Staff Therapist-Lakeview Office
Zinal Patel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. Ms. Patel went on to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Bakersfield, specializing in Gerontology and Medical Social Work. Ms. Patel completed graduate practicums at Elderlife Adult Day Healthcare affiliated with Kern County Hospital and Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center affiliated with UCLA Medical Center.
Ms. Patel has several years of experience working with a diverse population of clients, with both medical and mental health diagnoses. Prior to joining DASC, Ms. Patel provided treatment to clients in various settings such as Long Term Care facilities, Community Hospitals and Outpatient Oncology Centers. Ms. Patel works predominantly with adults who experience a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, OCD, and relationship issues.
Ms. Patel engages in evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. She finds importance in expanding her knowledge on the most recent evidence-based therapy modalities and is committed to improving her training by receiving ongoing consultation and supervision.
Zinal Patel-Staff Therapist