EdD, Argosy University; MA, University of Colorado; BS, Brigham Young University
Interactions between psychological and physiological health, including the interconnection of neuroscience and mental health; holistic self-care and well-being for mental health professionals and clients; trauma treatment and recovery, particularly for children and adolescents; effective treatment of substance and process addiction; the legalities and ethics of practicing as a mental health professional
Dr. Zappitello’s BS is in child development and family relationships (with a minor in music). Her MA is in counseling psychology and counselor education with an additional emphasis on marriage and family counseling, and her EdD is in counselor education and supervision. She enjoys teaching and supervising graduate-level counseling students, which she has been doing since 2010. Dr. Zappitello is a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor in Colorado, and has experience as a board and committee member for state and national mental health organizations. Her professional counseling experience includes working as a case manager and counselor in a child placement agency specializing in sexual abuse and addictions, and as a therapist in an eating disorder hospital. In addition to teaching as a core faculty member at Walden University, she is currently in private practice serving individuals, couples, and families while completing her licensed marriage and family therapist credential. She also provides clinical supervision for master’s-level practitioners and addiction professionals working toward licensure and certification in Colorado.