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Therapist in Vernon Hills, Illinois,
Samantha Niziolek, LPC, PEL

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Samantha Niziolek, LPC, PEL

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 enjoy working with individuals of all ages.

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 from anywhere in Illinois. Book a Telehealth session today and get results from the comfort of home.


Insurances Accepted

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


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • English



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