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Samantha Kovac(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Illinois
Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions- Relationship issues- Stress management-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Samantha Kovac is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), providing services in Downers Grove, IL. Samantha works with clients ages 13 and up, with a specialization in work with adolescents/teens, college students, and teachers.

Samantha believes therapy can be an important aspect in building and maintain a healthy, productive life. She uses a collaborative approach to meet clients' individual needs and help them to build healthy boundaries and coping skills. Samantha strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to allow client's to become more vulnerable and open to change.

Samantha is available for both in person and virtual appointments Tuesdays through Fridays, mid-mornings, afternoons and evenings. Samantha is also available for morning appointments on select days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!


Message to clients

I believe everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their life, whether it is a space to work on specific skills or a safe space to share thoughts and feelings with a third party. My office is a judgment free zone that provides you with the time and space to focus on what is most important to you. My hope is that, together, we can help you build a healthy lifestyle that works for you and helps you meet your needs and wants.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about therapy prior to starting sessions. I am able to help walk you through the therapy process, as well as answer questions about insurance and billing.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Irving & Associates in Behavioral Health, Clinical Therapist
Irving & Associates in Behavioral Health, Office Manager

Benedictine Univeristy, MS in Clinical Psychology, 2022

Licensure

Illinois: 178.019041

Supervisor: Olivia O'Hare(LCSW 149.016233)


Languages

English

Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$40 - $160
  • Initial session:$185 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$160 (50min)

Additional session information

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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Insurance benefit verification is available upon request.

Payment plans are available upon request.