"I recognize that each person has wisdom and insight into their own healing and that it is a privilege to serve clients as they work towards their goals. I believe we derive meaning in our lives from living in accordance to our values."
Congratulations to Zarah for being named "Best Mental Health Services Provider (Individual)" in Little Village's Best of the CRANDIC!!!
Approach & Specialities
As a clinician, I look forward to learning about what’s important to you and discovering together how to incorporate your values into your daily life. Clients describe me as nonjudgmental and empathetic.
I specialize in treating substance use, depression, anxiety and trauma. I recognize that we all develop adaptive ways of coping with hardships such as stress, trauma, grief and loss that may not serve us in living the life we desire. I utilize a person-centered approach to develop alongside you different ways of managing emotions that allows you to live life not dictated by fear or avoidance. I won’t tell you how to think, act or feel. I will tailor coping strategies to your needs utilizing concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Integrated Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. I believe in collaboration and look forward to working with you.
I have been serving members of the Iowa City community since 2017, ranging in issues from substance use, housing insecurity, mental health and advocacy. I am a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Masters of Social Work program.