Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Naperville, IL
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Claudia Romero, BCBA
Claudia Romero MS, BCBA
Portrait Health Autism Centers
1717 North Naper Boulevard   
Suite 109   
NapervilleIL 60563
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Practice Information
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
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
License Info
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.
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