Varney's goal is to help her clients gain greater freedom and fulfillment by accessing a deeper understanding of who they are in the world. She strikes a balance between gently challenging her clients, and allowing them to move at their own pace.
Varney has experience in many areas, including PTSD, substance use, anxiety, mood disorders, early adulthood, and more. With warmth, humor, and understanding, she helps her clients explore the dynamics of their past and families of origin, and understand how those patterns show up in the present. She draws from a variety of theoretical frameworks, melding psychodynamic, relational, feminist, social justice oriented, and trauma informed modalities to support her clients wherever they are.
Education and Training
MSW • University of Pennsylvania
BA • Anthropology & Psychology • Bennington College
Areas of Specialization
Substance use and addiction, depression, grief, abuse, eating disorders, sexuality, gender, race, trauma and PTSD, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, children
Social justice oriented