Zachary M Kruger is a contemplative psychotherapist who holds the view that all people have access to an inner source of inexhaustible clarity, wisdom, and compassion. Zachary’s approach to therapy is non-pathological, gentle, and centered around helping clients move towards integrity in all areas of their life by synchronizing logical mind with emotional body and spiritual aspirations. As a contemplative psychotherapist, Zachary blends classical approaches of Western psychology with time-tested offerings from Eastern wisdom traditions. Zachary offers a warm, compassionate, and curious presence to help clients deepen their understanding of themselves, their relationships, and how to navigate life’s challenges.
Zachary uses a body-centered approach relying on tools and techniques from Gestalt therapy, ACT therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, sandtray, mindfulness-based therapies, and Buddhist psychology. Using a combination of talk therapy, mindfulness-based activities, games, and play, Zachary encourages clients to incorporate the wisdom of their bodies alongside their discursive mind. Zachary works with adults, adolescents, children, individuals, couples, and groups, focusing on issues including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem and low-self worth, bipolar symptomatology, codependency, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, screen/game addiction, trauma/PTSD, family dynamics, LGBTQ issues, addiction, sexuality issues, abuse, attachment, grief and loss, health issues, chronic pain, death and dying, existential crisis, spiritual emergencies, men’s issues, and those seeking mental-emotional wellness.
Zachary holds a Master’s Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. Additionally, he is a nationally certified snowboard instructor, youth skateboard instructor, avid outdoorsman, and a lifelong gamer.