Lynn Zakeri, Therapist in Skokie, Illinois — Zencare
Lynn  Zakeri
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Lynn Zakeri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin Accepting Online
Skokie, Northfield (Rebecca only is also in Evanston) Accepting In-person
Updated December 30, 2022

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 (and the recipient of the NASW-IL Social Worker of the Year award!) 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.

If Lynn's availability is full, her associates have their own expertise (CADC, Art, EMDR Trauma, ED, etc) who are a part of the Lynn Zakeri LCSW Clinical Services, PLLC practice. They see clients at a reduced rate and Lynn works hard to make sure YOU find the best fit.


Message to clients

I know the first call is the hardest. I am really responsive, warm, and genuine while also smart, practical and insightful. I know how hard trusting someone new is. That is up to me to earn, and my intuitive listening skills, combined with my curiosity, lends itself to a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship quickly. I find hope when you can't, I see possibility when you don't, and I support you on your path to self-awareness, self-compassion and self-reflection. I go at your pace, and know when to challenge you and when to observe.

I work hard. I did not add associates to my practice until COVID and that was only because my mission has always been "no dead ends". I make sure you find the right fit for you, for your best interest, because you know yourself best. I answer every inquiry quickly and timely and never stop prioritizing everyone who trusts my practice and works with me/us. If your situation is complicated, I help you disentangle. Call me and feel me out and you will know if it feels right.

Let me know what else I can tell you- there is likely not a situation I have not encountered and I would be honored to be a part of your team.


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

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Appt with Licensed Associate: $160 (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 fee ranges from $190-$250

My associates are all $160


Location(s)

Skokie practice
4254 Emerson Street, Skokie, Illinois 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 (Rebecca only is also in Evanston) practice
310 S, N Happ Rd, Suite 216, Northfield, Illinois 60093
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-8
  • Tue 8-8
  • Wed 8-8
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8-8
  • Sat 8-4
  • 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

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-7
  • Tue 8-5
  • Wed 8-7
  • Thu 8-5
  • Fri 8-6
  • Sat 8-6
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-8
  • Tue 8-8
  • Wed 8-8
  • Thu 8-8
  • Fri 8-8
  • Sat 8-5
  • Sun 8-5

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

Indiana: 34009380A

Wisconsin: 10094 - 123


Languages

English


Publications

  • Lynn
    Therapy with Lynn Zakeri

    We interviewed Lynn Zakeri and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.