Zoë hails from Boulder, but she also grew up partly in Mexico learning how to dance kumbia while solidifying her Spanish fluency. Zoë then spent three years in Manhattan getting her degree in Forensic Psychology and studying the subway system. After mastering the latter and finishing the former, she moved to sunny San Diego but realized that she missed having four seasons and found her way back to Colorado to do a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and to become a Certified Addictions Counselor I (CACI). Zoë is currently working towards her CACII and is using her experience with populations of all ages and backgrounds to offer trauma informed care relating to addiction, mental health, and more. She has a deep and unabashed affinity for popsicles, unicorns, cats, batman, and writing.
What is your name? Zoë
What is your nickname? Z
Where did you grow up? Boulder, CO and Veracruz, Mexico
What was your favorite class in school? Systems Theory or Forensic Psychology or Assessment
Who was your favorite band growing up? Tori Amos, Counting Crows, Korn, Led Zeppelin. I was an eclectic child.
Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? Mentoring! Also, psychotherapist and working in a branding agency.
What do you love doing more than anything else in the world? Cats and my Family.
What’s your favorite food? Pho or seared greens and salmon.
Chocolate or vanilla? call or text? Truth or dare? Vanilla for ice cream for sure. Dark Chocolate is my fave though too. Text. Truth.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Getting healthier and fit after struggling with health issues for many years.
What do you know now that you wish you knew then? It is NOT a big deal. No matter what it is, it is not as big of a deal as you think it is. Will you remember this in ten years? Nope. Will you remember it in a week? Probably not even then. Use your energy accordingly to save yourself a lot of pain and suffering.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a marine biologist until I understood it a bit better. Then I think I always wanted to be a therapist or work in psychology in some capacity. And I have always wanted to be a writer – that one I still plan on doing!