Zaria Hardy, M.Ed., Resident in Counseling
Zaria is enthusiastic about fostering a brave space for her clients to take emotional risks, identify the origins of their inner conflict, and gain the tools to foster and maintain meaningful relationships with others and themselves.
She walks alongside her clients as they gain the tools to become active agents of their personal growth by meeting them where they are in their healing journey. She also brings a multicultural and systematic perspective by working collaboratively with clients to examine how societal messages and expectations affect them.
Zaria received a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of William and Mary. In her clinical experience, She
has worked to support adolescents, adult individuals, couples, and families navigate life’s challenges. She supports them through traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, reconciling
parts of their inner child/teenager, life transitions, divorce, repairing relationships and much
more. Zaria has worked in community based settings, homes, and private practices. Some of the approaches Zaria uses include Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), trauma-informed approaches, Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Additionally, she tailors her
treatment to the unique needs of each client.
Zaria believes the therapeutic process is the most effective when trust and safety is established. Therefore, she works collaboratively with her client to develop a healthy working relationship by showing empathy, validating her clients experience, and gently challenging them when necessary.