Denise L. Zack, MS, LPC, NCC

Denise L. Zack, MS, LPC, NCCDenise L. Zack, MS, LPC, NCC, RYT
Assistant Counselor
Phone: (203) 392-5475

Theoretical Orientation

Counseling is a collaborative process that allows an individual to explore concerns in a safe and trusting environment.  Our past provides us with a wealth of information about who we are, but it does not have to define who we become.  Through counseling, I believe students are able to realize how the past affects the present and can learn healthy ways of coping that can ultimately improve life satisfaction.  I work to help individuals develop autonomy, through mindful practices that help foster personal growth the capacity for healing.  I believe there are many themes in life, and together with a student, I work to help  them develop self-awareness by looking deeply into these themes to learn new and healthier ways of living.

Trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a treatment approach particularly useful for persons affected by trauma.

Professional Interests

Mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion work, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, transgender issues, empowerment and self-esteem, grief and loss, career assessment and support groups.

Mental Health Philosophy

Think well...feel well...live well. Our thoughts have a central impact on how we feel and consequently how we act.  If we can explore, understand and change unhealthy thought processes, we can then change negative emotional patterns and ultimately make behavioral changes that are empowering and positive.