Veronica Vargas-Paredes, Ph.D., MFT
Dr. Vargas-Paredes is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently working at Kaiser Permanente in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Vargas-Paredes is also a Certified Sexual Assault Counselor and Certified Domestic Violence Counselor. Most recently, she maintained a private practice in Los Angeles and worked at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services as a Staff Psychologist and Sexual Assault Specialist. Dr. Vargas-Paredes received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles (APA accredited). Her clinical training includes a practicum placement at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program, a pre-doctoral internship at CSUDH Student Health and Psychological Services and an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Vargas-Paredes graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior and another in Sociology. She also received an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Vargas-Paredes has provided individual, child, family, and group psychotherapy for the past twelve years. She has worked with university students, adults with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, survivors of domestic violence, abused and neglected children, at a cancer foundation with bereaved children, and with children and families participating in Head Start. Her areas of interest include mood disorders, women’s issues, sexual assault, domestic violence, disordered eating, Latino mental health, multicultural and diversity issues, first-generation university students, and students of color in higher education. Dr. Vargas-Paredes is involved in the following professional organizations: the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), the American Psychological Association (APA), the California Psychological Association (CPA), the National Latino Psychological Association (NLPA), and the California Latino Psychological Association (CLPA). Dr. Vargas-Paredes is also a founding member and former Chair of the Latino Student Psychological Association (LSPA) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.