Zachary Gerlock, MA, RP (Qual.)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Hi, my name is Zachary Gerlock, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Valley Connections Counselling. My educational journey has been an enriching experience, filled with countless growth opportunities.
I currently hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, I hold a Diploma in Behavioural Science from George Brown College, and I completed my Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University.
There are days when life feels like a constant struggle, and during those times, open communication can be the most valuable resource. I aim to establish a secure and dependable space where individuals can engage in self-discovery and foster adaptable personal development without fear of being judged or criticized. I am wholeheartedly dedicated to embracing the values of honesty, trust, integrity, and accountability as we embark on this journey together.
I adopt a collaborative approach, as I firmly believe that incorporating various evidence-based theories can lead to the identification of strengths, facilitate the implementation of adaptive strategies, and enhance the overall therapeutic experience. My main focuses include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing hockey, going camping, enjoying the open roads on my motorcycle, and playing with my dog Bower!
Zachary's services may be eligible for insurance coverage under extended health benefit plans that cover the services of Registered Psychotherapists. Please note: It is your responsibility to find out from your employer and/or insurance company about the type of mental health coverage you have. Valley Connections Counselling and our therapists are not responsible for determining whether or not your insurance company will reimburse you for our services. Please find out the details of your benefits package before booking and attending your therapy sessions. Should you attend sessions and later learn that your insurance company will not cover your therapy sessions, you are responsible for paying for the fees of all attended sessions as well as any future sessions you choose to attend.
Grief and Loss
Solution Focused (SFBT)