Bethany Kobus, LMHC


There are times in our life when we feel alone, desperate and overwhelmed, like the world is caving in. It is not easy deciding when to talk to someone, or trusting someone to share your emotions and thoughts without fear of judgment. As your therapist, I will provide comforted with warmth, empathy and genuineness.

I look forward to walking side by side with you and supporting your journey in therapy. My therapeutic approach involves encouraging positive self-talk, challenging negative thinking, exploring personal strengths and practicing new coping strategies. My desire for you is feeling heard, seen, and empowered working on your aspirations by connecting your mind, body and spirit to heal.

Professional Experience

I received my Bachelor’s in social worker from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2008. After graduation I worked in the field for ten years as a case manager, resident counselor and social worker with families in preventative services. I noticed a gap in mental health services for children working with families who were in foster care, deciding to get my master degree in counseling. I treated children, adolescents and adults at a local outpatient clinic after receiving my Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Medaille College in 2018.

A shared life experience helps therapists connect with clients, as a transracial adoptee I understand how the complexities of adoption and generational trauma can impact mental health and wellbeing.

I treat children and adults 10 years and older for depression, anxiety, mood disorder, borderline personality, adoption/foster care, domestic violence and life changes. My treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and person centered therapy.