Samantha Niziolek, LPC, PEL

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+

About Samantha Niziolek, LPC, PEL

My Philosophy/Approach: My counseling approach is to create an open-minded, inclusive safe space and welcome you into it with an empathetic mindset. I think it is very easy to get overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted due to the daily stressors that present themselves in today’s society. I practice solution-focused brief therapy because I believe that we will come together and develop coping skills that you can practice and develop solutions to the challenges you may be facing. I tailor my approach based on the individual client and consider their mental, spiritual and physical health as I believe our bodies and minds work together in unison.

Education & Experience: I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and my Master’s in Education in Counseling from DePaul University, with a concentration on both Community and School Counseling. I recently earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. During my studies at DePaul University I pursued my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license and also earned my Professional Educator License with an endorsement in School Counseling for students from preschool through 12th grade. I have volunteered at Big Brothers and Big Sisters and am currently a school counselor for Chicago Public Schools.

More About Me: I am an empathetic person both personally and professionally. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs. I like to be outdoors and travel as much as possible. I find value in connecting with family and friends over a shared meal.

I can help you or your adolescent remotely from anywhere in Illinois. Book a Telehealth session today and get results from the comfort of home.

Communities Served:
Biracial / Multiracial
Body Positivity
Racial Justice
Sex Worker
Sex-Positive, Kink
Third Culture Kids
Deaf / Hearing Impaired
First Responders
Blind / Visually Impaired

Areas of Treatment

  • ACT
  • Addictions
  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Aging/Geriatric Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Blindness / Vision Loss
  • Body Positive/HAES
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • CBT
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Cross-Cultural
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • EMDR
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Exposure Response Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responder Counseling
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Military
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • Postpartum Challenges
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Racial Trauma/Cultural Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Sleep Disorders/Issues
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues/Infertility
  • Locations


    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • ComPsych
    • ComPsych EAP
    • Health Alliance
    • HealthLink
    • Humana
    • Humana EAP
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Optum
    • Optum - UHC EAP
    • UBH EAP
    • United EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH
    • ValueOptions