Steve Zappalla developed a deep appreciation for mindfulness and meditation during his own transition from military to civilian life. His meditation practice led him into a career as a meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and pastoral counselor.
In 2012 Steve completed Tara Brach’s two year meditation and mindfulness teacher training program (MTTI). Over the last ten years, he participated in numerous week-long and extended retreats and trainings by leading spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions and backgrounds.
Steve works as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds certifications in addictions and trauma. He is a doctoral candidate completing his PhD in a nationally-accredited program in counseling education and supervision. His main focus is on military populations, addiction, trauma, and other mental disorders and difficult emotions. He is the father of six adult children and enjoys being a part of their lives.