For the past 18 years Sambra Zaoui has practiced and studied the relationship childhood sexual abuse(CSA) has on adult intimate interpersonal  functioning; and most recently, its direct relationship to domestic minor sex trafficking(DMST) and commercial sexual exploitation(CSE). 
In fall 2016, The Lighthouse Effect: A therapeutic conversation about childhood sexual abuse and its relationship to commercial sexual 
exploitation/sex trafficking was published in Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of 
Trends and Controversies in the Justice System. And, in summer 2018, Mrs. Zaoui completed a chapter on 
the importance of: Humanizing sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation through a trauma informed person-in-environment lens for social work practitioners in the Gender, Sexuality and Peace Education: Issues and Perspectives in Higher Education. 
As an active license clinical social worker, certified clinical trauma professional, and EMDR therapist, she actively engages 
individuals, couples, and families with complex sexual trauma histories, depression, fear/rage and/or anxiety 
in her private practice, where she also conducts the group she authored Crossing the Jordan: Where Women Heal. Please note that she also sees clients without any sexual trauma history. Clients who are enduring a difficult season in their lives with feelings of being stuck, depressed, interpersonal conflict(marital, familial, relational), PTSD from sudden trauma occurrences, bouts of anxiety, fear and grief.
She further serves as an advisory board member to The Life of Freedom Center( an anti-trafficking organization), as well as an educational consultant, community trainer, and crisis phone and community outreach specialist to women affected by commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking; and further serves as an advisory board member to Ark of Freedom Alliance (an anti-trafficking non-profit organization that serves male and the LGBTQ community) Mrs. Zaoui is often invited to present locally and nationally on this population, as well as on trauma informed care and interventions. As such, Mrs. Zaoui was asked to sit on the Florida Human Trafficking Clinical Treatment & Intervention sub-group charged to identify research based best practices for the aforementioned population. 
In her continuous effort to combat domestic minor sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in our community, Mrs. Zaoui is currently working on a phenomenological research study on the lived experiences of male survivors, and has completed the first ever Trauma Informed Human Trafficking Certificate program at Barry University, where she has been a faculty member in the School of Social Work for eight years.