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About Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC

About Z. Andrew  Jatau, LPC

Z. Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the founder of Mylemarks, an online company that develops social-emotional resources to use with kids and teens. Through that company, he creates content such as digital downloads, workbooks, and children’s books. He’s an adjunct professor in the Human Services department at Old Dominion University, and serves as the Fatherhood Consultant for CHKD’s Dads in Action program. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and listening to music.

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  • Blog Posts By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC

    A young superhero duo. Vanquishing evil in a single afternoon Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Wednesday, January 5, 2022

    Queens and Knights: Raising Empowered Daughters

    When playing dress-up, young girls often assume the role of princesses. In this blog, Z. Andrew Jatau discusses empowering daughters to strive for more. Read full post>>


    Family relaxing and talking on the sofa. Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    Understanding Your Child’s Behavior

    As parents, we often don’t take time to get to the root of the issue before reacting to behaviors we see. Help kids understand their feelings with these tips. Read full post>>


    Family on a bike ride together. Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Self-Care: A Family Affair

    Rather than waiting until stress begins to negatively impact your household, be proactive and begin implementing family self-care practices with these tips. Read full post>>


    Dad playing dress-up with his daughter. Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    #GirlDad: Fostering Strength in Our Daughters

    The role a father plays in their daughter’s life can impact how she grows up to view and treat herself and others. Be a more effective girl dad with these tips. Read full post>>


    Husband and wife talking while having coffee outside. Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    Communicating with Your Partner

    Some dads have difficulty expressing themselves in a healthy way to their parenting partner. Read for tips on effectively communicating with your partner. Read full post>>


    Child sitting on father's lap while saving money. Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Fatherhood and Financial Anxiety: Pressures to Provide

    Boys who grow up believing that money partly defines them as men can experience financial anxiety when they become fathers. Read more from Z. Andrew Jatau. Read full post>>