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Therapist in Chicago, Illinois,
Jennifer Novak, LCPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-65+

Therapist in Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer Novak, LCPC

Jennifer Novak, LCPC

Jennifer Novak is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience and a particular interest in Women’s Mental Health issues. Jennifer has specialized training and experience working with women, their partners, and their families around maternal mental health and reproductive issues, including: fertility challenges, miscarriage and infant loss, perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, the transition into parenthood, maintaining partner intimacy post baby, and renegotiating individual/family roles & dynamics in response to an expanding family. Jennifer takes a person centered, trauma informed, strengths based approach to treatment, utilizing elements of Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy, to assist clients in working through a myriad of issues such as, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, stage of life transitions, trauma, major life changes, disordered eating & body image issues, and compromised self-esteem. Jennifer works with individuals, families and couples, including children (age 6-10), preteens (age 11-13), and adults (18 and over). In her clinical work, Jennifer is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as play therapy, mindfulness practices, role playing, and guided relaxation techniques. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband of 18+ years, their twin daughters, and the newest addition to their family, a Rottweiler puppy named Nala. She also enjoys traveling, theatre and musicals, road-trips, listening to live music, and family movie nights. Jennifer has a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, and received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Treatment Areas

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Anxiety
  • Couple's Issues
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responders
  • Midlife Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Partum Depression/Anxiety

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna/Aetna HMO/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS AcademicBlue Student Health Plan
  • BCBSPPO/BlueChoiceOpt/ProfBlue/BlueChoicePreferred
  • Beacon/Emblem/NYEmpire/UniCareState/ProvidencePlan
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health/Cigna Connect
  • Compsych
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DuPage Medical Group) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • HFN/ZELIS/Stratose/Plan Care/CoalitionAmerica
  • HUMANA / Choice Care
  • Humana Military TRICARE East
  • Lifeworks EAP
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • Multiplan-PHCS
  • Northwestern BCBS HMO
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Golden Rule
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN


  • English



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