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Zerek Mayes, LCSW

Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

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

License information

IL LCSW 149024349


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

Zerek is so great at what he does and was exactly the therapist I was hoping to find on Better Help. He has such a genuinely involved approach and is truly invested in helping whichever way he can. He’s a great listener and understood even when the subject matter felt a little complex to explain. Many thanks to Zerek for sharing his gift with our family!

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Zerek for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I love this guy. He’s super easy to talk to, especially if your introverted and not a big talker. He’s asks probing questions that require you to be introspective, but not defensive. I love how he tells you how he’s interpreting your responses and gives you the opportunity to confirm or adjust his assessment. I always feel that he’s listening intently and making subtle adjustments to his approach so that he’s hitting all the things that motivate and strengthen me. During our first interview, it was so clear that he wanted to really understand me and tailor his approach to what works best for me. Never had any doctor show as much care and attention to detail as he does.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Zerek for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I met with Zerek on a weekly basis for about three months, and had an incredible and life changing experience. He was professional, attentive, and I could tell that he really did care. He takes notes, and remains positive and non-judgemental. As I wrap up therapy now, I want to note of how grateful and appreciative I will always be for Zerek!

Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Zerek for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is so nice and understanding

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Zerek for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue