Lynn  Zakeri

Lynn Zakeri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Skokie practice (updated January 10, 2020)

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Northfield practice (updated January 10, 2020)


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


General expertise


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: $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.


Location(s)

Skokie practice

4254 Emerson Street

Skokie, IL 60076

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

778 West Frontage Road

Suite 114

Northfield, IL 60093

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

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


Languages

  • English

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