BQ011658

Kathy Zakarian, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Background

Dr. Kathy Zakarian is licensed as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania and is a Williamsport native. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University, a Master of Science in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Chicago. Dr. Zakarian has been working with young adults in the college setting since 2001. She works as Counselor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, and previously worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. In working with clients she takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy, using a variety of interventions and techniques, depending on the client’s presenting issues, needs, and circumstances. She specializes in the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship and Communication Problems
  • College Adjustment
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Eating Disorders

Personal Statement

“I feel it is important to provide a safe and confidential therapeutic setting where clients feel comfortable opening up about their issues and taking risks to create change and personal growth. I believe it is essential to consider the whole person- physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually- for true healing to occur. This is often accomplished by increasing self-awareness and self-reflection, changing unhealthy thinking and behavior, assisting during major life transitions, and developing effective coping strategies. My therapeutic approach is designed to help people meet their needs and achieve their goals in order to lead a life with greater satisfaction and meaning.”