Willow Lawn & Virtual
Children & Adolescents: 3+
Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:
· Child-centered and integrated play therapy (age 3+) and parenting support
· Trauma, attachment disruption, adoption & foster care, family changes, anxiety
· Adolescents & Adults: Depression, Anxiety, Identity Exploration, Trauma
· Expressive Therapies (play, art, sandtray)
Zoe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. She has worked with children, families, and adults in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, medical settings, therapeutic group homes, and schools. Prior to becoming a therapist, Zoe worked in the anti-violence field, and she is passionate about healing as a form of violence prevention. Zoe is LGBTQ+ affirming and knowledgable and truly enjoys working with queer and trans young people and adults. She enjoys working with her clients on issues related to acute and complex trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, identity, and family relationships. She has significant experience working with people experiencing foster care, adoption, grief/loss, complex medical issues, and abuse histories.
Zoe uses a strengths-based perspective and a social justice lens, and she believes that a warm and caring therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust is essential for healing. The purpose of therapy is to make meaning of our past experiences - with ourselves, in our families, and walking through the world - that impact our lives now. In therapy sessions, Zoe uses play therapy techniques, expressive arts, talk therapy, and experiential activities to connect with clients and help them identify how to get where they want to be.
When not at work, Zoe enjoys baking, taking long bike rides, and browsing used bookstores.
Smith College , Northampton, MA
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Thesis Research: Benefits and Challenges of Offering Peer Support to Student Survivors of Sexual Violence
Vassar College , Poughkeepsie, NY
BA, Major: Psychology, Minor: Women’s Studies
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Virginia
Registered Play Therapist- Association for Play Therapy
While Zoe is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)