Hi, my name is Zamen Abo-Zebiba, and I am a Doctor of Psychology, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor. My own cultural competency is built on a lifetime of international experiences. Growing up surrounded by cultures different from my own, I was encouraged to identify and value both the commonalities and differences of the human experience. Exposure to diverse peoples was instrumental in shaping my worldview and values. My awareness and appreciation of cross-cultural understanding grows continually. I highly respect and value individuals who come from different cultural backgrounds and faiths. I feel strongly about helping people who don’t have a voice. I want to be an advocate and pursue a role that will allow me to help as many people as I can. I chose this profession because I feel passionate about it. Not many people are fortunate enough to find a job or a career that they feel so passionately about and I am thankful for that.
I have a speciality training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I utilize CBT as my primary theoretical orientation because I find it to be helpful with many different populations. I like that CBT is a collaboration between client and therapist and that they work together to problem-solve and there is an emphasis on treatment goals. I also have extensive training in a range of modalities which include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for emotional dysregulation as well as other mindfulness based therapies. I believe that it is very important for clients to be aware of their emotions and to be able to have that sense of control back. Other areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem, and relationships.
Individuals need to be in an environment where they feel safe, accepted, and not judged and this is what I provide. You have already made the first step, and I would welcome the opportunity to help you in that journey.
I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC009341 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Zamen Abo-Zebiba. 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.
Dr.Abo-Zebiba’s calm, open manner allowed me to open up about things I have not been able to do before. Being from an South Asian background myself, I felt that Dr. Abo-Zebiba was able to better understand and empathize with my concerns. She has helped me find practical ways in which I can de stress and not allow my anxiety to interfere with my life so for that I am grateful.
I spent 3-4 months with Zamen and it was a great experience. She allows me to speak, then provides insights after asking me questions.
This was my first experience in therapy and I’ve recommended to a lot of friends to start therapy because of my positive experience. In fact I’ve had 4 friends that have thought about therapy, start to go after I told them.
I could not have been anymore lucky to get a great therapist on my first try.
Zamen provided a warm and empathic presence each time we met. She supported me to reach tangible goals that otherwise would have felt more daunting if not for her affirmations and validations.
Zamen is amazing!! So understanding and supportive and has great ways to help with the healing process. It's not just talk therapy. Highly recommend her!!
Zamen was kind, patient, and understanding during our sessions. I felt heard and she helped point me in the right direction when I felt lost. Thank you Zamen!
She’s helped me immensely. Life has been fairly challenging for me, and she’s been able to help guide me along to higher ground.
Zamen is thoughtful and kind. She has a calming and welcome voice that makes it easy to open up and feel like I’m in a safe space. She reflects back what I am saying in a way that helps me listen to what I am saying and work through whatever is on my mind. I never thought phone therapy would be for me but the flexibility is incredible and removes the anxiety of having to stick to the same time every week. With Zamen I feel heard and valued and proud that I can have so much agency over my mental health.
Zamen is very friendly and understanding. I personally am more open than others are, but she always asks if I feel comfortable with sharing personal stuff, so I think she is very respectful. She is the first counselor I've ever talked to about my issues and she understood right away what I'm going through. She also challenges me (in a kind way) about my issues, and I'm thankful for that because she made me open my eyes. I'm glad to have her as my first counselor!
I am very happy with Zamen as my first experience with a therapist!
Zamen is extremely patient and understanding. Also helps me work through problems and always brings the focus back on my well-being.
Zamen is amazing and I like that she lets me rant and then gives me constructive feedback that includes how I've participated in my own mistreatment as a way to recognize my own coping mechanisms. She doesn't need to sugar coat anything because she isn't harsh or unreasonable but reminds you of your own power in a kind and gentle way.
Fantastic, understanding, great listener, supportive.
Zamen has been great. She is very attentive and a great listener. She is very astute and understanding. She also will call me out, and give me some tough love if necessary. Which I appreciate and respect. I’ve tried therapy many times and never found someone that I felt comfortable to dig deep into my past and be completely open with. I now think I have found that person. And the app helps immensely. Being able to chat while sitting at home cuddling with my puppies, and having the ambiance I feel safe and comfortable in- is a complete life changer
She listens and offers positive advice and support. Sometimes I feel it would be much harder to carry on without her support.
She has been extremely helpful in seeing mistakes and patterns I make myself go through. Always courteous and attentive to what I’m saying. I appreciate the time she takes to listen to how I feel.
I'm really glad that I took the opportunity to talk with Zamen! She is an excellent counselor. The whole time she was supportive, helpful, and intuitive. I feel I gained some wisdom and advice that I can certainly use-both now and in the future. She encouraged personal growth on many levels and was a considerate ally on my journey of change.