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Lynn Zakeri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety-Depression-Relationships-College & graduate student mental health-Adolescent mental health- Trauma-

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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, Ellen and David have their own expertise (CADC, 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. Ellen is licensed in DC, GA, and AZ as well as most of the states I am licensed in.

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.

Ellen and David, my two associates (less fee, more available), are as hard working as I am and have additional expertise in addictions and trauma.

Work and Education

Private Practice
School Social Worker
NASW, Elected Board Member

Jane Adams, MSW Degree
U of I, Psychology Degree


Illinois: 149009313 - Michigan: 6801109505 - Indiana: 34009380A - Wisconsin: 10094 - 123 - Utah: 13603189-3501 - Colorado: CSW.09929565 - Florida: TPSW2170




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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


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

Locations & Hours


Lynn Zakeri is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$175 (45min)
  • Appt with Lynn$225 (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 associate Ellen is licensed in DC, GA, FL, MI, OH, IN, MI and AZ (pending WI and CO), similar to most of the states I am licensed in. She is almost licensed in MO as well

My associates are all $175, I am $225


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