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Mei-Ling Vargas-Johnson, MA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
meiling@peakpsychological.com

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**waitlist for new therapy clients**

 

I believe that therapy provides us with the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My goal as a therapist is to create an affirming space for you to explore difficult feelings by harnessing your strengths and honoring your boundaries, all while providing and receiving constructive feedback along the way.

As an evaluator, I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and affirming space for clients as they navigate their journey towards self-discovery and wellness. I am passionate about social justice and equity and consider these values foundational to my personal and professional life.
 
As a Latina counselor, I wholeheartedly value identity, intersectionality, and autonomy as fundamental to the therapeutic process and aim for our sessions to be a collaborative and empowering experience. My approach is integrative with elements of acceptance and commitment therapy, relational cultural theory, interpersonal process, narrative practice, and guided by intersectional feminism, social & transformative justice models, anti-racism, and body liberation frameworks.

 

I particularly enjoy working with teens and adults who wish to explore issues relating to identity development, relationships, depression, anxiety, neurodiversity, grief, disability, multicultural issues, and crises of faith/spirituality. 
 
I received my M.A. in professional mental health counseling from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling based in Portland, Oregon. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, relaxing with my dog, growing my indoor plant collection, and trying new restaurants.

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