About

Robert S. Varnay, MA, LPC

I value health and wholeness, cultivating resilience to face the challenges of 21st century living. I aspire to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where clients can safely share about themselves. Together, we explore current circumstances, personality characteristics, and how past experiences may be influencing present emotional health and/or current relationships.

 

An integrative counseling approach incorporates various systems of therapy (e.g. Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Positive Psychology, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy). A holistic perspective is mindful of one's soul, spirit, and body, with my spirituality being rooted in a Christian faith. The counseling process can also be viewed as soul care, from the Greek words psykhe meaning soul and therapeuein meaning take care of.

 

I completed my undergraduate degree at Villanova University and have a 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.

 

My work experience in the USA and internationally has spanned academia, not-for-profits, and the corporate world, including diverse mental health settings. I enjoy experiencing the vibe of local daily life around the globe, as well as putting down roots where I am planted.

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Areas of Focus

  • Grief + Loss

  • Stress + Anxiety

  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment

  • Men's Issues

  • Time Management

  • Spiritual Development

  • Relational 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 112 in Europe. This is the Europe-wide emergency number which can be called from your mobile phone - you can ask to be connected to an English-speaking operator.