Zach Leezer, LCSW, CCATP
Zach received his Master of Social Work in Mental Health from The University of Illinois at Chicago and his Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Bradley University. He has also received extensive training to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). Zach has experience and advanced training in providing CBT and exposure and response prevention (ERP) based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing anxiety disorders and OCD. Zach also has training and experience treating depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, substance use disorders, and trauma. In addition, he has obtained advanced training in the treatment of trichotillomania, skin picking and other body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). He has special interest in working with individuals in the LGBTQ community, particularly with their relationship to religion including but not limited to religious deconversion. He also enjoys helping clients improve their self-esteem. His treatment approach is affirming, collaborative, and task-oriented with a touch of humor.
What Light on Anxiety Clients Have To Say About Their Experience Working With Zach Leezer:
“I wanted to share a note about Zach’s work with my son. He has been just amazing with him – I have seen my child open up and most importantly be open to new situations and ideas since he has started working with Zach. I’m thrilled by his progress in such a short time, and also so thankful for how communicative Zach is with me. He’s wonderful!”
“Zach, you are the best therapist I’ve ever had. Thanks for everything.”
“Thanks so much for all of your help Zach! I never imagined feeling better so quickly. I am so thankful for you, your approach and your friendly, nonjudgmental ear”