Clint  Zavakos

Clint Zavakos

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Accepting new clients for online therapy appointments; reduced fee sessions available during the coronavirus (updated April 05, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

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-three 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.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Magellan Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $99 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $45 - $99
  • Initial session: $130 (90min)
  • Online therapy sessions during coronavirus: $45 (30min)
  • Online therapy sessions during coronavirus: $89 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

The Loop practice

307 North Michigan Avenue

Suite 1008

Chicago, IL 60601


  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-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



Client testimonials

"Clint was polite, organized, and friendly. "

- Zencare client • June 2020