Therapist • Leader • Educator
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With a Doctorate in Psychology, Karla has earned degrees in a range of disciplines including: Business Administration, from Lincoln Land Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Human Development Counseling, as well as Master of Arts degree in INO-Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield. In addition, to round out her knowledge of educational systems at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, Karla furthered her graduate education with significant coursework in Educational Leadership.
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For 15 years, Karla has worked as licensed clinician meeting and exceeding the highest of industry standards.
Karla Ivankovich has been a Licensed Counselor since 1999. A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) licensed to diagnose and treat issues involving mental and behavioral health. To qualify as an LCPC, an individual must possess a graduate degree, complete advanced training, have extensive clinical work experience, and pass a state-certified licensing examination.
As a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), Karla is nationally recognized as a professional with training in best practices in distance counseling. Distance counseling is a counseling approach that takes the best practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique advantages and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques.
Board Certified by the American Psychotherapy Association (BCPC) In addition to holding a LCPC and DCC Licensure, Karla is also Board Certified by the American Psychotherapy Association.
Lincoln Land Community College Honored Alumnae
Top Ranked Executives – National Council of American Executives
Who’s Who Among Professional Women
Community Advocate – Senior Center
Community Service Award – TurnOut Movement Arts Studio
Woman of Character – UIS Women’s Issues Caucus
Who’s Who Among American Women
Excellence in Service – Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Sigma Upsilon International
Outstanding Master’s Student Chi Sigma Iota - Sigma Sigma Upsilon International
Karla hosts a radio show called Life and Love, with her partner, Dr. Daniel Ivankovich. The show airs on the iHeart radio network (WVON 1690) each Sunday night 11:00pm – 1:00am CST. Karla’s thoughts suggest that we live in a chaotic world, and an amazing relationship can carry us through the best & worst of times. LIFE AND LOVE addresses everything you thought you knew about relationships and everything you didn’t know. When school is in session, Professor Karla and Dr. Dan guide you through the reality of relationships with hilarity, humor and hope…all in the name of love.
Take Control and Live your Life! "Live your life...memories are made in your mind and your heart...not on a screen" - Karla Ivankovich
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