My name is Zack, and I am a licensed psychotherapist practicing in the states of Hawai'i, Washington, and Wisconsin. I have been working in the field since 2011, providing mental health counseling, supervision, and consultation services across a number of settings: community mental health centers, state agencies, major hospitals, and private practice.
I have been fortunate to have had a wide array of experiences in working with a diverse client population over that time, collaborating across languages, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. I typically work with clients that are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relational issues, health challenges, and low self-esteem. I also enjoy engaging with clients who are struggling to integrate into new life roles and identities, and in helping those that are battling with addiction.
It's my goal to provide an empathic, genuine, and active presence to my clients, and to create a safe and welcoming space in which to explore problematic issues. I consider genuineness to be at the forefront of every meaningful encounter in therapy, both on the part of the client and also of the clinician.
I practice from an existential and humanistic perspective. This means that I consider the entirety of our shared, human condition in our work together, both regarding our infinite capacity for growth, and also being mindful of our inherent and inescapable limitations as human beings. I believe that the relationship between the counselor and client is the catalyzing, driving force of therapy and utilize an integrated approach to client work, drawing on a number of techniques that are informed by dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic theory, philosophy, positive psychology, logotherapy, and narrative therapy, among others.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-787
WI LPC 8724-125
WA LMHC LH61039120
Zach as been
A great therapist. I was reticent to go to therapy I was worried it would be all therapizing with platitudes, or be really prescriptive. Zach has a penchant for helping you to your own conclusions by making sure you finish your thought. He is very easy to talk to.
I appreciate his style of therapy. We worked together for a long time so it’s hard to think of everything we covered. He really helped me realize what healthy boundaries are, and that they are important, and not as scary as they seem at times. Also that the only thing I truly have control over is myself other people are going to do what they want, and that’s fine. Also that I have a choice in everything. These might seem small and easy but for me they were things I let slip through often. Zach really helped in keeping me grounded and reminding me of these simple things when I was spinning myself up with a rousing game of “what if” in my mind. I am very thankful to have had Zach as therapist
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Zachary for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Compassionate, empathetic but also straightforward and no nonsense. More importantly, Zach does not let you off the hook: he pokes, and prods, and probes…compels you to really work to figure some of your stuff out. No free pass with him. But again, he does it with professionalism, measured guidance and unrelenting empathy.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Zachary for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts
Zack is great; he is able to challenge me in a constructive way to be genuine and understand and address my feelings in a way I can be proud of…it’s been a hard but rewarding and life changing road - and Zack has been an amazing mentor and coach.
Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Zachary for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Really appreciate my therapists skill and help in my life. I've grown, learned and become more successful in a lot of aspects of life. Thanks to his guidance and support. 100% I recommend him to everyone!
Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Zachary for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Zack has been such a big help for me. He is a great listener and always comes to meetings prepared with what we have previously covered. He has a calm demeanor which I really enjoy. He also has been great at responding to messages. I would definitely recommend Zack.
Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Zachary for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Working with Zack has been well worth it. He is a thoughtful, compassionate councilor, who is great about providing new perspectives, and different approaches for navigating this crazy life.
I would highly recommend him to anyone hoping to find greater understanding, and healthier emotional and mental connections within themselves, and the world.
Written on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Zachary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd