Becker Mary

Mary Becker, PhD, LP

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I believe there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ in psychology. I work with people to identify their valued and meaningful direction, and help them take steps in that direction.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Becker is an integrated behavioral health psychologist, specializing in brief and focused interventions for mental, physical, and chemical health conditions. She completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care behavioral health in family medicine at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Medical School. Her clinical approach uses evidence-based interventions, including behavioral, cognitive and mindfulness-based interventions.


  • Becker, MP, Collins, PF, Schultz, A., Urosevic, S., Schmaling, B., Luciana, M (in press). Longitudinal changes in cognition in young adult cannabis users. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2017.1385729.
  • Becker, M.P., Collins, P.F., Lim, K.O., Muetzel, R.L., Luciana, M. (2015). Longitudinal changes in white matter microstructure after heavy cannabis use. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 23-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.10.004.
  • Becker, M.P., Collins, P.F., Luciana, M. (2014). Neurocognition in college-aged daily marijuana users. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(4), 379-98. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2014.893996.
  • Muetzel, R.L., Marjanska, M., Collins, P.F., Becker, M.P., Valabrague, R., Auerbach, E.J., Lim, K.O., Luciana, M. (2013). In vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy in young-adult daily marijuana users. NeuroImage: Clinical, 2, 581-589. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.04.011.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies