Zachary is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. 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. Zachary has experience providing mental health counseling services to individuals of all ages and gender identities with various issues and needs including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, self-injury, adult ADHD, military transitional issues, addiction and trauma related symptomology. Zachary also has received intensive training and experience using mindfulness-based behavior therapies, specifically dialectic behavioral therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Zachary believes that each client is unique and as a result so are the course and expression of their symptoms. Using this philosophy, Zachary focuses on collaborating with clients to develop their own customized treatments that maximize personal recover, promote emotional growth, and facilitate effective management of their lives. Approaching therapy in this way often involves working with clients on identifying, understanding, and then effectively addressing their symptoms in the here and now. Through this approach clients develop into experts on themselves, learn skills that will increase their resiliency, and reduce their suffering.