listens well and makes me feel like I am in a safe and shame free environment."
December 9, 2020