Clint  Zavakos

Clint Zavakos

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in The Loop practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Substance use disorders
  • Substance abuse related to dual diagnosis

Professional statement

Clint Zakavos is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago’s Loop who works with clients from diverse backgrounds, supporting them with overcoming issues related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, and addiction. He also has extensive experience working with clients with a history of trauma, including child abuse and/or sexual assault. He enjoys working with both individuals and couples and has experience working with adults across the lifespan.

Clint takes an integrative approach to therapy and tailors therapy to fit the needs of the client. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for trauma treatment and is Gottman level-two certified for couples work. His practice is rooted in a person-centered, humanistic approach with a focus on building a strong therapist-client relationship. When working with couples, Clint reminds them that they have the power to create change, and he is there to support them.

Clint believes that everyone deserves to heal and build the life they want. He formerly worked at a community mental health center for a decade and received his MA from Argosy University. Outside of private practice, he does group therapy once a month at Gilda’s Club where he works with individuals with cancer or who lost a loved one to cancer.


Message to clients

There are times in life where we all feel overwhelmed. Whether the day to day grind is wearing you down or overwhelming anxiety is making it difficult for you to leave the house, I am here to be on your side. I am a big believer that effective therapy is a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist and that healing is achieved by working together.
I believe any trauma is deserving of my attention and care. I strive to provide an environment where you feel free to open up and feel safe. Call today for a free consultation.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Substance use disorders - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Substance abuse related to dual diagnosis - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, with conditions such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $160
  • Initial session: $160 (50min)

Therapist's note

Clint can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

The Loop practice

307 North Michigan Avenue

Suite 1008

Chicago, IL 60601

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Center for Psychological Wellness, 2019 - Present

Group Therapy Facilitator, Gilda's Club, 2016 - Present

Care Coordinator, Thresholds, 2015 - 2019

Private Practice, Owens Counseling, 2016 - 2018

ACT Therapist, 2010 - 2015

Substance Abuse Specialist, The Community Counseling Centers of Chicago



Argosy University, MA, 2013

Purdue University, BA, 2007


Languages

  • English

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