Lynn  Zakeri

Lynn Zakeri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Skokie practice (updated November 11, 2019)

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Northfield practice (updated November 11, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Lynn Zakeri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Skokie and Northfield, IL who works with adolescents and adults across the lifespan. She specializes in anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, parenting, and college mental health.

Lynn believes it is important to not only help clients develop new coping strategies and change thought patterns but also dig deep to explore what their triggers are and how past experiences may have even influenced who they are today. She utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Supportive Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. She takes a relational approach that focuses on how clients interact with others and view their relationships.

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.


College 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

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

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

General expertise


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: $165 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $165
  • Initial session: $165 (45min)

Therapist's note

Lynn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Skokie practice

4254 Emerson Street

Skokie, IL 60076

  • 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

778 West Frontage Road

Suite 114

Northfield, IL 60093

  • 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

Work and Education

Private Practice, 15 years

School Social Worker. 11 years

Elected Board Member, NASW

U of I, Psychology Degree

Jane Adams, MSW Degree


  • English

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