About Dr. Z

I am the proud mother of two very unique young men, one ridiculous dog, and an incredibly odd cat. Together we all live in Central Connecticut and enjoy gaming, kayaking, gardening, funny movies, and just being together.

Training :

    • PhD in Counseling Education & Supervision from The University of the Cumberlands

    • MS in Counselor Education from Central Connecticut State University

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children & Adolescents from the Beck Institute

    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina

    • Telemental Health Professional Training from the Center for Credentialing & Education

    • DBT Skills Training

    • Sexual assault crisis counseling

    • Over 150 hours of professional training in the last three years

Certifications & Licensure:

    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) within the state of CT

    • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

    • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

    • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

    • Certified School Counselor

The counseling theories I most frequently utilize in my work with children & adolescents include: CBT, DBT, existential, gestalt, feminst, and humanistic theories. I also utilize mindfulness techniques and encourage the children to help me share this with their parents.

I believe:

  • Every person and every child is capable & deserving of living a healthy & productive life.

  • Every parent wants what is best for their children.

  • Every family is unique and needs to be approached as such.

  • The privacy of each family member is critical within the counseling process.

  • One of the most crucial things I can bring to a counseling session is my warm acceptance of personal differences and belief that every problem is manageable.