Danielle Zar, LCP.

Danielle helps children and adolescents achieve greater self-awareness and self-regulation, sustain closer relationships, utilize more constructive forms of coping, and achieve greater overall well being, inner happiness, and sense of self. She utilizes both interactive play and talk therapy, and her clinical interests and expertise include generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, parent-child conflict, behavior regulation, and working with gender non-conforming and transgender children and their families.

In addition to her work with children and adolescents, Danielle specializes in parent education. She offers parent guidance to adult clients who are looking for coaching or support as caregivers. She helps parents utilize empathetic limits, model ideal interactions for their children, and regulate behavior in ways that foster resiliency, self-regulation and emotional security.

Danielle has extensive experience working within and collaborating with schools, and believes that incorporating children’s entire care team—school counselors, teachers, psychiatrists, etc.—yields the best results for her clients.

Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in special and elementary education from DePaul University and a master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed School Counselor, a Learning Behavioral Specialist, and a Licensed Elementary Educator.

Outside of work, Danielle can be found pursuing her passion for growing, cooking and eating spicy foods.

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