Pamela A. Zika, MA, LPC, NCC, Counseling in Lockport, Illinois, 60441

Pamela A. Zika, MA, LPC, NCC

Pamela A. Zika, MA, LPC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

16221 W. 159th Street
Suite 102
Lockport, Illinois 60441
1010 Jorie Boulevard
Suite 244
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

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My Approach to Helping

Pamela Zika is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from Governors State University with a master of arts in clinical mental health, and from Illinois State University with a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology.

Pamela sees a good therapeutic relationship as critical to making positive life changes. She is welcoming, empathetic, and non-judgmental, working to create a safe and comfortable space for each of her clients. She helps people envision, clarify, and then reach their dreams. Her empathetic, down-to-earth style helps her understand the numerous challenges clients face. She is innately skilled at accessing her clients' inner strengths. She empowers them to put these strengths to use in service of their dreams. She collaborates with clients to manage life’s challenges and implement strategies to make each client’s dreams a reality.

More Info About My Practice

Pamela uses person-centered, reality, and cognitive behavioral therapies. She is extensively experienced at counseling adolescents, children, elders, families, groups, and couples in both clinical and outpatient settings. She is highly skilled at both traditional therapy and creative modalities such as music, play, role play, and guided imagery-based approaches.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Self Esteem, Body Image, Coping Skills, Teens/Adolescents, Seniors, Couples Counseling, Individual Therapy, Children, Family Conflict/Therapy, Relational Issues, Trauma, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Life Skills, Developmental Disorders, Stress Management, Anger Management, Time Management, Life Coaching, Independent Living Skills, Group Facilitation, Grief and Loss, Peer Relationships, Relationship Concerns, Self Identity, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Bipolar, Impulse Control, Self-management Training, Exercise Training Routine, Dual Diagnosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, LGBTQ Concerns, Infidelity, Marriage Counseling, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Creativity, Infertility, Life Transitions, Bereavement, Aging concerns, Caregiver Stress, Career Counseling, Sleep/Insomnia, Academic Underachievement, Crisis Intervention, Boundary Setting, Guilt, Meditation, Domestic Violence

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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