Zachary DeVore, LCPC

Zachary is a trauma-informed and DBT trained therapist.  He has worked for the past 7 years in helping individuals, families, and couples navigate through the difficult moments that life often throws at them, across the life span.  He believes strongly that when we struggle in life, that it is not a sign of weakness or a failing.  Struggles are sadly natural parts of life, and something that we all go through at some point.  Getting help through those struggles should not be a scary or intimidating experience.  It does not matter if a person feels like their struggle is overwhelmingly large, or something that they feel is small, it is still a struggle and sometimes everyone needs a little bit of help.
Zachary has completed the Gottman Level 1 training to facilitate Couples navigate through conflicts ranging from difficulties in communication, to the journey of repairing and restoring broken trust which sometimes occur during the course of a relationship.  His approach to therapy is to focus on the needs of the client, and helping them to be their most authentic self possible.  It is important to him that clients feel like therapy is a place where they can truly be themselves.  He offers a place where clients will feel heard and validated while also being challenged and pushed to work towards their identified goals. 
Some of Zachary’s areas of interest are:Couple’s Therapy
Affair Recovery
Trauma Survivors (male and female)
Sexual dysfunctions and Concerns
Family therapy
Mood Disorders
Neuro-Divergent (ADHD, Autism, Etc.)
and More
Coming from a background in DBT along with Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Client Centered therapies allows Zachary to better meet clients where they are at, to better work with them to achieve their goals.  He strives to make therapy a positive environment for growth and development.  Offering compassion, understanding, and sometimes a bit of humor to de-mystify the process of therapy into something that feels not just real, but attainable.  You will likely hear Zachary say to you at some point that, “It doesn’t matter if a person is drowning in an ocean, or drowning in a puddle.  They are still drowning and deserve help.  That’s what his job is, to give that help and support regardless of your situation.”  He stands by that statement as a reflection of his approach to clients and whatever they bring to therapy with them. 
Zachary is currently accepting new clients at Schaumburg and St. Charles.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment.