Dr. Zinkiewicz (Dr. Z) is a licensed psychologist in Arizona as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) who specializes in the investigation of each child/adolescent’s intellectual, academic, and social/emotional strengths and needs. Dr. Z prides himself on completing comprehensive evaluations that best explain not only ‘how’ a client is functioning, but ‘why’ some tasks are more difficult than others. Dr. Z brings nearly 10 years of experience working –preschool and school-age children/adolescents dealing with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional Disabilities among other brain-based and behavioral health disorders. Through extensive training in various cognitive theories, the goal of each evaluation is to integrate these theories, relay them in a relatable way, and provide individualized recommendations to help within the school and home settings. Dr. Z prioritizes providing tools to assist in building a successful and joyful future for each individual he works with.
Dr. Z graduated with his Master of Science in Education and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in School Psychology from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York before completing his Doctoral Degree in School Psychology (Psy.D.) at Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. Through his work within the public education system and private sector, Dr. Z has evaluated and worked with hundreds of children presenting with a variety of referral questions.
As our understanding and awareness of neurodiversity grows, the importance of providing accurate and comprehensive assessment of neuropsychological skills grows with it. While the brain is complex, Dr. Z specializes in tailoring evaluations aimed at assessing specific cognitive skills that heavily relate to life functions (academics, socializing, focusing, impulse control). More importantly, Dr. Z prides himself on cutting through the jargon and double-speak to provide results in a clear, relatable, and meaningful way.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life” ~ Wayne Dyer. In addition to doing what he loves by working with children and adolescents, Dr. Z also enjoys obsessively discussing Netflix shows, anime, and Marvel superheroes, pretending to be an expert at escape rooms, and watching his sports teams inevitably lose (c’mon Jets).