Margaret Zappitello

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Zappitello has a B.S. in child development and family relationships (with a minor in music), and a M.A. is in counseling psychology and counselor education with an additional emphasis in marriage and family counseling. She has an Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, and enjoys teaching and supervising graduate level counseling students.

Dr. Zappitello is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of Colorado, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri, and has experience as a board and committee member for state and national mental health organizations. Her professional 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 setting. In addition to teaching graduate counseling courses, she has had a private practice serving individuals, couples, and families. She has also provided clinical supervision for master’s level practitioners and addiction professionals working toward licensure and certification in the State of Colorado.

Courses Taught

COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6671 - Counseling Practicum

COUN 6682 - Counseling Internship

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

COUN 6726 - Couples and Family Counseling

COUN 6743 - Psychopharmacology


BS, Brigham Young University

MA, University of Colorado-Denver

EdD, Argosy University-Denver

Public Service

Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals, Board Member - Denver

Awards / Honors

Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, Argosy University-Denver, 2013

Beta Alpha Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, University of Colorado-Denver, 1992


Zappitello, M. C. (2017). Feeding and Eating Disorders: A Systemic Model.

Zappitello, M. C. (2013). Legal Challenges Encountered by Professionals Working with Families in the State of Colorado.

Zappitello, M. C. (2016). Case Eight: Jamie.

Zappitello, M. C. (2016). Case Nine: Maria.


Zappitello, M. C. (2015). Counseling and the Law. Colorado Counseling Association

Johnson, M. M., Zappitello, M. C. (2014). Drugs of Addiction and the Brain. Colorado Counseling Association

Zappitello, M. C. (2014). The Physiology of Psychology. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Zappitello, M. C. (2013). Self-Care in Supervision. Colorado Counseling Association

Zappitello, M. C. (2012). Aromatherapy as a Mood Management Tool in Counseling. Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values