Becky Varone, MA, Licensed Psychologist

Psychotherapist

Education

  • BA in Social Work from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
  • MA in Counseling & Psychology from St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN

Licenses

  • Master’s level Licensed Psychologist through the MN Board of Psychology since 1995

Therapeutic Focus

Providing therapy to persons with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self esteem, grief/loss issues and family of origin issues.

Competencies

Children, adolescents, individuals and couples – using an eclectic approach including cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, mind-body connections, relational therapy and motivational interviewing.

Therapeutic Philosophy

The therapeutic process involves the internal work of addressing our ambivalence and facing reality. It is human nature to avoid our problems until a crisis occurs in our lives. The therapist and the client are “fellow travelers” in the client’s journey toward a more satisfying life. A safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment is an essential part of therapy.

History

Rebecca has 31 years of experience as a county social worker. She worked with families and children, including those who were physically, sexually and emotionally abused. In this setting Rebecca worked with children, adolescents, foster parents, adoptive parents and birth parents. She also worked with divorcing families, completing custody evaluations for the court and mediation services in addition to teaching classes for parents. Rebecca has been working part-time as a psychotherapist at The Jonas Center since June 2008. Her work at The Jonas Center has included providing therapy to children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals.