Benjamin's Behavioral Health Services

Meet Our Providers

Carlos Vargas, M.D.

Dr. Vargas serves as the primary practitioner of BBHS, with over 11 years of varied medical experience with both civilian and military personnel. After graduating from high school in Houston, Texas, he quickly set his sights on a medical career. He joined the U.S. Navy and trained at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) in California before serving as a Hospital Corpsman. Among his numerous recognitions, Dr. Vargas has been awarded a medal for good conduct during his military service, a medal for active duty during Operation Desert Storm, and letters of commendation for mentoring students at Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. After five-years of honorable military service, he left the U.S. Navy in order to further his education.

Dr. Vargas studied Social Psychology at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, before graduating at the top of his class from Ross University of Medicine. As a medical student, he served his clinical clerkship under the supervision of doctors with the renowned institutions of SUNY Downstate and affiliates of Weill Cornell Medical Center Healthcare Network. His internship and residency training in Psychiatry were completed at The Kansas University Medical Center, and he finished his sub-specialty training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his rotation as Texas Children's Hospital he received a certificate of recognition for providing lectures to parents of children with special needs.

Currently, Dr. Vargas diligently treats children, adolescents, and adults facing a wide range of difficulties. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety, panic attacks, ADD/ADHD, generalized anxiety, major depression, Tourette's, PTSD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Vargas is double board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).