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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Fertility Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701005902
NC LCMHC 4804
Dr. Bonita has been very helpful in my healing journey. She makes me laugh and is real about everything. I appreciate her help!
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Bonita for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Bonita is absolutely fantastic. She is funny and easy to talk to. The best therapist I have ever had.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Bonita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
She is extremely helpful and very comfortable to talk with. I’ve felt comfortable with her from our first session I can’t give her enough praise!
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Bonita for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Jackson-Vergara is the best!
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Bonita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Jackson- Vergara is really an excellent communicator and offers assignments after every meeting, some of which have been extremely helpful. Aside from her apparent expertise, she is ultimately an overall kind and welcoming person and makes therapy not intimidating at all.
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Bonita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr Bonita was Very kind and helpful. She made me feel comfortable and at ease.
Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Bonita for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes