Merna Zora

LMSW, LCSW

About Me

It is my highest priority to make sure each person feels welcomed and safe in an un-biased environment. My passion involves helping each individual reach their moment of empowerment through the therapeutic journey. If you have been struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, loss, navigating through major life changes, familial or interpersonal relationships etc., this is the perfect opportunity to gain back control of your life!

I am a Licensed Clinician in the state of Illinois and Michigan. I have my Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and have been a practicing clinician for over 5 years. I implement a variety of interventions and styles such as CBT, Narrative and Solution-Focused therapy, to better accommodate with what works best for each individual.

I speak Arabic fluently and have worked with various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cultural competency, validation and encouragement are pillars in my therapeutic style. Please feel free to consider getting in contact with me.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801098871 (Expires: 2026-02-16)

LCSW #149.023856 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Merna Zora. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.A. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Thank you a ton!

Written by H.A. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Merna’s great. She understands and relates to my issues. She also isn’t afraid to tell me what I need to hear even if it’s hard to swallow. Best therapist I’ve had.

Written by S.E. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Merna is absolutely great! She is very understanding and has a lot of wisdom behind her words. She is also able to remember the main topic and come back to it if I get sidetracked which I appreciate a lot. I would definitely recommend Merna to everyone!

Written by D.A. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Merna is extremely relatable and and easy to talk to. Non-judgemental and really listens to what you have to say and what you are going through.

Written by C.O. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Merna is incredibly direct, wastes no time getting to the point and being accurate about the points she makes, listens very well, wonderfully punctual, offers a variety of ways to contact and conversate, she makes me feel very comfortable, and adds the perfect level of humor to some of the darkest moments I’ve gone through, hands down one of the best therapists I’ve had and I am going to happily continue seeing her for as long as I am able to.

Written by J.E. on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Merna is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend working with her!

Written by A.I. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem

I feel lucky to have been matched with Meena

Written by A.N. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Merna is amazing. I would recommend to anyone to her .

Written by E.R. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Great therapy so far

Written by J.I. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Merna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Merna is a wonderful therapist. She is a really good match for me. I look forward to our weekly chats because talking to her is like talking to a friend. I feel like I can be open and honest with her without judgement.

Work with me!