Zakary Zarichney, MSW, RSW, SSC

Preferred Name: Zakary

Online Therapy

About Me

Zakary is a Master of Social Work counsellor and a registered social worker (RSW) with the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW). Zakary offers comprehensive and personalized clinical assistance to individuals, couples, and families. Zakary's approach combines evidence-based and holistic perspectives to address various issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and navigating complex relationships. Zakary is a strong advocate for the LGBTQIA2S+ community and practices from an anti-oppressive and non-pathologizing standpoint. Zakary aims to create a welcoming environment that fosters genuineness, transparency, warmth, comfort, collectivism, and empathy. Zakary has diverse experiences in child protection, advocacy, and supportive services and offers a judgment-free space for individuals to understand their feelings and reactions. Zakary specializes in analyzing and evaluating relationship dynamics and has experience working with couples and families facing conflicts, infidelity, separation, and divorce. Zakary tailors his approach to each unique relationship and actively collaborates with the individual or family to promote healing. Additionally, Zakary possesses specialized knowledge in dealing with grief, loss, and trauma issues, aiming to improve coping and overall quality of life. Zakary is described as a high-energy and committed counsellor who seeks to meet the needs of his clients by coordinating resources and program referrals and working effectively with other professionals. Children benefit from positive relationships with both parents and family. Zakary also support children's having a voice in the decisions that impact them. Zakary’s approach is to help create understanding and, when appropriate, to support connection and healing in relationships. Zakary provides and collaborates with other professionals to conduct clinical assessments in several areas, including family reunification assessments and Views of the Child Reports / Section 211 Reports.

Education & Experience

Zakary practices several therapeutic modalities, including Response-Based Practice, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, and trauma-informed therapy, Mindfulness & Somatic interventions, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Therapy, Solution Therapy. In addition, Zakary holds Certifications in the understanding and utilization of the CFCSA and FLA, Level 1 & 2 Gottman Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy Basic Training, Enhanced and advanced SWIM interview training through Justice Institute of BC, certified training in Views of the Child Reports / Section 211 Reports through Justice Institute of BC, and Basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy through EMDRIA.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale