Albert A. Vargas

Albert A. Vargas

Master’s Level Student

I am currently earning my contact hours for my master’s program at the University of St. Thomas. It has been a long journey thus far, but I am excited to soon graduate and work towards licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Minnesota. I have always been interested in working with couples and families as I have always seen that the growth of individuals is rooted in and optimized by a systems view. Although I am interested in working with couples, families, and even individuals (14+) of all backgrounds and types, I am excited to work towards providing therapy for Spanish-speakers and those of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx backgrounds. Myself having grown up in a Puerto Rican household and witnessing the lack of services available to the Spanish-speaking community when it comes to mental/emotional health is what first pushed me into this field, but seeing opportunities for growth and development in any person I come into contact with is what has kept me going.

Although I would say I have more of a theoretical integration of many schools of thought surrounding counseling, I am mostly drawn towards using humanistic and systemic lenses to work towards goals collaboratively created in session. I have always had a deep desire to serve and help those who find themselves struggling with any variety of situations and this desire has truly penetrated the way I work with clients as I see them as the experts of their own lives and as the ones that are most capable of opening a path we can mutually explore towards betterment and greater degrees of satisfaction in life.

Albert sees clients at our University location.