Chelsea Bogda, LPC

Chelsea Bogda, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling

Child and adult psychotherapy

Are you feeling overwhelmed with work, or maybe your mind won’t shut off to enjoy a moment with your friends or family. Maybe your kiddos are acting out, and you don’t know how to help! In those moments, when we can’t seem to find our way, we might need someone to guide us in the right direction.

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” –Brené Brown

While therapy can seem frightening or uncomfortable, sometimes we need someone to help navigate through life’s difficulties. When working with a therapist that aligns with our needs, it can often improve the therapeutic experience. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have a passion for working with the child and adult populations. While my approach for working with both populations differs, the safe, nonjudgmental, and empathic environment, I strive to provide is the same.


Children can often experience emotions in a big way and may not understand what they mean or what to do with them. I have experience working with children having a difficult time expressing and understanding emotions, experiencing anxiety, problems with ADHD, communication, or anger. When working with children, I value the involvement of the parent(s)/guardian(s). If children have multiple opportunities to practice skills learned in the therapeutic setting, they are more likely to see lasting changes! I utilize a combination of approaches and techniques such as:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Helping kiddos look at thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Teaching how to recognize and understand undesired/unhealthy thoughts and replacing them with healthy/desired thoughts.
  • Helping change behaviors that lead to everyday challenges.
  • CBT can often help improve self-image and develop skills to help regulate emotional responses, problem-solve, and self-control!


  • Mindfulness helps to practice being in the moment, controlling thoughts and attention.
  • It can improve the ability to focus and regulate emotional responses.

Growth mindset

  • Developing a growth mindset can help build resilience and a love of learning.
  • Teaches kiddos with hard work and dedication; they have the power to succeed.

When pulling from a variety of approaches, I find it most important to incorporate the use of play and creative techniques (i.e., sand tray, games, arts, music, etc.). The overall goal is to help children learn about emotions, when and why they may arise, and how we can communicate and respond to them in a way that is healthy and suited to the environment. I work to meet children where they are developmentally and emotionally, providing an environment that is safe, fun, and educational!

Accepting self pay and In Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (BCBS PPO).


Life can often throw too many obstacles on our path, making it difficult to reach all of our goals. I have experience working with adults facing life stressors/transitions, having trouble managing overwhelming worry or sadness, symptoms of panic, and individuals who want to strengthen skills of communication. When working with adults, I utilize approaches such as:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Helping clients to challenge and change undesired patterns of thinking and behavior.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Exploring and teaching interpersonal skills, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Combining approaches from CBT with meditation, nonjudgmental attitude, and a focus in the present moment.

Humanistic Approach

  • Emphasizing self-growth and self-actualization

Positive Psychology

  • Helping clients to find a sense of peace and optimism in the present.

I also incorporate creative approaches, implementing forms of music, writing, and art into the counseling environment.

Overall, I value the importance of an individualized approach, adjusting the therapeutic experience to meet the needs and interests of the client. I am passionate about walking alongside my clients on their individualized journey towards self-discovery, growth, and peace.

Online Therapy Services

Chelsea is currently ONLY offering online counseling services until further notice. Utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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.


Chelsea is in network with the following insurance plans:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO



Certifications (2020)

ADHD specialization in ADHD

Institute of Certified ADHD Professionals

ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)



specialized in child and adolescent trauma

International Association of Trauma Professionals

Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP)


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

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