Pathways Counseling Center

58 Parkway Commons Way Greer, SC 29650

P: (864) 561-1133

F: (864) 288-0501

©2017 by Pathways Counseling Center. Proudly created by Tubbard Development

Services

Services are aimed at awakening inner potential, strengthening relationships, and organizing the external world in ways that help our clients to overcome challenges and meet their own individual life goals.

Assessment 
Getting To Know You

A comprehensive and thorough assessment is vital to each client's success. An assessment involves gathering information, identifying areas of strength and weakness, outlining the goals of therapy, and creating a plan for achieving them.

Individual Therapy
One-On-One Treatment

Clients work with a trained therapist - in a safe, supportive and confidential setting - to explore beliefs, feelings, and/or behaviors, work through influential memories, gain a better understanding of self/others, set personal goals and work toward desired change to improve quality of life. 

Family Therapy
Focusing On The Home

Families work with a trained therapist to improve communication, resolve conflict, and increase feelings of connectedness.

Group Therapy
Listening To Everyone

This form of psychotherapy usually involves one therapist and 6-12 participants with related challenges. In this setting, participants improve not only from therapeutic interventions but also by observing and receiving feedback from other group members.

Coordination of services
Working Through The Systems

When desired and authorized by our clients, communicating with other healthcare providers, school professionals, and other community members is often an invaluable part of promoting holistic wellness.

 
Jennifer Zare - LISW-CP

Guided by a passion to help others overcome challenges and reach their full potential, Jennifer founded Pathways Counseling Center in 2009.

Mrs. Zare’s education includes the receipt of a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Notre Dame in 2002 and a MSW from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. She has over 15 years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families facing a wide range of life challenges. Mrs. Zare’s training occurred in a variety of settings, including the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, medical clinics, community mental health centers, private homes, and in private practice settings.

Specializations include the treatment of anxiety (generalized, social, OCD, PTSD, selective mutism) and depressive disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She also enjoys working with individuals facing life transitions, experiencing grief, and those challenged by chronic health conditions.

In order to meet the needs of each unique client, a research-based approach to therapy is utilized that includes: cognitive behavioral therapy methods (ERP, ACT, DBT, Solution-focused), family systems therapy, art and play therapy activities, behavior modification strategies, social skills training methods, and eastern

meditation and mindfulness practices.

They say life’s best teacher is experience. As a wife and mother of four children, Jennifer’s therapeutic strategies have been well-informed and challenged. Experiencing the loss of her mother as a young adult further strengthened her ability to help others transform painful experiences into a catalyst for self-transformation. She believes whole-heartedly that “it is our struggles that develop our strength.”

 

Our Team

Jennifer Zare - LISW-CP

Guided by a passion to help others overcome challenges and reach their full potential, Jennifer Zare founded Pathways Counseling Center in 2009.

Jennifer's education includes a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Notre Dame (2002) and a MSW from The University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003). She has over 15 years of experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families facing a wide range of life challenges. Mrs. Zare’s training occurred in a variety of settings, including the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, medical clinics, community mental health centers, private homes, and in private practice settings.

Specializations include the treatment of anxiety (generalized, social, OCD, PTSD, selective mutism) and depressive disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She also enjoys working with individuals facing life transitions, experiencing grief, and those challenged by chronic health conditions.

In order to meet the needs of each unique client, a research-based approach to therapy is utilized that includes: cognitive behavioral therapy methods (ERP, ACT, DBT, Solution-focused), family systems therapy, art and play therapy activities, behavior modification strategies, social skills training methods, and eastern meditation and mindfulness practices.  She is also equipped to utilize EMDR therapy methods which have been proven to be effective in treating trauma and overcoming negative beliefs and behavioral patterns that are often the root of "everyday problems."  For more information on this treatment method visit: 

They say life’s best teacher is experience. As a wife and mother of four children, Jennifer’s therapeutic strategies have been well-informed and challenged. Experiencing the loss of her mother as a young adult further strengthened her ability to help others transform painful experiences into a catalyst for self-transformation. She believes whole-heartedly that “it is our struggles that develop our strength.”

