About Us

Stephen B. Cowart Credentials

Stephen B. Cowart, LMHC is a licensed clinician in private practice in Upstate New York. Stephen sees people in his office in Saratoga Springs, as well as teleconferencing services to individuals around the world.He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The City College of New York, and a master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College in Vermont. Stephen received additional training in Gestalt Therapy techniques through Gestalt Associates of New York and has studied relationship counseling under Dr. Glenn Berger, PhD in New York City.

Stephen’s worked with renowned child-psychologist Dr. Erin Christopher-Sisk at ECS Psychological Services as well as Baywood Center for Addictions in Queensbury, NY. Stephen utilizes Gestalt, CBT, Equine-assisted therapy, Attunement Relationship therapy and play therapy techniques to meet clients individualized needs.

He enjoys working with adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children.

My Philosophy

I like to say I’m in the stupid stuff business and that’s because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff in my life. I didn’t understand why, so I went back to school to figure it out. It now makes sense to me why I, and so many of us, do things that are contrary to our self-interest. We make the best possible decisions with the information we have at any given point in time. Sometimes the best we can do is to avoid our pain. It’s perfectly normal to make mistakes, even if we make the same mistakes repeatedly. However, this can lead to feelings of inadequacy.

The belief that there is something wrong with us blocks us from joy.

I approach psychotherapy from the perspective that a person is creative, resourceful and whole. Simply because you need help sorting out the choices you’ve made in life doesn’t mean that there is anything “wrong” with you. When you understand your actions, you can make proactive decisions, so you don’t land in the same space. We get into trouble when we do things out of awareness. To change your behavior, you must bring unconscious decisions into consciousness. This is the way you start altering the process of making “stupid” decisions, or decisions that are contrary to our self-interest.