Yessica Ocampo, MA

Yessica earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2019. She is versed in trauma treatment, anxiety, and resilience in children, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF CBT).

¡Hola! My name is Yessica (pronouns: she/her/hers). As part of the Latinx community, I know finding the balance amidst our current world can be overwhelming, frustrating, and at times disheartening.

As therapy and emotional health are still stigmatized in many cultures, human rights and social justice at the forefront, the need to care for our emotional and mental health increases.

With close to two decades of collaborating and celebrating children and families as an early childhood educator and in my mental health work, I strive to aid individuals, children, and families navigate these uncertain times. I believe that we all hold struggles that have given us the knowledge, skills, and capacity to shift difficulties into strengths to enhance our well-being.


There’s no doubt that children are resilient, but uncertainty, worry, and intense emotions can create the perfect storm, leaving them unable to regulate their emotions and behaviors. These emotions and behaviors can impair a child’s life in many ways. We know when a problem impacts one family member, the entire family is impacted. My work with children is rooted in an expressive approach, emphasizing play, movement, creativity, and a love for books. Play allows for opportunities for children to learn and practice new skills such as those related to self-regulation and emotional intelligence, strengthens family bonds, and allows them to gather a greater understanding of the world around them.

Family and Parenting 

Parenting is difficult; with countless parenting how-to books out there, it’s no wonder we are often at a loss as parents. We often reflect on our childhood experiences, cultural traditions, and beliefs to bring us to what we believe is the right answer. I have learned from my own experiences as a parent, collaborating, and learning from countless diverse families … there is no right way.

Because families are all unique, I believe a collaborative approach that allows for the exploration of strengths aids in helping families navigate difficult times.


Recent events have left many of us deeply impacted, striving to regain some semblance of control over our lives. Seeking help for your emotional health is no different than caring for your physical health. Much like in my work with children and families, I utilize a strength-based approach with elements from solution-focused brief therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Online Therapy Services

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


Yessica is in network with 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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