Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Lynn Zakeri, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Skokie, IL, which is just outside of Chicago.
- A background on Lynn’s path to becoming a social worker
- Why it’s the relationship that does much of the transformative work with clients
- The most challenging aspects of Lynn’s jump from school social worker to private practice
- Why Lynn chose not to niche down (and why it has worked)
“When people ask, “What kind of a therapist are you? Are you all those other letters — CBT, DBT?” My answer is probably not a very common one, but I say that I am the kind of therapist that my client needs me to be in that session. Sometimes it’s going to be skill-based, other times it’s going to be a listener, and other times I’m going to be a challenger. It’s really [about] the relationship and the trust.”