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My name is Amanda Vargas
Please call our office at 909-255-1250 to make a first-time appointment.

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Oftentimes, it is difficult to express our thoughts and emotions because it requires us to be vulnerable and transparent. We ask questions such as:

  • What if I tell someone and they don’t understand?
  • What if they laugh or think I’m silly?
  • What if they don’t care?
  • Can I trust them?
  • Should I trust them?

Learning to be transparent and vulnerable is difficult but not impossible. These skills take time and are based on trust. As a therapist I would love to be a person who you can trust because I DO care. I want to understand you better and work alongside of you to help you become the best possible version of yourself.

I love working with individuals who often lose a sense of self because of putting others before them such as their spouse or children. It can be the hardest question to answer when someone asks you, what do YOU want? When we invest ourselves so deeply in others it can be so easy to forget that we too matter and have wants and needs. Parenthood can do this to us and sometimes so can marriage. We often don’t know who we are outside of those titles. If you’ve ever felt this way, I would love to partner with you in creating answers to the questions such as what are MY wants? What are MY needs?

Maybe you don’t struggle with those questions but you struggle with answering the opposite such as what does my SPOUSE want? What does my SPOUSE need? Remember that creating a successful marriage is a lot like farming, you need to start over every morning. -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

When I first read this quote I smiled not just because it’s a light hearted quote but I smiled because it’s true. Marriage is WORK and hard work at that. When you think of a farm most people imagine various animals and a barn but when I think of a farm I imagine trees or large crops. I see these big strong beautiful plants that are healthy and alive. These plants that all started as small and tiny seeds. However with lots of work, patience, tenderness, nurturing, vulnerability and a sprinkle of humility a seed can grow to be strong, healthy, beautiful and be fully alive. The same applies to your marriage. If you are willing to work, come to your spouse with patience, tenderness, nurturing, vulnerability and a sprinkle of humility, I have complete faith you will see even the smallest hope of restoration become a strong, healthy and beautiful marriage. If you would allow me to help you get there I believe you will sit back and reap a beautiful harvest after the hard work of sowing.

Please contact our office to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation prior to making your first appointment. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Contact me here.


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P.S. Please take some time to browse the rest of this website while you're here. You will find information about myself and the services I offer as well as our other counselors and their specialties. You will also find some great book recommendations and other resources too.

My Contact Info

This contact information is provided for existing clients only. If you are a new client, you will be served quicker by filling out our online Contact/Inquiry form here. Thank you.

For existing clients, you can reach Amanda directly by calling her at:
(909) 653-3564. Please leave a message about the nature of your call and she will usually get back to you within 24 hours. New clients will always get quicker answers by calling our office at 909-255-1250 and speaking to one of our client ambassadors.
Amanda's appointment schedule can be found
here. Once you have talked to our office staff and securely registered with our online appointment system, you can make and cancel your own appointments on her schedule.
For existing clients, Amanda can be reached via email by clicking on this link: Email Amanda. If her email link does not work for you, please use our Contact Form here. Feel free to ask questions and leave some info regarding how you prefer to be contacted.

M.A., Educational and Clinical Counseling, Azusa Pacific University
B.A., Communications, California State University San Bernardino
B.A., Public Relations, California State University San Bernardino

Professional Affiliations:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (August 2020- Present)

Skills and Qualifications:
BBS Registered Associate Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC#8104
PPS Credential (Pupil Personnel Services)
SYMBIS Certified Facilitator

My Forms

Having these forms completed before your first counseling session will allow us to "get to work" sooner. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you are a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them with you to your first therapy session.
Each counseling participant will need to fill out a separate Intake Form and sign a separate Limits of Confidentiality Policy.

Client Counseling Intake Form

Intake Form for Children

Limits of Confidentiality/Therapy Cancellation Policy
If you are going to be participating in therapy as a couple or a family, please have all participants read and sign our No Secrets Policy.

No Secrets Policy Form
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), please complete this Authorization to Disclose Information form to release your psychotherapy information.

Authorization to Disclose Information Form

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