Dr. Zena Chakar
Non-judgmental Palmetto, FL Therapist
The world as we currently know it can be a harsh and punitive place to live. Not only can it lead to our emotional struggles, but it can also hinder us from feeling safe enough to address any existing issues. As a result, I strive to create a safe and warm environment where you will feel comfortable and heard, without the worry of any judgments. My office transforms into a sanctuary that promotes honest self-reflection, gentle thought challenging, and emotion processing to help guide you into effective problem solving.
The keys to a positive and effective therapy experience are a well-developed therapeutic relationship and a collaborative process. I provide a genuine and understanding perspective that others find relatable and comforting, thus strengthening the therapeutic rapport. Additionally, as the therapist, it is my obligation to meet you where you are at. In doing so, I will guide you through the process of identifying goals, understanding etiology of problems, and implementing interventions to improve overall quality of life.
My experience working with diverse clinical presentations has given me the opportunity to increase my depth of knowledge and expand my skill set. While I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, I also have experience with persistent mental illness and personality disorders. I also have experience working with couples and families to improve relationships by addressing significant contributing issues such as- but not limited to- communication, parenting, trust, infidelity, and intimacy. Other broader topics I can help tackle are self-esteem, coping skills, trauma, grief, work-life balance, and self-care.