Joanna Zakhem, LCPC

(She/Her)

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in working with clients affected by a wide range of traumas and adverse life experiences, including sexual, physical, psychological, and emotional abuse, neglect, and grief/loss. I use a strengths-based, relational approach in my work with clients, which allows us to not only establish a trusting partnership and work with the coping strategies you already have, but also helps you learn and integrate new strategies for growth and healing.

Education & Experience

I received my Masters of Science in Art Therapy from Florida State University. I have since focused on completing advanced EMDR training, including EMDR and attachment and the intersectionality of EMDR and the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, as well as in providing trauma-informed and affirmative practices for the LGBTQ+ and GNC communities. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients in multiple settings, including a residential facility and therapeutic day school, community mental health facilities, a behavioral health hospital for children and adolescents, and a group practice.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Aetna-Northwestern