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Zaraar Zahid , LPC

Chicago, IL

Online & In-Person

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an experienced professional counselor dedicated to helping adults relieve the burdens of anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, life-stage issues, issues experienced by POC and LGBTQIA+ communities and various other human experiences.

Something to know about my approach is that I work to nurture the strengths you already possess but may be unaware of, and I support and encourage personal growth whatever that may look like for you. I provide the space needed to challenge negative thoughts for better self-awareness. I value a client-centered approach – the belief that every client is unique and has had subjective experiences. I believe that clients must be understood using the lenses of their own lives and so I work with clients at their own pace to encourage and support vulnerability and growth. We will work together to alleviate the obstacles that stand in your way.

I have spent an extensive amount of time working with patients struggling with depression; and other mood disorders, trauma, life-stage issues, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, other anxiety disorders, intellectual disabilities, and various personality disorders. I have also had dedicated experience working with LGBTQIA+ communities that are influenced by cultural and religious values. I strive to instill trust and curiosity in my clients through honesty and empathy. I utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, ACT, and other therapeutic approaches to achieve treatment goals that are tailored to the client's needs.

I practice at Astute Counseling & Wellness Services. I offer individual sessions for clients aged 18 and above and specialize in LGBTQIA+ concerns, depression; and other mood disorders, life-stage issues, anxiety, and identity concerns.

If you feel like you are ready to take a step into this journey, reach out to me so we can talk about what healing and growing may look like for you. There is no quick-fix in mental health, but there is a safe and understanding place for you to be you.



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Astute Counseling & Wellness Services

3001 North Southport Avenue
Suite Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60657 US


Office is ADA Accessible

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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