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Our Providers

Willow Pathways currently has a waitlist for new clients. When you contact us, we will ask for your name, contact information, type of insurance, and a general reason you are seeking care. We will then contact you when a provider has an opening. Wait times can be difficult to predict, but we encourage you to reach out for our current estimate. Please note, Rebecca McCabe is not taking new clients at this time.


Jane was born and raised in Mankato, and has happily remained in the area throughout her life. She enjoys being with her family and friends, spending most of her time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys music, puzzles, reading, TV and creative outlets.

Jane Ek

Jane Ek is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults on an individual basis, as well as working with couples and families. She has worked with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and more. She is also a Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist. 

Jane believes in the importance of building a safe, validating, and trusting therapeutic relationship. Jane uses a client-centered and strengths-based approach that integrates techniques tailored to each client’s needs. Other therapeutic approaches Jane utilizes include mindfulness strategies, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, self-compassion, play therapy and expressive art techniques. 


Jane has also been trained in providing Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). This is an eye-movement therapy designed to reduce emotional reactivity and distressing symptoms related to trauma, and can also be utilized to address anxiety, depression and more.  Please visit to learn more.

Jane is a trained provider of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). This therapy uses specially-filtered music to improve nervous system regulation, increase social engagement behaviors and reduce sound sensitivities. For more information about the SSP, visit their website

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Marcia Stapleton

Marcia Stapleton received her BA from Mercyhurst University in Erie PA and her MSW from Case Western University in Cleveland Ohio. She has worked in the areas of Child Protection in Milwaukee WI, the Pediatric Clinic at the University Hospital in Denver, CO and the Social Security Administration in Reno, NV. She also taught undergraduates in the Social Work Department at the University of Nevada Reno.

After moving to Minnesota, Marcia worked at LeSueur County Mental Health Center and MN Valley Education District in LeCenter, St Clair, and St Peter. She has been in private practice for over 15 years specializing in Family Therapy and working with adults and children with serious mental and physical illness


Becca was raised near a small town in eastern Wisconsin and initially came to Minnesota for higher education after completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She views herself as a lifelong learner with an avid curiosity in human development and psychology. Becca has been passionate about providing support to others since she was a young child. She spends her free time reading, spending time in nature, playing softball, spending time with friends and family, cooking, or relaxing with her partner, dog, and two cats.

Rebecca (Becca) McCabe

Rebecca (Becca) McCabe is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2013. Becca believes in using a collaborative approach to build a trusting, positive relationship that encourages resiliency and empowerment. She values providing a safe, supportive, and warm environment that fosters growth and healing. 

Becca has clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and children, including use of the DC: 0-5 to diagnose children under the age of six. Her background includes working with individuals, groups, and families who present with concerns related to anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, identity development and exploration (including gender identity and sexual orientation), developmental concerns, trauma-and-stressor related difficulties, attachment issues, parent-child relationships, traumatic histories, and life transitions. 

Becca practices using integrative, strengths-based and culturally inclusive approaches, drawing from family and developmental systems theory, interpersonal process techniques, psychodynamic theory, attachment and social learning theory, cognitive-behavioral techniques, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), play techniques, mindfulness and relaxation, and LGBT affirmative therapy. 

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