Zachary  Pichler
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Zachary Pichler


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Ohio Accepting Online
Berea Waitlist In-person

In-Person Appointments Available for established clients!

Updated October 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Zachary Pichler is a mental health counselor in Cleveland, Ohio. He works with individuals ages 18-64. Many of Zack’s clients come in to address anxiety, deal with life transitions, managing stress and relationship issues. Zack is particularly passionate about serving members of the LGBTQ+ community, those experiencing life transitions, transgender/non-binary individuals and those struggling with problem gambling. He also has advanced training in the area of problem gambling, depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, and addictions.

Zack’s training incorporated an eclectic approach and focused on person centered interventions with additional training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. This versatile training allows us to tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs and create a safe space to examine your relationship with yourself and others. This can lead to an improvement in your overall well being.

In session, Zack focuses on processing your current concerns and connecting them to your treatment goals. Sometimes this involves collaborating on ways to manage stress or time, practicing assertiveness or even allowing space to express your emotions without fear of judgment or reprisal. .

Zack's style is non-judgmental, affirming, honest and authentic. When clients first start therapy, he will work to understand their past history, their future goals and build a safe space for them to explore their experience freely.

Zack received his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. He has previously worked in community mental health agencies that served clients who struggled with both mental health and addiction issues, and completed a portion of his internship in a university counseling center.

Outside of private practice, he enjoys playing video games, spending time with his elderly dog, and learning random skills that interest him.

Message to clients

It can be terrifying to let someone know that you're feeling vulnerable or need help to cope with something going on, but when you have the safe space to share those things, it can be liberating. My hope is that you'll feel better than you did when you started the session and be able to make those small changes to live your best life.

Sessions with me are led by you. My focus is on what's the more important to you in that moment and we can work together to process it. Though this process, sometimes we figure out that the original reason you came to treatment doesn't stay the main reason you continue treatment and that's okay! Our lives, goals and experiences change all the time and your treatment should be flexible as well.

I'm always open to answering questions and taking away some of the mystery of how therapy works. This helps give you more say in your treatment and the opportunity to connect with me more, helping you feel more comfortable and safe in our sessions.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Bright HealthCare
  • Cigna
  • GEHA
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $87 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Current counseling rates are $107 for the initial session and $87 for follow up counseling sessions. Coaching is offered to clients on a case by case basis for $87 per 30 minute session.


Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am -8pm
  • Wed 10am -8pm
  • Thu 10am -8pm
  • Fri 10am -8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Berea practice
398 W Bagley Rd, 20B, Berea, Ohio 44017
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Dryad Counseling, LLC, Owner, 2021 - Present
Recovery Resources, Clinician, 2019 - 2021
Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, IOP Clinician, 2017 - 2019

Cleveland State University, M.Ed - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018


Ohio: E.2102323