Zakiya Harris


Zakiya Harris, MA, LSW



About Zakiya

If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, like you’ve lost your sense of control, or unsure of how to move forward in your life, you’re in the right place.  


I was drawn to this work after realizing how deeply mental health can affect an individual’s overall health, daily functioning, and important relationships. To me, therapy is a unique experience for every individual, and together we can create the space that best fits your needs.


I would describe my therapeutic approach as client-centered, trauma-informed, and goal-oriented. With each of my clients, I find it important to center empathy, collaboration, and open communication. I often utilize mindfulness and attention to the mind-body connection in my work as well. My background in social work also grounds me to guide my clients through their own identity exploration, whether that be their race, gender, sexuality, etc. 


The relationship we have as client and therapist is my main focus. When a client knows they’re in a safe, nonjudgmental space, they’re better able to step out of their comfort zone and work towards self-understanding, self-compassion, acceptance, and healing. As a therapist, it is my intention to help my clients grow in the ways that are most important to them, so they feel better connected to and more grounded in themselves, their goals, and their relationships. 




I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I specialize in trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, transitions, relational difficulties, stress, identity exploration (racial trauma, LGBTQIA+), and spirituality.


I am a licensed social worker who graduated from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice with a Master’s in Social Work. 


In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling, and practicing mindfulness/meditation.

It takes strength to ask for help, and the first step is always the hardest, but you have what it takes to get to where you want to be. It’d be my honor to go on this new journey with you!