Katie Dwyer, Masters Intern

Katie Dwyer master level intern at Inner Courage Counseling

Katie Dwyer, Masters Intern, Inner Courage Counseling

I am very excited to be interning with Inner Courage Counseling for the clinical training sequence of my program. I currently attend Northwestern University, where I am pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I previously attended the University of Chicago, where I did research on depression in older adulthood. I primarily see adult clients and I have experience with younger adults, older adults, and adults in midlife. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, emotion regulation, stress management, and adjustment issues related to change or life transitions. I also strive to be culturally competent in my practice and I welcome the diversity of all clients. I have experience with racially and ethnically diverse clients, as well as clients in the LGBTQ+ community.


As a counselor, I aim to create an open and empathic environment in which my clients feel comfortable exploring themselves and their challenges. I work collaboratively with each individual client to help formulate goals and make forward progress. Every step of the way, I consider each client’s unique needs and strengths. To support my clients in an individualized fashion, I believe in using an eclectic approach. I incorporate several orientations into my work with clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic therapy. I also utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and I have formal training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).


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 and I am grateful that I can bring this passion to Inner Courage Counseling.


Online Therapy Services

Katie is currently ONLY offering online counseling services until further notice. Utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Katie brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working issues such as anxiety, depression, isolation and relational issues, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Katie 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

Katie offers a reduced sliding fee of $25 and accepts the following insurance plans:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO


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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