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.

Saying goodbye to our leader

No better way to say this than parting is such sweet sorrow. Our hearts are heavy with sadness in saying farewell to Dr. Jim Natter who has been instrumental in shaping our culture and our Center.  Dr. Natter joined CDPCC in 1989 and of those thirty two years, served first as assistant executive director and then for the past 14 years as executive director.  Dr. Natter has guided us through occasional rough seas, several waves of expansion and growth and most recently, the unknown waters of a pandemic. We shall miss him terribly but we also rejoice in the new opportunities ahead, both personally and professionally.  Dr. Natter will be with us through February, 2021.

Saying hello to our new leader

Donna Lapetina, Chair of the Board of Directors, proudly announces the selection of Dr. Nancy Cochran as the Center’s next executive director, commencing March 1, 2021.

Dr. Cochran joined the Center in 2005 as a psychologist after working in special education for several years.  Most recently she served as the Center’s training director, overseeing our practicum and internship training programs. Dr. Cochran will continue her therapy practice in addition to her new leadership role as executive director.

Congratulations, Dr. Nancy Cochran

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 doctorate and master level therapists. We are especially interested in hiring a male therapist to work with adult and adolescent men.  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

Dementia Prevention Workshop

A 5-session group meeting online via Zoom
Wednesday evenings
from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

February 3, 10, 17, 24 & March 3

Join us for a virtual educational workshop and interactive support group focusing on dementia and healthy habits. 

Facilitated by Angelina Witbeck, M.A.

Cost:  $50 for all 5 sessions, payable in advance

Social Skills Group

10 Weekly Sessions beginning February 16

Designed to provide elementary age children problem-solving and basic social skills through experiential exercises.

Facilitated by Alani Mason-Callaway, MA & Abbey Craigg, MA
Cost:  $140 for all 10 sessions

Pre-registration required. Scholarships available – inquire at 630-752-9750 x10.

Virtual Event via Zoom

Caregivers Support Group

Led by:  Heidi Kim, MA

Caregiving is a difficult job and many of us struggle with its day-to-day challenges.  Join us  as we share successful caregiving approaches and discuss what works, what doesn’t and how to care for yourself during this challenging time. 

There is no cost to attend.  Public welcome.  

Please RSVP:   630-510-1515

1st & 3rd Thursday every month


Skill Building for Teens

Overcoming Anxiety & Stress

 A group for teens

Courtney Chapin, MA will
lead this one-hour,
weekly group designed to build skills
to manage anxiety and/or depression using
therapies such as mindfulness and self-compassion
along with experiential exercises

Tuesdays from 4 p.m – 5 pm
Dates: Feb. 16, 23, Mar 2, 9 and 16
COST:   $70 for all five sessions

Join at any time during the five weeks.
Pre-registration required.  If you require a scholarship,
please call Donna at 630-752-9750 x10

Anxiety and/or Depression Support Group for Adults

A 5-session group meeting online via ZOOM
Monday evenings
from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

Discover new ways to relieve stress, anxiety and depression in a supportive group environment.

Facilitated by Courtney Chapin, M.A.

Cost:  $70 for all 5 sessions, payable in advance. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available for those in need by calling 630-752-9750 x10.


“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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