Luisa Vargas

Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC

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Luisa Vargas

Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

3950 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Offers online therapy

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About

As an art therapist, I believe in the healing process that comes from art-making. I first meet with my client(s) to determine their goals for working together. Then, I engage my client(s) in the creative process. As an Art Therapy, I provide support, encouragement, and a safe space for the creative process to take place. After the artmaking, I encourage my clients to share their experiences and artwork, while I guide them in the process of self-discovery. I have experience working with acculturation, trauma (PTSD), behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety disorder, stress, and depression.
Besides using Art Therapy, I utilize Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques in my practice. My approach is patient-centered and trauma-informed. I offer both individual and group sessions. I am also an experienced visual artist and have years of experience teaching art and facilitating expressive art groups and workshops.
If you are ready to explore the art-making process while processing and managing the challenges you are currently facing, contact me for individual sessions or join one of my groups.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $130 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • HealthKeepers
  • Humana
  • TRICARE
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • Prelicense: Virginia / 22-059
  • School: George Washington University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • Supervisor: Alexandra Herrera
  • Supervisor License: Virginia / 0701005276
I have a Master's Degree in Art Therapy and a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Universidad Central de Venezuela / Bachelor in Clinical Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2002

Location

3950 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-expression
  • Stress

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 2 Dec 2022
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Luisa Vargas

Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC