Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Naperville, IL

Claudia Romero, BCBA

Claudia Romero, BCBA | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
Claudia Romero MS, BCBA
Portrait Health Autism Centers
Fluent in Spanish and English

Specialties: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, Parent Training, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Verbal\Behavior Programs, Functional Behavior Assessments, Social Skills, Toilet Training, Non Verbal Clients, PECS, IEPs, Sleep Training, and Feeding Issues

“If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” ― O. Ivar Lovaas

Born and raised in Lima, Peru Claudia became interested in Autism during her last year of high school after doing a research project. Upon moving to the United State in 2002, Claudia became intrigued by the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and decided to pursue her B.S. in ABA at the University of North Texas and later on her M.S. in ABA at Simmons College in Boston. She became Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009.

Throughout her career, Claudia has provided ABA therapy to children and young adults with autism ages 18 months-19 years in Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and Lima, Peru. Claudia has worked in a variety of settings including therapeutic day schools, public schools, clinics, vocational centers and client’s homes. Claudia also has experience collaborating with teachers and other providers to write IEPs, conducting functional skills and behavior assessments, writing behavior plans and training staff members and parents in implementing skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs.

Before joining Portrait Health Centers, Claudia was a Lead BCBA for an ABA organization, supervising and mentoring a team of 5-8 BCBAs.

Claudia’s biggest passion is helping children and their siblings, parents and staff reach their full potential.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self-Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
Helpful Links
1717 North Naper Boulevard
Suite 109