Community-Based Counselor

Education/Degrees: MSW, Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work; LCSW

Pronouns: she and they

Bio: Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work. Mina Vargas is a licensed clinical social worker. She is interested in working with students, staff, faculty, and administrators from all backgrounds. Her passion is in providing clinical services that are affirming and empowering to minorities such as first-generation immigrants, international, and especially individuals and groups along the LGBTQIA continuum. Mina is a charter member of RSH Excellence in Transcare Services that works to develop and provide best practice services for our gender-expansive students.

She believes in the idea of living well and the importance of holistically addressing the mind, body, and spirit to achieve a balanced, healthy, and happy life. Her practice philosophy is rooted in various traditional and evidence-based therapeutic modalities that are complementary to Integral Yoga, Reiki, Mindfulness practices, and meditation in movement through rock-climbing and other physical activities. She has received specialized sex therapy training approved by AASECT, is fluent in Norwegian, and enjoys conversing informally in Tagalog and Spanish.