Dr. Bonita Jackson-Vergara

(LCMHC, LPC, LCAS)

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 18 years of counseling experience primarily with children, adolescents and families. In addition to these populations, I will also work with women, teen mothers, military community and substance abusers. My services include but are not limited to assessments, crisis management, individual, family and group therapy.

I take a directive yet client-centered approach to people's problems and encourage you to learn more about my approach to therapy. My approach is not derived from any one particular school of thought but tends to borrow from all of them. However, I do employ techniques primarily from the behavioral, cognitive-behavioral and family systems prospective.

If we are to work together we will need to specify the goals, focus, risks and benefits of therapy, the approximate time commitment involved, costs and other aspects of your particular situation. I look forward to meeting and working with you and hopefully setting you on the path to your own personal journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701005902 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LCMHC #4804 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

Other #EL06230 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I absolutely love my therapist, she was so friendly and understanding but kept it very light which is what I like. I would recommend her to everyone I know

Written by S.E. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Excellent advice, excellent listener. Has been extremely helpful.

Written by C.Y. on Apr 20, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 5 months on issues concerning grief, and career difficulties

Dr. Vergara's strengths are in her ability to listen and quickly identify the challenges I am facing. Thought therapists are trained to neutral, not all of them have the ability to listen as she does and not draw a premature conclusion. This is very refreshing as i have been to other therapists without this characteristic.

Written by A.M. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Jackson-Vergara truly works to understand me and give me the best possible care. She’s so supportive and proactive and is really making a difference for me.

Written by A.L. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Bonita is amazing!! Not only is she super friendly and easy to get along with, but she's supportive and respectful. Highly professional and dedicated to what is best for the patient. Talking with her is like talking to a friend. Sometimes, I forget its a therapy appointment because she makes you feel that comfortable and understood. She is very thorough and efficient in her explanations and does her absolute best to make sure we are always on the same page!! I am so happy I took the first step and can't wait to keep making progress!!

Written by B.R. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

she's been amazing soo far. its just the beginning but i can tell this will be beneficial to me

Written by Z.A. on Feb 11, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Fantastic! Caring! Understanding! We speak with one another like we are friends that have never met. She’s helped me a lot.

Written by M.A. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Jackson-Vergara has been a good sounding board for me and a great listener and has coached me through some pent-up emotions and the challenging times of quarantine. She is empathetic and takes a balanced approach and I look forward to my video calls with her. I would recommend her to others and would also look her up again whenever I feel like I could use counseling support.

Written by E.C. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling with Bonita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

I am very happy with my level of service from Dr. Jackson-Vergara.

Written by Q.. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Bonita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love her!!

Written by L.I. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Bonita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Dr. Bonita is a great counselor! She is a great listener and makes you feel very welcomed.

Written by F.R. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Bonita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Jackson-Vergara is an excellent counsellor. She is very kind and patient, made me feel comfortable from the very start, and naturally empathised and understood me. Thank you very much Dr. Jackson-Vergara

Written by M.O. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Bonita for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Bonita has been great. She is understanding, honest, transparent, and a great listening ear. I am also quite confident in the years of expertise she brings to the table. Thank you, Dr. Bonita!