Education

Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, 2016
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Master of Social Work, 2019
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Grief/Loss

Meet Zara

Zara has prior experience working with children and families in a variety of settings including doing ABA therapy with children on the Autism spectrum, residential mental health treatment, foster/adoptive care, and schools. She has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, grief/loss, and other concerns. 

Zara utilizes a strengths-based, solution-focused approach when working with clients to empower and support them in achieving their goals and reaching a healthy level of functioning. She particularly enjoys using play therapy techniques along with elements of narrative and cognitive-behavioral approaches when working with children. She has also had training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

In her spare time, Zara enjoys painting and watching basketball.

Author

Mental Health Tips From Zara

childhood anxiety
Parenting
Zara Teichrow, LMSW

Childhood Anxiety is Not Always What You Might Think

Meltdowns, tantrums, defiance, or aggressive behavior can mask underlying feelings of anxiety. Typically when we see a child being defiant at home or school, our first thought might be, “that child is angry” and “they don’t like to follow rules.” Or we might say “that child is disrespectful.” But, underneath that anger or tantrum, are often feelings of overwhelming anxiety or worry.

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suicide awareness
Suicide
Zara Teichrow, LMSW

Suicide is Not Painless

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, but preventing suicide is a topic that should never drop out of the conversation — no matter what time of year it is. Suicide can be preventable, and it is important to take seriously. We can all play an important role in preventing suicide.

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