Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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Vanessa Vargas, M.S., M.A.

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is an integration of psychodynamic, person-centered, and family systems therapies while considering cultural identities and development. I try to create a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment for the individuals I work with.  I also use mind/body based interventions to help individuals build coping skills, reduce stress, and increase their sense of connectedness to themselves and others.

Supervision Style:

My supervision style is very similar to my therapeutic style. I also seek to help my supervisees identify their strengths and growing edges while keeping in mind their clinical skill level. I invite my supervisees to explore their experiences as individuals and as professionals to help inform and guide their work. 

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include the intersection of culture, identities, and values. I am also passionate about trauma work related (but not limited) to dating violence, sexual violence, and family of origin as well as reducing stigma that is often connected to trauma experiences. 

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I will be facilitating “I Thought It Was Me” group this academic school year. 

Educational Background:

I earned my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and I am close to completing my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. 

Personal Interests:

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with family, friends, and my dog. I also love reading (particularly fiction like Harry Potter), watching loosely era based dramas and WWII documentaries, and laughing.

My pronouns:

She/Her/Hers