Based out of the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Jeff Zacharias is a counselor and interventionist with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Georgetown. He is an LCSW, CSAT, CAADC and BRI-I and serves as clinical director and president of New Hope Recovery Center. Zacharias also maintains his own private practice where he treats alcoholics and addicts, as well as those with eating disorders, self-injury issues and other related psychological conditions. Though Zacharias’ clientele consists mainly of LGBTQ clients, specific issues can range widely, which is why he continued on to become more broadly certified as a counselor. He provides support for both addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Having been in recovery himself for the past 11 years, Zacharias became interested in working with the LGBTQ community when he noticed the lack of support services available. After returning to school to become a licensed social worker, he began building his practice and focusing on the unique needs of this demographic. Over the past four years, Zacharias has held positions at The Center on Halsted, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois and New Hope Recovery Center, which he owns.
Zacharias’ focus on LGBTQ issues is what most sets him apart from other interventionists and counselors in his field. Trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including CBT and DBT, Zacharias specializes in compulsive sexual behavior intertwined with drug abuse.
Many of Zacharias’ services take place in an office setting and are less geared towards surprise interventions and more towards focused and ongoing therapy. Still, while most of his services are based out of Chicago, he is willing to travel for in-home interventions in certain cases. His approach is based primarily on the Johnson Model, which emphasizes seeking further treatment, as well as the ARISE Model, which incorporates the family. Preparation time with each family varies on a case-by-case basis. Because Zacharias can offer treatment himself, clients often continue to work with him after initial contact. Similarly, those who come in through New Hope may work with him concurrently or as aftercare.
Post-Intervention and Summary
As a private practice, treatment plans for Zacharias’ clients are largely open-ended and often include aftercare and relapse prevention services available after the initial intervention. His affiliation with New Hope Memorial Center provides additional support for primary care.
In all, Jeff Zacharias is a good choice for intervention services and ongoing treatment for the LGBTQ community in the Chicago area, especially when there may be a co-occurring issue of sex addiction and chemical dependency.
4770 Lincoln Ave, Ste 211
Chicago, IL 60625
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