Behavioral Healthcare was founded in 1996 by Dr. Roy W. Jarnecke with the vision of creating a practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care.
Roy W. Jarnecke, PhD.
Dr. Jarnecke has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 35 years. He has been providing psychological services in Fredericksburg since 1982. Prior to that time, he worked in Community Mental Health Centers in Indiana and in Virginia. He served as the Coordinator of Adolescent Inpatient Services at ... Read more
Dr. Jarnecke has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 35 years. He has been providing psychological services in Fredericksburg since 1982. Prior to that time, he worked in Community Mental Health Centers in Indiana and in Virginia. He served as the Coordinator of Adolescent Inpatient Services at the Regional Mental Health Center in Kokomo, Indiana and, later, as the Regional Coordinator of the Counseling Center in Warsaw, Virginia.
In his practice at Behavioral Healthcare of Fredericksburg, he provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. He also offers a full range of psychological testing services, for issues such as ADHD, adjustment problems, learning problems and custody issues. He provides psychological services to individuals with chronic pain, brain injuries and other physical issues that are accompanied by psychological distress.
Dr. Jarnecke has trained at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy in Charlottesville in Forensic evaluation. He has provided evaluations of Competency to Stand Trial (CST), Mental Status at the Time of the Offense (MSO) and Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial in courts throughout the 15th Judicial District. He has testified in over 100 different cases involving Custody issues, MSO, CST or Personal Injury concerns. He is a member of the affiliate staff of Mary Washington Hospital, currently serving as the Chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology. He also has consulting privileges at Snowden of Fredericksburg, where he served on the Planning Committee for Child and Adolescent Services when the building and program were being designed.
Dr. Jarnecke has been awarded the Faulkner Award by Rappahannock Big Brothers-Big Sisters for his volunteer activities as a psychological consultant over a period of 15 years. He was awarded the Mental Health Association in Fredericksburg's Community Service Award in 2002.
He is an adjunct lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Mary Washington, where he has taught courses in Clinical Psychology, Applied Counseling, Personality and Psychological Stresses of Divorce. He has published in professional journals in the areas of Clinical Judgment and Psychological Assessment, and has authored publications dealing with Human Development.
He currently serves on the Board of Mental Health America of Fredericksburg. He has served on the Board of the Fredericksburg Counseling Service, Serenity Home and was a founding Board member of the Rappahannock Mediation Center, for whom he was also a Trainer.
In the past, he has written an advice column for teenagers and coached youth soccer for 22 seasons. He was also a member of the Behavioral Health Task Force, a community group studying barriers to obtaining mental health services. He also served as the co-chair of the Mental Health Steering Committee, formed to devise a strategy to increase community accessibility to Mental Health services.
Dr. Jarnecke received his doctoral degree from Miami University and completed an APA-accredited internship at Larue D Carter Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr Jarnecke is listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and also in Who's Who in America.
Debbie Jockin, LCSW
Debbie Jockin is a Clinical Social Worker for over twenty-four years providing Mental Health Treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. Mrs. Jockin received her Masters in Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and her Bachelors degree in Psychology in 1988 from ... Read more
Debbie Jockin is a Clinical Social Worker for over twenty-four years providing Mental Health Treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. Mrs. Jockin received her Masters in Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and her Bachelors degree in Psychology in 1988 from Allegheny College. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and is part of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Mrs. Jockin is active in the community volunteering at her church and is a member of Central VA Justice Initiative which is a grassroots, faith-based organization that supports local victims of trafficking. She maintains current on research and clinical interventions by completing continuing education studies and attending professional conferences.
Mrs. Jockin has worked at Behavioral Healthcare of Fredericksburg (BHF), for seventeen years treating clients having mood disorders, behavioral problems, relationship conflicts, and adjustment issues related to major life events. She specializes in grief, trauma, abuse, parenting, children/adolescent concerns, divorce mediation, and couples counseling. Prior to her work at BHF, Mrs. Jockin has been employed in community mental health settings in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA providing counseling, resources, and assessment services to members of impoverished communities. In addition, Mrs. Jockin has worked in an outpatient hospital, St. Frances Medical Center, in Pittsburgh providing drug and alcohol treatment to adolescents. Her career began in a residential treatment facility in Devon, PA in the capacity as a Recreation Counselor for troubled female adolescents.
The primary modalities that Mrs. Jockin utilizes are client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused. These approaches are implemented with individual, family, and marital counseling. Skills training, psychoeducation, and systems treatment is coupled with the primary modalities as needed. Mrs. Jockin adheres to Social Work ethical standards by embracing the principles of self-determination, dignity, and worth of every client in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Client-centered treatment is a guiding principle as therapeutic goals are tailored to each client's personal needs. Mrs. Jockin also provides Christian Counseling if requested while maintaining high personal standards of respect for values and cultural differences that may be present between the client and therapist. Mrs. Jockin is highly grateful and privileged to work with her clients and offers flexible hours including evening and Saturdays.