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Daniel Rovak

Counseling Intern

Daniel (he/him) is a Masters level counseling intern. Daniel is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Science in Sport and Human Performance from Adler University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Governors State University.

Daniel works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide assistance with

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and Mood Disorders

  • School Related Stressors

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Family Issues

  • Body Image Issues

  • Codependency

  • Time/Organizational Management

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Motivation

  • Attention and Focus

Daniel has experience counseling adolescents and young adults at the University of St. Francis, assisting students with life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and trauma, mood disorders, family issues, and time/ organizational management. He works to build strong relationships with his clients. Daniel meets clients where they are and provides an environment that is open, honest, and judgement free. He understands that everyone comes from different experiences and environments, which is embraced and considered within the counseling relationship.

Daniel utilizes a Cognitive Behavior approach, teaching clients to understand how their thoughts and behaviors co-exist; working to make small improvements by re-framing perspectives and changing undesired behavioral patterns. Daniel also works from a mindfulness perspective, teaching clients to work towards being present, and achieving comfort with mind and body awareness, which aids in attention and anxiety related concerns. Additionally, Daniel helps patients to understand their strengths and successes to build the confidence to move forward.

Daniel also has experience working with the Hoffman Estates Soccer Club and the track team at North Park University. He has worked with boys and girls in youth and college sports with ages ranging from 6 to 20, collaborating with individual athletes and teams. He uses a Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness approach to help athletes with anxiety, attention, communication, and motivation. He has used visualization and sensory exercises to attune athlete’s minds with their bodies, which allows them to build every aspect of their performance. Daniel uses creative activities and discussions to address any concern based on the needs of the athlete.

Click to view my Blog "Is Your Child Struggling with Performance Pressure"

Click to view my Infographic on Performance Psychology

Click to view my presentation on How to Deal with Perfectionism in Students 

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