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Ramona Zarate, LCPC

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About me

In 2007, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I continued my education at Marquette University and received my Master of Arts in Community Counseling with a specialization in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, in 2010.

I have worked with community mental health agencies and hospitals, helping individuals with mental health and substance use disorders regain control of their lives. I have worked in the community with women and men dealing with depression, anxiety and addiction. I worked as a substance use case manager and closely with family service agencies to assess and link individuals to the therapeutic services that best fit their needs. As a therapist, I have collaborated with physicians to ensure quality and continuity of care.

I understand that the journey in therapy is a personal one and I am committed to the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals with whom I work. I also understand the importance of caring for the whole person and integrating health services. I work with clients to build a treatment plan that best meets their specific needs. I take a strength-based approach to counseling where my clients come first.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Co-morbidity, Forgiveness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

License information

IL LCPC 180.009016


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

Very compassionate and understanding.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts

Ramona is an amazing therapist who really listens to you.

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Ramona for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She gave positive feedback and made me feel comfortable sharing things. I have used her advice and it’s worked out. Thank you so much!

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Ramona for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd