Zach Dschaak is a first-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. He received a B.S. from Minot State University with majors in Psychology and Addiction Studies and a M.A. in Counseling from the University of North Dakota. Zach’s clinical experiences include conducting mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness at Northwestern Mental Health Center Inc. in rural Minnesota, and with adolescents and adults at a university counseling center setting at Northern Lights Behavioral Health Center in North Dakota. He is currently a member of Dr. Joseph Hammer’s Help-Seeking and Multicultural Measurement Evaluation Research lab. Zach holds a teaching assistantship for the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. Broadly speaking, Zach’s research interests include rural mental health, psychological help-seeking, and addiction stigma.