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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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There are moments in life where we really need someone to listen. We don’t want someone to merely acknowledge the words that come out of our mouths, but rather that they heard us and made a heartfelt connection in hopes to better understand us. We want to be in a safe place without judgement, where we are accepted even in our brokenness. I understand this because I too needed this from someone while in MY brokenness.

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 believe that we can use the things that cause us anxiety or stress to fuel a passion in us that will lead us to our own greatness. God has given me a passion to help others walk through the emotions that may have once crippled them and instead I can lead them to the other side – the side of new life, hope and peace.

This journey isn’t easy and requires work but it is very rewarding in the end. Like a harvest we must put in effort and hard work in order to enjoy the fruitfulness of our labor. I not only want to work hard for you, I want to work hard
with you. I have patience and understanding in many areas such as stress and anxiety, life transitions, self esteem, self-worth, body image, co-parenting and adolescent counseling.

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.

Sincerely,
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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


CALL:
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. You will likely get faster response through email.
APPOINTMENT:
Amanda's appointment schedule can be found
here. Once you securely register, you can make and cancel your own appointments on her schedule.
EMAIL:
Amanda can be reached by email at: 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.

Education:
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)


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 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 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.), complete Authorization to Disclose Information form to release your psychotherapy information.

Authorization to Disclose Information Form

When you trust Restoration Counseling Service with your contact information, we take that trust very seriously. We will only use your personal information to contact you. We will never sell your information to other parties since that would undermine any trust we desire for you to have in us. See more on our Privacy Policy page.