Christina Vargas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master of Social Work from University of Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature at Loyola University Chicago.
Her experience includes providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and families. Christina utilizes play therapy, art therapy, and expressive therapy in her work with children and adolescents. She uses an eclectic person-centered and strengths-based approach, narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to engage youth and families in their healing and growth journey. She specializes in working with youth experiencing depression and/or anxiety, youth who have experienced trauma, and families experiencing difficulties within the family dynamic.
As a first generation Asian American, Christina has had the wonderful opportunity of growing up here in the U.S. while staying connected with her cultural ties and heritage. However, as a child, she did not feel like she completely belonged with either culture. Her personal experience with these thoughts and feelings have led her to specialize in working with third culture kids (TCKs) in therapy. She is honored to work with TCKs and guide them in finding a sense of belonging and community in life.
“Together, we can work as a team throughout your healing journey. Being a therapist is my passion because I believe that those who prioritize self-care and self-love will change the world. I want to empower and guide you in being the best version of yourself. I know that you have the potential and power to make a positive impact in the world and am happy to support you in doing so!”