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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, 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, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC009341
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.
Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Zamen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
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.
Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Zamen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching
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.
Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Zamen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
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!!
Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Zamen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
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!
Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Zamen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
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.
Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Zamen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem