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 until further notice for the Naperville, Oswego, and Plainfield locations. 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.  Ashley is also seeing clients in person with minimal availability.

Forms of Payment Accepted

Ashley accepts the following insurance plans:

Aetna

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO

Cigna

 



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



620 W Roosevelt Suite C1
Wheaton, IL 60187

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