Zoe Ellerbusch, LPC

Zoe is passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals to support positive growth and change. As a former school counselor of 8 years, Zoe brings a unique perspective of systems of support. Zoe utilizes a person-centered approach to identify client and system strengths, building a plan for positive growth with clients instead of for them. Plans often include identifying and utilizing emotional regulation skills, managing and working through symptoms of traumatic stress, and prioritizing whole body wellness.

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Education and Training

Zoe graduated from UW Madison with a BA in English in 2004. Interested in youth and education, Zoe worked in non-profit arts education programming and then as an AmeriCorps member for 2 years in Madison, WI. Zoe returned to UW Madison and graduated with an MS degree in Counseling Psychology in 2013. Zoe holds a lifetime Pupil Services license with the WI Department of Public Instruction and worked as a School Counselor in the Madison Metropolitan School District, and more locally at North Crawford School.

Zoe has specific training in Motivational Interviewing, SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment), and CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools). 

Professional Affiliations

Zoe is a member of the American Counseling Association 

Special Interests

Mindfulness, Trauma Sensitive Schools and Systems, and Compassion Resilience.