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.
Areas of Focus
Grief + Loss
Stress + Anxiety
Social Skills + Peer Relationships
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.