About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Jane Addams school of Social Work where I obtained a Master of Social Work Degree. I have over 10 years of experience working with children and adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, domestic violence, separation, and loss, depression. Furthermore, I have refined my skills working with adolescents and families impacted by depression, bipolar, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and homelessness.,

My years of expertise have taught me the importance of engagement, validating, and supporting those who have experienced pain, suffering, and loss. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and I focus on advocacy rather than diagnose or labels. My approach combines mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, feminist, attachment, and psycho-dynamic theories.

It takes courage to see the need for therapy and perseverance to take the steps required to initiate therapy. I will be available to you for support, a witness to your experience, and a supporter of your journey toward your ultimate goal.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.013395


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thomas Zimm. 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 Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

10/10

Written by S.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am very pleased with my therapy with Thomas. He is helping me through some very difficult and complicated issues. I would definitely recommend him as a therapist. He is very competant in his field of expertise. He is very thoughtful and sensitive when counseling me.

Written by A.B. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and career difficulties

You're an amazing listener and that alone is an amazing gift. Sometimes the best help is sharing things you can't or aren't comfortable sharing with anyone around you. Thank you!

Written by S.H. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management, and coaching

Tim was essential for me to understand what was going on and to give me the tools to get better and improve.
He was so quick in assessing and understanding, defining the causes of my troubles and immediately counseling on how to try to solve them.
All of this basically at the first meeting.
He is also someone that is able to listen and let you elaborate.
A blessing that I had crossed him on my journey.

Written by S.T. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Tom is a great counselor, very happy I was matched up with him first signing up for betterhelp. It's been a great experience thus far, I'm glad I started counseling here.

Work with me!