Debby Vargas

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Debby Vargas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Tampa Office

More About Me

My approach to therapy is based on the belief that a meaningful, authentic connection is necessary for growth and healing. I believe in creating a safe and inclusive space where clients feel comfortable expressing and sharing their feelings, while also having challenging conversations that create new possibilities for growth. My style has been described as warm, supportive, and compassionate. I operate from a solution-focused and person-centered approach and see myself as an advocate and cheerleader for my clients. I believe that everyone has the strengths needed to get to where they want to be but often have difficulty identifying and utilizing their resources in times of distress. My goal is to help individuals realize their strengths and use them to their advantage.

Starting therapy can be scary. Society often tells us that therapy is serious, stressful, and even boring, but therapy can be molded to whatever you need it to be! My sessions often include talking about recent memes, movies, shows, and TikTok videos that are influencing your life, art activities, pop culture references, and there are many opportunities to be silly, open, and unapologetically YOU.

Change isn’t linear and it can be difficult and uncomfortable, but it can be done. It takes a lot of courage and motivation to reach out during the most trying times, but this is the first step to your continued growth. I am honored to join you in your healing journey!

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Fun Facts About Debby

  1. I dance and have taught Casino (Cuban style) salsa dancing. In 2015, I had the opportunity to perform with my dance team at the San Francisco Rueda Festival. Dance is my favorite type of exercise and it is the best kind of self-care for me.
  2. ¡Hablo español! My family is Cuban and, despite being born in the US, my first language was Spanish. I wasn’t fluent in English until I was about 7-8 years old.
  3. I love the beach. I moved to the Tampa Bay area specifically for the beautiful beaches! One of my favorite ways to spend a day is with my Kindle on Passe-A-Grille.
  4. I love to travel but am terrified of flying and get anxious just thinking about hopping on a plane. This fear hasn’t stopped me from doing what I love, but it’s something I am working on. Deep breaths and guided imagery are my coping skills during flights.
  5. I love musicals, puns, and quoting The Office (frequently!).

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