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Maria Vargas, MS, CRC, CLCP
Greater Charlotte, NC Metro area and Nationwide
6640 Wilkinson Boulevard, Suite 100
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-2914 Ext 110
980-224-4662 Direct Dial
704-825-4081 Fax
[email protected]

Maria has owned Vargas Vocational Consulting since 2000. Her practice has focused on vocational assessments, life care plans, and expert testimony.

Maria has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 1991. She became a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) in 2005, and was accepted as a Vocational Expert (VE) for the Social Security Administration in 2009. Maria has been qualified as an expert witness across the United States in District and Federal Court.

Maria has been actively involved in the field of private rehabilitation since 1991. She has been a member of the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers in the Private Sector, the International Association of Rehabilitation Providers in the Private Sector, the American Board of Vocational Experts, and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. She has written and spoken extensively about the field of rehabilitation. She is recognized as a Qualified Rehablilitation Professional (QRP) by the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Our Team of Professionals

Jessica Conard, MRC, CRC, CLCP
Raleigh Area


Beth Crain, MS, CRC
Tallahassee Area


Katy Mac Dillon, M.Ed., CRC
Birmingham, AL Area

Stacy Fisher, MA, CRC
St. Pete/Tampa, FL


Mia Heikkila, MS, CRC, EdD, CEAS
South Florida

Shannon Hollander, MRC, CRC
Louisville, KY Area

Ashley Johnson, MS, CRC, CLCP
Greater Charlotte, NC Metro Area, NC and SC

Rachel McDaniel, MA, CRC
Florence, AL

Laura Pizzurro, M.Ed, CRC
Tampa, FL Area

Luisa Suess, M.A.
Charlotte, NC