About

Robert S. Varnay, MA, LPC

I believe each person’s journey toward wellbeing is unique, with the greatest growth often coming after difficulties…which are faced with courage and resolve.  I invite clients to attend to their “problems with living,” to enhance their strengths to flourish in daily life and move toward greater self-efficacy. I aspire to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where clients can safely share about themselves. My integrative counseling approach incorporates various systems of therapy depending on suitability, and a holistic perspective is mindful of one's soul, spirit, and body. Together, we explore current circumstances, personality characteristics, and how past experiences may be influencing present emotional health, current relationships, and life plans. Clients can proceed at their own pace, with balance given to exploration of issues, insight, action, and evaluation of progress.

The various systems of therapy I use in my integrative approach are: Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Positive Psychology, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Motivational Interviewing, and Supportive Therapy.

I completed my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling - Nyack College. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of New Jersey and a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). I provide counseling in English or Hungarian.

Areas of Focus

  • Grief + Loss

  • Stress + Anxiety

  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment

  • Men's Issues

  • Time Management

  • Spiritual Development

  • Relationship Issues

  • Parenting

  • Family Dynamics

  • Vocational Guidance

  • Anger Management

  • Social Skills + Peer Relationships

General Conditions             

Rates & Payment

Flourish Nexus is a private-practice and payment is generally due at the time of service unless prior arrangements are made. Payment can be made via bank transfer prior to each session. 

Cancellations

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give notice 24-hours in advance. Without such notice, a partial appointment fee will be charged.

Insurance Reimbursement

Services are private-pay so they are generally not covered by the national health insurance.  However, some international health insurance plans may  reimburse counseling services.  ​ In such cases, I would be glad to provide the necessary paperwork. ​

Online Video Counseling

At the scheduled time of your appointment simply "enter the waiting room" using the link provided and be connected via a secure HIPPA compliant web-based video platform which is used for privacy protection. (Please use either Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari).

Collaborative Approach

In cases that require a multidisciplinary approach, I may recommend a referral to other healthcare professionals in your vicinity, such as doctors and/or allied health providers.

Emergencies

In case of emergency, please go to your nearest hospital or dial 911 in the USA. In Europe, dial 112, the Europe-wide emergency number which can be called from your mobile phone, and ask to be connected to an English-speaking operator.