About My Clients
Are you navigating a toxic work or school environment? Are you stressed about recent or future changes to your life? Do you hesitate to reach out for help for fear of being judged or burdening others? Have you tried therapy in the past but are looking for sessions that are more engaging and conversational? In therapy, we can explore these issues with empathy, grace, and sensitivity to your personal identity. Together we will gain insight, recognize unhelpful patterns, and practice coping skills.
My Background and Approach
I provide person-centered, trauma-informed, social justice-oriented, gender affirming individual clinical therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices. I identify as a generalist and incorporate various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills depending on each client’s individual needs. Personally, I also explore and enjoy learning about curanderismo and Indigenous healing & spiritual practices. I have worked with a diverse population of clients that include (but is not limited to): People new to therapy & counseling ▪▪▪ Professionals navigating stressful and harmful work environments ▪▪▪ Transfer, college, graduate, and medical students ▪▪▪ People exploring aspects of their identity (racial, sexual, gender, class, etc) ▪▪▪ People striving to live in tune with social justice values ▪▪▪
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I’m Jorge Vargas (pronounced Hor-Hey), and I am a licensed social worker, consultant, and artist. I identify as Chicano/Latinx, Queer, Cis-Male, First Generation college student, and as being from a low-income background. As someone who has often felt excluded/unwelcome because of who I am or where I come from, I make it a point to make everyone I work with feel safe being who they are, taking risks, opening up to challenges, and trusting their own wisdom. I do not heal people. I join people as they discover their inner healer. It can take risk and resilience to find a therapist that resonates with you. If you have more questions about me, my counseling style, the kind of clients I work with, or general questions about therapy then I invite you to explore my website and schedule a free 30-min consultation.