Staff Therapist-Lakeview Office
Zinal Patel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago. She earned her BA from University of Illinois, Chicago, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. Ms. Patel completed her Masters program in Social Work with specialization in Gerontology and Medical Social Work, from California State University, Bakersfield. While in California, she completed her graduate internships in healthcare settings where she provided patients with individual therapy and case management services.
Ms. Patel has several years of experience working with a diverse population of clients, with both medical and mental health concerns. Prior to joining DASC, Ms. Patel provided treatment to patients in different healthcare settings, engaging in case management, crisis management, short term individual therapy, and group work.
Ms. Patel believes an effective therapy relationship starts with mutual respect and transparency. Collaborating with clients is an essential part of her work. She is trained to work with adult clients who suffer from a range of different anxiety disorders and depression, with specialized training for Hoarding and Insomnia, along with training in various different evidence based practices such as CBT, ACT, ERP and DBT.
Zinal Patel-Staff Therapist