Zoe specializes in helping young adults who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, attachment issues, addictions of any sort, the failure to launch/thrive, ADHD, trauma, and autism spectrum disorders. She earned a Master’s in Family Therapy from Friends University and a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services Education with an emphasis in Addiction Counseling from Emporia State University. Zoe uses her systemic training to view all relational aspects of the presenting issue, often implementing interventions of Bowenian Therapy and Family Systems Models, which she pairs with Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapies.
Zoe has additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma informed care, person-centered case management, and play therapy (PT) with adults. She also incorporates nature and holistic care into her work. Zoe’s professional experience includes working in wilderness therapy in Costa Rica, working with clients of dual diagnoses, serving as a substance abuse counselor, and offering therapy to young adults and family systems. She often implements experiential strategies with clients by incorporating play, humor, and movement into session.
Zoe was born and raised in a small town near Kansas City, KS. While pursuing her studies, she volunteered part time for a crisis hotline, as a “Big Sister,” and at the local Community Shelter. Zoe also worked the overnight shift as a dispatcher for the campus police station. With this experience, Zoe learned that she held a passion for helping people through community involvement as well as resourcing individuals with a toolbox of coping skills.
When not working, Zoe enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, white water rafting, paddle boarding, biking, camping with friends and her dog, and is forever searching for the best Mexican food.