Zari Encarnacion-White, LPC, CSAC

Zari received a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science from Bluefield College and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Zari is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia, as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is also certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association as a Mental Health specialist.

Zari’s experiences have crossed various spectrums of need, age groups, and populations of clients. She has worked at a residential substance abuse facility as well as an outpatient substance abuse clinic. She has helped children that have been abused and / or neglected at a residential treatment facility utilizing sand tray therapy and equine assisted therapy with her clients.

Because she enjoys learning new things to incorporate into her dynamic treatment style, Zari is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist and continues to seek new ways to help based on any individual’s situation. She feels that meeting each client where they are is the best approach to help them along their therapy journey. She is ready to help you on your path to wellness through Teletherapy at MySpectrum!

Zari describes herself as very open and transparent with clients, and focuses on accountability in treatment. If you are experiencing any of the following, Zari may be able to assist you in your path to wellness: ADHD, depression, cultural issues, stress management, sexual abuse, trauma, substance abuse, grief and loss, and a host of many of struggles. She works well with all ages, with experience with children, adolescents, and adults.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Zari: 804-924-2236 (option 1). Or, even easier, just click here ( to submit an inquiry for your first appointment.

Below are some specific areas that this Therapist has identified as being in their clinical skillset to treat. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but is presented to serve as a guide as you learn more about the Therapist and their potential match with you.

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism/Aspbergers
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • CBT
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • DBT
  • Faith Affirming
  • Familiy Therapy
  • Fatherhood
  • First Responders
  • Formerly Incarcerated
  • Foster/Adoption Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life transitions
  • Military Families/Individuals
  • Motherhood
  • Multi-Cultural
  • OCD
  • Parenting Issues
  • PCIT
  • Peer Relationships
  • Play Therapy
  • Post-Partum
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Race issues
  • School Issues (College or Other)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Spirtuality Affirming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicide Risk
  • Young-Adult Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Mood Disorders