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 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, and my goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore, grow, heal, and learn new strategies to tackle challenges and improve their quality of life. I strive to combine clinical knowledge and life experience in my counseling approach, often drawing from the unique perspective I have gained in my work as a preschool and early childhood educator and active volunteer supporting families in my community. My style is relaxed, warm, and empathetic, and I aim to make clients feel comfortable and validated as we navigate the issues that have brought them into counseling.
As a therapist, I focus on developing supportive working relationships with clients rooted in collaboration and empathic understanding, and because no two people are alike, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the unique needs of each client. I most commonly use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Adlerian, mindfulness-based, and play-based approaches in my clinical work and customize counseling activities with awareness of each client’s specific abilities, strengths, and goals. I continually evaluate the changing wants and needs of my clients and adapt accordingly, focusing on meeting individuals where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. Additionally, because personal and professional growth are important to me, I am dedicated to pursuing ongoing education to ensure I am providing my clients with the most appropriate, up-to-date, and informed care possible.
Although I have specialized experience in treating children and adolescents, particularly those presenting with anxiety or behavioral issues, I also enjoy working with adult clients, including women struggling with motherhood, grief, or major life transitions. and individuals facing parenting-related challenges. Additionally, I enjoy working with couples who are hoping to enhance their ability to communicate more effectively and increase their connection in a healthy and meaningful way. Wherever my clients are on their journey through life, I am eager to provide the customized and unconditional therapeutic support they deserve.
Making the decision to begin counseling can be both intimidating and overwhelming, but please know I am here to walk alongside you throughout the process. Counseling can be a truly transformative experience and I look forward to joining you or your loved one on this journey.
In-person/Online Therapy Services
Amy is currently offering online counseling services. She is also working with clients in-person, at our Naperville and Wheaton Locations, with very minimal availability. For virtual sessions, utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Amy brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working on issues such as E-Learning anxiety, family disruption, depression and behavior issues, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Amy to achieve the therapy goals you are looking to gain. This is where online virtual counseling becomes an additional asset for her to clinically work with you.
Forms of Payment Accepted
Amy accepts the following insurance plans:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO