Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Psychology – Kean University, M.Ed. School Counseling – Wilmington University, Certified Spanish Interpreter
Keila Vargas, CHS Counselor
I began my career as a psycho-educational therapist in the Philadelphia School District, where I worked with Kindergarten through sixth grade students and their families to develop mental and behavioral health treatment plans as a way to remove students’ barriers to learning. After my time in the Philadelphia School District, I pursued a number of mental health positons in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Two of my most memorable experiences were when I worked as a mental health clinician where I provided outpatient counseling services as part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Princeton New Jersey and the second was when I was the Program Director for CHOP’s Adolescent Preventive and Primary Care program. Collectively, these experiences set the foundation for my work as a School Counselor. Upon receiving my certification in School Counseling, I was employed in both middle and high schools in the Philadelphia School District. Since the 2014 – 2015 school year, I have been fortunate to work as a High School Counselor here in Cheltenham. I believe my counseling experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as in community mental health settings, has made me asset to our district’s holistic initiatives.
American School Counselor Association