Dr. Zarzaur earned her Doctorate from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Memphis. She has been in practice at Christian Psychological Center since 2009. Dr. Zarzaur holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Memphis and earned her undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to her time in private practice, Dr. Zarzaur practiced as a school counselor and school administrator for 14 years in Catholic elementary schools in Memphis, TN and Raleigh, NC.
Today, Dr. Zarzaur specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. Her areas of specialty include but are not limited to: anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, ADHD, behavioral issues, learning disabilities, depression, grief, family issues, school and learning related issues, autism spectrum and related disorders, college major selection, career counseling, school selection and placement for all ages, parenting support, parenting children with special needs, parenting children with learning disabilities and/or intellectual giftedness.
Dr. Zarzaur is known for her ability to navigate cases that have a variety of complex issues that often involve learning disabilities in addition to underlying medical or mental health issues. She has extensive experience providing parents, clients and other health professionals with direction and insight into these involved cases. Dr. Zarzaur is particularly known for her ability to provide navigation and parent support by bringing clarity to otherwise overwhelming circumstances.
Dr. Zarzaur is the Co-Founder of the Early Childhood Clinic at Christian Psychological Center, providing assessment of children 2-6 years old, including but not limited to diagnosis of learning disabilities, attention disorders and autism spectrum disorders in younger children. With younger clients, she utilizes play therapy, mixing evidence based strategies with hands-on interventions that draw from a developmentally appropriate use of toys, art, games, creativity and imaginative play. Using a collaborative model, Dr. Zarzaur works closely with parents and schools as part of a comprehensive treatment process.
Dr. Zarzaur also provides consultation and support to area schools regarding individual student cases, crisis situations as well as policy and procedure guidance for administration. She often speaks at area schools addressing faculty and parents on a variety of topics.
Dr. Zarzaur is the mother of 2 children. She enjoys travel and is an open water certified scuba diver