Connecting In Therapy (Part 2)

Before I was a therapist, I would write a lot more.  I was the student that would choose a paper over an exam anyday and bluebooks actually brought relief over multiple choice.  Writing was never hard for me.  In fact, writing was a way for me to put my thoughts somewhere.  I wrote in journals throughout…

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Connecting With My Ideal Client

“Who is your ideal client” is a question I get asked a lot.  If I am being honest in my answer, the truth is that it is the person who shows up.  When a person sits on my couch, across from me, they become the bravest person I know.  They answer all my questions thoughtfully…

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Connecting Social (Media) Savvy

As a parent who is a therapist, I have the wisdom of my clients behind me when guiding social etiquette protocol in a world of social media.  Both my kids had to be a certain age before upgrading from a “slide” phone to a smart phone because I knew the upgrade meant so much more…

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Connecting Over Career Choices

Do you want to take a free Premium Career Test?  Read on to see if this is helpful for you. I often see clients who say they are stuck.  They don’t know what they want “to do”. Whether a college student deciding which major to choose/change, or a young adult who “needs a job” or…

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Connecting, IRL, with College Freshmen

IRL… The Transition to College 2018 In 2010 I made my first Powerpoint as a clinical therapist in private practice  It was a presentation on the transition from high school to college, and I had been hired to present at my alma mater, New Trier High School.  I gave the same presentation again the following spring…

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Connecting Kindly

Sometimes, when something is meaningful to me, I see it and hear it more frequently.  I may be more tuned in to it, or it may be a coincidence.  Either way, this new year, it is something I want to keep thinking about.  I continue to hear about, see, and think about the difference between…

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Connecting Because We Can

I had the agonizing and amazing opportunity to redo my website with someone who I think is very talented.  In the process, I had to answer questions I had never considered before.  What is my specialty?  My areas of expertise?  My ideal client?  What kind of therapy do I do? You can imagine his frustration…

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New Website, New Blog

I wanted to thank you for subscribing to my blog.  I have moved the blog to a “page”/tab on my new website, hopefully for easier navigation.  I am excited about the new look of www.lynnzakeri.com and have been doing a lot of reflecting on my work.  A new entry to my blog will publish soon- in…

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