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Lynn R. Zakeri

Lynn R. Zakeri

Northeastern District Chair, 2017-2019

Lynn R. Zakeri (MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago; LCSW) began her career as a foster family worker for the city’s hardest to place children at Kaleidoscope, Inc. During her MSW schooling, she interned at both Cook County Hospital and an elementary school. She was then hired as case manager at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) where she brought her school into compliance (met all legal CPS standards, on time, regarding special education) for the first time. She continued her career as a school social worker (SSW) for ten years (six of those spent as the lead SSW) in Evanston while beginning her private practice. Her private practice continued to grow, and Lynn developed expertise in motivational interviewing, trauma, addictions, anxiety, and depression. She never tires of finding resources for those in need. She has led several groups (social skills, transition to college) and, most recently, Brené Brown’s Daring Way and Rising Strong. 


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