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, as well as relational issues with friends, parents, and siblings. Ashley also works with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and are experiencing various concerns.
Hello; my name is Ashley (pronouns: she/her/hers). As a counselor, I focus on working with clients who struggle with their identity, relationship with themselves, and are looking to rewrite their current narrative. My passion as a therapist is to facilitate growth in my clients by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for them when exploring some of the most difficult aspects of their lives. Asking for help can be anxiety-provoking and allow us to feel more vulnerable than we are comfortable with. As we unravel how we perceive ourselves and the world around us, growth and understanding can exist in our day to day lives as well as our relationships with those around us.
Clients I see may seek help for a variety of concerns, including (not limited to):
- Issues with self-esteem and identity development like feeling lost or unlike yourself, experiencing dysphoria, or a fractured relationship with oneself
- Issues with personal relationships including negative peer interactions and communication issues with those around you
- Issues with feeling overwhelmed or stressed at school like lacking coping skills or academic confidence
I also work with LGBTQIA+ youth with identity development, gender experience and gender expression, coming out, and a variety of other concerns. I strive to provide a confidential and judgement-free environment to allow my clients the space to discover and grow as their true selves.
Just as each person who comes to therapy brings their own unique perspective, the therapeutic process should be equally as dynamic. I believe in utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment with tenets based in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative, and Person-Centered therapy styles. These approaches provide individualized support to each client while working on radical self-acceptance, understanding your own development, and providing coping strategies to a variety of presenting problems, including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mood disorders.
Finally, I am a strong advocate for feminist, multicultural, and LGBTQIA+ issues in our society. I view advocacy and influencing change in the world around us as an important pillar of my counseling identity. When working with clients, I seek to use advocacy and education as a tool of empowerment to foster growth, radical self-acceptance, and change. When we understand our own identities and the strengths we bring to the world, our society can then practice acceptance of itself, differences and all.
As Audre Lorde said, “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.”
In-person/Online Therapy Services
Ashley is currently offering online counseling services. She is also conducting in-person sessions, at our Naperville Location, with minimal availability. For virtual sessions, utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Ashley brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working 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 Ashley 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
Ashley accepts the following insurance plans:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO