Meet David Behar
I graduated from University of California in 1985 with a Bachelors Degree in psychology.
In 1990 I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Masters degree in Counseling and Education Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Counseling.
While I was in graduate school, I worked with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents. I was very drawn to the study of Structural Family Systems Therapy, which deals with the family as a system.
I am an accomplished photographer. I specialize in abstract and industrial images in and around the Westchester County area. The art and creativity is expressed in PDT.
I am a fan of the Bauhaus school of art; I really appreciate the cubistic, abstract and representational art forms. Kandinsky and Paul Klee & Robert Motherwell are a few of my favorite artists from this genre.
Musically, I play the Blues guitar, and am an avid ethnomusicologist. Afro-Cuban and Afro-Carribean jazz are my fields of musical specialty, and I am a jazz guitar historian & enthusiast.
I strongly believe in music and the visual arts have the transformative power to inspire and to heal. I have found that, often, the type of art a person appreciates can become a metaphor for a person's world view. In fact, clients sometimes become exposed to new art forms during a period of growth through therapy.
I feel very blessed to be able to do work that is truly meaningful and in many cases transformational in the lives of others. For me, psychotherapy (like the visual and musical arts) is emotionally satisfying and intellectually challenging.
I value the artistic endeavors of my clients, and I often encourage my clients to explore their own creativity through whatever art form appeals to them most.