Welcome!

I am Tania Vargas, LCSW. I am the owner of Just a Little Step LLC. I am a licensed clinical social worker for the state of New York and New Jersey. I work with individuals who are in crisis or wanting to better themselves in some way. 

I work with general mental health, and life transitions, but focus on depression and anxiety. 

I also have a specialized concentration of working with individuals and families who have been impacted by the child welfare system, especially foster care and adoption.

 

I am a trauma informed clinician and use motivational interviewing, and an intersectionality lens when working with individuals. I work with individuals, couples, and families. 

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Individual

This means it is you and a psychotherapist in either a 45 or 60 minute session.

Couples

This is a 45 or 60 minute session with you, your partner, and your therapist.

Family

This is a a 45 or 60 minute session, with at least 2 individuals of the same family, and the therapist. This can also change with time. These sessions can include a child, one or more care givers (parent or guardian), and the therapist.

What does it mean to be an Licensed Clinical Social Worker?

Experience

To be a LCSW, it requires a minimum of 3,000 direct client contact hours and 1,000 hours of supervision.

A national board exam is also required with additional clearances and verification.

Liability

To have your own private practice, health insurances, and ethical practices set forth by the National Association of Social Workers, require a personal liability insurance.

This helps keep you as the client, but us, as practioners, safe.

Education

Along with the minimum requirement of having a Master's degree from an accredited school, an LCSW license require continuing education.  This means that social workers will be consistently up to date on best practices, new theories, and diagnoses.