Board of Directors

Jeff Zacharias

Jeff Zacharias

Chicago District Chair, 2017-2018

Jeff Zacharias (MSW, Loyola University Chicago; ACSW; LCSW; CSAT; CAADC) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC), Board Registered Interventionist (BRI-I) and Registered Dual Disorder Professional (RDDP) with extensive clinical experience in both the mental health and addictions fields. Currently, he is owner/clinical director of New Hope Recovery Center located in Chicago. Additionally he is president of New Hope Counseling Center which is a group practice sparked by the work of New Hope Recovery Center. He also maintains a private practice in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. He has been working in the social work field since 2005. His primary areas of expertise include working within the LGBTQI community, all forms of addiction whether substance(s) or behavioral with individual clients as well as their partners, severe and persistent mental health issues, and trauma and its impact on holistic healing. He is a member of NASW, NALGAP, and NAADAC, and currently serves on the NALGAP Board of Directors. He has extensive experience speaking nationally and internationally on issues related to addiction and the LGBTQI community, most notably at NCAD, NAADAC, GLMA, SASH, IITAP, NASW-IL, NASW National Conference, and the NAMI National Conference. He has been featured on NBC, ABC, and WGN, and was recently awarded the 2015 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Worker of the Year. 

  • 03-02-18

    Southern District CEU Event: Domestic Violence and Trauma (Mt Vernon)

  • 03-02-18

    Southern District CEU Event: Trauma and the ACE Trauma Assessment (Mt. Vernon)

  • 03-05-18

    Jane Addams District CEU Event: Self-Care (Rockford)

  • 03-09-18

    Northeastern District Ethics CEU Event: The Courageous Qualities of Ethics (Evanston)

  • 03-09-18

    Calumet District CEU Event: Financial Wellness Workshop for Social Workers (Oak Lawn)

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