Elizabeth Saraswat - LISW-CP

Elizabeth joined Pathways as an associate therapist in 2017.  Her education includes a BSW from James Madison University (2007) and an MSW from Fordham University (2009).

Elizabeth has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults from diverse backgrounds.  She has helped foster positive change in clients across a variety of treatment settings including: treatment foster care facilities , a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, client homes, and a critical care unit at the Inova Children's hospital.

Specializations include the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders with special interests in teen and women's health and perinatal mood disorders.  Elizabeth also enjoys working with individuals 

going through life transitions.

Mrs. Saraswat uses a client-centered, culturally-sensitive approach with a variety of treatment methods including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-focused), family systems therapy, and also incorporates art and play therapy activities.

Elizabeth recognizes how life experiences shape our sense of self.  The unique opportunity of living overseas as a teenager ignited a deep curiosity, appreciation and respect for diversity.  As a wife and mother she has experienced many of the joys and difficulties of parenting. She seeks to provide a welcoming and safe space for clients to explore challenges impacting their daily lives, and believes "the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people."

Dr. Joel Burke, LPC, NCC

Dr. Joel Burke joined Pathways as an associate therapist in 2019.  His education includes a Bachelors in Science from Charleston Southern (1976).  A Masters of Divinity (1980) and a Doctorate of Ministry (1988) from Southern Baptist Seminary, and a Masters of Professional Counseling from Liberty University (2016).  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor.

Joel has had the valuable experience of working with military service members and their families for over 20 years, supporting two deployments in combat zones (Kosovo and Iraq).  He has served as a pastor in a community church, provided clinical services within an inpatient psychiatric facility, and offered counseling services in private practice settings.  He has a deep appreciation for diversity and enjoys working with individuals from varying backgrounds, cultures, and faiths.

Dr. Burke strongly believes that a person's ability to build and maintain healthy relationships is an integral part of maintaining health and happiness.  His specialties include helping individuals, couples, and families to make positive changes that will enrich their relationships and often alter the course of their lives.

A research-based approach to therapy is utilized and includes: The Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and motivational interviewing techniques.  Additionally, Joel possesses the unique ability to help integrate a person's individualized spiritual beliefs and experiences into treatment when desired.

Dr. Burke has witnessed how the fear of being criticized or judged has prevented people from seeking assistance in varying settings.  He has a wise presence, a knack for creating a safe partnership, and works with clients to set goals that will help them to become the best version of themselves.  His motto: "No Judgement. Only Help."

Eric Zare - CMA

Eric’s education includes a B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Clemson University. An accredited CMA, Eric provides operational and business process support to Pathways Counseling Center and its associates. This resource provides a tremendous service to Pathways by working with therapists to help them better understand the business aspects of working in a private therapy setting, including income statement preparation and income tax considerations.

 
 
 
  • Adjustment to life transitions

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Attention and hyperactivity   

  • Behavioral management strategies

  • Conflict resolution

  • Coping with chronic medical conditions

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • GLBT issues

  • Grief

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Parenting strategies

 

  • PTSD

  • Relationships

  • Selective Mutism

  • Self-esteem

  • Social Anxiety 

  • Social skills

  • Stress management

Common Areas of Concern

 

Helpful Information & Links

 

Community Contact Information

24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line:

Phone: 864-271-8888

 

Carolina Center for Behavioral Health

Phone: 864-235-2335

Website: www.thecarolinacenter.com

 

Julie Valentine Center

Phone: 864-331-0560

Website: www.julievalentinecenter.org

Safe Harbor

Phone: 864-467-1177

Website: www.safeharborsc.org

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Connect With Our Team

It is our mission to foster life-enhancing connections with our clients, the surrounding community, and our team. As an associate therapist of Pathways you will be supported, well-compensated, and able to focus on delivering specialized counseling services to the beautiful community of Greenville, SC.

 

Pathways supports therapists by minimizing the many time-consuming aspects of running a business. Our team helps therapists connect with clients, schedule appointments, manage medical records, work with insurance companies, navigate billing and payment functions, and stay up to date on changing policies and regulations.

 

Becoming an independently licensed clinician requires many years of education and training. It’s time to love your work. Our community needs you!

 

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