Ann Marie Zakos, LPC

Adolescents (12-17) College (18-21), Adults, Parents, Couples

Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, Grief & Loss, Relationships, Holistic Healing



I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science Degree from National Louis University. I provide a holistic approach to therapy, as well as a trauma informed approach.

Why do I provide a holistic approach?  When I was a child, I suffered from painful ear infections. They were so painful I would cry myself to sleep and pray I could make it through the night. As I got older the ear infections subsided. However, from that tremendous pain came a heightened ability to listen and hear.  I was intuitively able to hear a still, small voice inside me that said, “You will be a healer.”

At age ten, I had no idea what that even meant. Then in my adult years, my life path directed me to learn a healing modality called Reiki (Ray Key).  Through my own healing of physical and emotional pain, I discovered the connection between mind and body and the importance of integrating Eastern and Western philosophies when it comes to healing.

Clinically, I work with teens and adults and treat anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, addictions, loss, and grief. I use CBT, DBT, and Solutions Focused therapy to help clients reach their desired goals and outcomes.  I also specialize in helping individuals navigate through toxic relationships and learn empowerment tools to aid in transformation, change, and recovery.  I incorporate my background in integrative healing modalities of Reiki and Mindfulness to accompany talk therapy to heal the whole person mind, body, and soul.


For Fun

When I’m not helping to transform people’s lives, you can find in me in nature. I love biking, hiking, playing golf, tennis, and cheering on all Chicago sports teams!

To schedule an appointment, call (847) 919-9096 ext. 1

or email [email protected].