Rachel M. Becker-Warner, PsyD

Psychologist, Program in Human Sexuality (PHS)

Rachel M. Becker-Warner

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Rachel Becker-Warner, PsyD, LP, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Program in Human Sexuality – University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Becker-Warner specializes in sexual health and gender care, providing individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy. Her approach to care is steeped in neuro-developmental, feminist, attachment, and relational theories. 

She specializes in helping individuals establish and renew their sexual health, mental health, gender health, and relational well-being. Dr. Becker-Warner collaborates with clients and families with a variety of concerns, including: gender identity issues in children and adults, neurodiversity (e.g., ADHD, autism, dyslexia), trauma, sexual identity issues, and relationship and sexual problems. 

Dr. Becker-Warner is trained in EMDR and AIR Network modalities. Her research and practice interests include the intersection of neuro and gender diversity, the neurobiological impact of trauma, and development of gender identity for gender diverse people.

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Berg, D., Candelario-Perex, L., Kovic, A., Becker-Warner, R., & Connor, J. J. (2019). In this together: Group therapy for transgender/gender non-conforming adolescents and their parents. In A. Giami & E. Janssen (Eds.), Abstracts for the 24th Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). International Journal of Sexual Health, 31(sup1), A324-325. https://doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2019.1661941

Rider, G. N., Vencill, J. A., Berg, D. R., Becker-Warner, R., Candelario-Perez, L., & Spencer, K. G. (2019). The Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach (GALA™): A framework for competent clinical care with nonbinary clients. [Special Issue]. International Journal of Transgenderism, 20(2-3), 275-288. doi:10.1080/15532739.2018.1485069

Coleman, E., Dickenson, J. A., Girard, A., Rider, G. N., Candelario-Pérez, L. E., Becker-Warner, R., Kovic, A. G., & Munns, R. (2018). An integrative biopsychosocial and sex positive model of understanding and treatment of impulsive/compulsive sexual behavior. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 25(2-3), 125-152. doi:10.1080/10720162.2018.1515050