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Nabeel Zabak, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I listen, really listen. I am an experienced and compassionate therapist, social worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

I have over 29 years of experience in mental health, social services, and substance abuse assessments and treatment.

My clients are adults, teens, parents, couples, and families. I worked in an inpatient setting, outpatient setting, elementary, middle, alternative and high schools. I helped write grants, developed and implemented anger management, partnering, sex education, and bullying programs and curriculum to eleven different school districts.

Some of the issues generally brought to therapy are stress management, anger management, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family issues, relationship issues, struggling with career and home life balance, and other normal life issues.

In relationship counseling, my goal is to help couples negotiate their needs and wants in or out of a married relationship. This can be a challenge. However, If both partners are willing to try, the success rate greatly increases.

My 29 years of varied experience have given me the opportunity and honor to work with preteens, teens, high functioning teens, high functioning adults, and couples.

In addition, I have helped families with children develop balance and harmony by improving communication, boundaries and assertiveness skills.

Stress, anxiety, anger, lack of empathy, not saying a genuine thank you once in a while, not praising one's partner for doing and for being, not dealing with one's frustrations, and lack of assertive and faulty communication styles are a few of the root causes of anxiety, depression which is some of the reasons we seek therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, has been proven to help with anxiety and depression. CBT in it's basic form states that, what you think is who you feel and how you feel leads to the way you behave. (think, feel, act.)

However, I have been trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and have utilized Gestalt, Rogerian, REBT, and NLP Therapy in various ways to meet each client's needs.

All talk about theory aside, I am easy to talk to to, I listen, I attend, and honor each and every client I meet.

I am non judgmental, open and not rigid. Meaning I am interactive, unless clients wants to process and I will honor that with minimal feedback for most of the session.

My 29 plus years experience with children, couples and families have made me a flexible and experienced therapist.

My cultural background and ability to speak 3 languages only helps me to understand and honor differences. I focus on positives not negatives.

I also hope that clients understand that Therapy can make a difficult and painful situation worse. Positive outcomes in therapy is not guaranteed.

I good therapist only puts in about 15% of energy into a 45 or 50 minute session, 40% of the energy comes from the clients during the session and the remainder 45% comes from the client outside the session.

A good therapist never works harder than the client.

I welcome the honor of working with you when you are ready to begin the process of reunification.

Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you feel would help you choose the right therapist for your son or daughter

I will be glad to answer any and all questions that I can answer.

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

TX LPC 57882


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nabeel Zabak. 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.

Nabeel Zabak has been with me for more than a 1 1/2 now. I believe divine intervention allowed me to have a therapist such as Nabeel. I was hurling towards Burn Out, and needed help. His guidance has allowed me to work through "the why", "the how", and "what now"? His experience is unmatched with my previous therapist (no knock to my previous ones). But when you find the right therapist the and consent to your own internal reflection. Your life trajectory changes for the good, and joy filled life. Thank you Nabeel.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Nabeel for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

BetterHelp has been invaluable. My therapist is wonderful and I feel supported, connected, and sincerely think he’s the best therapist there ever, ever was.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Nabeel for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Absolutely wonderful therapist with decades of experience! He takes time to truly listen. He will never pressure you to talk about anything you don't want to. He will let you open up at the pace that's right for you. Would highly recommend to anyone!

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Nabeel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coaching, and adhd

Amazing service, very thoughtful, caring and helpful. I would highly recommend him.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Nabeel for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Nabeel has been instrumental in helping me understand what I’ve been going through and given me concrete steps to help me improve myself

Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Nabeel for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Nabeel immediately put me at ease. He is easy to talk to and seems genuinely interested in who I am as a person. I feel like he is motivated to help me.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Nabeel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching