Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center

Compassionate Care

Our priority is providing the best in therapeutic care while welcoming all with compassion, understanding and hospitality.



We take your privacy very seriously. The conversations you have with your therapist are kept confidential with few exceptions. Review our Privacy Policy for more information.


As a non-profit organization, we have several affordable tracks to help you manage the cost of counseling. See Rates & Insurance for more info.

Heart, soul & relational care.

Here when you need us.

Life changes without warning. Sometimes you need more than a friend to help you work through a tough issue.  Trained professionals can guide you through important life decisions, support you as you navigate challenging relationships, and help you discover your own resiliency in the face of adversity. And sometimes, you just need the confidence of knowing you are working with a professional.


We have services for children as young as 3 all the way through young adulthood including a specially designed therapy room conducive to play therapy and the needs of children.


In addition to counseling, we offer psychological assessments, career guidance, spiritual direction, and workshops that educate and equip participants with life skills.


Our services for families include parenting support and training, divorce support, conflict resolution, blended family counseling, and grief support.


Our Pre-Marriage and Couple Communication workshops are designed to support couples in various seasons of life.  Many of our therapists specialize in the support of relationships, couples and marriage.

 Welcoming New Staff


Dr. Anna Ciampanelli

Dr. Anna Ciampanelli

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ciampanelli often integrates self-care with the strengths and values that reside within to help her clients find a life of purpose and meaning.  She works with adolescent, adult, and older adult clients struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, substance use, PTSD, trauma, grief, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive impairment, chronic pain and caregiving, among other issues.

More about Dr. Ciampanelli…

Curtis Beeman, MA, MCM

Curtis Beeman, MA, MCM

Intern Therapist

Curtis enjoys working collaboratively with clients to find the path towards healing that is an optimal fit for who they are and where they are. He joins the Center as part of the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium internship program under the supervision of Dr. Ann Letourneau, CSJ, for the 2022-23 training year.

Read more about Curtis. . .

Ashley Scelsa, LCSW

Ashley Scelsa, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ashley enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families who are experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief, or complex interpersonal relationships. She is also passionate about working with autistic clients and those with other developmental disabilities or autoimmune disorders.

More about Ashley . . .

Mitchum Smith, MA

Mitchum Smith, MA

Advanced Therapy Practicum

Mitchum seeks to assist people from all walks of life to grow emotionally, spiritually and relationally.  He is passionate about working with clients who are facing bereavement, religious or spiritual struggle, trauma, depression, or anxietyHe joins the Center for the 2022-23 training year while working under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Francis, OP.

More about Mitchum…

Tessa Walk, BS

Tessa Walk, BS

Diagnostic Practicum

Tessa hopes to provide a comfortable, collaborate space as she administers diagnostic assessments for those who desire greater clarity about themselves or a particular concern.  As a second-year doctoral student at Wheaton College, Tessa joins the Center for a diagnostic practicum under the supervision of Dr. Elissa McGovern.

More about Tessa…

We welcome you

and look forward to serving you!

We hope you will find our office space to be safe, inviting and comfortable.  If you have never visited our offices, we invite you to take a tour.

We’re hiring!

Therapists: We are currently seeking licensed clinical psychologists and/or post-doctorate therapists.  Read more about this opportunity by clicking the link below.

Together we can change our

community, our neighborhoods, our families, our world – one person a time. Caring for the mental health needs of others is what we are all about.  Won’t you join us in this mission?

Upcoming Events!

Enrich  ~  Restore  ~  Educate

Marriage Preparation

For Engaged Couples & Newlyweds

We invite couples who are about to be married or newly wed to meet with a counselor for a limited number of sessions in preparation of a happy, healthy life together.  Pastoral church staff can recommend the structure and we can tailor the sessions according to the needs of the couple.

1 – 4 Sessions

Contact Curtis Beeman, MA, MCM @ 630-752-9750 ext. 30 or Heidi Kim, ALMFT 630-752-9750 ext 16 to begin.

Mindful Living Group

Wednesday Evenings 5 - 6 p.m.

A one-hour, weekly guided practice group
to help you increase your ability to be mindful.

Facilitators, Curtis Beeman, MA, MCM,  
Mitchum Smith, MA, and Tessa Walk, BS
will guide participants
through various meditations,
breathing exercises, and skills to practice.

Cost:  $50 for all six sessions
Scholarships available

Sorry, no refunds or insurance accepted for this workshop.

Pre-registration and payment is appreciated.
Please call Donna @ 630-752-9750, ext 10.


“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

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