Zari K. Carpenter

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Zari K. Carpenter, MA, DTLLP

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Zari was born in San Francisco, California, and lived there until she was 11, and then moved to rural western Washington State. She is a recipient of the Student Affiliates of Seventeen's 2020 Award for Dedication to Social Justice and Liberation in Counseling Psychology. She is also a member of Division 17 and American Psychological Association (APA). Zari seeks to provide care that is critically conscious of a student's racial, ethnic, and many other identities and how they impact and provide strengths to the student. She seeks to provide LGBTQIA+ affirming care and work with students to achieve their counseling goals. Zari is professionally interested in racial and ethnic identity concerns, including white racial identity development and white folks working toward antiracism, and working with students who have experienced racism and discrimination. In her free time, Zari loves being outside in nature! She especially loves hiking and looking up at the sky and admiring trees and birds. She also enjoys baking (primarily cinnamon buns), listening and dancing to electronic/remixed music, and catching up with close friends and family on the phone by doing a "walk and talk". A fun fact is that She can walk on her hands!


  • Kalamazoo College, B.A., Human Development and Social Relations
  • Western Michigan University, M.A., Counseling Psychology