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.

Areas of Treatment

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage / Couples Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Worry
  • Women's Issues/Infertility
  • Locations

    Insurance

    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS Blue CHOICE PPO
    • BCBS HMO – DMG
    • BCBS PPO
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • United Healthcare / United Behavioral Health