Lynn Zakeri's style🥇 Empowering 🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 👂 Listener
Why Lynn Zakeri chose to be in the helping profession
I possess a natural talent for active listening, allowing me to fully engage with your story and comprehend the intricate aspects of your challenges. Consider me an expert puzzle solver, adept at piecing together the different elements to gain a comprehensive understanding of what lies beneath your struggles. Drawing from my wealth of experience and wisdom, I am able to provide valuable insights, practical strategies, and guidance tailored to your unique circumstances.
Choosing to be a part of the helping profession was a conscious decision driven by my passion for assisting individuals in their personal journeys. Witnessing the transformative power of therapy firsthand, I recognized the profound impact it can have on people's lives. I am fueled by the opportunity to empower others, supporting them as they navigate their way toward healing, growth, and self-discovery.
Lynn Zakeri's approach
One of my greatest strengths as a therapist is my ability to establish meaningful connections and cultivate a warm therapeutic relationship, even with those who may initially feel apprehensive. I have witnessed the positive impact this connection can have, as clients often experience improvements and benefits right from the start. Whether you are struggling with anxiety and worry, feeling overwhelmed by sadness or depression, or simply seeking guidance in setting and achieving goals, I am here to meet you where you are and help you move forward. My empathetic and compassionate approach allows me to connect effectively with clients of all ages, including men, women, teens, and children. I would be honored to have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and work together toward your well-being.
What you can expect from sessions with Lynn Zakeri
During our sessions, my goal is to ensure that you leave feeling better each time we meet. Drawing on a cognitive-behavioral approach and utilizing the principles of attachment theory, I have achieved successful outcomes working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families.
My style is characterized by a practical and solution-focused approach, where we delve into coping mechanisms and strategies that can be applied in your daily life. I also prioritize creating a warm and engaging therapeutic environment where you feel seen and understood.
One of my key strengths is my ability to genuinely connect with who you are as an individual, bringing authenticity to our sessions. Together, we will progress at a pace that feels comfortable and natural to you, ensuring meaningful and sustainable progress along your therapeutic journey.
Lynn Zakeri's experience working with the Jewish community
I am dedicated to serving religious families and individuals, and while I may not be part of the community myself, I have a deep understanding and appreciation for its unique dynamics and challenges. My approach is rooted in cultural competence and sensitivity, ensuring that I work within your framework and honor your values. There is no judgment here, only a genuine desire to support you on your journey.
I recognize the importance of maintaining a safe and inclusive space where you can freely express your thoughts and concerns without fear of being misunderstood or judged. I understand the intricacies of religious life and the specific issues that may arise within this context. My goal is to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate these challenges while staying true to your beliefs and values.
By working with clients from various religious backgrounds, I have gained valuable insights and developed effective strategies to address the unique needs and experiences that may arise. I understand the delicate balance between personal growth and staying rooted in your faith, and I am committed to helping you find that balance.
Lynn Zakeri's Book Recommendation Zone
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Trauma Focused Therapy
People I work withChildren (6-12) Adolescents (13-18) Adults Couples Groups
Personal religious affiliationsOther
Jewish community experienceModerate
Where people can see me in personChicago
Emerson Street & North Kildare Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076, USA, Skokie, Illinois
15 years in practice
Licensed to work in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Washington, DC, Wisconsin
- Social Worker of the Year by NASW-Illinois 2022