Lynn  Zakeri

Lynn Zakeri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois, Michigan, Ohio Accepting Online
Skokie, Northfield Accepting In-person
Updated June 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Lynn Zakeri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Skokie and Northfield, IL. A seasoned clinician, she welcomes adolescents and adults across the lifespan, with expertise in anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Lynn especially enjoys working with clients in the midst of formative life transitions, such as entering or graduating college and becoming a parent, when old challenges may reemerge and come to a head.

Lynn works with clients to address not only their most pressing symptoms, but also the root causes that may lie beneath the surface. She uses a two-pronged approach to equip clients with new coping strategies and change unhelpful thought patterns while also taking a deep dive into how early experiences inform their view of themselves and others.

Lynn makes her clients feel at ease the moment they walk through the door. She is passionate about the work she does and looks forward to supporting you as you take the first step towards change. Outside of private practice, she is an elected board member of the National Association of Social Workers’ local chapter, and is dedicated to furthering her continued education on best-practice approaches on a regular basis. In addition to being a therapist, Lynn is a wife, mother, sister, and daughter.


Message to clients

I know the first call is the hardest. I am really responsive, warm, and genuine while also smart, practical and insightful.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Lynn Zakeri is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $190 (45min)
  • Initial session: $190 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

My rates changed in 2021 with a couple sliding scale options


Location(s)

Skokie practice
4254 Emerson Street, Skokie, IL 60076
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Sat Upon request
  • Sun Closed

Northfield practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9-1
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8-1
  • Sun 9-11

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Sat Upon request
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat 9-4
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 15 years
School Social Worker
NASW, Elected Board Member

Jane Adams, MSW Degree
U of I, Psychology Degree


Licensure

Illinois: 149009313

Michigan: 6801109505


Languages

English