Therapist in Champaign, Illinois Neelma Zafar , Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 0-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Champaign, Illinois Neelma Zafar, LCSW

Neelma Zafar, LCSW

Neelma Zafar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. She meets the client where they are and uses validation and empathy. She gets to know them and their strengths. Neelma’s approach is trauma-focused and evidence-based therapy but she believes in empowering the clients. Neelma is trained in EMDR, DBT and CBT. Currently, she is working with sexually abused and sexually problematic children. I do family therapy sessions. Neelma immigrated from Pakistan and know personally what is “trauma.” She volunteered with refugees and worked with them on their mental health issues. Neelma volunteers at the food pantry and daily bread soup kitchen and strongly believes in giving back to the community. Outside of work, Neelma likes to travel, spend time with her family and loves the outdoors.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Caterpillar
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Health Alliance
  • Magellan
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)
  • UnityPoint
  • Zelis (HFN Network Solutions)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • CBT for Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Women


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Neelma Zafar . You can also call 217-693-6072 to have someone assist you.

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