Anna Vargas, LCMHCA

Therapist

My Approach

I believe we are the summation of all our experiences up to the present moment. Our stories make us unique and human. They can be beautiful, joyful, and wonderful and they can be heartbreaking, overwhelming and challenging. Therapy provides the opportunity to safely explore your story and decide how you want to continue living it. In the counseling room, my goal is to create a warm, safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for you to explore the challenges that life presents, and work with you towards your personal goals to create a more meaningful, authentic, intentional life. This process requires courage, compassion, honesty, collaboration, and vulnerability. I am here to journey with you through it. I use a variety of therapy modalities including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, depending on your needs and goals. With these tools, I hope to facilitate mind/body and present moment awareness, teach emotion regulation and coping skills, work on healthy communication skills, explore thought processes and belief systems, and cultivate self-compassion and resilience.

  • Treatment Specialties

  • Services Provided

  • Education

    M.S in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    B.F.A in Acting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Experience

    During my graduate experience, I worked in a private practice where I was able to gain experience providing individual counseling and psychological evaluations and assessments to adolescents, young adults, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns including, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma and other stress-related disorders, grief, and ADHD. Additionally, I researched and wrote about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the effects of these traumas on our body and mental health and ways to develop resilience and mental wellness after trauma. I ascribe to be a lifelong learner and am continuously researching evidence-based practices to better serve the clients I work with.

  • Insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)

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