Post-Masters Fellow

Child Anxiety Center


Heather Zaorski, MA, is a postmasters fellow in the Child Anxiety Center at EBTCS.

Heather Zaorski received her Masters in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Treatment and Prevention from the University of Washington. She completed her practicum placement at Roger’s Behavioral Health, where she specialized in providing evidence-based treatments in OCD, anxiety, and mood disorders. In addition to working with children and teens, Heather has been trained in a variety of behavioral parent interventions and very much enjoys working with parents, empowering them with skills that meets their family’s unique needs.

Heather has received specialty training in a variety of evidence based interventions. These includes exposure and response prevention treatment (ERP) for OCD, trichotillomania and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), and SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Heather is a certified PEERS provider, an evidence-based social skills intervention for neurodiverse adolescents. Heather pursues ongoing training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), evidence-based interventions that helps clients increase psychological flexibility and learn to relate to their thoughts and emotions in a more adaptive way.

Additionally, Heather completed a second master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She deeply resonates with the mission of positive psychology, promote well-being and flourishing, and enable humans to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. She is very excited to bring this lens to her practice to help clients connect to their internal reservoirs of strength and resilience. 

Heather’s approach to therapy is collaborative, and she tailors treatment to the unique needs of the particular family or client. She believes the client is the expert in their lives and views her role as a curious collaborator aiding their journey of healing by providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for self-exploration. She is passionate, curious, and hard-working and cares deeply for the families she serves.

Heather is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).