Brittany Vargas Title: Writer Education: University of California at Santa Barbara Location: Los Angeles, CA Expertise: Mental Health, Somatic Healing, Trauma/PTSD, Meditation, Yoga, Psychospiritual Development Brittany writes about topics on the cutting edge of mental health, integrative medicine, personal growth, and spirituality as both a journalist and copywriter.Trauma-informed journalistCopywriter and ghostwriter for the wellness industryCertified Reiki practitioner Experience Brittany Elyse Vargas has been exploring topics around psychology, mental health, mind-body medicine, and psychospiritual development for the past twenty years.As a journalist, she has reported on wellness, travel, lifestyle, local news, science, culture, and more for various digital and print publications. As a copywriter and ghostwriter, she helps clients in the personal development and wellness fields expand their reach and impact.Brittany is a featured writer for Integrative Practitioner, the only interdisciplinary alternative medicine magazine for practitioners and their communities. She’s committed to tackling topics on the cutting edge of the wellness, healing, and the mindfulness movements. She covers evidence-based practices such as Somatic Experiencing (SE), clinical hypnotherapy, herbalism, aromatherapy, and Ayurveda.Brittany has been certified in Reiki healing since 2010. She has a love for all healing and psychospiritual arts, including bodywork, shadow work, Tibetan Buddhism, archetype work, and dream analysis. Education Brittany received a BA in English Literature with a minor in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has participated in numerous writing workshops, including Method Writing and poetry at the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute and fiction workshops at The Writer’s Studio. She is a certified Reiki practitioner. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.