Sharon Vargas (she/her)

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Barbara, CA

  • Individual

About My Clients

I collaboratively work with clients in re-connecting with their innate strength and resilience in their journey to face change and heal unresolved issues. I treat a number of issues including unresolved complex trauma, addiction, co-occurring disorders, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, Adult Children of Alcoholics, impact & insight into historical trauma, and sexual abuse.

My Background and Approach

I am originally from Taos NM and have an MSW in clinical social work from NM Highlands University, a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. My approach is based on who you are and what is relevant for you in order to be your best self. I use a variety of modalities that support a clients ability to reconnect with their inner-self and identify ways in which they want to make positive changes. I am warm, empathetic and supportive but not afraid to challenge clients when necessary. I utilize evidence based and creative approaches such as CBT, Strength-Based approach, Trauma Informed CBT, Family Systems, DBT, Jungian art based skills and concepts, Assertive communication skills, and Mindfulness Based. I currently hold active LCSW licenses in both California and New Mexico.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser
  • Managed Health Network
  • Anthem
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthNet
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • The Satanic Temple
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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