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Zachary Branstool, LPC

Hey! I'm Zac Branstool, a dedicated and experienced counselor based in Columbus, Ohio. Born and raised in Mount Vernon, I completed my undergraduate studies in at the Ohio State University and my graduate studies at West Virginia University where I earned my Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. 


As a second career counselor, I've had the privilege of merging my personal journey of recovery with my professional aspirations, allowing me to offer unique insights and empathetic support to those seeking positive change.

Having overcome my own challenges, I've accumulated a wealth of lived experiences, which have shaped my compassionate approach to counseling. For over a decade, I have embraced and nurtured my own recovery, providing me with invaluable firsthand knowledge of the healing process. I believe in the resilience of humans as individuals, and I'm passionate about facilitating growth and transformation.

My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that people operate in the context of interconnected systems. Understanding the dynamics and influences within these systems is crucial to fostering healthy relationships and individual well-being. I incorporate a systemic approach to therapy, working collaboratively with clients to explore and address the complexities of their lives and circumstances.

Recognizing the profound impact of environments on individuals, I consider the unique contexts in which my clients exist. Each person's response to their surroundings is multifaceted and nuanced, and I honor and validate these individual differences in my therapeutic practice. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore and navigate their experiences, fostering personal growth and self-discovery.

Furthermore, Nature holds a special place in my heart, and I firmly believe in the transformative power of connecting with the natural world. I encourage my clients to explore the benefits of incorporating nature into their lives, as I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact it can have on mental health and overall well-being.


If you're seeking a counselor who brings a wealth of personal and professional experience, along with a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of people, I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards healing and growth. Together, we can navigate life's challenges and create lasting positive change.

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