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Episode 86:

Toxic People and How to Deal With Them with Lynn Zakeri, LCSW


Session Notes

We hear the word "toxic" all the time: "toxic person", "toxic relationship", "toxic workplace"...but what does it actually mean?

In this episode of Music Therapy, therapist Lynn Zakeri and I explore what we mean by "toxic person" and give you tips on how to deal with the toxic people in your life!

We cover:

  • What exactly is a “toxic person”?

  • How do you know if you’re dealing with a toxic person?

  • How does a toxic person make you feel?

  • How does a toxic person behave?

  • Why are some people “toxic”?

  • How do you deal with a toxic person you can’t escape (family member, etc)?

  • Can you change a toxic person?

  • How to deal with guilt when setting boundaries?

  • How to approach a disagreement/conflict with a toxic person?

  • How do I know someone is toxic?  How do I know I’m not the problem?

  • My bandmate is toxic, but they also are very creative and add a lot to the band.  What do I do?

And more!

Lynn Zakeri's Bio:

Lynn R. Zakeri, LCSW is a therapist in the Chicago area whose passion is to help people figure out what is wrong and help them feel better again. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families on many issues, including anxiety, depression, transitions, work ethics/motivation, young adult goal setting, self esteem, anger, family dysfunction (present or past), marital therapy, new mom stress, social skills, trauma, self-harming, and eating disorders, among others. She enjoys assisting in the progress and achievement of attaining goals. She has worked in the school setting and private practice, and recently expanded her practice. She now has associates that work with her, ensureing that those seeking therapy can find an opening at Lynn Zakeri, LCSW Clinical Services, PLLC. Lynn serves on many committees and when she is not working, she is being a soccer mom.

Lynn Zakeri's Website



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