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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
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 , Posttraumatic Stress , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #0701005902 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LCMHC #4804 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Other #EL06230 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
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
Excellent advice, excellent listener. Has been extremely helpful.
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.
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.
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!!
she's been amazing soo far. its just the beginning but i can tell this will be beneficial to me
Fantastic! Caring! Understanding! We speak with one another like we are friends that have never met. She’s helped me a lot.
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.
I am very happy with my level of service from Dr. Jackson-Vergara.
Dr. Bonita is a great counselor! She is a great listener and makes you feel very welcomed.
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
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!