Pathos Psychotherapy LLC is the private practice of Jona Behrer, Licensed Professional Counselor (C4670).
My approach to counseling is Humanistic which means that I believe in the good and potential of each person. I utilize techniques from Existential, Feminist, Reality, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Gestalt Counseling. Having an eclectic approach gives me a holistic perspective on human nature, and the healing process. It also allows me to adjust my approach to each client’s therapeutic needs.
Human beings are meaning makers. We internalize, and make meaning as we attempt make sense of the world, ourselves, and our future. Some scripts, especially those created from pain may hold us back. Through our work together we will process these internalized scripts, and help you to find your authentic truth.
Every individual is resilient, and doing the best they can to survive. In therapy we will work to move you from survival to growth. We will identify behaviors that may once have been adaptive, and help you to cope more effectively. Everyone has to capacity to make change in their life, and create a happy healthy existence. Through our work I hope to help you move toward being your best self.
The relationship is an essential piece of therapy. It is within the relationship that healing occurs. I will bring my authentic self to our therapeutic relationship. My style is warm, compassionate, direct and passionate. I truly care about my clients, and this work. I care about your pain, and the injustices you have faced. I am here to help.
As a feminist I believe in the equality and respect for all individuals across gender, sex, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability status. I will respect and appreciate you as you are, for who you are. Through our work I hope to empower you to find your voice, and to create the fulfilling life that you deserve.
I earned a bachelors in Psychology from Siena College, and a master’s of science in Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York at New Paltz.