Taylor French, MA

Taylor French Inner courage counseling therapist

Taylor French, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling

Hello! I’m so happy that you are looking for the support that will benefit you during this time in your life! I know that seeking counseling and trying to find the counselor who is right for you can be a nerve wracking task whether you have been to counseling before or not! That is why my first priority is to create an environment for my clients that feels comfortable and relaxed. I enjoy using humor and sarcasm in session when appropriate to create this relaxed atmosphere for clients. I encourage open and honest communication and allow my genuine personality and reactions to come through to support an authentic counseling relationship. I believe that the counseling relationship is the foundation of the counseling process from which the counseling theories and techniques build off of. I know I would have a tough time opening up to someone that I did not feel comfortable with, which is why I focus on the environment and rapport!

 

A little about my background is that I received my masters in counseling in 2021 from Lewis University and graduated with a concentration in child and adolescent mental health. While my education had a concentration in child and adolescent mental health, my clinical practice has consisted of work ranging from children through adulthood. I have a great deal of experience working with trauma and domestic violence and have received training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, school related issues, and parenting. 

 

As I said, my major focus is on creating a strong counseling relationship, but I tend to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and/or interpersonal therapy. I have also used some components of dialectical behavior therapy. However, I recognize the importance of tailoring counseling to the individual client because since everyone has their unique story, their counseling will require a unique approach. In session, I stress the importance of developing healthy coping skills and applying the skills from counseling to their everyday life so that people feel confident in their ability to support themselves too! I always educate clients on mental health topics relevant to them so that they can pair this education with their strengths and newly learned counseling skills to have all the tools they need to support themselves once they are done with counseling! My goal for clients is to walk away feeling validated, heard, and armed with the skills to cope with what life brings!

In-Person/Online Therapy Services

Taylor is currently ONLY offering online counseling services until further notice. Utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Taylor brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working issues such as trauma, divorce, depression and anxiety, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Taylor 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. She is also offering in-person sessions with very minimal availability.

Insurance

Taylor is in network with the following insurance plans:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO

Cigna

 



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

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