Searching for and contacting a counselor is often times one of the hardest steps to take, I hope I can help make that a little easier for you. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (TX LPC: 74039) and a member of the Texas Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association.
My practice is directed towards helping individuals of all ages learn about and process their emotions. Unfortunately, societal norms play a huge role in how we are "allowed" to feel and, far too often feelings of anger, discontentment, irritation, etc.. seem like the only option. We have many big, complex feelings that deserve and need our attention. This exploration is contingent upon developing a strong connection in which clients can work toward their own personal goals and overall growth in a safe environment, in which I strive to provide.
I am passionate about working with and helping people. My primary focus is building and nurturing a healthy therapeutic relationship, which is vital to success in therapy. I have extensive training in treating anxiety, depression, and anger management related symptoms.
In 2010, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014. While at TWU I worked as a clinical intern therapist offering services to survivors of sexual abuse. I then spent the next couple of years as an LPC-Intern in private practice working with individuals and families earning required hours for licensure. In 2017, I earned the status of Licensed Professional Counselor and in January 2018 I opened the doors to Zach Baldridge Counseling, PLLC.
I was born and raised in the DFW area and, in my free time, I enjoy navigating the complexities of parenting three young children with my wife, Amanda. I am an avid outdoors-man and I prefer to be outside in nature as often as possible. Some of my other interests include reading any type of mystery/suspense novel, baseball, fantasy sports, sustainable living, and music (I attempt to play the piano and saxophone whenever I get the chance).
I look forward to hearing from you.