Zoe Avalon

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist and have been providing therapy, counseling and education for children, families and individuals for over 20 years. Having worked as both a teacher and therapist, I bring a unique perspective to my practice that honors the personal needs and journey of the individual within a framework of developmental psychology. Committed to understanding the needs of all parents and children, I offer a family centered approach that supports the growth, development and learning of the whole family, including those with developmental or behavioral difficulties.

We live in a demanding culture in which the choices and pressures of everyday life can become overwhelming; confusion, depression and anxiety can be a result, challenging the emergent, creative and dynamic Self of the adolescent. Teens are very much at risk, being in a vulnerable and dramatic phase of life. I have worked with teens confronting developmental challenges, substance abuse and deep emotional questioning. Adolescence is a time to try on personas, explore life’s meaning and make choices of right and wrong that may determine the future. As a therapist I offer a safe place for your teen to explore their interpretations of reality and their sense of Self without judgement or expectation. To a parent, I can offer my compass and navigational perspective during times when you feel like you’re on a ship lost at sea. For the family, let’s find the common ground where love can grow.

I recognize that families are incredibly varied and that individuals have freedom of choice in all aspects of lifestyle, personal relationships and family arrangement. Family is defined by the individuals who strive to love, care for and support one another. I respect all families, however they define and arrange themselves.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #105628 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by W.I. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Zoe helped me unpack my emotional “baggage”, grief that I have carried for years and didn’t know how to process on my own. I felt seen, heard, and respected when I shared my experiences with Zoe. I especially appreciate how she would recall small details from previous sessions, this showed me not only was she listening attentively, but she was also expert at her job. I highly recommend working with Zoe!

Written by P.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 6 months

Zoe listens and offers ideas to my problems. She always remembers my situation and spends time to send me articles and encouragement. She has been a wonderful support person for me during a tough time.

Written by J.O. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Zoe is very considerate and looks at things from multiple perspectives. She leverages her years of clinical experience and is very thoughtful in her analysis and the way she engages with patients. I highly recommend Zoe.

Written by T.Y. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Zoe is a very wise, patient, and helpful counselor. We feel very lucky to have found someone so capable and caring.

Written by V.A. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Super easy going and easy to talk to, I was hesitant to talking to someone, but she has made the process so easy and comfortable.

Written by R.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

Zoe came up with a plan for therapy tailored just for me. She is supportive, listens and offers action oriented solutions.

Written by J.E. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Zoe is great. She is very thoughtful, very understanding, and she has a warm character. I would definitely recommend her.