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Tania Vargas Psychotherapy, LCSW

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Tania Vargas, LCSW is a bilingual psychotherapist licensed in New York and New Jersey. She uses an intersectionality lens to discuss issues regarding anxiety, depression, foster care, adoption, and general mental health. Tania works with individuals, couples, and families. She helps individuals find their own paths and supports them through their decision-making process.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Partnerships
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New Jersey
  • New York
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Provider
Profile
“I am looking forward to helping others find their voice and find clarity in the difficulties of life.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always had a passion for helping others; all through my childhood, I was the person supporting those around me. Like many other therapists, I went through my own experiences of trauma and saw a therapist in high school. This was the first official experience I had with therapy and I noticed how it transformed my relationship with my parents, brothers, and friends. In college, I came to a crossroads of what to choose as my major. I sat in on a social work class and knew it was the major I wanted to pursue. I graduated with my BSW from Florida State and then received my MSW from NYU. While getting my bachelor’s degree, I knew that I wanted to eventually start my own private practice and help those living in my community. I am looking forward to helping others find their voice and find clarity in the difficulties of life.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am a true believer in a person’s right to self-determination; outside pressures can impact what people say and do, so having a space where a person is able to feel, talk, and make their own decisions without fear of judgment is incredibly important. I always ask the client what their own goals and ambitions are and what changes they would like to see. I work with the client toward realistic timeframes, goals, and expectations. Depending on the underlying issues, I may recommend outside work like journaling or creating a tracking system.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
Everyone’s life experiences and culture changes their perception of the world and how they navigate their life. I am a first-generation woman of color, which has shown me some of the uglier parts of the US and empowered me toward providing culturally-competent therapy. I understand that everyone has their own cognitive and implicit biases, including me. I work toward understanding my own biases and where they stem from by attending trainings and workshops. My first goal is to ensure that the people I am working with feel safe and heard. It is not the place of a therapist to impose their values or morals on a client.
“I am a true believer in a person’s right to self-determination; outside pressures can impact what people say and do, so having a space where a person is able to feel, talk, and make their own decisions without fear of judgment is incredibly important.”