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.”

 
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."

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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
 
 
 
  • 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

 

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."

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Joel Burke, LPC, NCC

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."

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Jennifer Schmucker, LISW-CP

Jennifer joined Pathways as an associate therapist in 2021.  Her education includes a BSW from Loyola University Chicago (2000) and a MSW from Case Western Reserve (2008).

Jennifer has over 10 years of experience working with children (as young as age 3), adolescents, adults and families facing a myriad of challenges in varying environments.  She has a wealth of experience helping youth and families within the foster care system, the juvenile justice system, at community mental health centers, and most recently served as Director of Intake and Admissions at an inpatient psychiatric facility during the Covid pandemic.  She has a passion for helping others navigate and find their way towards healing from what are often painful and life-altering experiences.

Her warm nature helps put clients at ease as they take steps towards becoming healthier and stronger versions of themselves. She utilizes a strengths-based approach that encourages clients to see themselves

in a new and more positive light.  Jennifer's therapeutic orientation includes family-systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Solution-Focused and Trauma-Focused).  Valuable training in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, and play therapy also inform her practice.

Jennifer loves people, animals, nature, exercising, and exploring the world through travel.  She is currently in the process of completing an Animal Assisted Therapy Certification with her rescue dog, Salem.

Ms. Schmucker believes incredible change and healing are possible when we channel our strength, determination and the support of positive influences.

"You don't have to see the whole staircase just to take the first step." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Hannah Love, LPC

Hannah  joined Pathways as an associate therapist in 2021.  Her education includes a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Anderson University / Indiana (2016) and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University (2019).

Mrs. Love has dedicated her education and post graduate experience to helping promote mental well-being in children, adolescents and their families.  She has had the valuable opportunity to work with children on the Autism spectrum via an ABA classroom setting and has worked as a school-based mental health counselor in two different elementary schools.  These experiences have provided her with a broad range of experiences with children from diverse backgrounds and with varying needs.  Additionally, she has gained valuable insight into various school processes crucial to helping many children obtain educational supports integral to their success.

Specializations include helping children and adolescents overcome challenges related to anxiety, depression, and trauma.  Hannah is skilled at working with clients on adaptively managing difficult emotions that often lead to emotional distress and/or behavioral issues.  She has helped many children and teens navigate the countless changes to their lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic via both in-person and tele-health sessions.

Hannah's gentle presence puts children and adolescents at ease as they seek to better understand  and navigate their inner and outer worlds.  Therapeutic modalities include art, play and activity-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Trauma-Focused), and methods that help clients focus on and draw upon their many strengths.

Hannah enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, soccer and watching movies in her free time.  

"It is an act of bravery to feel your feelings" - Gayle Forman

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.

 
 

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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