The National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter (NASW-IL) is honoring Lynn R. Zakeri, B.S. '95, as the 2022 Social Worker of the Year.
Lynn is the owner of "Lynn Zakeri LCSW Clinical Services, PLLC, in Skokie, Illinois. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to work with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. Her style is described as practical, focusing a lot on coping mechanisms and strategies, but also warm and engaging.
She enjoys assisting in the progress and achievement of attaining goals, and clients’ needs are prioritized, addressed, and met. Lynn also volunteers and serves on many committees with NASW and the community.
In support of their nomination of Lynn, colleague Susan L. Adler, LCSW, wrote: “Lynn’s refusal to accept a dead-end, her perseverance on behalf of worthy and dignified clients, her passion for progress, her joy in solutions, and her relationships, professionally and personally, make it clear: Lynn Zakeri does not simply practice social work; Lynn Zakeri truly is a social worker.”