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John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

John Vargas

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Let's Connect (916) 796-4847
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Accepting new clients with immediate openings! - Are you looking for a safe space to express your true feelings? Sometimes we feel so guarded that we struggle to find the words to express our emotions or what we need. Whether it's anxiety, depression, grief, or past trauma weighing you down, we can explore these areas together at your own pace. Reaching out for support is the first step to your healing journey!
As a Latino therapist, I bring clinical experience in working with teens and young adults. I’m passionate about supporting young men in areas such as emotional connections, vulnerability, identity, loneliness, and relationships. I utilize a culturally affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming, cognitive-based, and mindfulness-based approaches to support your goals.
Let’s be honest - Starting therapy for the first time or finding a therapist might feel confusing, cringe, or scary, and that’s normal! As your therapist, I’m committed to creating a safe and supportive space for you to express your true authentic self. Reach out for a free phone consultation or with any questions!
Call or John Vargas now for a free 15 minute consultation - (916) 796-4847

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(916) 796-4847

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

I only offer online therapy sessions via video. Reach out for a free phone consultation! Email is the best way to reach me!
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Men's Issues 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
John Vargas
Let's Connect (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(916) 796-4847

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

I only offer online therapy sessions via video. Reach out for a free phone consultation! Email is the best way to reach me!
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Men's Issues 
$125 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
John Vargas

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $125
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CenCal
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Magellan
  • Medi-Cal
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Modern Health
  • Optum
  • UC Ship
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Unfortunately, we're not accepting Medi-Cal versions of the listed insurances (only CenCal Health Medi-Cal, Santa Barbara). If your insurance is not listed or covered, I'm considered an Out-of-Network (OON) provider for those paying out-of-pocket.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
Unfortunately, we're not accepting Medi-Cal versions of the listed insurances (only CenCal Health Medi-Cal, Santa Barbara). If your insurance is not listed or covered, I'm considered an Out-of-Network (OON) provider for those paying out-of-pocket.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
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John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / AMFT139997 Supervised by Jack May, LMFT (California / LMFT94423) John Vargas
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • License: Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) APCC14046
  • Degree/Diploma from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Clinical Practice Emphasis
  • Attended Azusa Pacific University, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
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I'm dually registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) under supervision of Jack May, LMFT.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
I'm dually registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) under supervision of Jack May, LMFT.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
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John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Men's Issues

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Bisexual
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Latino/e Mental Health
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Young Men's Issues
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I work with teens and young adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or trauma. During our initial therapy session, we will collaboratively create a goal that addresses what you want to work on.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
I work with teens and young adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or trauma. During our initial therapy session, we will collaboratively create a goal that addresses what you want to work on.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
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John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

4 Endorsements

Rob Nganga, Therapy for Peace of Mind
Rob Nganga, Therapy for Peace of Mind
Marriage & Family Therapist
John is a great therapist, especially in his ability to connect with young adults. With his calm and warm demeanor, he helps clients feel therapy is a safe space as he supports them in achieving their goals. I'd recommend John to anyone hoping to thrive!
Andy Terzyan
Andy Terzyan
Associate Professional Clinical CounselorAPCC
John builds strong connections with his clients allowing for trust and healing to take place in the therapeutic relationship. His strong clinical skills allows him to get the positive results that his clients need.
Weiting Tiffany Chen
Weiting Tiffany Chen
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateEMDRMAAMFT
John is a skilled therapist who helps his clients process emotions with a gentle, culturally affirming, and mindful approach and supports his clients in achieving their goals!
Outdoor Therapy- Trauma- depression-Anxiety-Stress Christine Benetua
Outdoor Therapy- Trauma- depression-Anxiety-Stress Christine Benetua
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFTAPCC
John works from a client centered, culturally affirming, and trauma-informed lens. He creates a safe and supportive environment where you can be your authentic true self. John specializes with issues such as grief, vulnerability, depression and anxiety.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Integration
  • Attachment-based
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to each client's needs. I'm trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy from the Personal Transformation Institute (EMDRIA approved). I'm also level one trained in the Gottman Method from The Gottman Institute.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques tailored to each client's needs. I'm trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy from the Personal Transformation Institute (EMDRIA approved). I'm also level one trained in the Gottman Method from The Gottman Institute.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Location

Primary Location

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(916) 796-4847

Additional Location

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

(916) 796-4847
"
I only offer online therapy sessions via video. Reach out for a free phone consultation! Email is the best way to reach me!
Call for a free consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
I only offer online therapy sessions via video. Reach out for a free phone consultation! Email is the best way to reach me!
Call for a free consultation now - (916) 796-4847
Photo of John Vargas, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
John Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC