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Clint Zavakos

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Trauma-Depression-Anxiety-Couples counseling-Substance use disorders-Substance abuse related to dual diagnosis-
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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.

Work and Education

Center for Psychological Wellness, Private Practice
Gilda's Club, Group Therapy Facilitator
Thresholds, Care Coordinator
Owens Counseling, Private Practice
ACT Therapist
The Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, Substance Abuse Specialist

Argosy University, MA, 2013
Purdue University, BA, 2007


Illinois: 180010641




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)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Magellan Health
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$45 - $130
  • Initial session:$150 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Clint was direct, clear, and easy to talk to."
- Zencare client January 2021
"Clint seemed very open and accepting when describing his approach to therapy."
- Zencare client November 2020
"Clint was polite, organized, and friendly."
- Zencare client June 2020
"Helpful and generous with time"
- Zencare client August 2021
"Clint has been wonderful as our couples therapist. We feel heard and understood and look forward to our sessions with him."
- Zencare client October 2021


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