Zachary is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama, and a member of the Alabama Counseling Association. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park and his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. At Northwestern University’s Family Institute he received intensive training and developed a proficiency in using mindfulness based behavior therapies, specifically dialectic behavioral therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy, and mindfulness based stress reduction.
In addition to his training Zachary is a experienced clinician with over 10 years working in the mental health field. He is experienced in providing mental health counseling services to individuals of all ages and gender with various issues and needs. Zachary has a special interest in working with clients with personality disorders, adult/child ADHD, anxiety disorders, and trauma related disorders. Additional Zachary has special training and/or certification in treating addiction and veteran related transitional issues.
Zachary believes that each client is unique and as a result so as are the course and expression of their symptoms. Using This philosophy Zachary focuses on collaborating with clients on developing their own personalized treatment plan that maximizes personal recovery, promote emotional growth, and facilitate effective management of their lives. Approaching therapy in this way often involves working with client on identifying, understanding, and then effectively addressing their symptoms in the here and now instead of focusing on events in the past. Through this approach clients develop into experts on themselves, learn skills that will increase their resiliency, and ultimately reduce their suffering.