Assistant Professor
Counselor Education & Family Therapy
Henry Barnard Hall

Dr. Evans Zalewski was a middle school counselor for 7 years in Connecticut before joining the faculty at Central. She currently supports children, adolescents, and their families through her private counseling practice. Research interests include burnout, supervision, and self-care in school counselors.

In her free time, Dr. Evans Zalewski enjoys music, hiking and backpacking, gaming, and archery.

Counselor Education and Supervision
University of the Cumberlands
Central Connecticut State University
Psychology and Criminology (double major)
Central Connecticut State University
Areas of Expertise

Dr. Evans Zalewski carries the following licenses and certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut 
  • School Counselor Certification from the state of Connecticut 
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) from the Center from Credentialing and Education (CCE). 
  • Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) from the Center from Credentialing and Education (CCE)
  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT) from the Association for Play Therapy
Publications, Research & Presentations

Selected Presentations & Publications:


Evans Zalewski, S. (2022, March). Supervision, Burnout, and Self-Care in Middle School Counselors. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Evans Zalewski, S., Vass, J., Biggins, P. (2022, January). Recognizing Sex Trafficking in Children and Adolescents and The Next Steps. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. Webinar. Peer-reviewed. (Co-presented with one of my fabulous grad students and a school counselor colleague!)

Zalewski, S., Marino A. (2021). Culturally competent connections during COVID-19. The Connecticut Counselor.  (Co-written with one of my fabulous grad students!)

Zalewski, S.  (2021, March) Clinical Supervision for School Counselors: An Ethical Discussion. Law and Ethics in Counseling Virtual Conference 2021. Peer-reviewed. (Virtual)

Zalewski, S. (2020) Game on! Video games as a counseling tool. ACAC Newsletter, 7(2), 17-19.

Zalewski, S. (2020). Clinical supervision for school counselors. NARACES Spring 2020 Newsletter.

Zalewski, S. (2020, April). Graduate students: Curious about the value of an LPC and how to attain it? Requested by the Connecticut School Counseling Association. Online.

Zalewski S. (2019) Religion and school counselors. Interaction XXIX(4), 2-3.

Awards & Grants

2021-2022 AAUP Early Career Curriculum Development Grant, “Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.”

2021-2022 AAUP University Research Grant Award, “The experiences of burnout and self-care in school counseling students.” 

2020-2021  AAUP Curriculum Development Grant, “Incorporating telehealth techniques and ethics into “Counseling Children and Adolescents” course.” 

2021 Central Connecticut State University, Excellence in Teaching Honor Roll

2018 North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), Emerging Leader

2018, Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA), Nominated for School Counselor of the Year

2009, State of Connecticut General Assembly, Official Citation for Guardian Ad Litem volunteer work

Memberships & Affiliations

Current positions:

  • President, Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA)

Past positions:

  • Chair, Professional Recognition Committee, Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA)
  • Co-chair, Professional Standards Committee, American Counseling Association (ACA) 
  • Chair, Awards Committee, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)


  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA)
  • Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA)
  • International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling (IARTC)
  • North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)
Courses Taught

CNSL 500: Dynamics of Group Behavior

CNSL 504: Professional Issues in Counseling

CNSL 506: Counseling Children & Adolescents

CNSL 526: Professional School Counseling II

CNSL 569: Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

CNSL 591: Supervised School Counseling Internship

CNSL 594: Supervised Clinical Internship